I just returned from my first visit to Disneyland since the opening of Cars' Land. A few observatons that I invite coment on.
First, my overall impression is great. One thing that struck me is how alive and active the land is. I hope Disney keeps this up, and not just for busy opening season. It never went that long without some kind of entertainment going on. This ended up creating an environment that seemed like a party to me. This translated to it just being fun to be there. We spend a lot of time just "cruising" the area, but we were having a blast the whole time. When they first announced they were building Cars' Land, I was not excited by this idea at all. Now it is my favorite part of DCA. I think a big part is the high energy of the area.
I'll also comment on a surprise about the Luigi Tire Ride Thing (or whatever it's called.) OK, I waited for an hour. I knew what I was doing, I knew what the ride was, and I decided to do it anyway. I'll say that it was not worth an hour wait. No surprise there. What did surprise me was the fact that it thoroughly entertained me. It was fun and I liked it. No, I won't wait an hour again, but hopefully the buzz will die down some, and the lines will get manageable, because I did enjoy it. I'll wait 10 or 15 minutes, but not 60.