Disneyland Ride Deemed a Hazard, Updates Given

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Two disgruntled Disneyland Resort guests warned others after getting stuck on Radiator Springs Racers twice in one night. Guests waiting for the ride urged others away as the attraction failed to operate correctly.

What Is Radiator Springs Racers?

Radiator Springs Racers is the most popular ride in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park. Modeled after Chevrolet Test Track in EPCOT at Walt Disney World Resort, the speedy attraction takes guests on the race of a lifetime!

A little girl rides her father's shoulders outside Radiator Springs Racers at Disneyland
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“Start your engines! Zoom through the desert landscape of Cars Land, inspired by the Disney and Pixar movie Cars,” Disneyland Resort writes of the attraction. “Kick the fun into overdrive as you buckle up for a road race featuring familiar car-acters, fantastic scenery and ‘wheel’ thrills. Tour Ornament Valley and arrive in Radiator Springs—the cutest little town in Carburetor County—where the movie Cars springs to life.”

“As you prep for the big race, all the locals show up to help. Mater, Lightning McQueen, Doc Hudson, Sally, Luigi, Guido, Mack and Ramone are all rooting for you! Take a quick spin into either Luigi’s Casa Della Tires or Ramone’s House of Body Art to get a racing makeover—then hit the road.”

What Happened?

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This week, Disneyland Resort guest and TikTok user Jenn (@eyyojenn) shared a video of herself and another guest trapped on Radiator Springs Racers. The guests were stuck just feet from the end of the ride:


Second time getting stuck today…#disneycars

♬ original sound – Jenn

“Cars ride has bad luck y’all,” Jenn wrote. “Second time getting stuck today…”

Guests waiting in line waved others away, seemingly warning them not to wait for the broken ride.

If you’re ever trapped on a Disneyland Resort attraction, be patient and don’t try to escape safety restraints. Disney cast members work as efficiently as possible to restart or evacuate broken rides safely. Follow their instructions for the best experience possible.

A close up of a green car on Radiator Springs Racers.
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Guests with Individual Lightning Lane reservations for a down Disney Park ride can return to the attraction anytime after it opens. If you’re unable to do so, speak with Guest Services. They may be able to offer a refund if it’s not already available on the Disneyland Resort app.

Radiator Springs Racers is operating normally at the time of this article’s publication. Disneyland Resort didn’t comment publicly on the multiple breakdowns this week.

Have you ever been stuck on a ride at Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park? Share your story with Inside the Magic in the comments.

Please note that the story outlined in this article is based on a personal Disney Parks Guest experience. No two Guest experiences are alike, and this article does not necessarily align with Inside the Magic’s personal views on Disney Park operations.

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