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Downtown Disney Car Masters Weekend Returns to Walt Disney World Resort June 2-3

posted on May 8th, 2012 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


“Red car! Blue car! BIG TRUCK!”

I have to say that the vocabulary of my toddler, who is learning to talk right now, has been greatly shaped by the films (and toys and books and pajamas) of “Cars” and “Cars 2.” So, there’s a great chance we’ll be heading to Downtown Disney here at Walt Disney World Resort June 2-3 to attend Downtown Disney Car Masters Weekend.
“Downtown

This event, now in its second year, celebrates everything “Cars.” There will be meet and greets with Lightning McQueen, Mater (my son’s favorite!), and Finn McMissile, as well as a movie marathon at AMC Downtown Disney 24 with showings of “Cars” and “Cars 2.”

New elements that will debut this year include an appearance by automotive designer Chip Foose, who contributed to the design of Ramone in the “Cars” film and in the upcoming Cars wing of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort; a LEGO interactive zone; “Cars”-themed topiaries; a DJ and food trucks. Jay Ward, Cars guardian, will also make an appearance.

Returning fun will include a chance for guests to test-drive Ridemakerz model cars and browse a car show presented by Hess Express that will feature more than 100 classic, muscle and exotic cars. Families can even vote for their favorite car this year. GM will also have their latest and greatest models on display.

Here’s the schedule of events for June 2-3.

Saturday, June 2

  • Cars 2 character Meet & Greets: 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Car Show presented by Hess Express: 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • High-Performance Karting by Richard Petty Driving Experience: 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Chip Foose Chat at Main Stage: 2 p.m.
  • Chip Foose merchandise signing at D Street (see below for details): 3-4:30 p.m.
  • Cars Movie Marathon at AMC Downtown Disney 24: Cars – 12:50 p.m., 6:00 p.m.; Cars 2 – 10:15 a.m., 3:20 p.m., 8:25 p.m.

Sunday, June 3

  • Cars 2 character Meet & Greets: 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Car Show presented by Hess Express: 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • High-Performance Karting by Richard Petty Driving Experience: 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Chip Foose Chat at Main Stage: 2 p.m.
  • Chip Foose merchandise signing at D Street (see below for details): 3-4:30 p.m.
  • Car Show Award Ceremony: 7 p.m.
  • Cars Movie Marathon at AMC Downtown Disney 24: Cars – 12:50 p.m., 6:00 p.m.; Cars 2 – 10:15 pm, 3:20 p.m., 8:25 p.m.

Chip Foose will sign his “Cars”-inspired images available for purchase at D Street, including Doc Hudson, Lightning McQueen and Mater. Guests will receive a wristband upon purchasing artwork which will allow you to meet Chip Foose and have your artwork signed. Limit TWO (2) items signed per guest. We ask that you bring no personal items to be signed. Merchandise for signing must be purchased on the event day at the event location. Valid Walt Disney World Resort receipt may be required. Event and information are subject to change without notice including but not limited to dates, times, locations, artwork, release dates and retail prices. Appearances based on time and availability and are not guaranteed.

Queue for wrist-banded guests will start at 2:30 p.m. in front of D Street at Downtown Disney West Side.

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9 Comments 4 Replies

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Ethan on May 8th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Awesome! Can’t wait.

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Jennifer on May 8th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

My son would love to do this! I am half tempted to just drive him down there so he can enjoy all the fun. It’s just too bad that we live in NY. Maybe next year we can plan for it :)

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on May 8th, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Be sure to check the blog during that weekend. We’ll post info and photos for those who can’t make it!

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Sean on May 8th, 2012 at 5:21 pm

So excited, we didn’t know about this but we will be there during this time. Our son is going to love it, sounds like a great weekend event!

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on May 12th, 2012 at 8:06 am

I’ll be there, too. Can’t wait!

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Jenny on May 9th, 2012 at 10:15 am

Where in Downtown Disney will the festivities be taking place? What will the hours of operation be?

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on May 12th, 2012 at 8:07 am

West Side (Cirque end of DTD). I’ll have to check on the times.

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Stephanie from NC on May 9th, 2012 at 2:50 pm

I will be taking my college graduate to the world during this time. He is very excited to see Chip Foose. An agenda or schedule of events will be wonderful to have before we leave. When will this be available?

 

Jennifer Fickley-Baker on May 12th, 2012 at 8:07 am

I hope to have more details soon!

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laura on May 14th, 2012 at 1:20 pm

What time is the event on each day? Is the movie marathon free of charge?

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Kelly on June 1st, 2012 at 8:49 am

Do you know the price of the movies? Are they the same as other movies in the theater?

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Christopher on June 2nd, 2012 at 8:48 am

Sounds fun. Is there a way that I can put my classic car in the show?

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jenifer on June 4th, 2012 at 9:11 am

me and my family went to this event and had a great time we liked the fact that we got to vote for the coolest cars.

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