We had heard so many good things about Cars Land – we couldn’t wait to explore it!
When you turn the corner into Cars Land, at first glance you are immediately hit with how much it really does resemble Radiator Springs. You really do feel like you’re walking into the real thing right out of the movie. The attention to detail was amazing. From the blinking stoplight (every third blink is just a bit longer), the striping on the pavement to the oil spills outside of Flo’s, the town couldn’t be any closer to the real deal. Also having just done a Route 66 trip in Arizona last March, it was refreshing to see the Car’s Land version of the Wigwam, the knock off of the real deal that we stayed at during part of our Route 66 journey.
The rides are a lot of fun, especially the Radiator Springs Racers, and the atmosphere is among the best we have seen from Disney. The wait time for the rides was minimal, with the exception of the Radiator Springs Racers. Having a fast past is ideal, or using the single rider line to have your wait capped at around an hour, when we were there anyway. The ride that suprised us was Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree. From first glance, it looked like more of a kid’s ride, but it packs a lot more punch when Mater spins around than you will realize at first glance.
All the neon lights keep Cars Land looking really sharp after dark.
Also, don’t forget to look for the Hidden Mickey’s that are around Disneyland. Some of the least obvious ones are on the car hoods at Ramon’s; take a look!
Have you ever explored Cars Land? What was the best part?