Sixty-Six Readers Take a Spin at the Disney Parks Blog Cars Land Meet-Up

Erin Glover

by , Director, Publicity, Walt Disney Animation Studios

Sixty-Six Readers Take a Spin at the Disney Parks Blog Cars Land Meet-Up

Yesterday, 66 Disney Parks Blog readers got to go “behind the wall” at our Cars Land Meet-Up! Before starting their cruise down Route 66, they paused with Imagineers Kathy Mangum and Kevin Rafferty, Sr., for a group photo. The photo is available for download right now on the Disney Parks Blog Facebook page!

Sixty-Six Readers Take a Spin at the Disney Parks Blog Cars Land Meet-Up

From the overlook at Radiator Springs Racers, the group started their engines for tours hosted by Kathy and Kevin. The tours took them to Luigi’s Flying Tires, Ramone’s House of Body Art, Sarge’s Surplus Hut, Fillmore’s Taste-In and more.

Sixty-Six Readers Take a Spin at the Disney Parks Blog Cars Land Meet-Up

The group had the chance to go inside Flo’s V8 Cafe to check out this new dining location. They were treated to all the details from Kathy and Kevin, learning more about Flo’s delectable diner and the Motorama Girl herself.

Sixty-Six Readers Take a Spin at the Disney Parks Blog Cars Land Meet-Up

Finally, the tour ended with a special treat – a “dance” on Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree! With Mater calling the moves, fans spun and twisted to the music.

If you didn’t get to join us at the Disney Parks Blog Cars Land Meet-Up, check out Cars Land for yourself when it opens June 15 at Disney California Adventure park! And keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for more meet-ups to come.


Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog and follow @Disneyland on Twitter for the latest on the expansion of Disney California Adventure park. While you’re on Twitter, join in the conversation by using the hashtags #CarsLand, #BuenaVistaStreet and #JustGotHappier.


  • Sooooo jealous. Saw the post about the meet up only days before we left for our trip. We have annual passes so we’ll be back but man if I wasn’t itching to get behind those construction walls.

  • Can’t wait! My husband and I are taking a CARs inspired Road Trip from Michigan to Anaheim this July just to see Disneyland, DCA and especially CARs land! We are from the Motor City so of course we are looking forward to all of the CARs areas! I am just counting the days!

  • Looks like they had a great time! 66 guests on Route 66, what a great idea! I can’t wait to see it for myself as well!

  • Corrine could you share with us how it was that you came to be one of the chosen ones? I would have loved to have been invited, but I will be there on the 10th and I can’t wait to see it all in person.

  • I was one of the lucky few able to participate in the meet up and it was so wonderful! The pictures just don’t convey how big and beautiful the mountains are! Thank you to everyone who worked to make the event happen.

    • We’re happy you were there, Corrine!

  • Can’t wait to see Cars Land! My wife and I are taking her brother and two other friends and driving down in September all the way from Redding. We added an extra day to our trip because were expecting to spend a lot more time in California Adventure because of Cars Land.

  • Wow! That sounds so fun! How did they choose who got to go? I’m bummed I missed it I would have loved to go! Glad everyone had fun! I can’t wait to check it out!!

  • What a treat! I’m glad Disney is offering guests these opportunities to enjoy the park. Good going, Erin 🙂

  • We were fortunate enough to be chosen to participate in this Meet Up and what a treat it was. The scenery on Radiator Springs Racers alone will be worth the trip. I can’t wait to ride this when it opens. Thank you to Erin and the entire Disney Parks Blog staff for an excellent event.

    • Thanks for joining us, Brian!

  • we had such a great time! thank you so much for the awesome tour and fun goodies!

    • Glad you enjoyed the meet-up, Jenny!

  • Looks like everyone had a great time. 🙂

    I wasn’t able to be there but I’m not too sad, I’m going to the AP/D23 event on June 9th.

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