Junior Ride-Alongs @ Richard Petty


#1

[I]I am thinking about letting DS6 do this in August… He would absolutely love it as he is obsessed with fast cars!![/I]

Richard Petty Driving Experience announced today that it will now offer “Junior Ride-Alongs” at its Walt Disney World Speedway location in Orlando, FL.

RPDE’s “Junior Ride-Alongs” program will provide children, under the age of 14 who are at least 48 inches in height, the opportunity to experience real-life racing excitement while they ride shotgun with a professional driving instructor for three thrilling laps in a specially equipped two-seat NASCAR race car.

“Junior Ride-Alongs” are possible as a result of RPDE’s partnership with The Joie of Seating, a premier fabricator of custom-fitted aluminum racing seats owned and operated by two-time NASCAR Nationwide series champion Randy LaJoie. The North Carolina-based company built custom racing seats for this program, specifically designed to ensure the safety and security of smaller bodies. These full containment racing seats feature built-in shoulder and head protection and a five-point safety harness that is the same design used by NASCAR drivers.

“For 10 years we’ve specialized in designing custom racing seats that provide the safest in-car experience,” says LaJoie, “Our extensive experience in the industry makes us confident your child will enjoy a safe and fun ride-along with RPDE.”

Located just outside the Magic Kingdom property, RPDE’s Disney location has been known as a high-speed attraction for adults for more than a decade, providing thousands of moms and dads the thrill of a lifetime. Now with “Junior Ride-Alongs” available just in time for summer, NASCAR racing can become a family affair at Disney.

“We’re thrilled to be able to make RPDE even more family friendly and can’t wait to see the ear-to-ear smiles on these kid’s faces after experiencing the excitement of NASCAR first-hand.” says Bill Scott, General Manager of Richard Petty Driving Experience at Walt Disney World® Speedway.

“Junior Ride-Alongs” with Richard Petty Driving Experience at Walt Disney World® Speedway are $59. No reservations are required.


#2

I think it would be cute surprise for him. Just check into the cancellation policies for this. Make sure they are a bit better than the Adult version. I would also schedule it for the beginning of your trip. They cancel with inclement weather a re-schedule rather than refund you. They may have changed that policy - so check for sure.


#3

First thing I noticed was “no reservations required.” That surprised me, given the lousy refund policy.


#4

I wasn’t planning on making a reservation… Just going to show up the day we check in and hope we can do it. DH did the ride along a while back when it was free for Passholders and thought it was great. My kids loved watching him all suited up and climb through the window.

Talked about it tonight with the kids and DH. DD7 is very interested as well. This should be fun!


#5

[QUOTE=johnkimv;1115171]I wasn’t planning on making a reservation… Just going to show up the day we check in and hope we can do it. DH did the ride along a while back when it was free for Passholders and thought it was great. My kids loved watching him all suited up and climb through the window.

Talked about it tonight with the kids and DH. DD7 is very interested as well. This should be fun![/QUOTE]

That would be perfect. Please take pictures for me if you don’t mind. I would love to hear about your experience and share it with my readers if it’s ok with you.


#6

Will do… it will be for our August trip. (And yes I still owe you DVBR Review)