Disney California Adventure re-opened and Carsland officially opened this week! The place is more then a little crowded with fans trying to get a real life glimpse of Radiator springs.
The layout of Carsland is just like the movie. The rides are exactly where their areas are in the movie which is a great feature if you are familiar with the movie. The architecture and the mountains are very real looking and they have done a lot of great work on them. It is nothing like the rest of the park, so you feel very much like you have left the Disney parks and entered radiator springs.
There is 3 rides in Carsland: Maters Junkyard Jamboree, Luigi’s Flying Tires and Radiator Springs Racers. Each ride is unique to the character they are modeled after. They are very similar to rides already in Disneyland but with their own little twist. For instance the Flying Tires is similar to bumper cars but on hover type crafts instead of cars that you control with your body weight.
There is 1 restaurant and 1 snack location. Floes V8 Cafe is the restaurant and they serve comfort food type items. Mashed potatoes , gravy, strips of meat, ect… The Cozy Cone is snack items. Each cone has it’s own item. One has Churro Bites, another has popcorn, another has Chili-“cone” queso. This area also has a few tables you can sit at.
There are 3 stores in Carsland: Sarge’s, Ramone’s paint shop, and Lizzie’s souvenir shop. Sarge’s carries mostly cars related toys. Ramone’s paint shop has Clothing, and Lizzie’s carries general souvenir merchandise. They have a lot of merchandise unique to cars land so if you are looking for a special memory form going to cars land for the first time be sure to check out these stores!
They also opened Buena Vista Street. You can now walk straight to Hollywood and the rest of California Adventure through Buena Vista street. They have introduced a few new shows and acts with the re-opening. The characters are also out in full force in their 1920’s styles!
This Disneyland article was written by my friend Melissa. Melissa is a Wife and Mother of 3 (ages 5, 3, and 1). Her family lives 10 minutes from Disneyland and visit the magical park at least 1 a week! She also blogs over at Living A Frugal Life about how to have a frugal life while still having a rich family life. She loves DIY projects, cooking from scratch, saving money and spending time with her little family!
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