Cars Land Glows, Night Time at Radiator Springs in Disney California Adventure

Written by Norman Gidney. Posted in Cars Land, Disney Parks, Disneyland Resort, In the Parks

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Published on June 10, 2012 at 11:03 pm with 2 Comments

Cars Land is certainly a visual feast.  The craftsmanship and design are pretty amazing.  They capture nicely the look and feel of a sleepy town along Route 66.  But as everyone knows, the American roadway is known for neon.  Bright tubes of light beacon weary travelers into the comfort of their restaurants, their hotels and inns.

Cars Land pays homage to these signs with loving detail and reverence.  And, while the new addition to Disney California Adventure is impressive, it truly shines at night.  Here we offer a look at some of the more beautiful uses of lighting and neon.

Enjoy!

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THE STREET
Every evening at about 8pm, the Shaboom Shaboom song plays evoking a scene from Cars in which the night life began in the sleepy little town.  Then, beginning at the courthouse, each store fronts lights flicker to life.

THE COURTHOUSE:
The area in front of the courthouse has several different little signs in front of the different storefronts.



RADIATOR SPRINGS RACERS
Just to  the right of the courthouse is the entrance to Radiator Springs Racers and the Fast Pass Distribution.


RAMONE’S 

LUIGI’S


COZY CONE MOTEL

 


FLO’S V8 CAFE:




SARGE’S SURPLUS HUT, FILLMORE’S TASTE-IN:


RADIATOR SPRINGS CURIOS

This concludes our nocturnal neon escapades for this week.  The passion and genuine love for the lost art of neon is abundantly apparent here.  We find this to be a wonderful showcase of expert design and encourage all who visit Radiator Springs to slow down and soak in the atmosphere after sun down.

Bob Gurr Luncheon and Book Signing Event – June 30th

One of our all time favorite Disney Imagineers is Bob Gurr, father of the Monorail, Autopia, Matterhorn, and just about every Disney attraction with wheels. He’s a true legend and an all around nice guy. And lucky for us, there is a limited opportunity for you to grab a copy of his new book and join him for lunch at the Anabella Hotel (just behind DCA and next to the Anaheim Convention Center) on June 30th.


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About Norman Gidney

Norman Gidney, also known as Fishbulb, produces and edits many of the articles on MiceChat. Tune in every Tuesday for the Orlando Parkhopper and every Friday for In The Parks. But you'll also find his photos in the Weekly Round Up, SAMLAND, and numerous other columns on the site.

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  1. Thanks if you go to the back of cozy cones and look into the little lobby room on the side of the counter you will see a bunch of cones and buzz lighyear is pooping out

  2. My daughter and I went on the racers ride on 6/01/12. It has to be one of the best rides at Disneyland/California Adventure. You will love it.