Behind the construction walls of Cars Land at Disney California Adventure park, a photographer’s dream is waiting to be discovered. From the awe-inspiring rockwork to the whimsical traces of all the residents of Radiator Springs, there is so much to see (and shoot), that I thought it was time to share some of my favorite photos from this one-of-a-kind place.
When I saw the clouds this day, I knew I had to shoot Ornament Valley. Shooting this location is like being transported to another place.
You can already imagine cars zooming by Willy’s Butte!
The plant life in Cars Land is really amazing. It seems like there are as many photos to take as there are cactus in the valley.
Here is a slightly different angle on the entrance to Radiator Springs Racers that Kathy Mangum shared yesterday. This arch really invites you in to this incredible attraction, not to mention photo location.
Before we leave Cars Land, it seems only fitting to show the statue of Stanley, the founder of Radiator Springs. This location is surely going to be a popular one when Cars Land welcomes guests this summer.
I’ll be sharing more unique photos from “the cutest little town in Carburetor County,” so check back soon!
A truly beautiful land. My wife and here camera won’t want to leave. Security may have to drag her out bodily. Thanks for sharing this amazing tease.
the scenery looks amazing very pretty good job!!!
Only one word for these pictures (and this land); beautiful! 😀
Can’t wait to get some pictures of my own this summer!
so, so excited can’t wait for the opening!!
Beautiful photos. I can’t wait to get my new 14-24 f/2.8 out there!
OMG i cant wait for it thank you so much for showing us the photos
Imagineers, is there anything they can’t do?
I was on the fence about the color choise of the upper “fin” rockwork until now. From ground level it give a greater illusion of hight and distance. This is really amazing!
these pictures are amazing!oh by the way love stanley’s gold tooth.
admittedly, i am not a huge fan of the Cars franchise, but the theming here is superb and this land looks beautiful! well done imagineers and all involved! i hope to see it in person one day. maybe it will make a “Cars” fan out of me!
Disney perfection at its best!! I just read that Starbucks was coming to Disneyland and the 1st location was going to be in California Adventure. Yeh! Will it be near Cars land?
The Starbucks will be on Buena Vista Street inside the Fiddler, Fifer and Practical Café.
We can’t wait!!!! Thanks for the great pictures!!! And Thank You for having Starbucks in the park!!!
This looks wonderful! Thanks for the peek!
These are awsome. Cant wait. Glad to hear about Starbucks. I hate to say it but the coffee in the park is a little weak.
I love the picture with the focus on the cacti in the front! What camera was used for these pictures?
Thank you for your always amazing photography, Paul.
I live in Flagstaff (near Sedona, AZ) These mountains, shape and color are spot on with the real red rock mountains we have here. AMAZING!! Can’t wait to see it in person!
can’t wait for radiator springs racers!!!! 🙂