Which she absolutely loved! She made me go on it twice with her, which I was more than happy to do. 2nd ride we got a car with Steelers colors!
I do think that the cars could maybe be re-themed a la the Cars movie. And they do move awfully slow, but I understand that with the kids driving.
I never got the chance to visit the world when I was a kid so although I’ve been to MK a few times as an adult I’ve never been on the tomorrow land version - but I used to love the same type of ride at the park we visited when I was a kid. So don’t be too down on this one, for it is a kids ride, not an adults. Personally I think it should stay, I for one can’t wait for my kids to have a go next month when we visit :)
It's a decent attraction for most standards, but Disney could make something much better than this with the space it takes up. The lines strech endlessly for this ride on top of everything. Many lower class amusement parks have something comparable to this. Tomorrowland theming isn't bad though.
The main purpose for the Magic Kingdom is to have fun as a kid or as an adult. As a kid, the Raceway is totally fun. As an adult, it's pretty uneventful.
With that being said, I think it's almost unfair to blast this ride as adults. If you surveyed kids under the age of 11, I bet this ride gets a huge thumbs up. I for one am glad Disney chooses to maintain and keep this ride. Sometimes we adults forget that some of these attractions were designed for kids. I remember the Autopia at Disneyland being one of my favorite rides when I was a little kid. And yes, the ride lost a lot of excitement when I learned to drive a real car; and even moreso after I got a real job out of high school and found out what commuting means. BUT!!!----It would be a shame to bulldoze this ride and put in something that only adults can ride. WDW is one of the most special places to take a kid and this ride only makes it more special.
So, as an adult I give it a bad rating. But you know what, I'm going to give the ride the rating I would have given it when I was 10, since that's the age most riders are.
For kids, this is a must-see. It is also something to look forward to as a youngster to be tall enough to drive one of those cars by yourself. However, as you grow older, you realize just how slow the cars really are. Nevertheless, it is still fun sometimes to ride with the family and "race" each other. It's just something we don't go out of our way to see.
The height restrictions are somewhat relaxed, in that if you're under the limit, you can still sit in the driver's seat with an adult in the passenger seat. My 5, 7, and 9 year old boys enjoyed this ride. The guard rail got quite a workout with the 5 and 7 year olds, but they loved the ride, anyway. My wife and I, their unfortunate passengers, were not as enthused.
Time to update this one. I feel for the castmembers who have to keep this old horse running. I haven't been on it in years, but I hear the same thing; kids 4-9 will love the thrill of 'driving', but those who are too young will scrape the rail, and those who are older will be bored to tears. (unless they're with their 4-9 yr old)
I am giving this attraction all 5's because I work at the Speedway occasionally and I know what we Cast Members have to endure to keep the attraction up and going. Thanks to all of the wonderful guests that make our job much easier!!!
This would be fun if there was not a track that your car was connected to. But there is.
This ride isn't the best in the Magic Kingdom, but for the younger set, it's a must-see. Little cars wind through Tommorowland and Toontown giving kids a chance to be in the driver's seat. Theming is not spectacular, but from the looks on their faces, I think most kids could care less how much theming there is here. I think it's a cute ride, but I think it should be either a tad more futuristic or just go ahead and retheme it to Toontown.
SEEMS LIKE EVERY THEME PARK HAS SOMETHING LIKE IT. OK FOR REAL SMALL KIDS OR GREAT TO TELL KIDS ABOVE THE AGE OF 5 I TOLD YOU SO.
Grand Prix Raceway (known now as Tomorrowland Speedway) is a lousy car race ride lame even by children's standards. You can walk faster than the cars run, and this attraction has no business being in Tomorrowland, let alone WDW at all. It's a waste of time. Let the poor saps who wait in line for it while you are able to get on the better rides in the area.
Why? Because with it's slow loading time, and incredibly long lines, it keeps tons of people out of my way when I want to ride other, more exciting, things. I loved this when I was a kid, but I haven't ridden in years. If you have little kids, ride with them and let them drive. They will probably have a ball. If you don't have kids, follow me. I'm headed elsewhere.
Grand Prix Raceway is perfect for the under 16 kids who don't have their license. Although I think it is long over-due for a major overhaul to change the ride to something a bit more exciting.
Great for the kids... just pray the line is ridiculously long like it usually is.
This is a great attraction, especially for children! It puts them in the driver's seat of a raceway. Unfortunately, the theme is totally out of Tomorrowland (besides the fact that these will be tomorrow's drivers). I would consider a better futuristic theme...but otherwise, if you're not with children, I wouldn't worry about putting this in your schedule.
I found the queue area dull, and the wait time awful. Maybe it was just a busy day. However my son loved it, (and watching him enjoy driving was thrilling for me as well). All in all it was worth the wait.
This isn't one of the better attraction in Tommrowland. For kids this ride is a blast. It's not everyday that kids get to drive. They love driving, crashing and just having control of the car. For anybody 13+, this is boring and a waste of time.