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Cars Race Rally

Designed for even the youngest of drivers, this crazy desert racing adventure features exciting twists and turns and plenty of close calls for the entire family.

The engine-roaring family fun begins when race fans arrive at Radiator Springs, a little town full of the friendliest folks on four wheels, eager to show off their community and its thriving businesses. First to greet daring drivers are Luigi and Guido, two of the stars from the film. This is the first time these “car-a-cters” have been created in three dimensions in a Disney Park.

As racers make their way to the track they’ll see Flo’s V-8 Café, Luigi’s Casa Della Tires, Ramone’s House of Body Art and the prized Piston Cup. Taking inspiration from the cars in the film, Imagineers and Pixar have created a new character especially for this attraction.  It took more than one-year to design and build the colourful ride vehicles. There are 12 vehicles in all, driving under the tutelage of two famous race coaches.

As racers “speed” toward the finish line on the crazy-spinning race track which resembles a figure eight, they’ll get more than driving advice from #95 Lighting McQueen and his rusty but trusty friend Mater.  The two seasoned veterans help coach drivers to toward victory lane.

About this Attraction

Location: Toon Studio

Type: Spinning vehicle ride

Duration: 1 minute 30 seconds

Ride Capacity: 12 cars, each seating 2 adults & 2 children

Fastpass: No

Best time to visit: Early morning or later in the day

Tips & Fun Facts

This is first Disney park attraction based on the Disney•Pixar film, Cars.
Guests will first see Luigi & Guido in front of the attraction. This is the first time these characters have been created in three-dimensions in a Disney Park.
The Piston Cup is on display in the middle of the rotunda, as guests enter. It is 25” high and 20” wide and gold plated.
Guest are immersed in Radiator Springs, created with dimensional movie sets that replicate the storefronts, shops, and neon signs of the little town off Route 66. They will see Flo’s V-8 Cafe, Luigi’s Casa Della Tires, and Ramone’s House of Body Art.
There are 12 ride vehicles (some red, some blue and some aqua), whose design is inspired by the automobiles in Cars. The vehicles represent a new character created specifically for this attraction with the help of the Disney•Pixar – Cars design team.
It took one year to design, sculpt and produce the Cars Race Rally ride vehicles.
The setting of the attraction is Radiator Springs, just after the end of the film, Cars.
A visitor’s center, sponsored by the Radiator Springs Chamber of Commerce has been set up to welcome travelers to Lightning McQueen’s Racing Headquarters and to show off the businesses and leading citizens of the town.
In English, Mater, the tow truck, says his name is “Mater, like ta-mater without the “ta”. In French, since his joke would not translate, he says his name is “Martin. Like Aston Martin without the Aston.
The music played during the Cars Quatre Roues Rallye is from two songs by Randy Newman featured in the film Cars – “Best Backward Driver” and “Doc Racing.” The songs were newly orchestrated for the ride by Jonathan Sacks.
Clips from over 15 songs associated with cars, traveling or road adventures are played in the queue area for the attraction, including three that were featured in the film Cars – “Real Gone” sung by Sheryl Crow, “Life Is A Highway” performed by Rascal Flatts, and “Route 66” sung by Chuck Berry.

Additional Information

Wheelchair users must transfer

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