BREAKING: Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy to Debut at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2019

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A new show is set to debut at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2019 called “Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy.”

Announced today at a press event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy will be an “Up Close Experience” with Lightning McQueen, Cruz Ramirez, and Tow Mater, according to Senior Vice President at Walt Disney Imagineering, Kathy Mangum.

The experience in expected to take place inside of the Sunset Showcase on Sunset Boulevard.

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Frank
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Frank

Any idea where this will be? I’m assuming it will either be a replacement for Little Mermaid or Beauty and the Beast? Or replace Star Wars Launch Bay or could even replace Star Tours, but I’m guessing not since it’s a show? Or then again it could even go into that event space back by ToT

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Window to the Magic Podcast

According to the article above… “The experience in expected to take place inside of the Sunset Showcase on Sunset Boulevard.”

Frank
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Frank

Thanks, the article was updated after I posted.

Parkeology
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Parkeology

They say Sunset Showcase, which is the little-used theater built next to Rock n Roller Coaster. Studios will need all the capacity it can get in 2019!

Connie
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Connie

What month is it opening in 2019?

Tom Corless
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Tom Corless

Not announced yet.