December 5, 2016

Tomorrowland Speedway

Speedway

The Tomorrowland Speedway is the opportunity for kids to show that they can drive a car. You can experience the glory of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as you drive your own Indy 500-type race car on a guided track to the victory flag.

Guests need to be 32" to be a rider on the Speedway, and 54" to be able to reach the pedal. Children under the age of 12 months should not ride. Expectant mothers should not ride.

Tomorrowland Speedway Fast Facts

  • Opened: October 1, 1971 (Walt Disney World Opening Day)
  • Ride length: 4 minutes, 45 seconds
  • Track Length: 2,112 feet ( 644 Meters) about 7 football fields long!
  • Max Speed: 7 Miles per Hour (11 Kilometers per hour)
  • Typical Ride Wait time: 20 - 30 minutes
  • Inclement Weather: First ride to close at any sign of rain.

Fun Facts

  • The Speedway is not a bumper car ride.
  • Each car has a spring front and rear bumper to prevent damages to the cars
  • The line for the speedway snakes across a pedestrian bridge to the ride’s loading areas. For a shorter wait, turn right on the bridge and head to the first loading area rather than continuing to the second one.
  • There are six cars lined up on each side of the loading area.
  • The Victory Circle is the left of the pit area. You'll see a red car in the circle. Car #22 is the winning car.
  • There are 33 cars on the Speedway
  • There are five turns and one overpass on the Speedway.
  • After you go under the tunnel if you look to the left you can see Cinderella Castle.
  • You'll see a mirror on the left as you exit the tunnel. It's to help the cast member on the bridge see what's going on in the tunnel.
  • The half-way point is just before you go over the bridge, you'll see a cast member there.
  • The announcer voice you hear is Tom Carnegie - a longtime announcer at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • Disney doesn't want users to bump cars with large yellow signs and repeated messages just before the finish line.

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