If someone in your family is obsessed with Hot Wheels, Monster Trucks, or cars, you’ll want to take a spin through The Hot Wheels Ultimate Drive-Thru experience.
Created by Raycom-Legacy Content Co. in partnership with Mattel, the socially distanced event has already revved through Georgia and is currently idling in Massachusetts. The next tour stops will be in Kentucky and Virginia in the fall.
I genuinely had the ultimate experience at the Hot Wheels Ultimate Drive-Thru Foxborough. My whole family got a complimentary pass to drive through a course outside Gillette Stadium filled with Hot Wheels Monster Trucks, life-size rides from the Hot Wheels Garage of Legends, and more. Tickets typically cost $45 per car, and when purchasing your ticket, you do have to decide on a particular day to go, so hopefully, it is a sunny day for great photo ops. If not? Use your “windshield vipers.”
As our real-life, four-wheel drive ride drove through the lineup of larger-than-life vehicles, we got to listen to an audio experience that we downloaded from a QR code we received when we drove in. Definitely be aware that you cannot listen to the audio and take pictures and videos at the same time, so if you want to do both, bring two devices!
Ticketholders receive a complimentary Hot Wheels three-car pack as part of the experience. Plus, you can pre-order Bigfoot or Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live merch in advance. You can also pre-order some sweet and salty treats, too — a large bag of popcorn, a bag of cotton candy, water, and soda. However, to keep everyone safe and avoid too many long lines, you must purchase everything you want online prior to your arrival. There are facilities onsite if the water and soda consumption requires you or your kids to make a pit stop.
When we arrived, we were cued into two lines: One line was for merch pickup and the other was for all other guests. The only vehicles allowed inside the experience are normal passenger vehicles — no party buses or RVs. As we drove through, the Monster Trucks and rides were on the left and right sides of the two traffic cone lanes. Kids in other vehicles were standing in the backseat with their heads out the moon roofs for the best views, though parents can decide for themselves if good views outweigh kids’ safety.
We found ample time to slow down or stop to take photos and read the descriptions of each vehicle. It took about 30 minutes in total to complete the experience, and we all had fun trying to figure out which was our favorite car or truck.
Hot Wheels Ultimate Drive-Thru is a simple, socially distanced event that provides a nice ‘brake’ from stay-at-home activities. Perfect for families with car-loving kids, it’s a fun day out on the road, taking in some cool sites while also staying safe.