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A few weeks back a new store opened up at Downtown Disney’s West Side. The new kid on the block is enjoying a temporary home in the former Virgin Megastore. For now they are only using the bottom floor of the store but it is not short on excitement! Ridemakerz is a concept similar to Build-A-Bear in that you build your own custom car to play with, adding as much or as little to it as you like – even sounds and a motor. Ridemakerz has already enjoyed success at Disneyland’s Downtown Disney District (currently undergoing refurbishment), and judging by the crowd when I checked it out, it’ll be a great addition on this coast as well. I think the best way to explain what Ridemakerz is all about is to show you:


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Start your engines! Pick from the many car body designs here first.
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You can add sounds to your car here.
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Next up: wheels. Standard tires are included for free.
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Or you can upgrade to custom tires.
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Then proceed to even more customization!
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Some of the add-ons - there are countless choices from spoilers to running boards to ground effects and more!
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You can even motorize it for an extra level of fun - add an RC unit here.
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Some finished products on display.
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Test out your new RC ride on-site!
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When you head over to purchase your custom ride, you get a cool carrying case to take it home in! There are also Ridemakerz giftcards to bring back home.
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If you aren't in the market for a Ridemakerz ride, there is still plenty of cool race cars to look at inside!
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More cool carz
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The color of this car was so cool.
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I don't know who that is, but my husband assured me he was a famous Formula One, CART, and Indy 500 driver. 😉
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Who knew you could fit all that in a mini!? Talk about tricked out!
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Hidden Mickeys abound if you keep an eye out!


Ridemakerz was teaming with excitement the night we were there, boys and girls alike were having so much fun designing and creating their own Ridez. As mentioned above, they also sell Ridemakerz giftcards so you can let your little racer pick up some more accessories online or design a whole fleet of cars for their team!

RIDEMAKERZ is located in Downtown Disney West Side:

1494 East Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Telephone: 407-938-9223

Hours:
Sunday-Thursday 10:30am-11pm
Friday-Saturday 10:30am-12am