With smiles on their faces, er bumpers, test cars have begun racing around the track for Radiator Springs Racers, a major new attraction scheduled to open with the Cars Land addition to Disney’s California Adventure in 2012.
These cars resemble Lightning McQueen from the Disney/Pixar film Cars, complete with bright red color and glowing smile, but according to the official Disney Parks Blog, they are only part of “early ride system tests” and likely won’t be seen by most guests at the parks. However, the blog does admit that the sounds of revving engines from these cars may be heard in the park.
Radiator Springs Racers is based loosely off of the same ride system that is employed at Test Track in Epcot at Walt Disney World, though the Cars-based attraction should be much more thrilling when it pits two racing ride vehicles side-by-side for an exciting race to the finish.
Source: Disney Parks Blog