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My Yard Goes Disney: Creating Cars Land

Tony Shepherd

by , Producer, Broadcast Marketing

Have you visited Cars Land yet? I was so honored to be able to take the Richesons, the family you’ll meet tonight in HGTV’s “My Yard Goes Disney”, to Disney California Adventure park for the grand opening!

Mom is the only lady amongst this amazing, energetic family. The rest are ALL boys! There’s Dad, Daniel, along with sons, Issac and Caleb, and more on the way; about-to-be-born twin boys are just days away! And they LOVE Lightning McQueen, Tow Mater, Sally, and everything else “Cars”!

The Richesons Family Gets a Backyard Makeover Inspired by Cars Land on HGTV’s'My Yard Goes Disney'

Using inspiration from the simply incredible, brand new land at the Disneyland Resort, the HGTV Designers re-created a mini Radiator Springs for this lucky family! You’ll see their very own Tower of Tires, right outside their Luigi’s Casa Della Tires. And the exciting “E-Ticket” Attraction, Radiator Springs Racers, inspired a pretty cool backyard race track of its own!

Another amazing feature of this yard – one-of-a-kind billboards! As you probably know, the “Cars” films drew inspiration from the legendary Route 66, which was known for many things, of course, amongst them, their famous billboards! When you visit Cars Land, you’ll see some very unique (and clever) ones… so the HGTV designers created an array of signs that tell this family’s story in an extraordinary way! Check them out!

If you haven’t had a chance to get out to the resort to see the latest jewel of the Disneyland Resort expansion, take a great, close-up look on “My Yard Goes Disney” tonight at 5:30 p.m. on HGTV.

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  • We forgot to record this episode. When will it air again? Thanks!(ps. if my kids had their choice, they would want an Expedition Everest themed backyard!) 🙂

  • I would like my yard to be animal kingdom themed.

  • This was such a great episode! This show always makes me jealous. If I could do a backyard, I would do World Showcase Lagoon for me 🙂

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