ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Disney Cars Land at California Adventure/Disneyland

Updated on September 9, 2012

Cars Land Rolls into California Adventure in 2012

Disney Cars Land will be rolling into the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim in 2012. The new 12-acre expansion of Disney's California Adventure theme park is based on the popular Disney/Pixar film Cars and will feature a full-size version of Radiator Springs that guests can walk through, as well as three new rides that will be based on the movie. (Image courtesy: Disney)

Disney California Adventure World of Color
Disney California Adventure World of Color

Cars Land is Part of a Bigger California Adventure Overhaul

More changes planned for Disney theme park

California Adventure became Disney's second theme park in Anaheim in 2001. But the park has never enjoyed the popularity of Disneyland itself. Now Disney is overhauling the park to increase attendance and include more attractions based on newer Disney movies. Cars Land is one of the new projects.

Based on the 2006 animated movie, the new Cars Land will offer three attractions and cover 12 acres. Guests will be able to wander through a full-size recreation of Radiator Springs, complete with buildings from the movie such as Flo's V-8 Cafe, as well as the towering Cadillac mountain range in the background. The mountains will be the largest Disney has built in North America.

According to Wikipedia, the main attraction, Radiator Springs Racers, "will be an E ticket ride using the technology of Epcot's Test Track. It will be among the most expensive rides ever built at an estimated US$200 million. It will be a detailed dark ride that ends with an outdoor side-by-side dueling racing finale. The ride will begin with a race briefing from Lightning McQueen and end at the Wheel Well Motel from the movie. Some elements said to be featured as road details in the attraction are switchbacks, tunnels, bridges, waterfalls and banked turns."

Wikipedia says, "The other two attractions are going to be smaller family attractions with smaller height requirements featuring MateJunkyard Jamboree, a tea-cup like attraction, and Luigi's Roamin' Tires, which looks like the 1960s Tomorrowland "Flying Saucers" ride. Cars Land will also feature a life-size model of Radiator Springs and several dining and shopping venues."

The new Cars Land is just one of the changes currently underway or already completed at California Adventure. Toy Story Mania and World of Color are two rides that have already been added to the park, and more are coming. The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure and Goofy's Sky School are both scheduled to open in 2011, and a new entrance to the California Park is set to be unveiled in 2012.

(Photo compliments of Cd637 on Wikipedia. Some information from: Disney Cars Land at California Adventure on HubPages)

Radiator Springs Racers Preview - Highlight of Disney Cars Land Will Be Racers Ride

Disney Guide Books - Plan your trip to Disneyland!

Preview of Luigi's Flying Tires - One of three Cars Land rides

One of the new Cars Land rides, Luigi's Flying Tires, uses air to lift the vehicles in which guests will be riding.

More About Disney - You might also like these pages

List of Disney Princes
Who are the Disney princes? They are the 10 handsome young men who have won the hearts of the Disney princesses. They include princes by birth and marriage, ...

Couples Disney Costumes for Halloween
Over the years, Disney has given us some great duos, from classic couples such as Mickey and Minnie and Lady and the Tramp to newer characters like Jasmine a...

Cars Toon Download
Disney CARS Toons, featuring "Mater's Tall Tales," are animated shorts in which Mater tells wild stories about his adventures in a variety of diffe...

Disney Doc McStuffins Toys
My daughter loves Disney Jr's Doc McStuffins, a show about a little girl who mends and fixes broken toys and stuffed animals. And now kids who love the show ...

Disney Princess Tiara
Little girls love dressing up and pretending to be a princess, and no princess costume can be complete without a tiara! The Disney princess tiaras on this pa...

Disney's Tinkerbell Secret of the Wings DVD
If you've been waiting for another DVD featuring a new TinkerBell movie, 2012 will end your wait. Secret of the Wings is the fourth TinkerBell movie and its ...

Disney Cake Toppers
Disney cake toppers are a great way to decorate birthday cakes, wedding cakes or any other special occasion cakes. Whether you're a fan of the classic charac...

Disney California Adventure Expansion - Learn more about the changes in store for DCA


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)