Anaheim, CA, USA /PRNewswire/ — The characters, fun and excitement of Cars Land are racing to Pasadena Jan. 1 as the town of Radiator Springs is transformed into a float for the 124th Rose Parade. The Disneyland Resort entry in the 2013 Rose Parade brings to life the whimsical magic of Cars Land for a worldwide television audience, as the Happiest Place on Earth Just Gets Happier.
Cars Land, a new land in the expanded Disney California Adventure Park, was inspired by the Disney●Pixar animated motion picture “Cars.” Lightning McQueen, Sally and other “Cars” stars are featured on the float, along with a floral replica of the Cars Land attraction that has been a big hit with park guests — Radiator Springs Racers.
The parade steps off at 8 a.m. (PST) Tuesday, Jan. 1, in Pasadena, with the theme “Oh the Places You’ll Go.”
The Disney float, dubbed “Destination: Cars Land,” showcases the landmarks of Cars Land in a colorful re-creation of the roadside town of Radiator Springs. Shaped like the state of California, the 125-foot long float features flowing water, smoke-puffing baby tractors and 45 animated parts, including replicas of Lightning McQueen and Sally as they relive their fun-spirited road race from the first “Cars” movie. Mater, the tow truck, follows along behind the float.
Cars Land opened in June, 2012, capping a five-year expansion that added new fun and excitement to Disney California Adventure Park. Guests are enjoying a spectacular holidays makeover of Cars Land now through Jan. 6, 2013, as the Disneyland Resort just gets merrier for the season. Beloved holiday traditions at Disneyland Park include “A Christmas Fantasy” parade, fireworks over Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castleand snowfall on Main Street, U.S.A.
What to Look for on “Destination: Cars Land”
The “Destination: Cars Land” float features many of the places and popular characters guests find at Cars Land.
Disney Celebrates 75-Year Relationship with Tournament of Roses
The appearance of “Destination: Cars Land” in the 2013 Rose Parade marks the continuation of a 75-year tradition of Disney involvement with the Tournament of Roses in Pasadena.
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The Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney California Adventure Park – plus three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, comprised of unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The Resort’s hotels are the luxurious, 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which also features 50 two-bedroom equivalent DVC units; the magical, newly renovated, 969-room Disneyland Hotel – both AAA Four Diamond properties – and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel with its “day-at-the-beach” fun. For information on attractions and vacations at Disneyland Resort, visit www.disneyland.com, call (866) 43-DISNEY or contact local travel agents.
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