The major part of a $1.1 billion face lift to this beloved Anaheim haunt, a place for kids of all ages that's taken five years to complete and living right next door to the Happiest Place on Earth (aka Disneyland) , this fresh new area that sits on 12 acres can't be missed. Indeed, there's a ton of neon and a bounty of over-the-top signage to point the way.
Upon arrival, expect a lot of imagination from the Disney imagineers, from a building embedded with antique engine oil bottles to a chandelier that's made from exhaust pipes. Yes, it's all about vehicles, and it's all larger than life.
To be sure, everything in this part of California Adventure is related to those people movers we all love to hate as residents of Southern California, up to and including Radiator Springs, the fictional town that sits along iconic Route 66. This is a place where racers run side-by-side through Cadillac Mountain Range to the finish line.
At Luigi's Flying Tires, takers lift off for a wild ride while at Mater's Junkyard Jamboree, an up-close-and-personal collision with a splashy salvage yard takes place.
Other attractions are fine places for fueling fantasy, including Flo's V8 Cafe and the Cozy Cone Motel.
Talk about life in the fun lane!
If you haven't joined the masses yet, rev up for the Disney Cars Land at California Adventure, a distinct experience that didn't crash its first weekend out. In fact, so far this new entry to the place where Mickey lives is a real smash.