Radiator Springs Racers concept art

The first photo-realistic image of the ride vehicles that will be used on the $200 million Radiator Springs Racers ride at Disney California Adventure has been released.

The Disney Parks Blog posted the image, which is embedded below. It is sourced from a photo-realistic compose of Radiator Springs Racers that will be used in advertising over the coming months, and was produced by Disney's Yellow Shoes Creative Group.

Radiator Springs Racers vehicles concept art
Image © Disney

Radiator Springs Racers will be the headline attraction in the new Cars Land area of Disney California Adventure, which is due to open in spring 2012. The attraction will take guests on a journey through the fictional Radiator Springs town from Pixar's Cars movies, using the same ride system as Test Track at Walt Disney World's Epcot.

Cars Land marks the final phase of a $1.1 billion series of upgrades to Disney California Adventure. The 12-acre addition will feature two other new 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, and further details of its biggest attraction in our Radiator Springs Racers preview.

You can keep up to date with the latest confirmed and rumored opening dates for new attractions through Theme Park Tourist's "New Attraction Watch" section, and by signing up for our weekly newsletter.


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