The Walt Disney World Speedway and the Indy 200

Walt Disney World was always more than just theme parks. Even back in the 70’s when it first opened it offered guests other activities like golf, camping, and boating. It was just a way to round out a vacation destination. Many people made trips out to Daytona for the Daytona 500. Well, Disney had an answer for that, and it was the Walt Disney World Speedway.

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Sources
The Orlando Sentinel
WDW Officials should be all ears for the ‘Mickyard’ (Nov 29 1995)
Indy 200 draws 21 teams, 18 drivers (Dec 7 1995)
New league to challenge IndyCar heavyweights (Jul 9 1995)
Indy brick paves way at Disney (Jun 28 1995)
Indy league to crank up at Disney World (Jan 24 1995)
Walt Disney World racetrack is ready to roll for the Indy 200 (Jan 21 1996)
A good day: Disney filled parking lot, nobody died (Jan 28 1996)
IRL won’t stop at Disney (Jun 19 2000)
Disney’s raceway goes nowhere fast (Jan 06 2005)
Expensive rush: Indy comes to Orlando (Nov 20 2008)
OSHA cites firm in Disney racetrack death (Oct 08 2015)

The Tampa Tribune
Disney’s IRL race to lack stars (Oct 22 1995)
Disney steps into controversy with new Indy 200

The Tampa Bay Times
New Indy car series goes Disney (Jan 24 1995)

The Palm Beach Post
IRL debut goes off without a hitch (Jan 28 1996)

The Indianapolis Star
Disney needs parking? ‘Mickyard’ to shut down (Feb 13 2015)

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