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A Virtual Stroll Through The New Cars Land

cars land disney california adventure I lied to my daughter last week and I’m not happy about it. But I knew that if I told her I was invited to the grand opening of Cars Land at Disney’s California Adventure, she would so obviously beg to come with me. I would have loved her to, but it’s hard to get work done when I have an overly excited preschooler wanting to experience it all. There’s no doubt we will go back as a family and have a blast because Cars Land has turned out to be another very magical Disney place.

What my girl will experience as soon as she walks in to this new land that’s tucked in between Bug’s Land and Paradise Pier, is the notion of walking in to the Disney*Pixar town of Radiator Springs. She’ll walk down the iconic Route 66 and pass through Tow Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree, Flo’s Café, Cozy Cone Motel, Luigi’s Flying Tires, and eventually make it to Radiator Springs Racers Cars Land most thrilling and exhilarating ride. All of this to a gorgeous scenery of red canyons which feel so real, she’ll find it hard to believe when I explain to her they’re actually manmade and hard-carved.

She’ll also have a blast meeting so many of the beloved Cars characters that have all been brought to life in different ways throughout Cars Land. There’s even a Mater petting zoo!

We’ll stop to make sure we eat or snack at Cozy Cone where she’ll be able to choose amongst many options including churros, chili con carne, popcorn, ice cream and more all served in a cone!

We’ve always been huge fans of Disney’s California Adventure because we’ve always felt it was easy to navigate with young children and there’s just so much there for them to engage it. Cars Land has just taken it to a whole new level and we can’t wait to add this experience to our many Disneyland Resorts memories.

This slideshow takes you on a tour of Cars Land with pictures taken the first full day it was open. Check them out and tell me what you can’t wait to experience with your family!


  • Route 66 in Cars Land 1 of 17
    Route 66 in Cars Land
    This is the main entrance to Cars Land which will land you right on Route 66.
  • Route 66 2 of 17
    Route 66
    There are many references and signs for Route 66 through out Cars Land.
  • Radiator Springs Racers 3 of 17
    Radiator Springs Racers
    Nothing quite like this race. Starts like a peaceful cruise through the canyons and Radiator Springs and ends with a thrilling car chase. A must-do!
  • Racers zipping by! 4 of 17
    Racers zipping by!
    The main attraction and ride in Cars Land is sure to be Racers. With a scenic ride through canyons and Radiator Springs, plus an exhilarating race, this ride is a winner
  • You Want It, We Got It 5 of 17
    You Want It, We Got It
    One of the many stores off Route 66 in Cars Land. They sell curious and Radiator Springs memorabilia.
  • Luigi’s Flying Tires Storefront 6 of 17
    Luigi's Flying Tires Storefront
    The entrance to one of the 3 new Cars Land rides.
  • Meet Mater and Lightning McQueen 7 of 17
    Meet Mater and Lightning McQueen
    Boys and girls will get a thrill out of meeting these two favorite Cars characters! Perfect picture opp in front of Luigi's Flying Tires
  • Luigi’s Flying Tires 8 of 17
    Luigi's Flying Tires
    This new ride is a combination of a life-size table hockey game and a bumper car on a huge inflatable tire. The tire goes the way your bodies go. Makes for a whole lot of laugh-out-loud ridiculous fun!
  • Welcome to Radiator Springs 9 of 17
    Welcome to Radiator Springs
    If you're walking in from Bug's Land, this cheerful sign will welcome you.
  • Tow Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree 10 of 17
    Tow Mater's Junkyard Jamboree
    The entrance to one of the new rides the whole family can enjoy.
  • Tow Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree Ride 11 of 17
    Tow Mater's Junkyard Jamboree Ride
    Jump on Mater to be zipped, spinned and be towed about in one of the 3 new rides in Cars Land
  • Mater’s Petting Zoo 12 of 17
    Mater's Petting Zoo
    Come pet Mater, he won't honk!
  • Luigi’s Flying Tires Hats 13 of 17
    Luigi's Flying Tires Hats
    These hats are the rage in Cars Land, or so I was told!
  • Taste In 14 of 17
    Taste In
    Groovy and fresh eats along Route 66.
  • Radiator Springs Comes To Life 15 of 17
    Radiator Springs Comes To Life
    The facade of the town Disney*Pixar brought to life in Cars. You will feel right in the movie!
  • Cozy Cone Motel 16 of 17
    Cozy Cone Motel
    Check in to the Cozy Cone Motel, just like Lightning did!
  • Cozy Cone Motel Eats 17 of 17
    Cozy Cone Motel Eats
    Grab some grub-in-a-cone at the Cozy Cone Motel. There's churros, ice cream, popcorn, drinks and more - all in a cone!

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