Things You Might Not Know About Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park

Erin Glover

by , Director, Publicity, Walt Disney Animation Studios

Ornament Valley in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park

Cars Land is officially open and welcoming guests each day at Disney California Adventure park. At 12 acres, this immersive addition to the park really makes you feel like you’ve driven down Route 66 and straight into Ornament Valley. Here are some things you might not know about Cars Land:

  • At more than 280,000 square feet of rockwork, the Ornament Valley mountain range is the largest rockwork created in a domestic Disney theme park.
  • Every year, each Radiator Springs Racers ride vehicle will travel approximately 36,000 miles – that’s equivalent to more than 14 trips down the original Route 66.
  • The section of Route 66 in Cars Land is approximately 525 feet long and 23 feet wide.
  • Guests float on a bed of air created by 6,714 air vents at Luigi’s Flying Tires.
  • None of the 22 tractors in Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree are the same – each has a distinctive look and personality.

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  • Indeed, California Adventure finally feels “Disney”. Cars Land and Buena Vista Street are beautiful.

  • definitely cant wait to see what cars land will look like around holiday times!

  • California Adventure has really improved recently, so I am super excited to see this new addition–my girlfriend and I really love the World of Color show there and plan to go see it every year on Valentines Day. It is always exciting to hear about Disney’s plans for expansion. Maybe someday there will be something Great Mouse Detective themed at Disneyland? 😉

    I only wish Disneyland had some more affordable entrance options for students as its increasing prices are quite a big turn off when you have little to no income

  • I just noticed that the tractors at Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree all had distinctive looks (or, at least, I noticed a few of them looked different…now, I’m going to have to investigate further). So, here’s a question…do they have individual names? 🙂

  • Just finished a week at the Park with friends to celebrate the 57th anniversary. We got to spend a lot of time in Cars Land and were BLOWN AWAY by the beauty of the setting. By chance we entered the first evening through the Rock Arch that is behind Pacific Wharf food court and were literally mesmerized by the scene. My wife and I looked at each other and agreed that the Imagineers had out done themselves! Our Thanks to the team of designers, artists, and skilled trades people that have helped create another Disney Icon!

    Arizona Mike

    PS: The new rides aren’t bad either!!

    • I agree, Mike. Through the arch, from Pacific Wharf, is my favorite way to enter Cars Land – especially after sunset!

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