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Guests at Disney California Adventure can now meet-and-greet characters from Pixar's Cars and Up animated movies.

The park has debuted two new areas dedicated to the popular characters. The first, the Wilderness Explorers' Camp, enables fans to take part in a special ceremony with Russell and Dug from Up. The second, less elaborate, area allows them to have their picture taken with models of Lightning McQueen and Mater from Cars and Cars 2. Both areas can be seen in the video embedded below:

The Wilderness Explorers' Camp opened on Disney California Adventure's Redwood Creek Challenge Trail on June 25. Dug, the talking dog from Up, meets guests at the entrance to the trail. Meanwhile, hero Russell leads them in a ceremony held in the Ahwahnee Camp Circle in which they graduate to become "Senior Wilderness Explorers".

The Cars area is located at the future entrance to Cars Land, which will open in spring 2012. You can find out more about the new land, and headline attraction Radiator Springs Racers, in Theme Park Tourist's in-depth Cars Land Preview.

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