Archive for June, 2012
As you may know, my family and I were fortunate to obtain tickets for the Annual Passholders preview, It took place on June 10, 2012. Our tickets were for the 6:00 p.m. entrance into the park, and was to be topped off with a special showing of the Word Of Color.
We left early that morning, and arrived around 3:30 that afternoon, after checking in at our Hotel, we quickly made our way to the Parks to claim our wrist bands for our long awaited entrance to the newest area of the Disneyland Resort, “Cars Land”.
We first entered the main gate, and made our walk through Buena Vista Street,and I’ll say that was a first in a long time, to enter Disney California Adventure Park and not be routed around to the back door to get inside. You can read more about my thoughts on Buena Vista Street here.
When our entry time of 6:00 came along we made our way over to the Wharf area to be able to enter through the stone arch at the back side of Radiator Springs.
Click the link to see a little more one Radiator Springs Racers
The first glance was stunning to say the least. To be able to look in any direction, and not have your view interrupted with a fence, was a treat. The scale of the work that was done to create this Cars Land was finally able to be comprehended.
Yes I had peeked over the fences before, I had even seen photographs taken from the top of the Mickey Wheel. And even watched every Disney media release put out, But you can never grasp the size of this place till you put yourself right in the middle of it.
Disney Imagineers left no stone unturned.
Cars Land is big and beautiful! It’s immersive! It’s incredible!
Being a ticketed event the crowds were not so large to take away from the sight seeing.
Getting around was easy
I chose the 6:00 entry Into Cars Land for a very special reason, it would allow us to see this new land in day light and at nighttime, when all the neon lights came on. As dusk set in the lights came on, and once again transformed the area, transforming it into a beautiful oasis of light in the desert. Just look at the pictures, and see for yourself.
As the lights came on, not only did the town of Radiator Springs glow, so did the mountains.
But the town light up like Christmas.
Radiator Springs Racers is a fast ride , with great views and some laughs as well
Being the first ride I didn’t know what to expect, but I did expect great things. and Disney didn’t disappoint.
This is our photo from our first ride.
The queue is filled with things to entertain and involve the guest