|Posted by Moviefan12 on June 25, 2012 at 6:50 AM|
Man, this land looks so cool. Sorry, I should clarify. If you've been following DCA, you know that they have a new land. Cars Land based on Disney and Pixar's Cars. I've been waiting for Cars Land for the longest time and just to see Radiator Springs come to life is amazing. It literally looks as though you can walk into the world of Cars. I'll be doing side by side comparisons of the real locations and the film locations. I mean just take a look at Flo's V8 Cafe.
To me it looks as though they just took it out of the film and plopped it in California. Now they kept the restaurant theme with it serving American cuisine and to me that's a nice touch. This is what I want with Cars Land, the feeling that your actually in Radiator Springs. Now the next eatery, I'm talking about kind of confuses me that they decided to make it an eatery but I see why they chose to include it.
Now while I do appreciate the inclusion of Cozy Cone, it seems odd to turn it into a food stand. Now I know a motel wouldn't have worked but I don't know it just seems like an odd change. I'm happy it's there but I just can't help but shake the feeling that this shouldn't be a food stand. I don't know what else you could make it. I don't think a gift shop would've worked. Maybe a meet and greet with Sally but they probably do that already. So a food stand, it is. Now if you want something a little more organic, there is Fillmore's Taste-In.
Now this I can buy because it fits the theme of what it was in the film and fits the character of Fillmore perfectly. Now this one gives me a feeling of a Farmer's Market and again, it works so well. Now of course there are gift shops based on the shops from Radiator Springs such as Ramone's House of Body of Art, Sarge's Surplus Hut, & the Curios shop
Now there is also a statue of Stanley here as well. Which I really like.
Now of course, the big draw for a new Land are the rides. And as of right now, there are only three rides but it's still a young land. The first one is Mater's Junkyard Jamboree
Now from what I've seen this ride is basically a variation of teacups but in your baby tractors. Yes, just go with it while Mater serenades the guests. Now while that's cool, I like that in the queue line, there are references to the Cars Toon such as a sign from Mater The Greater. Now the other rides are Luigi's Flying Tires and I'll get to the other one in a bit.
One little detail that I love is that the tires are white wall and if you know Luigi, he uses white wall. Now this ride share similarities with an older Disneyland ride, the Flying Saucers.
The entrance for the ride is of course the Casa Della Tires.
Now the biggest draw in terms of rides is Radiator Springs Racers, which can be summed up as a Cars version of Test Track.
I won't spoil this ride too much but I will say that I do like how you go through different scenes from the first film and Doc Hudson is there to guide you along.
At the end of the day, I'm excited for Cars Land and I hope it does well and I know it'll be a while before I get to see it person but from everything that I've seen so far from the conception to realization, I've been ecstatic about this land. I've made it no secret that I love Cars and to have something like this is just pure awesome. I just hope that they don't try to put anything from the sequel in here because I don't think it's needed nor would it work. Peace!