Radiator Springs Racers

Radiator Springs Racers - Disney President and CEO Bob Iger (front right) joins Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs (front center), and other Disney executives on the new Radiator Springs Racers attraction at Disney California Adventure park. As construction continues on Cars Land, the Disneyland Resort has announced that the new 12-acre land and its three new family attractions will open to the public on June 15, 2012. Cars Land will immerse guests in the thrilling world of the Disney*Pixar blockbuster "Cars" film franchise as they step into the town of Radiator Springs. (Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland Resort)

The Happiest Place on Earth will get even happier June 15, 2012, with the grand opening of Cars LandBuena Vista Street and the Carthay Circle Theatre at Disney California Adventure park. The exciting, new additions will complete the five-year expansion of Disneyland Resort, a premier, multi-day vacation destination in Southern California with two theme parks, three hotels and the Downtown Disney shopping and dining district.

With four new attractions opening at Disney California Adventure park, full day-to-night experiences at both parks, and the magical transformation of the Disneyland Hotel with new pools, themed suites and remodeled rooms, guests of all ages will enjoy more fun and adventure than ever before at the Disneyland Resort.

Flo's V8 In Cars Land

As construction continues on Cars Land, the Disneyland Resort has announced that the new 12-acre land and its three new family attractions at Disney California Adventure park will open to the public on June 15, 2012. Cars Land will immerse guests in the thrilling world of the Disney•Pixar blockbuster "Cars" film franchise as they step into the town of Radiator Springs. (Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland Resort)

Cars Land expands Disney California Adventure by 12 acres and immerses guests in the thrilling world of the Disney•Pixar blockbuster “Cars.”  Guests will feel as if they have stepped into the town of Radiator Springs as they enjoy three family attractions showcasing characters and settings from the movie, plus “Cars”-themed dining and shopping locations such as Flo’s V8 Café, Ramone’s House of Body Art and Radiator Springs Curios.

Radiator Springs Racers signage

RADIATOR SPRINGS RACERS -- Disney California Adventure park guests will pass under a themed archway to enter Radiator Springs Racers in Cars Land at the Disneyland Resort. The "E-ticket" attraction is a twisting, turning, high-speed adventure through Ornament Valley and the town of Radiator Springs. (Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland Resort)

One of the largest and most elaborate attractions ever created for a Disney park, Radiator Springs Racers is a twisting, turning, high-speed adventure through Ornament Valley and the town of Radiator Springs. Luigi’s Flying Tires invites guests to glide on air aboard special tires, whirling around with their pals. At Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree, guests will whip around behind a baby tractor and enjoy tunes from a giant jukebox built from Mater’s most prized possessions.

Entry to Disney's California Adventure

Starting June 15, guests will enter Disney California Adventure along Buena Vista Street, a place that transports them to an era when Walt Disney arrived in California with new dreams:   1920s Los Angeles. Buena Vista Street features Red Car Trolleys, inspired by the transportation system that once served Southern California, and the Carthay Circle Theatre, modeled after the site of the 1937 world premiere of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” Carthay Circle Theatre will include a lounge and the elegant Carthay Circle Restaurant, designed to be the premier dining location in Disney California Adventure.

Adding to the fun at Disney California Adventure this summer will be the new Mad T Party in Hollywood Land, the return of Pixar Play Parade, and the new Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop at Pacific Wharf.  Mad T Party will feature nighttime, family fun inspired by the wild and whimsical world of Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland.”

The summer debuts of Cars Land, Buena Vista Street and Carthay Circle Theatre complement previous additions to the park, including the 4D fun ofToy Story Mania; the spectacular after-dark “World of Color” show; The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea AdventureBoardwalk Pizza & Pasta andParadise Garden Grill restaurantsplus the re-themed attractions Mickey’s Fun WheelSilly Symphony Swings and Goofy’s Sky School.

Luigi's Flying Tires

LUIGI'S FLYING TIRES -- An exuberant hand-painted window sign will welcome Disney California Adventure park guests to Luigi's Flying Tires in Cars Land at the Disneyland Resort. The new attraction is one of three opening at Cars Land. (Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland Resort)

To accommodate a media preview and make final preparations for the exciting debuts, Disney California Adventure will be closed June 14. The fun, new attractions, locations and entertainment will open to the public June 15.

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