Make your next Disney World vacation extra special. Feel the rush of excitement as you learn what it's like to drive a real IZOD IndyCar® that has competed in the famed Indianapolis 500.
Ride in an IndyCar
- The Indy Racing Experience Two-Seat Ride allows the passenger to experience speeds and g-forces previously available to only a handful of elite drivers. The purpose-built Dallara chassis allows a passenger to sit behind the driver, but in every other way, this is a true IZOD IndyCar® Series car. The car is complete with an authentic racing power plant that can reach up to 180 miles per hour.
Drive an IndyCar
- The Indy Racing Experience Driving Program gives each customer the chance to learn what it is like to drive a real IZOD IndyCar® Series car that has competed in the famed Indianapolis 500. They’ll feel the rush of excitement as they follow a lead IZOD IndyCar® Series car around the track. Speeds are dependent upon each customer's comfort level in the car.
What is the Indy Racing Experience?
The Indy Racing Experience is the ultimate experience for race fans and car enthusiasts. Located in Indianapolis, but operating nationwide and at the Walt Disney World® Speedway, the Indy Racing Experience offers fans the opportunity to both ride and drive in an actual IZOD IndyCar Series car.
Where does the Indy Racing Experience operate?
The Indy Racing Experience is open daily at the Walt Disney World® Speedway, located just outside the Magic Kingdom® Park in the Orlando area. We also operate close to 20 days at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from May to October, and everywhere the IZOD IndyCar Series competes with the exception of Motegi, Japan.
What time does the Indy Racing Experience operate?
The Indy Racing Experience is open at the Walt Disney World® Speedway, located just outside the Magic Kingdom® Park in the Orlando area, everyday beginning at 4 p.m. ET. We will offer both the Ride and Drive experiences until sundown. Each participant will need to arrive by 3 p.m. ET for the registration process and classroom session. Times vary when the Indy Racing Experience operates at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and other IZOD IndyCar Series tracks. Please consult the schedule page for exact dates and times.
How do you purchase an Indy Racing Experience Ride or Drive?
Each Indy Racing Experience customer can make a reservation by calling toll free at (888) 357-5002, or by making a reservation online at www.indyracingexperience.com. Patrons visiting the Orlando area are also encouraged to stop by the Walt Disney World® Speedway as walk-ups are welcome.
Are gift certificates available?
Gift certificates are available for both the Ride and Drive experiences. You may purchase by calling toll free at (888) 357-5002 or through the Indy Racing Experience website.
Do Indy Racing Experience gift certificates expire?
The Indy Racing Experience will honor any certificate at any time, regardless of when it was issued.
When visiting the Orlando area, where do you find the Indy Racing Experience at the Walt Disney World® Speedway?
Upon entering Walt Disney World® proceed toward the Magic Kingdom® Park. The Walt Disney World® Speedway will be on the left just beyond the Magic Kingdom® parking lot toll plaza. Follow signs to the Richard Petty Driving Experience and drive through the tunnel to the infield. You can also find us at the Ticket and Transportation Center located at the Magic Kingdom®. Just wait at the Richard Petty Driving Experience sign and board the Richard Petty Driving Experience shuttle, which will take you to the track and drop you off. The Indy Racing Experience crew will greet you from there and assist you with the sign-in process.
What is the process when you arrive for the Indy Racing Experience Ride or Drive Program?
When you arrive at the Walt Disney World® Speedway you will sign the necessary waivers and then get suited up in a full fire suit, helmet, gloves, and fire shoes. Next you will go through the orientation and classroom session. The instructors will explain how the car works and make sure the customer is comfortable both inside and outside of the car.
What would the appropriate attire be for the Indy Racing Experience Ride or Drive Program?
Dress comfortably. You may wear sandals, but please bring socks with you.
Are there any restrictions for the Indy Racing Experience Ride or Drive Program?
Each rider or driver must be 18 years of age or older, under 6’5” in height, and under 250 lbs.
Do you need prior experience for the Driving experience?
No previous experience is required to participate in the Indy Racing Experience Driving Program. We will go through step-by-step instructions with you before your experience and make sure you are not only completely prepared, but comfortable in the car as well.
Are photo opportunities available?
At the Walt Disney World® Speedway in Orlando, a picture will be taken of each participant in their fire suit next to the car after the experience. The picture will then be offered for sale in the administration building on site. For events held at each IZOD IndyCar Series race venue and at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the post-experience picture will be available for purchase at the registration table. Those pictures will also be posted to our website at www.indyracingexperience.com in the photo gallery section under the date the rider or driver participated.