Fun Facts: Cars Land Re-creates Radiator Springs with Familiar Landmarks from the Movie
It's like stepping right into the "Cars" movie! Route 66 leads guests at Disney California Adventure Park into Cars Land, a fully detailed, immersive re-creation of Radiator Springs, the setting for the hit Disney●Pixar animated film "Cars." Guests will be awed by the panoramic vistas of Ornament Valley, experience the thrills of three new attractions and even get to interact with some of their favorite fuel-driven friends.
The debut of Cars Land marks the completion of a five-year expansion at Disney California Adventure, bringing more characters, more adventures and more Disney magic into the park, both day and night.
Get your kicks in Radiator Springs
- The re-creation of Radiator Springs captures the authentic feel of Route 66 with three-dimensional versions of familiar landmarks from the film, including Cadillac Mountain Range in Ornament Valley, Luigi's Casa Della Tires and Flo's V8 Café.
- Only in Radiator Springs do guests learn dance moves like the Overdrive, the Reverse and the Hairpin Turn, all part of the fun at "DJ's Dance and Drive," one element of the Route 66 entertainment. DJ spins auto favorites such as "Life in the Fast Lane" and "Car Wash."
- When night falls in Radiator Springs, 16 neon signs in bright, luminous colors light the way along Route 66.
- Signs help tell the story in Radiator Springs, adding humor and life to the town's four-wheeled residents.
- The "car-acters" of Cars Land welcome guests at three new attractions: Radiator Springs Racers, Mater's Junkyard Jamboree and Luigi's Flying Tires.
- The historic Route 66 runs 2,448 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles. Route 66 in Cars Land is approximately 525 feet long and 23 feet wide, rich with inspiration from the actual American highway.
- Cars Land also treats guests to food and merchandise locations inspired by the Radiator Springs landmarks in the film: Flo's V8 Café, Fillmore's Taste-In, Cozy Cone Motel, Radiator Springs Curios, Sarge's Surplus Hut and Ramone's House of Body Art.
- The fun of the "Cars" theme extends even to the menus of the Radiator Springs roadside restaurants. Flo's V8 Café serves old-fashioned, breakfast dishes and home-style rotisserie classics for lunch and dinner, including such specialties as a breakfast chicken tamale with scrambled eggs, entrees such as the Veggie-Tater Bake and house-made Pie-O-Rama pies including strawberry-rhubarb, blueberry-peach and apple-cheddar. At Cozy Cone Motel, each food item is a different "cone-coction," such as "Pop-cone" and "Chile Cone Queso."
Revving through Cars Land and Ornament Valley
- Cars Land construction began in July 2009.
- The impressive Cadillac Mountain Range in Ornament Valley stands approximately 125 feet tall at its highest peak, the Pinnacle.
- The peaks of the mountain range, from left to right, represent Cadillac tail fins from 1957, 1958, 1959 (the Pinnacle), 1960, 1961 and 1962.
- At nearly 300,000 square feet, the mountain range is the largest rockwork construction in any domestic Disney theme park.
- More than 4,000 tons of steel were used to erect the mountain range and Radiator Springs Racers attraction.
- The team of Walt Disney Imagineers devoted more than 28,000 hours to designing the structural system for the rockwork and Radiator Springs Racers show building.