Walt Disney World Speedway; a good idea?
The Walt Disney World Speedway has brought parking nightmares in the past, and it doesn't hold race events anymore. Guests can drive or be a passenger of a race car and that's it.
Does even Mickey show up?
As a long-time IndyCar fan, let me jump in here:
I also should throw in that the IndyCar races that did run at the Mickyard suffered as they were IRL [Indy Racing League] events run during the first years of the split with CART [Championship Auto Racing Teams]. Basically, during those years, almost none of the Indy Car racing teams that anyone had ever heard of ran the Disney event, which didn't help the event attract the sponsors and fan base it needed to be able to thrive.
Supposedly the land just East of the Mickyard, across World Drive is earmarked for a large attraction of some sort, possibly a theme park well off into the future. I could see the track being demo'd to allow for additional parking or a new resort in close proximity to the park if a 5th gate ever comes about.
While I don't find a 5th park likely until 2024 (or never), I think Disney should turn the 'Mickyard' into the 'Extra Parking for the Magic Kingdom/ 5th park Resort-yard'. I know racing fans would not like to hear this, but Disney doesn't hold any more events here, the Mickyard name is awkward because there is no Mickey, and Disney should use the space for something that the resort might need in the future.
There actually is a Mickey in the Mickyard:
Maybe a meet n' greet with Pixar's 'Cars'or Herbie the Love Bug.
I don't get why it's there.
They actually do a pretty good business as regards to group sales via their Driving Experiences.
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