They include Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Prosches, and even a high end Audi. For those of us who can’t afford these beauties in sheet metal that cost up to a cool $300,000 (that’s just about all of us), we can go for a spin around the Richard Petty race track in the Magic Kingdom parking lot.
Dewayne Bevil had the opportunity to experience one of these exotic cars during a press day. He wrote about the experience for the Baltimore Sun (Source). Here are some of his observations:
One of the most interesting facts about the driving experience is that Disney covers up the speedometer. You will not have the opportunity to see the needle around the 200mpg mark. Why? Disney wants you to focus on the experience and what it feels like to go that fast – and not focus just looking at the car’s gauges.
You get six trips around the course, and wisely your instructor suggests you take the first two a little slower until you get used to the layout and the feel of the car.
If you get into trouble, you might feel better knowing that your instructor has the ability to shut down the car. In fact, that is the only difference between the cars at Disney World and the versions of these machines you could drive off the dealer’s lot.
The course does have some build in curves to slow you down. After you pass them and get a feel for the vehicle after the first few laps, you might want to put the pedal to the metal to get your money’s worth and truly experience how these cars can perform.
To get a taste for what it is like to ride in one of these cars, check out this YouTube video:
Christian Fittipaldi Lamborghini Gallardo Drive at Exotic Driving Experience
Since the Exotic Driving Experience might be a once-in-a-lifetime event, be prepared to pay a once-in-a-lifetime price. A ride, where you stay firmly planted in the driver seat and a professional driver has the wheel, costs $99. If you want to actually drive the car, you will pay anywhere between $199 for the lowly Porsche to $389 for the Ferrari. These prices are likely to go up if the experience becomes popular.
You can find more information on the official Disney World Exotic Driving Experience site.