Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy show coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios

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At today's opening of Toy Story Land, Disney announced a new show called 'Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy.'

According to Imagineer Kathy Mangum, it will be "a show unlike anything we've got anywhere else," and appearing with Lightning McQueen in the show will be Cruz Ramirez and Mater.

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. With help from friends Mater and Cruz Ramirez, McQueen will demonstrate racing techniques on a new simulator and share career highlights with his guests. Of course, this is Lightning McQueen, so a few twists and turns are to be expected on the road ahead.

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.

Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy is planned to open early 2019 at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

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Article Posted: Jun 29, 2018 / 1:10pm ET