Date set for opening of Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Jan 17, 2019 in "Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy"

Disney has just announced that the newLightning McQueen's Racing Academy at Disney's Hollywood Studios will open on March 31 2019.

The all-new show-attraction, to be located in Sunset Showcase near Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, will immerse guests in the world of Cars and bring them face to face with racing legend Lightning McQueen.

Taking on the role of rookie racer, you’ll cruise into the theater and find yourself face-to-face with Lightning McQueen, appearing live on stage. McQueen and the entire audience are enveloped by a giant, wraparound screen that is nearly two stories tall and stretches more than 200 feet from end to end, pulling everyone into the action! The racing legend is excited to showcase what he’s learned over the years. Of course, as Lightning McQueen has discovered throughout his career, things don’t always go according to plan, and he has to think fast to get back on course. Friends like Tow Mater, Cruz Ramirez and Lightning’s pals from Radiator Springs chime in with their support, as Lightning gears up for the challenge.?

Disney Parks Live Entertainment is working closely with the creative team at Pixar Animation Studios to bring this new “Cars” story to life.

The Sunset Showcase venue opened in 2015 as "flex space," allowing Disney to use the building for different purposes. Since its opening, it has been home to the Club Disney dance party, and a Villains-themed ticketed event.

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Article Posted: Jan 17, 2019 / 9:10am ET