We got to the park about 30-45 minutes after it opened and I was surprised that there was a huge line just to get a Fastpass for the Radiator Springs Racers ride. It is a great ride, but I was still surprised at this. When we walked by later, we saw that the Fastpasses were sold out by 10:30 or 11am! So, my advice to you if you want to be able to get on this ride, is to get there when the park opens and either get in line right away or get a Fastpass right away. It truly is a great ride, but since the wait times were from 90-120 minutes (yikes!), we didn't go on it. I felt bad for the kids because they didn't get to ride it, but hey - they'll just have to come back so we can go again. :) Here are some pictures of the ride.
Another new ride in the Cars Land area is Mater's Junkyard Jamboree. This ride is cute and fun! You sit in tractor trailers and you get pulled and whipped around in circles - it reminds of a fair ride. One of the best things about this ride is the spanish safety announcement which is made by Mater himself. It's hilarious hearing him speak in spanish!
|You can see here the round spots on the ground that the air is pumped out of.|
|This is my view while holding the beach ball - it's ginormous!|
Here are the two main characters that make appearances...
Another new area in California Adventure is Buena Vista Street. As soon as you walk through the gates into the park, you are in this new area. It's very nice - it was built to look like 1920s Los Angeles when Walt Disney first arrived there. I didn't get a lot of great pictures - it was pretty crowded - and I didn't get to spend much time there. I look forward to going back soon and getting more pictures and spending more time looking at the details.
So, all in all, I think the new Cars Land & Buena Vista street is just what California Adventure needed. They are a great improvement to the park. I've always thought that it needed more character based rides there and I think more people will enjoying going there now. I can't wait to go back and explore a bit more.
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