Cars Land Wrap-Up: Celebrities and Disneyland executives share their thoughts as the red carpet leads to Radiator Springs

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Rounding out weeks of excitement surrounding Cars Land, Buena Vista Street, and the completion of the 5-year Disney California Adventure and Disneyland Resort enhancement project, today we take a trip back to the event that started all the hype as Disney rolled out the red carpet to Radiator Springs.

On the evening of June 13, 2012, celebrities and Disney executives posed for pictures and stopped for interviews during the the grand opening celebration of Cars Land. In attendance were celebrity voices from Pixar’s “Cars” films including Larry the Cable Guy, Bonnie Hunt, Cheech Marin, Jenifer Lewis, John Ratzenberger, and more.

In addition to top Disney executives, other celebrities walking the carpet included Vincent Martella (the voice of Phineas from “Phineas & Ferb”), Bella Thorne and Zendaya from Disney Channel’s “Shake It Up”, and actors from ABC’s “Modern Family,” among others. Many stopped to share their thoughts with us on Cars Land, as a fitting wrap-up to all our stories on the Disney California Adventure expansion:

Video: Cars Land grand opening red carpet interviews at Disney California Adventure

Since that night, we’ve offered an inside look at all the highlights of Cars Land, including exclusive interviews and detailed tours of its attractions. Here’s a quick run-down of the articles, video, and photo galleries we’ve published showing all that Cars Land has to offer:

  • Cars Land grand opening ceremony and party
  • A walk down the massive Cars Land opening day lines
  • Cars Land detailed tour of the sights and sounds of Radiator Springs
  • Ride video and review of Radiator Springs Racers
  • Up-close with the Audio-Animatronics figures of Radiator Springs Racers
  • On-ride interview with Imagineer Tom Morris on Radiator Springs Racers
  • Nighttime ride on Radiator Springs Racers with source audio mix
  • Cars Land characters Lightning McQueen, Mater, Red the Firetruck, and DJ
  • Ride Video and Review of Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree
  • Ride Video and Review of Luigi’s Flying Tires
  • Food review of Flo’s V8 Cafe, Cozy Cone Motel, and Fillmore’s Taste-In in Cars Land
  • You can catch up on all of our coverage from the past few weeks in our special Cars Land section.

    Cars Land grand opening red carpet slideshow:
    (Photos by Matt Roseboom)

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