Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy Fails to Open Once Again at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Once again, Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy has failed to open today at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. In fact, the attraction has been closed for the past five days as well. It is located behind Sunset Showcase or all the way to the right end past Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster.

As of the time this information was compiled for publication, it appears that the attraction has not yet opened for the day and may be temporarily closed. However, as this is not a scheduled refurbishment and taking its recent closures into account, it seems unlikely that it will open today. Hopefully, the necessary issues will be addressed and resolved quickly.

According to WDW Stats Twitter account, the attraction closed as follows:

  • January 2, 2023 – Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy has been closed after an interruption of 690 minutes
  • January 1, 2023 – Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy has been closed after an interruption of 630 minutes
  • December 31, 2022 – Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy has been closed after an interruption of 870 minutes
  • December 30, 2022 – Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy has been closed after an interruption of 510 minutes
  • December 29, 2022 – Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy has been closed after an interruption of 690 minutes

As with many attractions and animatronics, the Lightning McQueen race car is a complex piece of machinery. However, the technology used in this attraction is similar to that used in Frozen Ever After, but on a different scale.

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Lightning McQueen takes to the stage with his brand-new racing simulator, featuring a wraparound screen, to show off his skills. However, as any seasoned racer knows, things don’t always go as planned, and Lightning must use quick thinking to get back on track. With encouragement from Tow Mater, Cruz Ramirez, and the rest of the Radiator Springs crew, Lightning is ready to take on the challenge.

Typically, the Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy stage show, which runs 10 minutes, is performed continuously throughout the day. 

The Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy opened to the public on March 31, 2019. Check out our full video of the show below:

Did you want to see the show in the last six days, but were unable to? Let us know in the comments.

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