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Cars Land

The Cars Land expansion at Disney California Adventure has opened to Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders for the first time, along with the Buena Vista Street entrance area.

With Cars Land just days away from its official opening date on June 15, 2012, images and video from the previews have been flooding blogs and social media sites. Early reviews have been largely favorable, although some have followed Mice Age's Al Lutz in criticizing the Luigi's Flying Tires attraction.

Inspired by Pixar's Cars movies, Cars Land is designed to celebrate the golden age of motoring in the US. It is based around a recreation of the fictional town of Radiator Springs, with a version of Route 66 running through its center. The area is dominated by the $200 million E-Ticket attraction Radiator Springs Racers, and also hosts two smaller rides: Luigi's Flying Tires and Mater's Junkyard Jamboree.

Each of the three rides can be seen in the video below, posted to popular Disney blog Stitch Kingdom:

The rest of the Cars Land area, including its shops, restaurants and general theming, can be seen in WDWinfo.com's video below:

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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