Disney Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park Rocks!


Disney California Adventure of the Disneyland Resort has added to it’s already fabulous amusement park, Disney California, Disney Cars Land. While I was not there for the opening debut on June 15, 2012, I did find my way there on October 6th. If you’ve not have the opportunity to take your family to Disney Cars Land yet, it’s a must for any family vacation! It’s even a great  trip for adults. The event was sponsored by Verizon Wireless, where they sent 150 prize winners and their 4 guest! How cool is that? Wow, we had a fabulous time. Verizon Wireless hosted a private party for their winners and their family’s. That’s me in the red, and Teri Hardy behind me in the gray. The other four were winners we met at the private party. As you can see we were enjoying ourselves.


At 9:00 p.m. Disney California Adventure Park closed to the public and guests were escorted to Cars Land to enjoy the new attractions. All the Verizon Wireless contest winners entered into a racing competition at Radiator Springs Racers. Each car raced against each other until there was one winner left. I was in the WINNING CAR!




 When the race was over we were all crowned with Mickey Mouse hats and giving a Cars Land trophy. Then they sprayed us with confetti!


The party hosted by Verizon Wireless was complete with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Donald Duck!

 I truly felt like a kid again! I remember a little girl at the party, she had spotted Mickey Mouse and she took off running towards him with her arms wide open and when she reached Mickey, she just grabbed on so tight and hugged him. Seriously, just like you see in the commercials.

Other rides at Disney Cars Land include:

Luigi’s Flying Tires is a rather cool ride. It reminds me a little of the Flying Saucers in Disney Tomorrowland. One of the things I love about Luigi’s Flying Tires is there isn’t any steering. Simply lean in the direction you want to move and off you go!




Put on your happy face and your dancing shoes cause Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree is a square dance and a whip ride rolled into one. And although it looks like a simple ride, it’s really quite fun. Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree is sure to be a ride that you and your family will want to ride over and over again.  All of the Disney Cars Land rides are a hay day of fun for all ages.




Eats and Treats:

Yummy! I’m an easy mark for amusement park food. I love the aroma that fills the air; it drags me right into food line and makes me buy one of everything that is pleasing to my senses! I love, love, love breakfast food. You’ll find just that and lunch and dinner at Flo’s V8 Cafe. Yup, they make it all!





And if it’s treat and snacks you desire, you’ll be sure to enjoy the ice cream, pretzels, flavored popcorn, Chili Con Queso, “Route” Beer Float in a Souvenir Glass, Churro Bites,Chicken Verde in a breaded cone and beverages at Cozy Cones.


There’s so much to do and see at the new Disney Cars Land that you will want to stay an extra day. And Disney is always adding new things for your enjoyment, so when you come back next year, there will still be things you didn’t do or new things to experience. I had such a great experience with Disney; memories that only Disney can create. Imagine that!





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  1. Valerie Carpenter on

    My toddler would love this! She loves the movie and she would really enjoy visiting Disney Cars land.

  2. I can’t wait for next spring when we take the kids to Disney. I think they will have a ball in Cars Land.

  3. Andrea Perra Hadfield on

    OMG my kids (9 & 4) would absolutely LOVE this. They love Cars, I think the whole family knows the entire movie by heart. My dream is to take the kids to Disney!!

  4. It really doesn’t matter what age you are here at the Disney Resort– there is fun fir all–Each of my older kids have gotten to go there and now maybe I will be able to take the four youngest ones– but I know that at sometime in the life time they will be able to see it– great review –thanks–fun place…………

  5. Oh my! This all sounds so wonderful!! My middle son would just “die” from excitement of seeing the world of Cars come alive. 🙂

  6. My kids would LOVE this. My daughter begs to go to DisneyLand or DisneyWorld and my son is obsessed with Cars.

  7. This looks like so much fun. I wish I could afford to take my grandson, I know he would love it.

  8. This looks like alot of fun!! My entire family would have a blast at Disney’s Cars Land! Hope to be able to go there some day!!

  9. Sounds like so much fun ! Have been wanting to take my son but i think i may go alone for the holidays .

  10. Vikki Billings on

    This looks amazing! The Luigi’s Flying Tires looks like so much fun. I would love to take my grandkids there for a nice family vacation!!

  11. My Kids would love to go there …Ok I mean I would love to go there 🙂 maybe one day I will be able to take them,It looks like so much fun ,would love to go racing and to see all the other attractions it has to offer

  12. My Grandson is 2 and LOVES the Cars movies. Of course his favorite is lightning McQueen. We are hoping to take him to either disney world or disneyland when he turns 5. We want him to remember it because vacations like that are few and far between. I know he would adore these attractions. Looks like you had a great time too.

  13. We went to disneyland and california adventures last february and cars land was under construction… We’re planning another trip this february for our daughters 3rd birthday.. She will be older and enjoy it more.. And of course we love it too!

  14. Teresa Dunn Davis on

    I think my Granddaughter would love the Cars ride. She loved Disney World last summer,we all did !!

  15. Oh My Goodness, My little girl seen on the Disney Channel when they were advertising this. We want to wait until she gets a couple more years older so she’ll remember but we def. want to go so bad!!! I love how they make it just like the movie! Disney Rocks!!

  16. Wonderful review of Disney Cars Land. We took our sons to Disneyland in CA about 27 years ago. Looks like there have been numerous additions and improvements. FUN, FUN, FUN !!!

  17. Stephanie Guenther on

    We’re going to Disney this upcoming summer! The Cars Land looks beyond awesome!!

  18. I have 6 wonderful kiddos and I think they would all love this. It looks like so much fun, and fun for the whole family!

  19. Love this post! THis makes me want to up n go there with my kiddos NOW! I especially like that you are honest in your “i feel like a kid again” comment. Thats how i expect to feel when I go to Disney! Great info and I cant wait to go someday!

  20. Laurel Charbonneau on

    My kids would love this and they are 9, 10 and 11 but the thing is, I would too! Cars is personally my favourite Disney, non princess movie. When the movie came out, we took the kids to see it, and as a fan of racing I was blown away. My boys rooms had the Cars theme. And when the DVD came out, just before my birthday, it was my favourite gift 🙂 I know I’m just a big kid at heart, and how can’t you be with Disney and DisneyLand!

  21. I didn’t know they had added this attraction! I haven’t been to Disneyland or DisneyWorld. Now I REALLY wanna go just for this. I’d love to take my nieces and nephews. I have 8 so I better start saving, lol

  22. Nichole Garzone on

    My son keeps asking me about going to either Disneyland or Disney world.. We would LOVE it…

  23. What a great time!!! I would love to take my son to see that one day, he wouldn’t know what to do!

  24. My family and I have never been to Disneyland. I hope that over the next few years, we will get there and have the chance to visit Cars Land!

  25. My son saw a commercial for this and want sto go SO bad – look slike you had an azming time. Can’t wiat to mak ethose memories with my family

  26. I’ve been to California Adventure before, you’re really really really making me want to go back! But I live in FL now. 🙁

  27. Okay, so Luigi’s Flying Tires looks completely awesome! It’s like teacups meets bumper cars meets go kart racing. We need one of these in Orlando. It’s closer to us.

  28. Vanessa Richard on

    lugi’s flying tires looks like so much fun along with everything else looks like u guys had a blast

  29. Stefanie Beirley on

    That looks like so much fun! I know my kids would love to go there. Especially my little guy 🙂

  30. Looks like a ton of fun, I want to visit California adventure, they were just building it when I went to the House of the Mouse for my honeymoon 13+ years ago. Thinking of taking our daughter next summer. Thanks for sharing.

  31. We have a trip planned to Disney in a couple of months, and I’m going to put this on our to do list! My daughter loves the Cars movies, and the pictures makes it look so great!

  32. Omg, you adults look like your having the time of your life! I would absolutely love to go there. He’s been a lover of the cars movies since the first one & he’s still obsessed

  33. my niece and nephew would love this..the adore tomater and lighting.. thank you for the info will have to pass it on

  34. Wow, this looks like fun. Not just for the kiddies, but for the whole family;) I can’t wait to book our Disney trip!!!!

  35. I am really looking forward to taking my daughter here at the start of next year, she is six and a huge fan of Cars.

  36. My kids ask about going to Disney quite often. I see that this is at Disney Land, does the same show exist at Disney World? (we’re closer to that one)

  37. My husband and I have been takling about a place to take our daughter next year on vacation and this looks like a great place I had never heard of it beofre. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  38. Jennifer (Jen) Boehme on

    Wow, there is so much to do there! Thanks for the review, I have never been there or knew about it.

  39. Oh my goodness! I didnt know that they had a whole CARS themed amusement park! I love the movies and the rides you showed look and sound super fun! My favorite picture from the post is you being sprayed with confetti LOL I want to take my nephew there who is obsessed with the Mater and the Movie!

  40. Stephanie Brown Eversole on

    Disney’s parks are just AMAZING. We made it to Disney World a few years back, and it was honestly magical. I didn’t think that the reality could live up to my expectations, but it did. I knew that our daughter would have a blast, but I couldn’t believe how much fun Disney is for the adults. My sister and her boyfriend just went, and had an adults-only blast, complete with upscale restaurants and terrifying rides.

  41. I’ve never been to Disneyland. Having lived 45 minutes to the entrance to DisneyWorld, for over 25 years, I’ve been there dozens of times. I would love to see California one day…I’ve been there several times…but only in the airports!

  42. Lyndi Malarchuk on

    Cars Land looks absolutely amazing!! We have only been to WDW, which we love of course, but my boys would definitely LOVE to see Cars Land!

  43. This looks awesome, I have not heard of this one before. Hope to take my son when he gets a little older. Want him to be able to remember the trip!

  44. Looks like you guys had a blast! I hope to one day visit Disney in California with my baby boy he’s too little now but once he’s 2 or 3 I think he’ll truly enjoy it. I wouldn’t mind going with hubby only since you guys went and had lots of fun; i also think disney is for grown ups as well 🙂 Thanks for sharing and making us wanna go there ..now! 🙂

  45. Looks like you had a great time. I can’t wait to ride the Radiator Springs Racer. My friends had a great time and the their kids loved feeling like they where in the cars movie.

  46. We’ve taken our kids to Disneyland a couple of times & they seem to enjoy it more the older they get. Disney Cars Land sounds like lots if fun!

  47. Sounds like a blast! I’ve never been to Disney. I can’t wait to bring our daughter there when she’s older. I know we’ll all love it. She thinks Mater’s pretty cool.

  48. our 4 year old grandson just got back from his first trip to disneyland a week ago…the disney carland was his favorite!

  49. So cool of Verizon to do a giveaway for 150 winners!! Looks Luke everyone had a great time!!

  50. wow – how did you get all these great photos (with you in them?) Did you get to ride the rides in the dark too?

  51. Alexis Parkhurst on

    What an awesome Idea. I know my 3 year old son would love going on all the CARS he loves lightning ma queen so that fact it looks like it he would be so excited!

  52. How fun! I love that you were “crowned” and received trophies. What a special day! I’m sure you’ll be remember this for many years to come.

  53. courtney hennagir on

    i just got goosebumps reading this! i am planning a surprise trip for my son next year and this got me so excited about it. my son is absolutely going to freak out when we tell him where we are going.i am sure that cars land will be his favorite part! thank you so much for your awesome review. it sounds like you had a blast!

  54. Sounds like you truly had a blast! I wasn’t aware of this new ride; thanks for the heads up on the new Disney Cars Land!

  55. mary fanara coleman on

    My daughter is turning 18 and she would go back to Disney in a minute. We took her when she was 10. We loved it there. and she loved the movie cars.

  56. Vanessa Richard on

    my son is just now getting in to the movie cars but still has a short attention span but im sure he would love to visit

  57. Veronica De Luna on

    Would love to be able to take my kids there. Looks like it would be so much fun! Love all the pictures you posted!

  58. That looks like so much fun! I can’t wait until my son is a little bit older that way we can all go as a family!

  59. Angelina Andrejcik-Esposito on

    I love this my 2 yr old would absolutely go crazy ! He LOVES cars and this sounds so fun !

  60. This looks like a ton of fun. I have never been and my kiddos are pretty young, but my son loves Cars, my husband loves food and rides and I love to travel!!

  61. WOW!! Looks like you had a wonderful time! I hope to get there one day, it is on my bucket list. Only Been to Florida Disney World..wonder if they have those there? What memories, young or old!

  62. Everyone in my family love the Cars movie. We all would love to go back to Disney and experience this new section of the park.

  63. If one day I and my kids will visiting California we would be happy visiting this amazing Park too:)

  64. I lived in southern CA for a long time. At one time, bought a season pass every summer. But now I am in AR, and really miss Disneyland.

  65. Kellie lineberry on

    As a family we are recycling cans and bottles. Our daughter wants to go to disney and the Cars rides sooo bad.

  66. I can not wait to take my kids back to Disney. We were there in 2010 and saw them building the cars park! so badly would love to go back.

  67. Keely Hostetter on

    Wow, looks like a fun place to be. My kiddos would love to go some day. Hope we can make that happen!

  68. Sharon Siqueiros on

    What a small world!! our boss took her family this past sept. for their vacation. She took fab pictures(like you did)and a good time was had by all. Miguel’s favorite was what he called “Mater’s JJ ride”
    The boss even said the adults were having as much if not more fun than the kids!! It does look like a blast

  69. Christina Harding on

    My grandson loves all of the Cars characters. He has seen all the movies & has a cars Adventure game for his Leap Pad.

  70. My 7 year old would love this place, he asked me tonight if I would take him to Lego Land….So this may be a vacation plan for next year. Looks like so much fun!

  71. Looks like you had a fabulous time. So cool that you drove the winning car. I’d love to take my sons here someday. Maybe dreams do come true!

  72. Wow! That sounds like so much fun. I’ve never been to Disney myself but now that our youngest is getting older it sounds like the vacation to plan. Thanks for the 411.

  73. I love that Disney keeps coming up with new attractions to keep people coming back for more 🙂 – though it doesn’t take much for me! We loved the Cars movies….this is a MUST do! Looks like a blast, thanks for the great photos!

  74. i want to take my boys there SO bad!!! But I think we will wait a year. We want our youngest to be tall enough to ride lighting Mcqueen!

  75. My grand daughter would have so much fun here!! it is a goal of ours to save so that we can take her!