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New Photos: Cars Land in Disney California Adventure Park, Day and Night

posted on May 31st, 2012 by Paul Hiffmeyer, Chief Photographer for Public Relations, Disneyland Resort

Usually only the birds get this great view of Cars Land, but recently, I had a chance to get above it all in Radiator Springs.

The result is these photos taken just a few hours apart.

Whether in all its daytime glory, or glowing against the backdrop of a twilight sky, Cars Land is definitely ready for its close-up!

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Evan on May 31st, 2012 at 4:12 pm

What are the range of mountains in Carsland called? The Cadillac Range? Like in the movie?


brett from CA on May 31st, 2012 at 4:24 pm

will they play sha boom song in carsland ?


Fred from CA on May 31st, 2012 at 5:18 pm

I am so impressed at how beautiful Cars Land came out.

It IS Radiator Springs!

I loved how the town looked in the film, and I’m so glad that WDI was able to re-create it in real life.


Donald on May 31st, 2012 at 6:28 pm

I live just off Huntington Drive in Monrovia, CA, which was part of the old Route 66, so I drive part of Route 66 every day. I’m counting down the days, minutes and seconds until I can experience the Cars Land Route 66 finally, after watching it being built these last few years.


A on June 1st, 2012 at 2:03 am

Probably sounds strange, but I think I’m most excited to just relax and look at the detail. That’s the big thing, for me, that sets Disney Parks apart: you can fill an entire day just relaxing.


Mary from WI on June 1st, 2012 at 12:29 pm

This looks super cool! I just wish they would duuplicate this in WDW.


Christopher from CA on June 1st, 2012 at 1:58 pm

This looks cool; however, I know that there are no trees in the movies and this poses an interesting question.

What is being done to keep the area from becoming overheated and to provide shade for people?


Paul Hiffmeyer on June 1st, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Actually, more than 450 trees have been planted in Cars Land. You can find out more here:


Zachary on June 5th, 2012 at 10:16 am

I’m not a huge fan of Cars, but Cars Land looks awesome! The ability to take the scene from the movie and recreate it so faithfully in the real world is fantastic – keep up the phenomenal job, imagineers! It truly is a work of art! I want to see more photos of the “mountains” in the background, especially since I live in the town that hosts Cadillac Ranch, the inspiration for the range.


Allan on June 5th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

Kudos to Imagineer Chuck M., my uncle, for all of his contributions to this wonderful attraction! We enjoyed being his guests at Saturday’s special event. Look for his initials and birthday on the license plate of one of the yellow cars (C0626M) on the Radiator Spring Racers ride.