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: