‘Cars’ town of Radiator Springs coming to life at Disney California Adventure in 2012
Cars Land, the 12-acre themed land under construction at DCA, will feature three new rides set amid a faithful re-creation of the isolated red rock desert town populated by Lightning McQueen and other animated vehicles in the Pixar movie “Cars.”
As part of the thematic storyline for the new land, downtown Radiator Springs will be celebrating race day against the looming backdrop of Ornament Valley. Trimmed with neon lights, the town’s streetscape will glow at night.
The rides, restaurants and shops of Radiator Springs will include:
East side of street
> Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree — Visitors take a spinning tractor ride through Tow Mater’s Towing & Salvage yard.
> Cozy Cone Motel — The snack stands will serve chili cone carne, cone on the cob, popcone and other food pun novelties.
> Radiator Springs Curio Shop — The Route 66 tourist trap will sell traditional roadside souvenirs, trinkets, knickknacks and bric-a-brac.
> Luigi’s Roamin’ Tires — Riders steer a levitating bumper car through tilting towers of retreads behind Casa Della Tires.
West side of street
> Fillmore’s Taste In — A hippie-themed snack shack under a tie-died geodesic dome.
> Sarge’s Surplus Hut — Disney Imagineers have yet to announce whether the military-style Quonset hut will be used for retail or food sales.
> Flo’s V8 Café — Customers dine al fresco on Route 66-inspired food at tables stationed between gasoline pumps. The restaurant will feature Flo’s Motorama girls posters, Doc’s Piston Cup trophies and other memorabilia.
> Ramone’s House of Body Art — The retail shop will sell Cars Land and Radiator Springs Racers merchandise.
South end of street
> Radiator Springs Courthouse — The domain of town judge Doc Hudson will be reserved for a future use.
> Radiator Springs Racers — The indoor-outdoor attraction combines a leisurely dark ride prelude with a dueling side-by-side race-car finale. The ride’s queue will wind through Stanley’s Oasis, Tap N Cap and the Bottle House.