VIDEO - First look at Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy

Mar 29, 2019 in "Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy"

 Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy show

The new Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy opens Sunday March 31 2019, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and invites guests into the world of Pixar Animation Studios’ Cars films as they become rookie racers and learn the rules of the road from Piston Cup Champion Lightning McQueen.

Located at the Susnet Showcase near to Rock n RollerCoaster on Sunset Blvd inside, guests will come face to face with Lightning, who appears live on stage as a large-scale animatronic. The theater features a 17-foot-tall wraparound screen that stretches more than 200 feet end to end.

During the 10-minute show, Lightning shares racing knowledge gathered over the course of his illustrious career. 



Disney Parks Live Entertainment worked closely with the creative team at Pixar to bring this completely new Cars story to life. Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy will run continuously throughout the day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

And when the race is over, you can continue your adventure in the world of Cars in the courtyard outside Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy, where you can meet Cruz for a photo with the champion racer, or dance with DJ, the ultimate party on wheels. DJ made his way east across Route 66 and will now bring his own music mix to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. In addition, several times daily Lightning McQueen’s Pit Crew will arrive on the scene for “DJ’s Ready! Set! Party Time!” that invites guests to gather around DJ for Cars-inspired dances and games.

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Article Posted: Mar 29, 2019 / 9:17am ET