Richard Petty Debuts Piston Cup Junior Ride-Along Cars June 14 at Walt Disney World Resort


The Disney Parks Blog announced a new ride along experience for younger guests at the Richard Petty Driving Experience. Two vehicles inspired by the movie Cars will be used for this new experience. The vehicles will be called Aiken Axler and Sage VanDerSpin and were created by the creative director of Cars, Jay Ward.

The new vehicles and Junior Ride-Along program will debut June 14th. Children ages 6 to 13 (and at least 48 inches tall) will have the chance to experience real-life racing excitement as they ride shotgun with a professional driving instructor for three laps in a specially equipped Piston Cup race car.

Junior Ride-Alongs do not require reservations and are given on a first-come, first-served basis. Find more, visit or call 800-237-3889.