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An update on Cars Land March 6, 2011

Posted by Ron Warnick in Attractions, Movies.
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The Cars Land addition at Disneyland Resort in California will open in about 15 months. It’s based on the fictional Route 66 town of Radiator Springs in the 2006 Disney-Pixar movie “Cars,” and Cars Land no doubt will get a nice bump in interest after “Cars 2″ hits theaters this June.

I found out that YouTube contains several good sneak previews of what Cars Land will look like. First, here’s the artist’s rendering first unveiled in September 2009:

In June, Disney provided an update of what Cars Land would look like. The neon lighting in Radiator Springs looks particularly exciting:

Here’s the actual construction of Cars Land, from October:

And here’s preliminary testing of one of the Cars Land slot cars:

It looks like it’s going to be a wonderful attraction. The key is to get people on the real Route 66 after they experience this make-believe on.

UPDATE: Also found this about the Luigi’s Tires attraction:

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1. Gerry Mantel - March 6, 2011

That’ll be tough … getting the Yahoo Crowd to put aside Disney’s Foo-Foo Land and get with the real program (the historical preservation of US 66), even if you can get them to make the connection.

Ron - March 6, 2011

Hence, the reason this site exists.

And, to its credit, Pixar has done its part by touting the real-life Route 66 sites in the closing credit of “Cars,” plus the Route 66 documentary on the DVD.

2. Gerry Mantel - March 6, 2011

10-4 … I was just elaborating a bit on your use of the word “trick.”


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