The grand reopening of Disney’s California Adventure Park is one day away and Cars Land is enTIREly amazing! I was part of the Premier event tonight in the park, enjoying the nightlife in Radiator Springs. I would say that if you had children that love the Cars movies then you will definitely want to immerse them in this experience, however YOU will want to be there too because it is SO amazing. To walk into a movie that has been recreated is just as exciting for adults! I saw Flo’s Cafe, met Red the firetruck, and stepped into the Cozy Cone Hotel. Disney has truly brought Radiator Springs to life and honored Route 66 at the same time.
The Premiere event started out in the convention center of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. We were enlightened and entertained by Disney executives and those involved directly in not only the development of Cars Land but also in new and redesigned attractions, such as the Soundsational Parade, the Mad T Party, and Star Tours 3D. Following the presentation all 800 of the select travel agents, chosen Cast members and guests of Disney, were escorted over to Cars Land to celebrate. With food stations everywhere, drinks and photopass stations, we rode the rides, tried the new food that will be served in the dining areas, and enjoyed a fun, festive atmosphere with neon lights and laughter. What fun it is to see Disney executives in suits, spinning around on Luigi’s Flying Tires!
The Radiator Springs Racers is a ride for everyone! Kids must be 40 inches to ride, but it is a ride for the young and young at heart. The Cars characters you meet along the way move and look so real. Then the excitement comes at the end when you race another group of 6 people in a car…. to the finish line.
Disneyland is actually a great spot for families to come and spend a few days to a week, with easy access into the parks from the three Disneyland Resort hotels. Downtown Disney is in the middle of the hotels and the parks so you are close to everything. The two theme parks are right across from each other and allow for easy park hopping. Disneyland is low-stress because once you are here at the resort, everything is just minutes from your hotel. Each hotel has something that makes it special, but I absolutely love the fact that you can walk right out of the back of the Grand Californian and into the special entrance of California Adventure Park. Talk about convenience! So if you are looking for a vacation where you can play in the parks and yet be back to relax at your hotel in minutes, then Disneyland is an excellent choice. But now, even more important, the “happiest place on earth” just got happier with the opening of Radiator Springs. Come and see it for yourself. You will be totally floored!!