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Disney’s latest California Adventure

These new lands at the park in The culmination of a five-

year, $1.1 billion renovation, Disney California Adventure Park has introduced two highly anticipated themed lands, Cars Land and Buena Vista Street

Carthay Circle Theater, a new park icon

Anaheim, California – just outside Los Angeles – follow on the back of other recent multi-million dollar additions including Toy Story Midway Mania, Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure and the popular after-dark spectacular World of Color. “From the thrills of Cars Land to the romance of Buena Vista Street, the work that’s been done throughout this entire expansion is extraordinary,” notes Walt Disney Parks & Resorts chairman Tom Staggs. “Disney California Adventure is a testament to what we at Disney Parks do best, connecting our guests to the iconic stories, characters and music they love, helping them make shared memories to last a lifetime.”

The 12-acre Cars Land is a detailed, three- dimensional recreation of Radiator Springs, known to fans of the Disney-Pixar movie Cars as “the cutest little town in Carburetor County.” It features three new attractions: Luigi’s Flying Tires, Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree and the thrilling Radiator Springs Racers. Surrounding all this are replicas of familiar Cars landmarks including Cadillac Mountain Range, Luigi’s Casa Della Tires and Flo’s V8 Café. When night falls in Radiator Springs, 16 neon signs in bright, luminous colours light the way along a mini Route 66.

One of the most elaborate attractions created for a Disney theme park, Radiator Springs Racers uses ride technology similar to EPCOT's Test Track, but in a differently themed environment as cars zoom over the roadways in a nose-to-nose, high-speed race, never knowing which car may win. On Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree, guests ride small

Radiators Springs Racers

tractors in this combination tea cups and Whip. On Luigi's Flying Tires, meanwhile, riders lean left and right aboard huge tyre-shaped vehicles, floating and bumping along in a 21st Century attraction reminiscent of the classic but short-lived Disneyland Flying Saucers attraction. Disney bought Pixar, the computer animation company responsible for Cars and other hit films such as Toy Story and Finding Nemo, back in 2006. Since then it has gradually exploited various licences within its parks and now nine of the 20 rides at Disney California Adventure are inspired by Pixar productions.

Guests now enter the park through Buena Vista Street. This newly themed and designed entrance area immerses guests in an environment reminiscent of Los Angeles in the 1920s, the “city of dreams” Walt Disney found when he arrived in California. The new icon of the park, the Carthay Circle Theatre, is a majestic building at the end of Buena Vista Street that recalls, in name and architectural style, the great California movie palace where Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs premiered in 1937. The theatre is home to the Carthay Circle Restaurant and Lounge, complemented by historic photographs and exhibits. The Red Car Trolley, based on LA’s historic Pacific Electric Red Car Line, transports guests from Buena Vista Street down Hollywood Boulevard to the footsteps of the Hollywood Tower Hotel, home to The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. Street characters and entertainers add to the fun along the way. In Cars Land, guests can even learn dance moves like the Overdrive, the Reverse and the Hairpin Turn as part of DJ’s Dance and Drive.

Additional highlights include new entertainment such as Phineas & Ferb’s Rockin’ Rollin’ Dance Party, new restaurants such as Paradise Garden Grill and the re-theming of such DCA attractions as Mickey’s Fun Wheel, Games of the Boardwalk, Silly Symphony Swings and Goofy’s Sky School.

Radiator Springs Falls


JULY 2012

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