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New Pixar Cars-themed Lightning McQueen attraction arrives at Disney

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Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy has arrived at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort, Florida.

The new show experience debuted on March 31, and takes guests inside the world of Pixar’s Cars films as they become rookie racers and learn the rules of the road from Lightning McQueen, the Piston Cup Champion.

Located next to Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, the Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy theatre features a 17-foot-tall wraparound screen, stretching more than 200 feet.

When guests enter, they’ll meet Lightning, who appears live on stage. During the 10 minute show, he’s joined by Mater, Cruz Ramirez and other friends from Radiator Springs.

When the race is over, guests are able to meet Cruz and dance with DJ, who made his way to Disney’s Hollywood Studios via Route 66.

As part of the attraction, Lightning McQueen’s Pit Crew will arrive on the scene throughout the day for ‘DJ’s Ready! Set! Party Time!’ – inviting guests to gather around DJ for dances and games.

Disney Parks Live Entertainment worked closely with the creative team at Pixar to bring the new Cars story to life.

More attractions and experiences opening at Disney

Meanwhile, NBA Experience is officially opening at Disney Springs, Walt Disney World Resort on August 12. The state-of-the-art immersive experience will include interactive games and experiences.

And, a new immersive, interactive experience featuring Marvel’s Spider-Man is coming to Disney California Adventure at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney Studios at Disneyland Paris.

In more news, Walt Disney World in Florida has increased its prices again, ahead of the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

The cost of admission at Disneyland and Disney World has been rising for decades. The new Star Wars attraction, opening this year, is expected to draw an influx of visitors, and the most expensive single-day ticket will now cost as much as $219.

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Bea Mitchell

A journalist specialising in entertainment and attractions, Bea loves theme parks (mainly Disney) and is particularly interested in things of a gothic, horror or fantasy nature.

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