John Ratzenberger’s Mack Joins Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney just shared news that “Pixar’s Lucky Charm,” actor John Ratzenberger, is joining the new show Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Lightening McQueen’s Racing Academy

Ratzenberger has contributed his voice talents to every Pixar Animation Studios feature film to date. He returned to the studio recently to voice Mack, McQueen’s truck, for the show, which is set to open at the end of this month.

During the high-energy show, we will come face-to-face with Lightning McQueen and also see and hear from his friends Mack, Cruz Ramirez, Tow Mater, and more.

John Ratzenberger voices Mack for Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy

Watch highlights of Ratzenberger’s recording session, and get a peek behind the scenes at the new attraction here:


Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy creates an all-new story set in the world of Cars. When you enter the theater, Mack and Sally Carrera welcome all the rookie racers (you) and test your knowledge of Lightning McQueen as you take your seat and get ready for the show.

Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy Signage

The show features many of the original voice talents from Disney•Pixar’s Cars 3 and other films in the franchise.

New signage for the show, which is set to open on March 31, was put into place just the other day, as seen above.

Watch a video of Larry the Cable Guy, the voice of Mater, as he pays a visit to Hollywood Studios here.

Are you looking forward to Lightning’s arrival in Hollywood Studios? Let us know in the comments below!

You can read more about the new show in the following posts:

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Sarah has built a career in communications and marketing that started when she was the editor of her high school newspaper. She has written for AllEars.net since 2018, and enjoys sharing Disney news and updates with the AllEars community. She's been a Disney fan ever since her first visit to Walt Disney World when she was 5, and has been known to arrange trips around visiting a Disney park!

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