MEDIA RELEASE: Families will be the biggest winners at the 2016 Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix, with the Australian Grand Prix Corporation today announcing that Disney will keep both kids and parents entertained over the race period from 17-20 March, 2016.
Kids 14 and under can attend the event for free when a General Admission adult ticket is purchased. Disney is the first cab off the rank in what will be a bumper line-up of off-track entertainment, with a host of other entertainment and activities to be confirmed in the coming weeks that the whole family will enjoy.
Located within the Kids Corner of the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit, the Disney precinct will feature the Disney Pixar Cars World Grand Prix Circuit with Lightning McQueen and Mack the Transporter, plus brand new activities from Disney Channels including a Disney Junior Pirate Ship and Star Wars Jedi Training in the Disney XD area.
Mum and dad haven’t been forgotten, with a special “Parents Pit Stop” area to relax in as kids make the most of the free activities!
Australian Grand Prix CEO, Andrew Westacott, believes Disney is the perfect addition to the 2016 Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix.
“We’re absolutely thrilled to have Disney on board and look forward to a variety of fun and free activities throughout the event,” Westacott said.
“People young and old are familiar with the Disney brand so we expect that kids, families and everyone in between will be lining up to be part of the action!”
Catherine Powell, Managing Director, The Walt Disney Company Australia and New Zealand, is equally thrilled to work with the Australian Grand Prix Corporation for the 2016 Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix.
“We are delighted to join with the Australian Grand Prix Corporation to bring the magic of Disney to the opening event of the F1 season, one of the most iconic events on the Australian and global sports calendar,” said Powell.
“Fans of all ages will be able to immerse themselves in Disney stories and characters, plus explore the lands they know and love from Pixar classics like Cars to the world of Star Wars and beyond.”
The Disney Pixar Cars Junior GP Challenge will also take centre stage at the 2016 Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix, providing ten lucky kids aged 3-6 the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to race down the main straight in front of thousands of racegoers.
For those fans that are keen to catch a glimpse of their favourite Disney characters and activities ahead of the 2016 Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix event weekend, Disney will be on show at F1 World at City Square from 12-22 January, and at F1 @ Federation Square from 26-28 February.
In another coup for families and just in time for Christmas, the Australian Grand Prix Corporation is offering ‘2 for 1’ tickets for General Admission fans until 22 December 2015.
Fans who take up the ‘2 for 1’ offer and who have kids 14 and under can take the whole family for the price of one!
For tickets and more information on the 2016 Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix, please visit www.grandprix.com.au.