The five-year expansion is complete, and Disney California Adventure park is officially reopened! Now that Disneyland Resort guests are enjoying Cars Land, let’s hear from some of the people who made it possible: the Imagineers.
Kathy Mangum – Executive Producer and Vice President, Walt Disney Imagineering
How does Cars Land connect with guests at Disney California Adventure park?
The magic of our parks is we take you to places you can’t otherwise go to … What Disney does so well is immerse guests in experiences, and that’s what Cars Land does. As you walk down the street and you walk towards the mountain the real world goes away, and Cars Land reaches out and hugs you. You are surrounded by Radiator Springs and you are in the middle of a movie.
Kevin Rafferty – Senior Concept Writer and Director, Walt Disney Imagineering
Why are you excited for guests to experience the Radiator Springs Racers attraction in Cars Land?
Radiator Springs Racers is going to be one of the greatest attractions Disney has ever designed and built. A great attraction takes you somewhere – it takes you to another place, and that’s what Radiator Springs Racers does.
What would you like guests to take away from their visits to Cars Land?
When our guests step into this land and they see the spectacle and the panorama of the landscape, I want them to feel like this is the greatest road trip they’ve ever been on.
Check back next week for a Q&A with Lisa Girolami, Ray Spencer and Coulter Winn – the lead Imagineers on Buena Vista Street.
Read more about Cars Land at Disney California Adventure park in the posts below: