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An update on Cars Land March 6, 2011

Posted by Ron Warnick in Attractions, Movies.
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The Cars Land addition at Disneyland Resort in California will open in about 15 months. It’s based on the fictional Route 66 town of Radiator Springs in the 2006 Disney-Pixar movie “Cars,” and Cars Land no doubt will get a nice bump in interest after “Cars 2″ hits theaters this June.

I found out that YouTube contains several good sneak previews of what Cars Land will look like. First, here’s the artist’s rendering first unveiled in September 2009:

In June, Disney provided an update of what Cars Land would look like. The neon lighting in Radiator Springs looks particularly exciting:

Here’s the actual construction of Cars Land, from October:

And here’s preliminary testing of one of the Cars Land slot cars:

It looks like it’s going to be a wonderful attraction. The key is to get people on the real Route 66 after they experience this make-believe on.

UPDATE: Also found this about the Luigi’s Tires attraction:

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