5 Days til Disneyland – Radiator Springs Racers!

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Radiator Springs Racers — three simple words, one incredible attraction! This brand new attraction in Cars Land at Disney’s California Adventure park is the hottest thing since sliced bread!  Jump in a car and see who is going to win the big race!  This is our selection for Day 5 in our countdown to Disneyland!

However, Radiator Springs Racers isn’t just about racing!  Before you even get to the great conclusion with the race, you’ll learn more about the town itself, with looks of Stanley’s Oasis, Ornament Valley, and Radiator Springs.  Don’t forget your camera!  You’ll surely want it to take pictures of the Radiator Falls waterfall!

I don’t know about you, but Radiator Springs Racers has been on my radar to experience for a long time, and I can’t wait to try this attraction out multiple times.  What is your favorite part about Radiator Springs Racers? Why not leave a comment and let me know, and thanks!

What I’m looking forward to most at Disneyland


World of Color and Mickey’s Fun Wheel

Hi everybody! It’s me, Sophie! I’m sorry I haven’t been here in a while, I lost track. Anyway, I’ve got some great news!:D  On June 20th my family and I will be going to Disneyland for the 1st time in our lives!!!!! So, I’ve written  a blog post about what I’m looking forward to the most at Disneyland.

Well, here it goes. What I’m looking forward to the most at Disneyland is the fun of being there for the first time in my life. There are some things at Disneyland that are original,  that only Disneyland has like “Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin” and Mickey and Minnie’s actual home town, not just their vacation homes. Besides there is a bunch more like “Cars Land” and “Critter Country” and stuff like that. Then there is “Buena Vista Street”. The statue of Walt Disney and that famous mouse has Mr. Disney’s story about how he found himself destined to make Disneyland and WDW. It’s so interesting to me.

Then there’s “Paradise Pier” which, in my opinion, should be called “the land of non-stop summer”… or at the very least nicknamed. Of course there is Sleeping Beauty Castle. It is one of my top missions to watch the fireworks go off from  behind the castle in the best place possible! Then there is the World of Color, the most beautiful scene in California (click the link to see the premier party video for World of Color). I think it would be cool to see it from Mickey’s Fun Wheel too. It would look so pretty from above. It looks beautiful in the picture above and that’s from a side view!  Well I hope you liked it.

Oh!  I almost forgot, think about what YOU would look forward to the most if you were to go to Disneyland.  When you have an answer, leave me a comment at the bottom of this post, and I’ll write about the best ones! :D

15 Days til Disneyland – Radiator Springs Curios!

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Image ©Disney Parks

The Radiator Springs Curios is a gift shop located in Cars Land at Disney’s California Adventure, and is our selection for Day 15 in our countdown to Disneyland series!.  As you all know, the store is owned by Lizzie in the movie Cars, and is a great little curio store — both in the movie and in real life!  This may be a place to get some great souvenirs, so we’ll be taking a look at it!

Have you ever bought anything at Radiator Springs Curios?  If so, let me know, and let me know also what you thought of the pricing!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a Disney Day!

16 Days til Disneyland – Cozy Cone Motel!

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As we get closer to the day we leave for our trip, we start running into more and more things that are reflective of the areas that we have a lot of interest in.  Today, for Day 16 in our countdown to Disneyland series, we are taking a look at the Cozy Cone Motel which, while not a motel like in the movie, still has plenty for us to enjoy — namely, some delicious ice cream!

The unique backstory behind Cars Land is that the Radiator Springs Racers is the next big race, and it has come to Radiator Springs!  As a result of the big race, Sally has converted the Motel into an eatery, featuring everything that you would find that comes in a cone, such as ice cream, chili “cone” queso, “route” beer floats, and even popcorn served in a cone!

This uniquely themed area will be a stopping point for us during our trip.  Is it a stopping point for you as well?

18 Days til Disneyland – Cars Land!

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Image ©Disney Parks

At day 18 in our countdown to Disneyland, today we are taking a look at perhaps one of the biggest series of attractions that Disney has ever added to one of it’s parks: Cars Land!

Located at Disney’s California Adventure park, Cars Land is totally based on the majestic scenery of the hit movie Cars, which my daughter Sophie reviewed for me back on July 31st, 2011.

Cars Land has something for everyone — and I have been told that my first experience of Cars Land has to be at night, when the land truly evokes a magical experience that only Disney can create.  Some of the things that you can experience at Cars Land include the following (in no particular order):

I am extremely excited to see all that Cars Land has to offer.  Places like Fillmore’s, Sarge’s, the Cozy Cone Motel, Flo’s V8 Cafe, Radiator Springs Curios, and Ramone’s offer food or souvenirs, but it still excites me to see how all of these have been inspired by the movie Cars, and to experience all of this.  To me, it just feels like this new land has so much more to experience then you find in other lands.  Maybe it’s just me, but that’s how it feels.  Tell me please, if you’ve seen it, what do you think of it?  Let me know in the comments, and thanks!