Richard Petty Driving Experience (RPDE), the worldwide leader in stock car drive and ride entertainment, announcedÂ that it will now offer â€śJunior Ride-Alongsâ€ť at its Walt Disney WorldÂ® Speedway location in Orlando, FL.
RPDEâ€™s â€śJunior Ride-Alongsâ€ť program will provide children, who are 6-13 years of age and at least 48 inches in height, the opportunity to experience real-life racing excitement while they ride shotgun with a professional driving instructor for three thrilling laps in a specially equipped two-seat NASCAR race car.
â€śJunior Ride-Alongsâ€ť are possible as a result of RPDEâ€™s partnership with The Joie of Seating, a premier fabricator of custom-fitted aluminum racing seats owned and operated by two-time NASCAR Nationwide series champion Randy LaJoie. The North Carolina-based company built custom racing seats for this program, specifically designed to ensure the safety and security of smaller bodies. These full containment racing seats feature built-in shoulder and head protection and a five-point safety harness that is the same design used by NASCAR drivers.
â€śFor 10 years weâ€™ve specialized in designing custom racing seats that provide the safest in-car experience,â€ť says LaJoie, â€śOur extensive experience in the industry makes us confident your child will enjoy a safe and fun ride-along with RPDE.â€ť
Located just outside the Magic Kingdom property, RPDEâ€™s Disney location has been known as a high-speed attraction for adults for more than a decade, providing thousands of moms and dads the thrill of a lifetime. Now with â€śJunior Ride-Alongsâ€ť available just in time for summer, NASCAR racing can become a family affair at Disney.
â€śWeâ€™re thrilled to be able to make RPDE even more family friendly and canâ€™t wait to see the ear-to-ear smiles on these kidâ€™s faces after experiencing the excitement of NASCAR first-hand.â€ť says Bill Scott, General Manager of Richard Petty Driving Experience at Walt Disney WorldÂ® Speedway.
â€śJunior Ride-Alongsâ€ť with Richard Petty Driving Experience at Walt Disney WorldÂ® Speedway are $59. No reservations are required.