Thursday, June 2, 2011


RIDEMAKERZ® Downtown Disney® - West Side Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830   Phone: 407-938-9223

I had no idea what to expect when my family stepped inside the RIDEMAKERZ® store at Downtown Disney.  Let’s just say that by the sign and the full size automobiles we spotted from the walkway, we thought it’d have something to do with cars. We suspected maybe a computerized program that allowed you to build your own car and race it. We were wrong.

Instead, if we’d imagined a Build-a-Bear for car lover’s we’d have hit the nail head on. We found a store that appealed not only to my three teenagers, but to my husband as well.

To get started, you select a car frame from dozens of makes and models.   

Next, you customize your ride. You can stick with the standard chassis, tires, and rims that come with your car or you can upgrade with a variety of options that include a remote control and monster truck chassis. You can also add a variety of  add sounds and accessories that include grills, hood scoops, mufflers, and stickers.     


After you make your selection, it’s time to put it all together.


You put all the pieces in place and screw it all together. Don’t worry, if you get stuck there are team members that are standing by and willing to help.  


After your ride is all put together you have a chance to drive your car or truck all through the store. The employees will even join you- wouldn’t this just be the coolest place to work?

Who will love RIDEMAKERZ® ? Anyone- though I’d say it’s best geared for ages 10 and up.

How much time should you allow to build your own ride? Plan to spend at least a 1/2 or so to make your selections and put your car together-allow more time if the store is busy.

How much should you expect to spend? Though prices average around $28 for a standard body, we spent about $60 each by the time we made a few slight upgrades and added the remote control chassis.

Where can you find a RIDEMAKERZ® store? Right now there are only five locations throughout the country. In addition to the Downtown Disney Store in Florida, you’ll also find one in Anaheim, CA, Myrtle Beach, SC, Branson, MO, and Glendale, AZ, but if you really want one you can build your own car online. You can also purchase accessories for one that you already own.    

Not only do my kids  LOVE their vehicles, and judging from the men that stopped to watch the kids drive theirs around, RIDEMAKERZ® would make a great gift for my husband for Father’s Day.

RIDEMAKERZ® gets a thumbs up from our family.


1 comment:

  1.   Wow that is a great place. My son and his wife just came back Tuesday. I would like to add you to a blog I just started with your approval.
     I have put together a daily blog intended to be used as an additional study tool for you and your child. History, math, science, vocabulary, and geography are given every day many with a link to the document to study. I also have researched sources that I hope may be helpful to you as an aide for your child. The site is actually very child friendly in terms of use.
       I ask you to visit it and see what it has to offer. The first post “The Furniture of the Human Mind” will explain the site and hopefully you will look around.
                                                            Thank You


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