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Race your very own gas-powered car on this mini raceway! You’ll wait in a winding queue, walking past the miniature versions of Indianapolis 500 cars. Take a look at the photos and history of Indy racing, including Gasoline Alley, Yard of Bricks and more.
Now it’s time to have your own race! You’ll strap into your car and drive your racecar on a rail around a 2000-foot track, building up to speeds of 7 miles per hour. While racing, be sure to listen to the voice of the famous announcer, Tom Carnegie.
Once the race is concluded, you’ll drive into Victory Circle after the checkered flag is waved. Anyone who is tall enough to reach the pedal is invited to burn up the track and take home the gold at Tomorrowland Speedway!
The cars of Tomorrowland® Speedway are gas-powered, and the fumes are very strong! Bring some water for the line, as the queue is long and travels up and down stairs. Tomorrowland® Speedway is also very popular with younger kids! Wait times can exceed 45 minutes in the middle of the day; we recommend waiting until late afternoon or better yet, before the park closes to do this attraction. There will be minimal wait, and the kids will really enjoy “racing” around the track under the lights.
Keep in mind - the little ones tend to have a hard time pushing the gas pedals. After you have your pedal to the metal for the 5-minute race, you’ll see that it’s hard for adults, too! When you remove your foot from the gas pedal, the car will slow to a stop. We parents get a kick out of the "speedway" reference, as it's not very fast, but this classic Disney attraction is lots of fun! Mommy Frog usually rides with Tad and Leap rides with Lily, and each pair is convinced they’ve “won” the race every time.
Tomorrowland® Speedway is a mini race car ride in Tomorrowland® Area at Magic Kingdom® Park. The duration of the attraction is about 5 minutes. Guests who are at least 54 inches tall can ride by themselves. Guests under 54 inches, but are at least 32 inches tall, can ride along as a passenger. Each car seats two guests and has a shared seat belt restraint. Guests must transfer from their wheelchair, motorized scooter or ECV to board the ride vehicle. Children under the age of 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.
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The checkered flag is waved at every driver who finishes the race! Tomorrowland® Speedway opened with Magic Kingdom® Park on October 1, 1971. The speedway features Autopia Mark VII racecars.
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