Attraction Stats

Location: Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood Studios

Type: Animatronic Show

Length: 10 Minutes

Audience: All Ages

Open since March 31, 2019

3 Stars Out of 5 Rating

A Good Attraction, But Don't Wait Too Long

First of all, no, this isn’t a ride. Despite the name, you will not be doing any racing at Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy. Instead, you will watch a fun 10 minute show featuring characters from Cars 3. Guests enter a large theatre at Sunset Showcase near Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster, where they are given a lesson on racing from Lightning McQueen himself on his new simulator. Featuring an amazing Lightning animatronic and a giant wrap around screen that shows other characters like Cruz and Mater, Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy has plenty of visual spectacle to keep everyone entertained for its duration. This show is a must do for any family who loves the Pixar Cars series. For everyone else, it’s worth checking out if there isn’t too long of a wait.


  • For the true Cars fans, you can meet Cruz Ramirez and dance with DJ near this attraction.