Cars Land is a themed area of Disney’s California Adventure, inspired by the 2006 film, Cars. The 12-acre area, built as part of Disney California Adventure Park’s $1.1 billion expansion project, opened on June 15, 2012, and contains three rides as well as shops and restaurants, all situated in a replica of Radiator Springs, the fictional town in which most of the film’s events take place. Most of the present-day site of Cars Land had been used as the Timon parking lot since 2001; the lot had been designated as future growth space for Disney California Adventure when it was originally designed in the 1990s, and was partially built over with Tower of Terror and the Flik’s Fun Fair section of A Bug’s Land. A small portion of Cars Land was built over the site of the Bountiful Valley Farm, one of the park’s original attractions. Designs for a possible “Carland” appeared in the “Dreaming” section of the Walt Disney Company’s 2006 Annual Report, released on December 12, 2006, 6 months after Cars was released in theaters. The concept art depicted a racing simulator ride but provided no specifics; Disney’s CEO stated at the time that the concept art depicted projects at various stages of development, and that some of the projects depicted may not even get built. The area holds a multitude of new rides, restaurants, and Shops. They will all be listed with a brief description here.
Ramone’s House of Body Art: A building themed as a car parts and paint shop, that sells mainly clothing and a few Cars themed souvenirs.
Sarge’s Surplus Hut: A hangar style building that is themed to be owner by the former military vehicle Sarge, that also sells Car’s themed souvenirs.
Radiator Springs Curios: A large shop in Car’s Land themed similar to an indoor flea market holding all sorts of Cars and Disney souvenirs.
Cozy Cone Motel: A restaurant inside a giant traffic cone serving all there dishes in traffic cones known as cone-coctions.
Flo’s V8 Cafe: A 1950’s diner inside an old gas station specializing in rotisserie chicken plates, house made pies, and mouth watering milkshakes.
Fillmore’s Taste In: An open air fruit stand selling, whole and pre sliced fruits as well as snacks like chips and drinks.
Radiator Springs Racers: A half dark half thrill ride, first taking you through the world of Cars, then finishing it off with a race between your vehicle and another, using the same technology as Test Track at EPCOT in Orlando.
Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree: A combination whip and teacup ride in which riders board wagons that spin while also being pulled and whipped around by baby tractors, all conducted by everyone’s favorite tow truck.
Luigi’s Flying Tires: An updated version of The Flying Saucer ride in Tomorrowland, this ride has riders board giant tires that float off the ground and try and bump other tires while only steering with their body weight.