A journey on how Disney’s Cars Land was developed

Disney Parks a few days ago uploaded a video where two people from Disney and Pixar were interviewed on how they came up with the inspirations for Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park. Pixar’s Roger Gould and former Disney Imagineer Kathy Mangum provide an under-the-hood look of what went into the development and creation … Continue reading A journey on how Disney’s Cars Land was developed

Tram tour at Disneyland Paris to be rebranded as Cars Route 66

Interesting news for our French readers: The Studio Tram Tour at Disneyland Paris in France will be redeveloped as Cars Route 66, according to several media outlets that follow developments in the Disney empire. Cars Land in Disney's California Adventure According to a tweet from ED92 that brings Disneyland Paris news: “Buckle up and join … Continue reading Tram tour at Disneyland Paris to be rebranded as Cars Route 66

Sign at Jack Rabbit Trading Post gets a face-lift

The co-owners of the historic Jack Rabbit Trading Post near Joseph City, Arizona, announced Friday they had completed a restoration of the west side of the business' iconic "Here It Is" sign. In a Facebook post, the owners said the 27-day project "took longer than expected," but they dealt with rain and wind a few … Continue reading Sign at Jack Rabbit Trading Post gets a face-lift

Adam the Woo visits Cars Land after Route 66 trip

After 12 days on Route 66, popular videoblogger Adam the Woo decided it was a good time to visit the Mother Road-inspired Cars Land near his home base of Anaheim, California. "It just made sense to go to Disney California Adventure to visit Cars Land while Route 66 was fresh in my head," he wrote … Continue reading Adam the Woo visits Cars Land after Route 66 trip

A visit to Cars Land

Here's one of the best videos I've seen about Cars Land in Disney California Adventure Park. It's another example of high-quality equipment and editing software being available to regular folks. Scott & Jimmy Visit Cars Land from Rick Stewart on Vimeo. Naturally, Cars Land's fictional Route 66 town of Radiator Springs is based on the … Continue reading A visit to Cars Land

Comparing Cars Land to Route 66 landmarks

AttractionsMagazine.com has put together a video that compares Cars Land at Disney California Adventure to real-life landmarks on Route 66. https://youtu.be/ExGmfv_-Qeo There's more than what's in the video, of course. I suspect the source material came from this very popular post from Route 66 News in 2006. (A nighttime image of Cars Land by HarshLight … Continue reading Comparing Cars Land to Route 66 landmarks

Where Cars Land got its inspiration

This video shows how Disney engineers (they're called Imagineers) traveled Route 66 to research and figure out the right look for a life-size fictional town of Radiator Springs for Cars Land at Disneyland California Adventure. https://youtu.be/dKYi8gbbIn0 Route 66 author and "Cars" actor Michael Wallis led the trip about five years ago. My story about that … Continue reading Where Cars Land got its inspiration

John Lasseter’s introduction at the Route 66 roundtable

The folks at the World Monuments Fund a few hours ago posted this video that played at the beginning of the "Route 66: The Road Ahead" roundtable a few weeks ago near Cars Land at Disney California Adventure. If you're a newcomer to Route 66, John Lasseter directed the Route 66-inspired 2006 Disney-Pixar film "Cars" … Continue reading John Lasseter’s introduction at the Route 66 roundtable

Cars Land decked out for Christmas

Cars Land at Disney's California Adventure Park gets all decorated for Christmas each year. Here's a video of what it looks like strolling down Radiator Springs' version of Route 66: https://youtu.be/qTXpUCrHaCk

Future of Route 66 will be discussed at two-day event

A invitation-only gathering called "Route 66: The Road Ahead" is scheduled for Nov. 20-21 near Cars Land in Anaheim, Calif., will serve as a discussion of future opportunities for Mother Road preservationists and businesses in the wake of the 2012 Route 66 Economic Impact Study. The meeting is being organized by the World Monuments Fund with help … Continue reading Future of Route 66 will be discussed at two-day event