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There will be a special preview screening of Disney’s “Planes” at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013. Oshkosh becomes the busiest airport in the world the week of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. This year’s EAA AirVenture Oshkosh will take place July 29-August 4, 2013. Although airplanes take off all the time here, 2013 will be a first for some very special planes.
We’re looking forward to the summer release of “Disney’s Planes,” the animated comedy adventure from above the world of the popular 2006 film “Cars!” Those attending AirVenture 2013 will have the opportunity to experience a special preview screening at the Fly-In Theater on Friday night, August 2, 2013. This will be one week before the movie opens in theaters nationwide. Disney’s “Planes” will help all who see it understand the thrill and excitement that flying offers.
There are three brand new Disney Pixar “Cars Toons” Shorty Shorts now live on Disney.com andCars.Disney.com. Dubbed “Shorty Shorts” because they’re no longer than a minute and a half long, each video offers a quick and fun peek into the world of “Cars.” Directed by Jeremy Lasky and produced by Mary Alice Drumm, Disney Pixar “Cars Toons” feature some of our favorite characters in new and surprising situations.
- “Hiccups” – When Lightning McQueen gets the hiccups, everyone in Radiator Springs thinks they have the cure.
- “Bugged” – Red’s peaceful morning routine is interrupted by a pesky visitor.
- “Spinning” – Guido discovers he has a hidden talent as a street corner sign spinner.
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For one week only, from March 18-24, you’ll be able to search for special hidden “eggs” themed to Disney characters at Epcot and at Disney California Adventure park and then record your discoveries on specially themed Eggs-perience park maps.
And at Disney California Adventure park, you can purchase the map at Elias & Co., Oswald’s, Radiator Springs Curios, Tower Hotel Gifts and Treasures in Paradise.
Each map and set of stickers will cost $4.95, plus tax at select locations. And whether you choose to hunt for eggs or not, return your map to a Port of Entry at Epcot or Elias & Co. at Disney California Adventure park for a surprise.
Maps will be available while supplies last and no discounts apply. You should also know that separate admission is required to enter Disney Theme Parks and the experience is subject to restrictions and change without notice.
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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…
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The world of ‘Cars’ is about to reach new heights with Disney’s new film, ‘Planes‘. The film follows a crop dusting plane, named Dusty, who’s goal in life is to “enter the most epic around-the-world air race… despite his fear of heights.” Originally conceived as a direct to video spin-off of the ‘Cars’ franchise, Disney has decided to give the film a proper theatrical release. I’ll admit, I was skeptical about the idea of a ‘Cars’ spin-off in the first place, and the fact that it was going direct to video originally had me worried. But, direct to video doesn’t always mean a film will be bad, looking at the recent ‘Tinkerbell’ series of films that are actually quite good, as well as ‘Toy Story 2′, which started life as a direct to video sequel, before getting a theatrical release.