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Cars Land at Disney California Adventure – Bringing Radiator Springs to Life

By Stephan Martin

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Disneyland always has been able to take you to another world, creating a magical experience that is unlike any other. That is why when they create something new the expectations are always high. The anticipation for the opening of Cars Land at Disney California Adventure was as high as anything that has ever been created at Disneyland and somehow they were able to exceed those expectations at every level.

If you have ever wanted to literally walk into an animated film, Cars Land is as close as you will ever get. You will be in awe of the landscape, as the mountains of Ornament Valley are breathtaking and as with everything else, it looks exactly as you witnessed on the theater screen. The mountains are a spectacle, but there is so much more.

As you make your way through Radiator Springs you can take yourself back to the first time you saw the Disney Pixar movie “Cars” and you can see exactly what Lightning McQueen saw the first time that he made with way through town. As you are making your way through Cars Land you will pass Flo’s V8 Cafe, Cozy Cone Motel and Ramone’s House of Body Art. Keep your eyes open for Radiator Springs residents Lightning McQueen and Mater who make plenty of personal appearances and pose for photos near the Cozy Cone Motel everyday.

Radiator Springs

“We want guests to think they are on this great road trip and, in a way, almost like they are going home,” said Kathy Mangum, executive producer of Cars Land. “Cars Land will feel very familiar in so many different ways. I can’t tell you how many people have seen it and said ‘I can’t believe I am in Anaheim.”

The largest piece of the five-year expansion at Disney California Adventure Park, Cars Land adds 12 acres of immersive excitement to the park and offers freewheeling fun for everyone as it brings the town of Radiator Springs to life, just as guests remember it from the blockbuster movie.

Radiator Springs Racers

“The crown jewel of our Disney California Adventure expansion, Cars Land is the extraordinary result of a close collaboration between the gifted filmmakers at Pixar Animation Studios and our talented Imagineers and cast members,” Bob Iger, chairman and chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Company said “It’s also a spectacular example of our ability to take our characters and stories and bring them to life in new and unexpected ways.”

The “Cars” gang gathers to prepare visitors for the big race in Radiator Springs Racers, the high-octane, indoor/outdoor adventure that revs through the beautiful mountains of Ornament Valley. Guests board cars, each with their own personality, for a scenic road trip that takes them through Radiator Springs, with a stop at either Luigi’s Casa Della Tires or Ramone’s House of Body Art. After getting some final racing tips from Doc Hudson, the cars zoom over the roadways in a nose-to-nose, high-speed race, never knowing which car may win. Elsewhere in Cars Land, Luigi invites guests to the test-drive his new shipment of Fettuccini-brand “Cuscino D’Aria” tires – which are just like riding on air (or being on an enormous air hockey table). At this festival of flying tires, riders lean left and right aboard Luigi’s Flying Tires, floating and bumping along in a 21st century attraction reminiscent of the classic Disneyland Flying Saucers attraction. Music plays and giant inflatable balls glide along the floor, adding to the fun.

The streets of Radiator Springs are humming with entertainment, too. DJ, the ultimate party car – a big road-trippin’ mobile boom box with giant speakers and built-in disc changer – invites his crew to “DJ’s Dance ‘n Drive,” a spontaneous, interactive dance party. And Red the Fire Truck recruits guests of all ages to join “Red to the Rescue!” – helping water the flowers and clean up Radiator Springs. (Prepare to get wet!)

Cars Land also has plenty of dining options including; Flo’s V8 Cafe, modeled on the quirky roadside eateries along old Route 66. The café serves full meals from a quick-service counter. A windowed “showroom” dining area and adjoining outdoor patio offer a breathtaking view of the Cadillac Mountain Range and the vehicles zooming by in Radiator Springs Racers. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at Flo’s, and specialties include chicken tamale with scrambled eggs, brioche French toast with salted caramel and bananas, home-style rotisserie classics such as pork loin or New York strip loin, plus the house-made Pie-O-Rama for dessert.

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Published on Nov 06, 2012

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