Today was a very special day for The Jet-Set Family. Jet-Set Dad, Jet-Set Tot and myself ventured where many, many Disney fans have been anxiously awaiting to go for a very long time… Cars Land at Disney California Adventure® Park. The official Grand Opening of Cars Land and the re-opening of Buena Vista Street isn’t until this Friday, June 15th, 2012; however today we had the pleasure of spending time behind the tall construction walls. You know, the same ones that decorated the entrance of Disney California Adventure Park with those beautiful vintage murals, historical paintings and inspirational quotes that kept us all out for what seemed like an eternity!!! Yep, those ones.
Cars Land is absolutely surreal. And the best part? No one was there! These are not stock photos, you can visibly see in our The Jet-Set Family shots that the park was clear of crowds! Now THIS my friends is Jet-Set Family VIP style!
It is as though you’ve been dropped right smack in the middle of Disney·Pixar Cars movie. As we walked through the gates, Jet-Set Tot and myself both loudly gasped and in unison said, “Woooowwww!” I really couldn’t believe the what I was seeing. It is quite astonishing how immediately you feel as though you have been transported inside a larger than life exact replica of Radiator Springs. I was pretty starstruck to be that up-close and personal with Lighting McQueen and my favorite, Mater. It was really amazing.
And make sure you stay until the sun goes down and the moon rises because the streets of Radiator Springs will blow your mind. With music in the air and the place completely glowing in bright neon – it’s like new car smell for your eyes!!
Today was a day for celebration where The Jet-Set Family was able to hop on all the rides, take laps around the new attractions, and taste test the foods. From the moment you step inside Radiator Springs it is obvious that Disney did it again. In our wildest dreams I did not imagine Cars Land to be this wonderful. These huge changes exceeded all of my expectations and Disney once again, has achieved perfection.
If life is a highway, where do you want it to take you? To check out more of my photos from Cars Land, Buena Vista Street and Radiator Springs at Disney California Adventure, click HERE!
Nicole Standley a.k.a. Jet-Set Mom, is a social influencer + lifestylist covering luxury travel, fine-dining, fashion & pop culture for The Trend Tribe. Contributor for CBS LA, Lucky Magazine, Burke Williams Spa & Moonfrye.com, follow her latest travels and escapades on Instagram, Google+ and Twitter.