Walt Disney World auto race track will close in June

Posted Friday, February 13, 2015 9:23 AM | Contributed by VitaminsAndGravy

Two businesses currently using Walt Disney World Speedway, site of the inaugural Indy Racing League race in 1996, confirmed this week they must cease operations at the 1-mile oval by June 30. What happens from there hasn't been announced, but it's expected the facility will be leveled to procure more parking for the area south of the Magic Kingdom. The last race held there was in 2000.

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Friday, February 13, 2015 9:49 AM

Goodbye to the Mickyard. You never really succeeded as an event facility.

Friday, February 13, 2015 10:04 AM
Jeff's avatar

Between the expansion of the "hub" at the middle of the park and the periodically full parking lot, this is certainly the right thing to do. That's a totally strange location for that track.

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Friday, February 13, 2015 10:52 AM

Is this where they have the Richard Petty driving experience? That's one of the things I would like to check out at WDW...

But then again, what do I know?

Friday, February 13, 2015 6:44 PM
Jeff's avatar

Well you have until June. :)

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Friday, February 13, 2015 7:04 PM
rollergator's avatar

^But I already booked my trip for August...

Friday, February 13, 2015 7:24 PM

Guess I'll have to settle for the race experience at Watkins Glen that ways comes up on Groupon.

But then again, what do I know?

Saturday, February 14, 2015 10:54 AM
Tekwardo's avatar

Go to any major race track in the US that also offers the Richard Petty driving experience.

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