Ka-chow! Six Ways to Race Alongside Lightning McQueen at Disneyland Resort

Michael Ramirez

by , Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort

Calling all hotrods! On September 5 (9/5), take a pit stop at Cars Land in Disney California Adventure park. The number “95” is special in Cars Land – it’s Lightning’s famous race number! What better way to celebrate this speeding legend from Pixar’s Cars films by experiencing all-things Lightning McQueen today and every day at the Disneyland Resort! Here are six ways to zoom around the resort:

Family with Lightning McQueen

1. Enjoy a celebrity encounter: There is so much to see in the iconic town of Radiator Springs, especially Lightning McQueen himself! While you’re there, make sure you see the star of the hour as he poses with fans for photos in front of the Cozy Cone Motel throughout the day. Starting tomorrow, he’ll be in his “car-stume” for Halloween Time!

Radiator Springs Racers

2. Switch into high gear with Radiator Springs Racers: No rookies here! Travelers to Route 66 can celebrate the speeder by taking on this high-octane attraction through the Ornament Valley. Go for the gold as you take on the race track!

Lightning McQueen apparel

3. Win first place with your celebration outfit: Take the lead from Lightning McQueen with a signature tee. Zoom over to find apparel at Ramone’s House of Body Art and Radiator Springs Curios.

Race Around Radiator Springs Playset

4. Take home the glory with your own slice of Radiator Springs: Kids, practice your racing skills with this Race Around Radiator Springs Playset! This figure 8 track features familiar iconic movie locations you can also visit in Cars Land! Find this playset and more at Sarge’s Surplus Hut and Ramone’s House of Body Art.

Lightning McQueen’s very own popcorn bucket

5. Fuel up with sweet victory food items: Like all cars, even fans need to fuel up after a long day of racing! Pick up Lightning McQueen’s very own popcorn bucket, perfect for sharing with other racers. 

After some popcorn, take time to enjoy all the other fabulous bites around Radiator Springs, with pit stops at Cozy Cone Motel, Flo’s V8 Café, Fillmore’s Taste-In and Ramone’s Serv-Ice Station!

Lightning McQueen’s gondola on Pixar Pal-A-Round

6. Hop aboard Lightning McQueen’s gondola on Pixar Pal-A-Round: After visiting Cars Land, mosey on down to the neighborhoods of Pixar Pier and climb aboard Lightning McQueen and Mater’s gondola. Soar to new heights as honorary race car stars!

So, there you go, champ! Get ready…set…and GO head over to Disney California Adventure park in celebration of Lightning McQueen on 9/5!