November 28, 1995 – The Walt Disney World Speedway is Dedicated
“Get a dose of adult-style adrenaline behind the wheel of a real NASCAR race car at Walt Disney World Speedway.”
On November 28, 1995, the Walt Disney World Speedway was officially dedicated. The ceremony for the track, built in a section of the Magic Kingdom parking lot, featured several famous Indy Racing League racers, including Davey Hamilton and Eliseo Salazar. The track was originally used for various racing events, starting with the Formula Ford 2000 support race on January 26, 1996. In 1997, the track was used for the Richard Petty Driving Experience, which gave guests the opportunity to be behind-the-wheel in a real racing car and ride-along in stock cars. The Speedway was officially closed on August 9, 2015.