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“Cars Land” will be part of Disney park

Walt Disney Co. announced Wednesday it is planning a major revamp of Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., including a “Cars Land” inspired by last summer’s “Cars” movie.

Here are the details about Cars Land:

The expansion will culminate with an entirely new, 12-acre addition: Cars Land, immersing guests into a world inspired by the hit Disney/Pixar movie, Cars, playing to America’s love affair with automobiles.

Radiator Springs Racers, a major “E-ticket” attraction, places guests right in the middle of the amazingly detailed, dimensional Cars world of Mater, Lightning McQueen, Doc and Sally. Guests get a quick race briefing from Doc and Lightning, and suddenly find themselves in the midst of a race around hairpin turns and steep banks.

Cars Land increases capacity to the park with two additional immersive family rides, featuring Luigi and Mater from the movie. Cars Land represents an unprecedented level of collaboration between Pixar Animation Studios and Disney Imagineering to create this extensive new area. The new land will substantially extend the total area of Disney’s California Adventure park.

Here is an artist’s conception of Cars Land, courtesy of Disney:

The Los Angeles Times reports the total renovation project will cost more than $1 billion and will be finished by 2012.

(Hat tip: Helen Baker.)


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