Rev up for retro fun in Cars Land, one of the star attractions in Disney California Adventure Park. This colourful high-octane ‘land’ recreates the world of Radiator Springs from the Cars animated film series. The tongue-in-cheek nod to Route 66 icons include comfort foods at Flo’s V8 Café and the colourful 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 a Chili Cone Queso (chili, cheese and tortilla 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 grille-to-grille with Lightning McQueen, Doc Hudson and other popular characters from the film. 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 rollercoaster is incredibly smooth. Take advantage of Disneyland’s FASTPASS service for this ride to avoid the queues, available in the park or on the Disney MaxPass app.
If you’re entertaining younger children, take them to Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree for a barn-dance-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 across the courtyard on a trackless system.