Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Disney’s Cars Land Review #Disney #Travel

A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of being in Anaheim and were able to stop into Disney's California Adventure with the sole purpose of one thing....checking out Cars Land! Words can not describe how incredible this land looked the Imagineer's really out did themselves. 

It was sensory overload! We felt like we were plopped down in the middle of Radiator Springs, it had such a cool vibe and feel about it that we found ourselves wandering around aimlessly just transfixed on all the pretty sites and sounds. Then we were snapped into reality when we realized we wanted to ride Radiator Springs Racers. 

The ride to ride when you're in DCA, we jumped into line because stand by was only 30 minutes which isn't all that bad considering I've seen and heard people waiting 5 times that long to ride. The half hour passed by quickly with all the sites to see in the queue you don't realize the time really, reading the license plates and road signs from all the states that Route 66 pass through was cool, and seeing the empty oil bottles used as wall art was a cool touch. This ride had a feel of authenticity that was odd to me....an authentic feel for a cartoon? 
 It really did feel like Radiator Springs was a living breathing town.
Finally it was out turn to get into a car and we got lucky to be given the front row so we had a great view of everything and there is a lot to take in. I'm sure I could ride this ride 50 times in a row and still see something new every time. The one thing that will blow you away are the animatronic cars themselves, from the expressive eye's to their lips moving (totally cool) it felt like they were real. 
From tractor tipping with Mater to a ride through Ramone's House of Body Art to getting new tires from Luigi and Guido and seeing Doc Hudson up on a car lift it was all there. I don't know who wowed more out of the three of us, I think my husband might have won the wow off. I was curious to see how he felt about the ride because his second all time favorite WDW ride was Test Track (Star Tours is a firm number one that will probably never be dethroned) and now that they've “killed it” in his words, I was curious to see his reaction to the Racers ride and he just kept saying how cool was that?! Over and over........and over. The ride is a total E ticket, heck it might even be an E, F and G ticket!

One of the cooler aspects is the race at the end when they pit you against another car full of riders and you race outside to see who is the fastest and we thankfully won all three times we rode (I live with 2 sore losers who wouldn't have taken losing even a fictitious race well). 

 

From the Racers we moved onto Maters Junkyard Jamboree because my daughter had to ride it. So we rode it and rode it and rode it and rode it. I lost track of how many rides we took she absolutely loved this ride. We kept having to try and grab the tractor's with blue eyes because they're the wildest tractor's in her opinion. From getting whipped around the track to listening to Larry the Cable Guy (Mater) singing songs that were hilarious this ride was a favorite of all of ours.


After many rides we decided to grab a bite to eat and we strolled on over to Flo's V8 Cafe where we grabbed lunch and a booth and soaked in the cool vibe of this really good restaurant. I'm hoping for a Cars Land in the Studio's in Florida just so we could have a Flo's! Great selection of non traditional counter service food and it was really good too! 

We both had the pork loin because we were both interested in tasting Coca Cola BBQ sauce and it didn't disappoint! Our daughter had the mac-n-cheese in the Lightning McQueen container and thought the mac-n-cheese and the container were very cool. This restaurant had a great 50's vibe to it from the neon to the music it felt like we traveled back in time.
After Flo's we decided to wait a while before going on anything else so we took that time to browse the shops and do a little shopping. The shops are themed just as well as the rides and restaurant from Sarge's Surplus Hut (it looked like an Army hut) to Ramon'e House of Body Art to Radiator Spring's Curious these shops were all unique and had great Cars themed merchandise. After shopping it was off to do the ride that made us laugh the hardest and also worked the hardest Luigi's Flying Tires. 

Luigi's Flying Tires is a large tire that 3 people can fit in and hover around a large area, the air helps you hover but it's up to you what direction you go by leaning your bodies left, right, forward and backwards. We had such a blast flying around and crashing into other people and laughing so much we were forgetting to steer! At the end of what was our last ride on Luigi's we were trapped because all the tires were bunched into one corner making for one funny scene! Don't overlook this ride if you get a chance to visit DCA it's a fun time. 
We had spent several hours in Cars Land and at the end of our day we stopped by the Cozy Cone for some drinks and some desserts to just sit and relax and to take in Radiator Springs the way it should be taken in....at night! The neon lights were beautiful and really added a level of charm and uniqueness that you won't find anywhere else.
 
 We were like moth's to flames we just kept wandering from building to building to soak it all in. If you have a chance to hang around until it gets dark do it you won't regret it. Cars Land has been a home run for DCA and now we know why, we can't wait until we get one in WDW!

If you are in the Anaheim area I would highly suggest taking a visit to this quaint little town of Radiator Springs! Your family will have a blast!

Make sure to check out Cars land online

And you can purchase your tickets to California Adventure online as well.





Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . I received 2 passes to California Adventure to facilitate this review.  No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .


35 comments:

  1. We went there last year during opening week. It was so much fun! Looks like you all had a blast.

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  2. Looks like a fun and amazing place to visit! Wished I had the time to visit when we visited California!

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  3. Adorable, magical, and super fun! I want to go there!

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  4. OMGoodness, I have to take my kids there. Heck take myself...lol I love the cars movie and this looks like so much fun. Awesome, Awesome Pictures!

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  5. Oh wow, I had heard good things but you really showed it in such great detail that now I so want to go!

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  6. Looks like you had a great time! My son would love this since he is a huge CARS fan.

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  7. How fun, I love how they brought the cars to life!

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  8. Oh, how fun! I really liked the Cars movie so this would be fun to visit!

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  9. Hope to go one day, looks like so much fun

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  10. My son would absolutely flip if I took him here! He is 3 and the CARS characters are so magical to him.

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  11. i love Mater. I also love Larry the Cable guy. But mostly Mater. He's just hilarious and sweet and endearing and I love him. I hope I make it to CA to see Cars Land in person one day!

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  12. Ohhh this looks amazing... looks like you guys had a blast. we love Cars and this is just super cool.. wish we were in CA... thanks for sharing...

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  13. Looks like you had a blast. I have been wanting to go this park since it opened.

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  14. Good times! We love Cars Land. It's a great addition to enhance the 'Disney experience'!

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  15. Fun times! We love Cars Land. A great addition to enhance the 'Disney experience'!

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  16. I have to go to see Cars Land. I like the hats you guys were wearing in the pic, very creative.

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  17. wow great pics! you really are a disney family!

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  18. That place is absolutely amazing! If there is more to do there you wouldn't have time after Cars Land. One of my favorites if Flo's diner! I would love to see that in person. Once again, thank you for the wonderful pics and itinerary of your day!

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  19. Wow, this looks so cool! Rumor has it we might be getting one over here in Florida...fingers crossed ;)

    Katie
    showbizkp[at]gmail[dot]com

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  20. Haven't been to Disney since my twins were 7; they are 23 y/o now -- looking forward to going back one day!

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  21. i love the movie cars! i would love to go there!

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  22. I didn't know about Cars Land. Looks like super fun for the whole family, I do want to go there!
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  23. I want to go. I know my kid would love to go but I want to see Mater in the flesh.

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  24. Y'all have so much fun. Your daughter is one lucky little girl with all the great places and things she gets to see

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  25. Wow, this looks like such a fun trip! How I wish I could take my granddaughters on nice trips like this!

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  26. Great review! We've been wanting to go to Cars Land but I've heard the lines can be really long. Nice to hear you were able to go on the rides multiple times :)

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  27. Cars Land is so cute! I was there last month :)

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  28. I have been to Disney World but never CA, looks like a great time!

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  29. this looks like so much fun for kids and adults too great fun pictures too thanks for sharing i want to go
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  30. wow, this only makes me want to go to Disneyland more. I have seen the Cars land on TV and it looks awesome. That mac & cheese also seems to be a reason to go! Disney is a master at mac & cheese.

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  31. (Disney’s Cars Land Review #Disney #Travel) Looks like this trip was a whole lot of fun for the whole family, bet the kid's had a blast.

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  32. We live in California but have not yet been down to see the new CarsLand.. glad you liked it..makes me want to take the grandkids and head on down! ♥

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  33. Great review! This looks like a wonderful place to visit!

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