The construction is coming along nicely for Disney’s California Adventure’s much needed improvement project. Now it’s not just the red rock wall of Radiator Springs Racers that can be seen from behind the walls. The main strip of Radiator Springs is visible too (if you’re standing by the entrance of the Blue Sky Cellar), and they even turn the lights on at night. Conveniently placed at the spot of said vantage point is a map of where everything will be in Cars Land when it’s finished.
The first attraction on the left when you enter Cars Land will be Mater's Junkyard Jamboree, which will be somewhat similar to the Tea Cups in Disneyland. The main difference is you won’t have the option to spin yourself 360 degrees.
They were testing it when I was there. It turns out Disney already posted video of the testing on their YouTube channel in December. I missed it. If you did too, check it out!
I snapped a few pics of the main strip, zooming in a little each time.
The strip at night.
In this shot we see also see the sign for Ramone’s, which is going to be a shop called “Ramone’s House of Body Art.”
Personally, I’m most looking forward to Radiator Springs Racers. At 6 acres it will be the largest attraction in the entire Disneyland Resort, as well as the most expensive Disney has ever built. For fans of Test Track in Epcot (like me), this ride will utilize the same technology. For those not crazy about Test Track, don't fret. RSR will have an actual story, as well as a race at the end with another car filled with guests, with random results each time.
Cars Land is scheduled to open Summer 2012.