Rev up for retro fun in at Cars Land, one of the star attractions in Disney California Adventure Park. This colorful high-octane “land” recreates the world of Radiator Springs from the Cars animated movie series. The tongue-in-cheek nod to Route 66 icons include comfort foods at Flo’s V8 Café and the colorful rocky outcroppings and Southwest landscapes of the Cadillac Range. At the Cozy Cone Motel—the main character meet-and-greet spot—stop for a churro, soft serve ice cream, or the Chili Cone Queso (chili, cheese, and corn chips served in a bread cone).
Of course, what would a trip to Cars Land be without a road trip? So buckle up for the ride of your life on the Radiator Springs Racers, where you’ll come grill-to-grill with Lightning McQueen, Doc Hudson, and other favorite characters from the movie. Your six-person car will race side-by-side with your competition, zooming over hills and through turns at high speeds en route to the finish line. Although the ride picks up some speed and features a few dips, the coaster is incredibly smooth. Take advantage of Disneyland’s FASTPASS service for this ride to avoid lines, available in the park or on the Disney MaxPass app.
If you’re entertaining younger kids, take them to Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree for a hoedown-style spin on dancing tractors. Or hop aboard the free-wheelin’ Italian micro-car replicas at Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters and let your car dance on a trackless system across the courtyard.