VIDEO: John Ratzenberger To Be Featured in Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy, Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Here at WDWNT, we’ve been monitoring the progress of Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy nearly feverishly. We can’t wait to see our favorite “Cars” characters before our very eyes!

At Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy, the high-octane show debuting later this month as part of the overall transformation of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you’ll come face-to-face with racing legend Lightning McQueen and also see and hear from his friends Cruz Ramirez, Tow Mater and more.

Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy is the result of a close collaboration between the teams at Disney Parks Live Entertainment and Pixar Animation Studios, creating an all-new story set in the world of “Cars.” The show features many of the original voice talents from Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3” and other films in the franchise.

Today, Disney gave us a look inside the recording session with another star of “Cars,” John Ratzenberger, who plays McQueen’s closest companion, Mack. Ratzenberger is considered Pixar’s “lucky charm,” having contributed his talents to every Pixar Animation Studios feature film. He was recently back in the studio to once again give voice to Mack for Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy.

When you enter the theater, Mack and Sally Carrera welcome all the rookie racers and test your knowledge of Lightning McQueen as you take your seat and get ready for the show. Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy opens on March 31 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!