Disney Parks Holiday Special Shares First Look at Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy

Now that Thanksgiving is over, Disney is focusing its attention on Christmas and excitement continues to build as we approach this holiday. Starting today, fans can enjoy a sneak peek at some of the magical changes coming to Disney Parks when they check out the DisneyNOW app.

Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy

What’s happening:

  • The Disney Parks Blog has announced that beginning today, fans can check out the brand new holiday special Disney Parks Presents a 25 Days of Christmas Holiday Party on the DisneyNOW app.
  • The festive half-hour special will also debut on Disney Channel on December 1 at 8 pm EST and will feature appearances and performances from favorite Disney Channel stars including:
  • Ruby Rose Turner (Coop & Cami Ask the World)
  • Dakota Lotus (Coop & Cami Ask the World)
  • Kylee Russell (ZOMBIES)
  • Meg Donnelly (ZOMBIES)
  • Sadie Stanley (Kim Possible)
  • Sean Giambrone (Kim Possible, ABC’s The Goldbergs)
  • During the special, Stanley and Giambrone will take viewers behind the scenes of Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, where you will be able to step right into the world of Disney•Pixar’s Cars.
  • This brand-new, show opens in the park’s Sunset Showcase in spring 2019 as part of the overall transformation of Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy:

Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy

  • Taking on the role of rookie racer, fans will cruise into the theater and find themselves face-to-face with Lightning McQueen, appearing live on stage.
  • McQueen and the entire audience will be enveloped by a giant, wraparound screen nearly two stories tall and stretches more than 200 feet from end to end, pulling everyone into the action!
  • McQueen will showcase what he’s learned over the years even when things don’t always go according to plan, and he has to think fast to get back on course.
  • Tow Mater, Cruz Ramirez and Lightning’s pals from Radiator Springs will offer their support as Lightning gears up for the challenge.
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