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Summer in Orange County – Cars Land!

Summer in Orange County – Disneyland and Cars Land!

Now what would summer in Orange County be without a family trip to Disneyland Resort? A favorite of locals with annual passes wanting a dose of Disney during hot summer nights in Orange County, Disneyland Resort is, of course, a dream destination for children and families around the world. Being SoCal locals, there really is nothing that defines summer in Orange County more than the influx of ready-to-be-Disneyfied visitors that flock to Anaheim, CA between May and August each year. We are so lucky to have it in our back yard and to be able to share it with so many people! This year your Orange County summer trip to Disneyland Resort also offers you a brand new attraction – Cars Land.

Based on the Pixar animated soon-to-be-classic Cars, Cars Land is located in Disney California Adventure Park and features three main attractions. The first is Radiator Springs Racers, a six person car race between competing vehicles taking you around hair pin turns and down steep hills. Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree, the second big attraction, is themed on Mater’s Junkyard as well as the fields with baby tractors from the first Cars film. Visitors climb into vehicles that move and groove in glorious fashion to the music playing. It has been described as similar to the Mad Tea Party at Disneyland without the dizziness inducing spinning. The third and final main attraction for Cars Land is Luigi’s Flying Tires, which takes its cue from an original Disneyland attraction, Flying Saucers. Guests will glide back and forth around the ride area on a cloud of air, somewhat like pucks on an air hockey table! Talk about inventive!

Cars Land was opened to the public on June 15th of this year, so gather up the family and head out for some summer fun in Orange County. Lines are sure to be long for a new Disney “Land” so you should also be prepared to get to know your fellow queue mates very well during the 3-5 hour wait!

Summer in Orange County – A Trip to Cars Land Coupled with a Stay at Ayres Hotel Anaheim or Ayres Inn Orange

The perfect complement to your Disneyland adventure this summer in Orange County is most definitely a stay at either Ayres Hotel Anaheim or Ayres Inn Orange. Both are #1 hotels in their respective areas on TripAdvisor and offer a host of amenities that will make your family trip to Disneyland comfortable and convenient. An affordable shuttle service to the park through Anaheim Resort Transit, friendly service, complimentary full American breakfast and parking, and superb accommodations mean all you have to worry about when you visit Cars Land and Disneyland Resort is having fun with the family!

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51 Responses to Summer in Orange County – Cars Land!

  1. Casey Miller Says:

    My family and I are most looking forward to racing around Cars Land in the Radiator Springs Racer ride! We’d love to have a soda and a snack at the Cozy Cone in Cars Land, and check out all the great souvenirs available at the new shops in Cars Land!

    June 27, 2012
  2. Helena McCombie Says:

    I can’t wait to experience Cars Land my next visit to Disney Land. First I want to try the Junkyard Jamboree in Cars Land, and then Radiator Springs Racers seem really fun. When I leave Cars Land, I will run to California Screamin because it is the BEST roller coaster!

    June 27, 2012
  3. HeatherToller Says:

    My family is most looking forward to racing thru Cars Land to ride the Radiator Springs Racers ! After riding around in Cars Land, we would soar on over to Soarin’ over California. We will tell everyone that the Ayres Hotels gave us tickets to experience the new Cars Land at Disney’s California Adventure!

    June 27, 2012
  4. Emily Davies Says:

    I am really looking forward to going on the Radiator Springs Racers ride in Cars Land. After looking in some of the new shops in Cars Land perhaps an ice cream from the Ghirardelli ice cream shop. Then it is back to Cars Land for Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree!

    June 27, 2012
  5. Amy Lee Duprey Says:

    I hear the wait for Radiator Springs Racers has been up to 8 hours in Cars Land, so I would get a fast pass. I would race over to Flo’s in Cars Land for a quick bite to eat. After leaving Cars Land, I would soar over to Soarin’ Over California.

    June 27, 2012
  6. Kathy Youmans Says:

    Can’t wait to race into Cars Land and go on the new Radiator Springs Racers ride. The kids and I would then race out of Cars Land to ride our favorite ride, Tower of Terror. We would end the day back in Cars Land enjoying a snack at the Cozy cone Motell. Thanks Ayres!!

    June 27, 2012
  7. Marlene Siems Says:

    I am looking forward to taking my two granddaughters to Cars Land to ride Radiator Springs Racers.
    Then I can wait to take them shopping in Cars Land to pick them up a stuffed Mater. After that we will eat somewhere great in Cars Land.

    June 27, 2012
  8. Melissa Davis Says:

    I am most looking forward to my sister being able to ride the Radiator Springs Racers. When I was about 10 and she was 6, we went to Disney World, she was too short to ride Test Track at Epcot in Florida and the Racers are very close to that ride. I look forward to riding those the most because I can’t wait for her to be able to ride a ride like the one I had so much fun on in Disney World. I can’t wait to share that with her.

    June 27, 2012
  9. Melissa Davis Says:

    I am most looking forward to my sister being able to ride the Radiator Springs Racers in Cars Land. When I was about 10 and she was 6, we went to Disney World, she was too short to ride Test Track at Epcot in Florida and the Racers in Cars Land are very close to that ride. I look forward to riding those the most because I can’t wait for her to be able to ride a ride like the one I had so much fun on in Disney World. I can’t wait to share that with her. Also, I love the movie Cars, so I can’t wait to see all the decorations and themed rides in Cars Land.

    June 27, 2012
  10. Michael James Says:

    Cars Land appears to offer a lot more than just rides. Sarge’s Surplus Hut will surely draw and keep my kids in Cars Land for the one of a kind souvernirs. After Cars Land, we always have to check into the Tower of Terror hotel for a quick stay.

    June 27, 2012
  11. Bobbi Scoville Says:

    I’ve got 3 grandchildren who can’t wait to ride the Radiator Springs Racers at Cars Land. But I should confess that Luigi’s Flying Tires in Cars Land brings back memories of Tomorrowland’s Flying Saucer ride for me. The best way to relax after a spending a super day at Dinsneyland Resort and exploring the great shops in Cars Land would be a perfect night rexlaxing at the Ayres Hotel.

    June 27, 2012
  12. annabelle turgano Says:

    my family is looking forward to visit Ayres hotel and go to disneyland and race through cars land to ride the radiator springs racers.
    after riding around in Cars land we would visit the rest of disneyland and of course ride radiator springs racers again. I would tell everyone our wonderful experience we had and our visit to Ayres.

    we enjoyed our stay at Ayres in the past. we would love to visit your hotel again


    June 27, 2012
  13. Lorna Says:

    My grandson loves the original Cars movie…so going to CARS LAND will be very exciting for him. He especially loves Mater, so we look forward to going to Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree and seeing Mater himself! After visiting CARS LAND, a ride on the Carousel in Disneyland is a must, since it is a family favorite–then we’ll head back over to California Adventure and take our time touring CARS LAND, enjoying Radiator Springs with all the fun places shown in the movie brought to life!

    June 27, 2012
  14. Anthony Breschi Says:

    My wife and I were so excited to hear about the addition of Cars Land. The first Cars Land attraction we would try out is sure to be Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree, as my 3 year old is a HUGE Mater fan! After we spend some time getting acquainted with Cars Land, we would make a bee line straight to Toy Story Mania!, dad’s personal favorite! The whole family is huge Disney Pixar fans! For anyone who hasn’t seen Brave yet, please do so. It’s a great movie and the kids will love it! Disney has done it again! :)

    June 27, 2012
  15. jeanette magana Says:

    I can’t wait to take my twin boys to carsland. The very first ride we would go on is the radiator prings racers. My sons hve seen it in the new carsland commercials and ask me to take them. Luigis flying tires would definalty be our next attraction. Besides going to carsland, we would also be very xcited about our stay in Ayres hotels. We go often to spend a day or two there, I still haven’t found any other hotel with the beds as comfortable as Ayres. It dosent matter if we stay at the Ayres right down the street from us, it Always feels like a relaxing vacation. Thanks Ayres for all your giveaways….and please choose my little family for this trip to carsland! :)

    June 27, 2012
  16. Chanel Reeder Says:

    I am so excited for the new opening of Cars Land at Disney’s California Adventure!!! The ride that I am looking forward to the most in Cars Land is Radiator Springs Racers (who doesn’t love a good racing ride??)! After the exhilarating rush of Radiator Springs Racers in Cars Land, I would rush over to the terrifying Tower of Terror knowing that after my dynamic Disney day, I would get to kick back, relax and get a good nights sleep at an amazingly awesome Ayres Hotel!!!

    June 27, 2012
  17. Tricia Porter Says:

    I am most looking forward to the new Cars Land attraction Luigi’s Flying Tires! My boyfriend’s name is Luis & we call him Luigi as a nickname & I work in the tire industry so it’s pretty much the perfect ride in Cars Land for me LOL! Since I haven’t been to Disneyland/California Adventure in many years, my next stop would be The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure. While snuggling in our clam shell, maybe this girl could get a smooch while hearing “Kiss the Girl”! :) I would end my Cars Land experience with the World of Color nighttime spectacular. After all, what girl doesn’t dream of a little magic in their lives!!!

    June 27, 2012
  18. Scott Asai Says:

    My wife and I can’t wait to visit Cars Land to try Radiator Springs Racers. We’ve watched video previews of Cars Land at the Blue Sky Preview Station. I’m looking forward to seeing Cars Land light up at night.

    June 27, 2012
  19. Brooke Says:

    We are hoping to visit Cars Land this summer! My 6 year old, Lucy, would love Radiator Springs ride and my 2 year old, Luke, would like Luigi’s Flying Tires at Cars Land. After visiting Cars Land we would also hit up King Triton’s Carousel…my kids love a carousel ride!

    June 27, 2012
  20. Ami M Says:

    The new Cars Land attraction I am most looking forward to is the Radiator Springs Racers Adventure! It looks a lot like the ride at Epcot. I would then immediately leave Cars Land and race over to Tower of Terror (my all time favorite ride)! The new Cars Land looks like so much fun and I would love to visit it sometime soon!!

    June 27, 2012
  21. Lauren P Says:

    This is my first time hearing about the new Cars Land. Luigi’s Flying Tires sounds like it would be my first pick in Cars Land because it’s unlike any other I’ve been on before. I guess I’m too young to remember the Flying Saucers ride. But after cruising around in Cars Land for a bit, I’d have to take to the skies and go on Soarin’ Over California! Maybe I could spot the Ayres Hotel from that height :P

    June 28, 2012
  22. Jared Says:

    Cars Land would be a great place to go because I loved the movie. At Cars Land, I would first hit up the Radiator Springs racers. After leaving Cars Land, I would check out some of the roller coasters!

    June 28, 2012
  23. Eric Carrillo Jr Says:

    I’ve been away at college for three years and when I go back home next month, I had plans to surprise my little sister with a Brother Sister trip to Disneyland & California Adventures. I’m excited to take her to the new “Cars Land” area that just opened; it would be great to experience the attraction Radiator Springs Racer in “Cars Land”. After a great race we would Zoom on over to get soaked on Grizzly River Run, Then head back over to “Cars Land” to grab a bite to eat at Flo’s V8 Café. This would definitely be a trip to remember. Thanks Ayres.

    June 28, 2012
  24. Kevin Low Says:

    The Cars Land attraction I’m most looking forward to is the Radiator Springs Racers: It’s like my favourite ride, Autopia, but much faster! Speaking of which, after Cars Land, we’d head to said-favourite ride, Autopia! Between Cars Land and Autopia, I’ll be able to enjoy the spirit of driving . . without the speeding tickets. ;)

    June 28, 2012
  25. Casey Infanzon Says:

    Cars Land! Cars Land! Cars Land! Haha, well there’s that bit out of the way. The attraction I’m most looking forward to is Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree. However, my favorite ride in the whole park is definitely Midway Mania! I’d wait for 2 hours to go on that ride if I had to! (as long as I had a churro to snack on of course)

    June 28, 2012
  26. Matt Cameron Says:

    I don’t know anything. Cars land cars land cars land. I like all rides but I really like the teacups ride best.

    June 28, 2012

    Our last visit to the park “Cars Land” was not complete yet. Looking forward to out next visit to the park and our first stop in “Cars Land” would be Radiator Springs Racers. After Leaving “Cars Land ” and the park back to your Beautiful Hotel for a nice relaxing stay.

    June 28, 2012
  28. Rosemary Says:

    I still need to actually watch Cars in order to fully appreciate Cars Land, and will definitely do that before my next trip. As it is, I don’t know a lot about Cars Land, but Luigi’s Flying Tires look like it could be a lot of fun! What I’m really hoping though, is that Cars Land will help direct some of the crowd over to California Adventure so I can dash over and ride Peter Pan’s Flight without having to stand in line too long.

    June 28, 2012
  29. Adrienne Peterson Says:

    The first ride I would go on in Cars Land is the Luigi’s Flying Tires. I think my daughter Hailey would love going on that with me! After I leave Cars Land I would head over to Ariel’s Undersea Adventure. I haven’t been to Disneyland for a few years so I’m excited to see the new Cars Land!

    June 28, 2012
  30. Patsy Corrales Says:

    I think that as soon as we arrived at Cars Land we would have to fill up at Filmores. After cruising Cars Land a bit, we would definitely head over to Radiator Springs Racers. This is what we are really looking forward to!! We couldn’t leave Cars Land without stopping at Ramone’s House of Body Art and check out the cool gear. After Cars Land we would head over to Buena Vista Street, hop on the trolley and do some more shopping!! A relaxing night at beautiful Ayers Hotel would be a sweet ending to a fun filled day!!!

    June 28, 2012
  31. Joseph Karas Says:

    I don’t know anything about Cars Land would I would LOVE to find out. I have not been to Disneyland in years and would LOVE to take my Grandkids to Cars Land.What a great bonding experience….My Grandkids…Disneyland….and…..CARS LAND!!!!!!!

    June 28, 2012
  32. Ian Cozens Says:

    My family and I are extremely excited about Cars Land. One of my son’s favorite moving growing up was Cars. The first ride we would run to in Cars Land would be Radiator Springs Racers, it looks like a lot of fun. After all the fun in Cars Land we would race over to Toy Story Midway Mania, it is our favorite.

    June 28, 2012
  33. Amy Casteel-Ferguson Says:

    I can’t wait to take my kids to the new Cars Land this summer. We all want a chance to ride the new Luigi’s Flying Tires ride in the new Cars Land, it is rumored to be a remake of the old Flying Saucers ride that was in Disneyland back in the 1950’s. We love the idea of spending time together at Cars Land and experienceing all that the new California Adventure Park has to offer, and also revisiting some of our favorites like California Screamin and Tower of Terror.

    June 28, 2012
  34. Grace Karas Says:

    When I was 17 years old I worked at Disneyland on the Story Book Land Ride, many many years ago, so I have a special place in my heart for the magic kingdom, though I rarely go anymore I would love to return to the place I loved to work! It has changed so much, I would love to experience Cars Land, and once again Cars Land, and finally before I leave the park, Cars Land once again!!!!!

    June 28, 2012
  35. Jenna Clark Says:

    I would love to win tickets to DIsneyland and California Adventure to go check out Cars Land! I watched the live stream of the Radiator Springs Racers ride at Cars Land when it opened and wished I could go on it! After leaving Cars Land, my family and I would go over to Disneyland for the Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean, they’re our favorites but we haven’t been able to go in years.

    June 28, 2012
  36. Karina M. Says:

    I would love to take my three year old and five year old for the first time this summer, they love the Cars movie and we’re excited about all the things we’ve seen from Cars Land. The first ride we would immediately run to in Cars Land would be Radiator Springs Racers, of course!! Then we would head to the Mater Junkyard Jamboree, my kids love how they overturn those little tractors in the movie and will be boyond themselves when they see them life size! Excited about all the new attractions in Cars Land and the rest of California Adventures. Thank you Ayres Hotels, later mater!!!

    June 28, 2012
  37. Cathy Paolozzi Says:

    Our family would love to experience the Radiator Springs Racers at Cars Land! After Cars Land, we would run over to Disneyland for the Peter Pan ride and Dumbo. Then back to Cars Land for more fun!!

    June 28, 2012
  38. Ashley T Says:

    I have never been to California Adventure and Cars Land sounds like it would throw you right into the movies. Where I live there aren’t any awesome theme parks close by so I would love to ride the roller coaster in Cars Land. I really enjoyed my last stay at an Ayres hotel, it was one of the best hotel experiences ever (breakfast was great too). I would love to stay at one of your great hotels again on my trip to Disney California Adventure and Cars Land! Thanks! :)

    June 28, 2012
  39. Tracie D Says:

    It’s been 12 years since I have been to Disneyland. The were just build the California Adventure Park when we we last there. Now they have opened Cars Land. The attraction in Cars Land I am most excited to see is Luigi’s Flying Tires. My 3 year old has just watched Cars for the first time, She love Mater. this will be her first trip and she is excited to meet Mater in Cars Land.

    June 29, 2012
  40. Deanna Stevens Says:

    I can’t wait to ride the Radiator Springs Racers in the Cars Land area. I think Cars Land sounds like a great place for NASCAR fans. Also, Cars Land has to be a great place for the kiddies!

    June 29, 2012
  41. Heather Rusche Says:

    It is about time a Cars Land was developed!!! I think seeing the whole Cars Land experience would be amazing as the movies are so innovative and fun! I would love to see the Cozy Cone and ride the Radiator Springs Racers in Cars Land, talk about fun!!! And to stay at an Ayres hotel too, what an amazing vacation indeed! Your hotels rock!

    June 29, 2012
  42. Debra Colman Says:

    As a Southern California native, Disneyland was a core part of my childhood. I love Disneyland and California Adventure and I am so exited about the opening of Cars Land. Radiator Rings Racer sounds like a fun ride in the new Cars Land. I am looking forward to planning my next trip to Disneyland. Cars Land . . . here I come!

    June 29, 2012
  43. Debbie Dowding Says:

    Upon arriving at Cars Land, I would put my driving skills to the test at Radiator Springs Racers. After winning my race in Cars Land I would take a break at Soaring Over California. I would then stop by the Tiki Room to pick up a dole float before racing back to Cars Land to defend my title!

    June 29, 2012
  44. Jeff C Says:

    We are looking forward to seeing Radiator Springs Racers in Cars Land. We are also looking forward to walking down Buena Vista Street to get to Cars Land and experiencing all the new sights, sounds tastes, and smells. Finally, after seeing everything there is to see in Cars Land, we’re sure to take the time to rush to Toy Story Midway Mania, California Screamin, and all the other wonderful attractions Disney California Adventure has to offer.

    June 29, 2012
  45. David W. Says:

    The Cars Land attraction we’re most excited for is Radiator Springs Racers, which looks like a lot of fun!! All of Cars Land looks AWESOME, and the Racers look super exciting! After Cars Land, we will “race” to Soarin’ Over California with the scent of fresh orange groves and pine trees, which is our favorite ride at California Adventure.

    June 29, 2012
  46. Janet Clark Says:

    I cannot wait to see all the new rides in Cars Land! The Radiator Springs Racers sound really fun. I would love to spend a day in Cars Land with my two girls. There is no better way to take all your cares away then going to Disneyland! After we went to every ride in Cars Land we would go over to Grizzly River Rapids and get totally soaked! That would make a perfect summer Disney day for me!

    June 29, 2012
  47. Brianna M Says:

    I am most excited to see the newly remodeled Disney’s California Adventures and walking my way down Buena Vista Street and then finally to Cars Land to actually see and experience it since I’ve only seen it with the beautiful mountain that sat behind it back in february. I have been dying to experience all there is to Cars Land including Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree, the Pickle Popcorn and Apple Pie with Cheese from Flo’s Dinner plus the special lighting ceremony that happens in Cars Land when all the building’s neon turns on. I have been wanting to go to Disneyland for my Birthday in July which happens to be Disneyland’s birthday too, but unfortunately things happened and I might not get to see the beauty of Cars Land for my birthday. Thanks for this chance to enter:)

    June 29, 2012
  48. Alisha Evans Says:

    My family would love to visit cars land! The ride I am most excited for in cars land is radiator springs! After visiting cars land we would have to hit California Screamin because I love roller coasters!

    June 29, 2012
  49. Kathy Brown Says:

    My family is almost all grown, however some of our favorite things to do is watch the Disney/Pixar movies, we will be at California Adventures and Disneyland in November, and the first thing we will go to is Cars Land, and in Cars Land we will go to Radiator Springs Racers, and then Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree in Cars Land, because we all just love Mater and the tractors of course being from Idaho. Then after leaving Cars Land we would rush over to the Tower of Terror because the last time we were there 4 years ago, we waited in line for 2 hours and never got to get in : (

    June 29, 2012
  50. Jane Says:

    It is awesome. I drove Radiator Springs Racers and more.

    March 18, 2013
  51. Julia Says:

    I have been to the Disneyland Resort last year and I enjoyed myself.

    March 26, 2013


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