Buckle your seat belts, Disney fans! Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris is getting a new attraction when it reopens. The ride, called Cars Road Trip, will take Guests on an exciting journey with characters from the Cars franchise!
Goodbye Studio Tram Tour
The Studio Tram Tour at Walt Disney Studios Park was very similar to The Studio Backlot Tour attraction (now Toy Story Land) at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
Disneyland Paris Guests would board a tram near a Hollywood sign and enjoy the sites of a backstage studio tour and movie sets within Hollywood Boulevard and Catastrophe Canyon.
At the European Disney park, Disney Imagineers decided it was time to retheme the Studio Tram Tour and replace it with a new Cars theme called Cars Route 66. This was originally announced in 2019. Catastrophe Canyon will still remain, but with a new attraction featuring some Cars characters.
Unfortunately, due to the ongoing pandemic, Disneyland Paris remains closed due to French government regulations. No reopening date has been set, which means the original 2020 opening date for Cars Route 66 has been pushed back indefinitely.
Hello Cars Road Trip
Disneyland Paris shared a wonderful YouTube video yesterday, called Disneyland Paris – Celebrating 29 Years of Dreams.
In the video, Beth Clapperton from Walt Disney Imagineering explained the story behind the all-new experience called Cars Road Trip — the ride was previously known as Cars Route 66 Road Trip:
Cars Road Trip Is a new very attractive attraction, which is based on the legendary Route 66, and the story Cars. We are welcomed by Sally and Cruise, and some of Pixar’s other animated characters, and they will come with us on the journey. We’ll see what attractions are a bit crazy, on the journey along this famous road.
You can check out a previous video of construction on the attraction below:
It’s very family-based, and a makeover has also been carried out of Catastrophe Canyon which was the highlight of the former attraction. It has been made over with a new character and a new message.