"Radiator Springs" would be better than "Carsland", but it's still pretty much just as bad, because it's still making the entire land only about Cars. I've said it before and I'll say it again, it's absolutely ridiculous to theme any land after any one movie and it's also very creatively restricting, because any ride or attraction in the land can only be based on the movie Cars. And if they are going to make a land based off of only one movie, Cars, out of both Pixar and Disney movies, is no where near worthy enough to get it's own land!
And now the realization that Cars doesn't even take place in California is like the nail on the coffin! I mean... it started as "Disney's California Adventure", now it's really become "Pixar's California Adventure", and now with Carsland being something not even in California, they should probably just rename it "Pixar's Adventure".
It's ridiculous... I think they need to retheme the entire land, just keep the Cars ride which seems basically like a retheming of Test Track, and create other attractions showcasing all the varied history, culture, and landscape of the CALIFORNIA deserts.
Maybe we should create a petition and get enough people to sign it and send it to Disney to try to get them to retheme the land before they build it. Because honestly... just like after a few years people are sick of "A Bug's Land" and basically all agree it should go... it will be the same way with "Carsland".
Making any land after any one movie is a bad idea. It locks in the land into one specific thing... there are only so many things you could do with that. I mean, imagine if instead of "Fantasyland" Disney had made "Sleeping Beauty Land" or if instead of "Critter Country" they had made it "Winnie the Pooh Land". I mean, you can put a "Cars" ride in a desert themed land, but you can't put a "Palm Springs" or a "Death Valley" attraction in "Carsland".
It's just a bad idea in general, it's shameless promotion for the upcoming "Cars 2", and I guaranteed within 10-15 years after it's debut, Disney will end up retheming the land like they will hopefully soon be doing with "A Bug's Land", because hopefully they'll realize that they can't really put new things into Carsland, that the film doesn't even take place in California, and they'll realize that while 3 years after the debut of "Cars", it seems to still be sort of popular... 20 years out, "Cars" will definitely not have the same staying power, popularity, or special place in people's hearts as classics like Snow White, Dumbo, Pinocchio, Toy Story, or Peter Pan do.
I agree with you all the way...
We already have a Pixar Parade and I think that's enough. Why can themes be like Soarin'... a scenery of California and shares a history of flight on the queue.
Gee, people sure like to complain no matter what the case. Cars Land, Fun Wheel boardwalk, etc..
Some people do, sure. Then there are others who just like to have honest discussions about what Disney does right and wrong - and they'd much rather have something good to talk about than something bad. May I suggest either adopting that tactic or avoiding discussions that sort of discussion altogether? The results will be a lot more pleasant and productive than engaging in false blanket statements and unconvincing ad hominem arguments.
Besides...I can only speak for myself, but I've always been unafraid to point out that Cars Land promises to be an insanely beautiful, detailed, immersive Disney environment with an incredible flagship attraction. Similarly, I've repeatedly said that the new Victorian architecture in PP is a huge visual improvement over what it replaces. But if we're talking about the changes, why should I only bring up these factors, and neglect to mention Cars Land's issues with name and theme, or Paradise Pier's continuing lack of immersion in something other than a standard amusement park and the increasing confusion of its backstory? It's not about searching for things to whine about. It's about having a frank dialogue regarding what we think works and what we think doesn't work.
I see a major re-theme and re-naming in Cars Lands future.
I predict it will become the "Route 66" area it was intended to be within 10 years (That was the original idea right? Please correct me if I'm wrong).
I am biased though, I positively HATE that movie. I almost walked out but decided to get my 9 bucks worth and suffered through that monstrosity (I usually think Pixar films are top notch by the way).
I just don't see how they can perpetuate a single movie theme past a certain point. I think that the New E-ticket ride will always be Car's themed but the rest of the land will gradually lose the cars theme, at least I hope so.