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Cars Land to open in summer 2012 at Disney California Adventure

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Disney has revealed that it plans to open Cars Land at Disney California Adventure in summer 2012, the most specific timeframe yet given for the expansion.

The Orange County Register quotes Disney spokesman John McClintock as having confirmed the target for Cars Land's opening date. The company had previously only confirmed the 12-acre addition to Disney California Adventure would open some time in 2012.

Anchored by $200 million E-Ticket attraction Radiator Springs Racers, Cars Land marks the final phase of a $1.1 billion series of upgrades to Disney California Adventure. In addition to extensive remodelling of many areas of the park, two other major attractions are also part of the plans - the World of Color night-time spectacular (which opened in June 2010) and recently-opened dark ride The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure.

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Cars Land will bear little resemblance to the car park that preceded it.
Image © Disney

In addition to Radiator Springs Racers, Cars Land will also feature two other rides - Mater's Junkyard Jamboree and Luigi's Flying Tires. It will also be home to two new dining locations (Fillmore's Taste In and Flo's V8 Café) and two retail outlets (Ramone's House of Body Art and Sarge's Surplus Hut).

You can find full details of the Pixar-inspired expansion to Disney California Adventure in our in-depth Cars Land preview.

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