Cars Land opens at Disney’s California Adventure on June 15, and our resident theme-park expert Brady MacDonald describes it as “like stepping into a real-life version of the fictional town of Radiator Springs from the 2006 animated movie.”

The new land features three rides, two that are wonderful and one that’s less so. The surprisingly spry Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree is a classic whip ride on a spinning teacup platform that packs a wallop. The disappointing Luigi’s Flying Tires is a docile re-creation of the 1960s Flying Saucers ride in Tomorrowland. And Radiator Springs Racers combines a dark ride with a drag-race finale in one of the best attractions you’ll find at any Disney park.

Disney fans, you may want to admire Cars Land from afar (this photo gallery might help) for a while. “Disney officials are already preparing for waves of visitors to turn Cars Land into an ocean of humanity during the first few months following the grand opening,” MacDonald notes, and multiple-hour ride lines are to be expected.
Photo: The Radiator Springs Racers ride. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Cars Land opens at Disney’s California Adventure on June 15, and our resident theme-park expert Brady MacDonald describes it as “like stepping into a real-life version of the fictional town of Radiator Springs from the 2006 animated movie.”

The new land features three rides, two that are wonderful and one that’s less so. The surprisingly spry Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree is a classic whip ride on a spinning teacup platform that packs a wallop. The disappointing Luigi’s Flying Tires is a docile re-creation of the 1960s Flying Saucers ride in Tomorrowland. And Radiator Springs Racers combines a dark ride with a drag-race finale in one of the best attractions you’ll find at any Disney park.

Disney fans, you may want to admire Cars Land from afar (this photo gallery might help) for a while. “Disney officials are already preparing for waves of visitors to turn Cars Land into an ocean of humanity during the first few months following the grand opening,” MacDonald notes, and multiple-hour ride lines are to be expected.

Photo: The Radiator Springs Racers ride. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

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