One of the most emblematic characters in Disney history, Lighting McQueen – or Lightning McQueen, as we know it in Brazil -, has an attraction of his own at Disney's Hollywood Studios, Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy!
It's impossible not to have fun and adventure with McQueen and his friends.
Therefore, Disney decided to present, let's say, the fans of the franchise: a totally detailed, technological and very interesting attraction!
Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy opened to the public on March 31, 2019, and yet it arrived as part of Hollywood's 30th anniversary celebration.
Incredibly, it was inaugurated even before the debut of the new Star Wars area.
For those who are passionate about this Cars universe, the attraction is more than recommended. Come see more details!
How is the Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy attraction?
The show it lasts ten minutes (very little, come on!) and visitors will then be able to come face to face with McQueen.
That is, when they enter the theater, they will be invited to be the new pilots.
With a giant curved screen, over 15 meters high and approximately 60 meters wide, people will feel very close to the character.
He will guide everyone along the path of discovering how to be a legend on the track and in the championships.
The whole plot is based on an original story that, chronologically, takes place after the events of the third film in the saga, Cars 3.
The high technology used in the production is impressively incredible. The details are also jaw-dropping.
The famous car will tell you about all your racing knowledge and, moreover, will show that not everything is as easy as it seems, isn't it?
It was with the help of Mater, Cruz Ramirez and other friends that he managed to come back on top and never give up.
Can you imagine participating in a race with the legendary?
This is very possible, after all, we are talking about Disney and Cars. But anyone who thinks the show ends there is wrong.
After leaving the auditorium, visitors will be able to have even more fun! You, Cruz Ramirez and a DJ, how about that?
Well, here it is: outside the attraction, in a courtyard, “rookie riders” are allowed to meet Ramirez and, of course, take a picture with the trainer. Good thing!
More details of the show
The schedules are varied, so the tip is to keep an eye on the park's schedule.
Occurs multiple times throughout the day, from Hollywood Studios opening at 9:00 am (9 am) until closing at 7 pm (7 pm).
The attraction is for all ages. That is, guaranteed adrenaline for the whole family, without distinction.
In this specific attraction, it is not possible to use the fastpass +. For more information, visit the website of Disney.
Check out an excerpt from Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy presentation:
In short, if you like Cars, fun and Disney, there's no reason not to like the attraction. Therefore, separate that naughty time in the script to include the show in your schedule.
If you want to know how to get organized and which other attractions are unmissable in the Hollywood Studios, see our post, in which we give wonderful tips!
Location in the park
First of all, it is important to remember that, as it is a relatively new attraction in Hollywood, many people do not know how to locate it.
That way, with the map below, you won't get lost. The attraction, however, takes place in the Sunset Boulevard area, next to the Aerosmith roller coaster. More precisely, it is indicated with the number 53.
Then that's it! Be sure to check out all the incredible things McQueen and Friends have to offer.
No regrets! You'll have a great time, no doubt about it.
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