It was revealed today that the Richard Petty Driving Experience and Exotic Driving Experience are closing permanently in June 2015.
The large land occupying the track is expected to be used for “transportation improvements,” possibly more Magic Kingdom parking for the Transportation and Ticket Center.
Those with reservations beyond June 2015 will be able to apply them to another Richard Petty experience location.
Here is the full statement released by Petty Holdings:
Petty Holdings, operator of Richard Petty Driving Experience and Exotic Driving Experience, confirmed that starting July 1, they will no longer operate their experiences out of the Walt Disney World Speedway. Walt Disney World has plans to use the land to make transportation improvements.
“Our main focus at this moment is taking care of our staff and preparing them for the upcoming transition,” said Petty Holdings Vice President Bill Scott. “Any reserved guests prior to July 1 will have the same fantastic experience that we have delivered since 1997 at Walt Disney World Speedway.”
Anyone booked after June 30 for Richard Petty Driving Experience or Exotic Driving Experience can call 1.800.237.3889 to reschedule their experience at any of their 14 locations nationwide – including the location at Daytona International Speedway. Petty Holdings currently has plans in process for exotics and stock car programs in Orlando.