Radiator Springs Racers at Cars Land in Disney California Adventure is easily one of my favorite rides in the whole park and I am not the only one that think’s so. Despite being operational for nearly a year, Radiator Springs Racers regularly has one of the longest wait times of any other ride at Disneyland resort. That includes both parks!
Its a fun ride filled with strong acceleration, elevation changes, and banked turns. One of the coolest parts about the ride is that it looks like a giant real-life slot car track. As it turns out, that is not far from the truth. In the video series “Every Role A Starring Role” we go behind the scenes of Radiator Springs racers with Disneyland electrician Joe Shanahan as he explains just how the biggest slot-car track on earth works. Check it out below.
A little while ago we showed you a short virtual drive through of the upcoming Cars Land attraction area which will be modeled exactly after Radiator Springs and we got super giddy. Today Disney is blowing our minds by taking us “behind the wall” and showing work-in-progress pictures of the Radiator Springs Racers attraction which is sure to be one of the main draws of Cars Land. In these pictures we actually learn a few new fact about the ride. While we already knew that the ride’s architecture is based on the GM Test Track ride at Disneyworld, what will set Radiator Springs Racers apart from its Orlando, FL cousin is that on this ride two cars will be on track at once racing side by side! How awesome is that going to be?! In addition to the side-by-side action ride goers can expect extreme banked turns, elevation changes, and flat out straights. All of this will be happening as the ride takes the “racers” around Radiator Springs landmarks such as Cadillac Mountain Range. Just when we thought we could not possibly get more excited for this ride Disney finds a way to get us hyped once again for Cars Land. 2012 has never seemed as far away as it does now!