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Photos: Cars Land Sneak Peek at Disney's California Adventure

The new attraction is so cool, not even Larry the Cable Guy's voice can ruin it.

The conversion of Disney's California Adventure theme park, which has been gradually shifting toward more Pixar-related attractions for the past few years, culminates this Friday with the opening of Cars Land.

The new area is visually stunning to say the least, and is by far the most immersive of the park's themed areas. Guests are instantly transported to Radiator Springs, the setting of the franchise's first movie, with plenty of neon and even the occasional drive-by by Lightning McQueen.

The area's main attraction is the Radiator Springs Racers, which takes guests on a cruise through the canyons outside town before finishing up with a sprint to the finish against another car. Other rides include Mater's Junkyard Jamboree and Luigi's Flying Tires.

For those not inclined to wait in what will inevitably be very long lines for the rides, simply walking aroung the new area is a joy in and of itself. The streets are dotted with storefronts and dining options, headlined by Flo's V-8 Diner, offering what might be Cars Land's most attractive fantasy for the grownups—gas at just 63 cents a gallon.

Cars Land is open though Wednesday for a select group of annual passholders who either paid or won their way in. The entire park will be closed Thursday as final preparations are made for Friday's opening to the general public.

Joker Joe June 12, 2012 at 02:38 PM
I heard it is $100 to get in now. Any update on that?
KC June 12, 2012 at 09:43 PM
Depends on the ticket you're buying. http://disneyland.disney.go.com/tickets/
KC June 12, 2012 at 09:45 PM
I was at the preview yesterday and it was fun, though I don't understand why they felt the need to cover up Beuna Vista street for so long, it is nice looking but not something worthy of secrecy. Also, for those waiting till the off season, you might want to check the weather for when you go as the ride may not function in the rain.
Laura Walker Ellsworth June 12, 2012 at 10:10 PM
The backdrop is stunning. Very very beautiful. It makes me want to take a car trip. Flo's Dinner was delicious. The pickled flavored popcorn was worth trying as well.
Adam Eriic June 13, 2012 at 12:26 PM
Autos landen Disney's California Adventure bereits einen enormen Einfluss auf uns. Ich liebe die Art und Weise, die alles auf dem PKW-Land verwaltet. Ich freue mich, um es eines Tages bald zu besuchen. Vielen Dank http://www.quaddy.de/

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