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Vroom, Whoosh, Screech, Vroom… When I think of Cars and specifically Radiator Springs Racers these are the sounds I hear in my head. It’s okay if you don’t hear the same things. You might want to get it looked into though. Amongst the many attractions you’ll find in Cars Land, Radiator Springs Racers is by far the most popular. You’ll need to have a plan of attack to get on this ride!
It’s not uncommon to be in line at Radiator Springs Racers for upwards of 2 1/2 hours on a slower park day. Here’s a tip though, get to the park early! When I say early, I mean before the park even opens. Head over to Buena Vista Street entrance half hour or more before park opening. You’ll be able to get into the park around 30 minutes before official opening. Once in California Adventure, send one person from your group to get the Fast Passes at Radiator Springs Racers, while the rest of you hit up the new Starbucks.
Radiator Springs Racers is the most popular attraction in Cars Land, and honestly in all of California Adventure currently, and there are days when the entire allotment of Fast Passes are gone within the first hour or so of park opening. You’ll be sorry if you don’t get those Fast Passes early!
Quick tip for those with toddlers, make sure you have them measured up first. The ride height minimum is 40 inches. In addition to the ride height requirement, know that the ride is fast, there are dips and hills, quick turns and speed. These can be scary to some kids, so know your toddlers limits. If your children are anything like mine, they will expect to be the “winner” every time they ride. This won’t happen, so prep them early to know that there is no set car that will “win” every time. You’d have as much luck figuring out how many drops and how far the Tower of Terror will have. There are a few moments of stomach drops as you experience roller coaster like “flying” and “near misses” along the way. These can be scary for most younger kids, but generally if they enjoy rides such as Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, they’ll be just fine on Radiator Springs Racers.
One last tidbit that you should know is that much like it’s cousin, Test Track, in Walt Disney World, this ride will break down and break down often. Much of the long line can be attributed to those holding out hope for the ride to be fixed and quickly return to operation. Unfortunately the ride hasn’t gotten the bugs worked out completely so be prepared to entertain the kids, and adults, in your group for possible extended periods of time.
Overall, take the time to enjoy Radiator Springs Racers and all of Cars Land. you’ll find there is plenty to do and if you can swing it, ride the racers twice. Hit it once during the day and again at night for two completely different experiences. Whatever you do, you do not want to miss Cars Land during your visit!
I hope you find this information fun, new and worthwhile.
- Visiting Cars Land at Disney’s California Adventure (chipandco.com)
- I’m Going to California Adventure. Now what do I do? (chipandco.com)
On June 20, 2013, my family will be making it’s first pilgrimage to Disneyland! The Park, as my friends know it, is, of course, the original, the one that started it all, the signature park of Walt Disney’s incredible legacy. Since we have never been to Disneyland before, I have been in crazy planning mode for the past several months, looking at all of the attractions, dining, resorts, and on and on, to come up with the things that we want to experience when we get to Disneyland. That process has led me to create a countdown on my own blog, aptly titled 100 Days til Disneyland. Each day I am focusing on a different experience at the Park and sharing it with you over at my blog, My Dreams of Disney. You can see the list thus far by clicking on the 100 Days til Disneyland link.
Based on the research that I’ve done so far, I am sharing with you today my top ten things to experience at Disneyland! Please read it all, and then, in the comments, tell me which ones you like and don’t like, and tell me your own top ten list, or tell me how many of mine are on your list!
Top 10 things to experience at Disneyland
I’ve decided to do this as a countdown list, Letterman Style, so that when you get to #1 on the list, you will know that that experience is at the top of my list to experience! So, starting at number 10:
10.) Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride
This attraction is one that I have never experienced, but I’ve heard so much about it, I’ve got to take a look at it! I don’t know if I’ll like it or not, but I’m guessing that it will leave me wishing it was still around at the Magic Kingdom!
Of course this attraction is on my list! I love Peter Pan’s Flight at the Magic Kingdom, and I can’t wait to see what it is like at Disneyland! Is it better, worse, or the same everyone? Let me know!
Cars Land is the newest land to be expanded at California Adventure since they opened in 2001. It’s also the newest full sized land to be added to the Disneyland Parks since Mickey’s Toon Town came along in 1988. Not including of course the entire California Adventure Park…
With Cars Land came a significant investment in new entertainment, shops and food offerings. Cars Land in and of itself can entertain you for almost an entire day. Especially if you factor in how long some of the lines can be! Take the time to enjoy the splendor of Radiator Springs. It’s a good idea to even watch the movie Cars again so that you can be truly immersed in the wonder of this majestic jewel situated along Route 66.
Great for all that, but what rides are there in Cars Land? The most popular of course is Radiator Springs Racers, this is where you can spend a lot of time in line. There’s Luigi’s Flying Tires which are just right for those who don’t want a thrill ride. These “tires” float on air and you use your own body to steer the tires. These tires are fairly slow moving and are kinda bouncy. There is also Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree. You can hop into your favorite tractor, as they are all different, and do some Do-Si-Does around the Junkyard while Mater calls out the dance moves from inside his barn… Mater is busy so don’t expect to see him come out to visit, he’s got to keep the dance going! He and his buddy Lightning do come out for photos and conversations at times. They hang out along Route 66 of Cars Land.
In addition to rides, Cars Land offers a few shops like Sarge’s Surplus hut, the place to get your Radiator Springs t-shirts. Further into Cars Land you’ll find Radiator Springs Curios. You can get your own Mickey Mouse Route 66 sign here among other cool items. What about some body art? Head on in to Ramone’s House of Body Art for some cool tops and other great items to trick out your ride… (your body ride, not so much your car).
I’m hungry! Do I have to head to Pacific Wharf to eat or can I grab something in Cars Land? Why yes come on down Route 66 to Flo’s V8 Cafe for some tasty grub! Flo’s is open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. She’s ready to serve you up a variety of grub hot off the grill. If you’re not in the mood for a bigger meal now, head back north on Route 66 to Filmore’s Taste In for some fruity concoctions and healthy snacks. Last food stop along Route 66 is The Cozy Cone Motel where they will get you a cone-tastic ice cream treat! Sally also has many other tasty treats and can even give you a quick breakfast, all you gotta do is ask.
I hope you find this information fun, new and worthwhile.
Daniel is a self-proclaimed Disney Geek, Disney Vacation Planner and a Disneyland Specialist. When he’s not adding to the plethora of Disney Trivia in his head, you can find him on his Facebook Page and/or follow him on Twitter…
- Disneyland Cancels Southern California Ticket Discounts (chipandco.com)
- Fantasy Faire Makes Regal Debut at Disneyland Park March 12 (chipandco.com)
It seems that the success of Disneyland’s recent makeovers has lead to some ticket offers for Southern California residents being cancelled.
Since 2003 Disneyland offered “2 for 1″ or similar offers to local SoCal residents as an incentive to bring visitors to the parks during the slow season (January thru May). However due to the overwhelming attendance spikes from last year’s Cars Land refurbishments Disney has withdrawn these discounts.
“We regularly evaluate our offerings in the local market and make decisions based on our business needs,” Disneyland Resort spokeswoman Suzi Brown.
Since the June 2012 debut of the $1 billion dollar makeover to Disney California Adventure and the addition of Cars Land Disneyland California has set records for attendance. Attendance is now equally split between Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. As a result of the boosted attendance the Disney California parks are greatly outgrowing Walt Disney World.
In Florida, Disney is offering residents their own special offer – a three-day ticket for $119 (regular cost is $242).
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- Disneyland Has a New Way of Cracking Down on Ticket Abuse (chipandco.com)