Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Cars Land at Disneyland Calfiornia

Welcome to Red Couch Recipes. 
Today I bring to you a recipe for fun!  The hit of our trip to California Adventure in Anaheim was Cars Land for me and my husband.  This area of California Adventure is just cute!  Now we need to hurry! As soon as you enter in the morning you need to grab a Fastpass for the Radiator Springs Ride.  It is the hottest ticket in Disneyland and California Adventure.  The line forms around Bug's Land and is usually long.  If you don't get there in the morning, you will most likely not get a Fastpass.  Not to worry, you can wait in line for two hours, or grab a single rider pass :). 
A sign welcomes you to the town of Radiator Springs.  There is so much attention paid to detail in Cars Land.
 My husband loved Cars Land.  Now I want you to know that this is saying a lot because he is not a huge fan of theme parks or rides, and he was not a fan of the Cars movie.  Oh yes, he thought the characters were cute, but the story line was a bit weak.
My husband with the town of Radiator Springs in the background.
I know, right, if the electric light wasn't there it seems like you are in Southern Utah!
After you have waited in line for your Fastpass, you might be hungry or thirsty.  You can find yummy treats at the Cozy Cone Motel.  We ordered up a Pair of Dice drink, which was a tasty pear-flavored soda.  Don't you think these orange construction zone cone buildings are the cutest little structures?
Talley, my youngest, drinking a Pair of  Dice drink.
The Cozy Cone at night.
You could also eat at Flo's Café.  I think they serve more than just snacks.
We were able to visit with Mater and Lightning McQueen.  I don't know how they do it, but the cars move and talk to you.  It is a big event when they come down the street.
I don't know what the name of this firetruck is, but he was cute too.
Aside from the Radiator Springs, there are two other rides in Cars Land:  Mader's Junkyard Jamboree (no pictures) and Luigi's  Flying Tires.  We went on the Luigi's ride, but for my teenagers it was too tame of a ride.  Both of these rides are fun for small fries.
Get your engines ready, we are going on the Radiator Springs Racer Ride!
These poor people did not get a Fastpass.  While we were visiting California Adventure in August, there was always a one to two hour wait if you didn't have a Fastpass, or you didn't want to use the single rider option.
Don't you just love the uniforms of the cast members?
My children in the car.  The cars are so cute and they fit six riders.
A view from the ride going through red rock country.  There is a waterfall you pass by also.
You then go through an area where lots of the cute cars from the movie Cars are moving around and talking to you.  Your car either gets "painted" or your tires are worked on.  At the end there is a FUN race between your car and another car.  This part of the ride is fast moving and somewhat thrilling.  It was so fun!!  This is a car coming in after the race.
With a price of an estimated $200 million spent on building this ride, it is the most expensive amusement park ride ever built. 
Late at night this car was  rockin' it on the street and these fun ladies danced to the "Car Wash" song and "Life is a Highway."
I hope you enjoyed out trip in Cars Land.  It was such a fun part of our trip.  Now remember make sure you grab a Fast Pass for Radiator Springs Racers the first thing you do!
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This was just a review of a fun place, just my opinion, not a paid endorsement.


Lynn said...

Looks like you had a great vaca Joni:@)

Sarah said...

Joni, this does look to be a fun vacation spot. Glad you and your family had this fun experience together.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Looks like you had a fun vacation! You'll always have the memories ;o)

Sue said...

What fun! I have one grandson in particular that would be over-the-moon at Cars Land! My family needs to go there soon:)

Renée said...

We are heading down to see my mom in Southern Cali and I'm excited for a day at Disneyland. Cars ride is all new to me Joni. Glad you had such a good time together.

Jacqueline said...

So so fun! Glad Kyle gave in and fell in love! It really is wonderful and looks like you experienced it all and captured so much. We didn't eat anything and we didn't experience it at night either. Looks like I had better go back some time. Love, love, love Disney!