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Radiator Springs Racers at Disney California Adventure

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Cars Land

Dark ride

Opening Date:
Jun 15, 2012

EMV dark ride

Using the technology behind Epcot's Test Track, this off-roading, fast-paced adventure ride places guests behind the wheel of their own Cars character and through a dark ride past the movie's most well-loved scenes. An outdoor finale race caps off the exhilerating experience.

More information about Radiator Springs Racers:

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Sunday, October 31, 2010 12:42

A preview of the Pixar-inspired Cars Land area, which will host the $200 million Radiator Springs Racers attraction and is due to debut at Disney California Adventure in 2012.

Upcoming refurbishments, rehabs and closures

We are not aware of any scheduled refurbishment periods for Radiator Springs Racers. Do you know of any upcoming "rehabs" that we're missing? If so - please contact us so that we can keep the list up-to-date.

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Reviews of Radiator Springs Racers:

A very very long wait....
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)
on Saturday, April 11, 2015 13:45

A brilliant ride, a horrible queue, it said that the queue was 90 mins so decided to do it, 3hrs later still in the queue, finally after 3hrs and a half we were on the ride, a great ride

One of the best disney rides ever. Single rider line is the key
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)
on Friday, April 25, 2014 05:06

This ride ,while borrowing test tracks ride system, is a unparalleled experience in any park thus far. I cant speak too much for the queu as I rode it several times from the single rider line. The ride itself is a tour deforce of Disney magic. Engulfing you in the world of cars, this ride takes you on a thoroughly entertaining trip through radiator springs. You don't need to see the movie to be entertained, but you do need to see it I feel to be amazed. Unfortunately due to A. the popularity of cars and B. this being by far the best ride at Cali Adventure, wait times will continue to be very long. Walt would be very pleased with this fine addition.

Great Ride - Not sure it is worth a two hour wait
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)
on Monday, September 02, 2013 00:06

Went on this ride on March and it was spectacular - it felt like you were in the animated movie. First part was just cruising through, but very well done and hit on most of the story points as you went through. Turning the first corner to see the waterfall was amazing. The racing part was fun, not scary and there are no big drops, but it feels very fast. You get the feel of driving in a convertible at high speed on a palm desert road.

My son and I went to get the fast pass first thing in the morning and at 10:40 we were told we may not get a pass and they closed the line - the line to get a fast pass. Crazy. We did get one - but for 10:00 that night almost 12 hours later. I would suggest trying the single rider line, it averaged between 35-45 minutes wait when we were there and that was fine. The regular line at one point had a wait of over 2.5 hours.

Good ride, BAD queue
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)
on Tuesday, August 07, 2012 06:38

It's a new ride, so no surprises! We arrived at 9.00. 50 minute queue just for the FastPass, which ran out just before we got there, so be warned - get in early!
However, we then went straight to the single riders queue. Would have only waited 40 mins but there were breakdowns so 75 mins in total. Main queue was 150 mins!
Despite all that, it's a great ride! Starts through scenes from the Cars film, watch out as your ride gets pimped! Then it's a fast 2 car race.
It's similar to Test Track but IMHO better and more fun.


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