Get your kicks on Route 66! If you're going hard enough left on those dusty desert tracks, you'll find yourself turning right...
Opened alongside Crush's Coaster in June 2007, this attraction is entirely unique to the park and the first to be based on Pixar's 2006 animated film Cars, which features an elaborate automobile-inhabited Route 66 town named Radiator Springs. Thanks to Disney magic, you're stepping into it right now...
With the film a huge hit amongst younger children and particularly boys, selling endless die-cast models and other merchandise, this unintimidating ride will be a dream come true for its fans, mixing all the clever car-themed locations of the town into a surprisingly small footprint with effortless style and art direction.
Even compared to its nearest cousin at the resort, Mad Hatter's Tea Cups, this is a lavish and well thought-out treatment for a "simple" spinning ride. However, beneath the façades at the back of the queue, the industrial, bare-bones style of the construction — with visible wires and unhidden speakers — will likely prevent this from becoming a similar classic.
Don't be put off, though — even for adults, this is a wildly fun attraction, filled with knowing nods to the film and its motor-crazed style and presenting a unique interchanging-turntable ride which puts the wind in your hair and big American smile right across your face.
Sit behind the wheel of a rookie racer in a near-miss, figure-8 desert spin-out across two turntables.
9th June 2007
1 minute 30 seconds
Up to 4 Guests per car,
Details from the film include a faithful replica of the Casa Della Tires storefront complete with Luigi and Guido ready to welcome travellers