Guests Collapse Waiting for Disney Ride

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Disneyland Resort guests were frustrated this week after being “trapped” in line for Radiator Springs Racers. One visitor shared two videos from their time waiting for the attraction, showing guests collapsed to the ground in exhaustion.

Radiator Springs Racers at Disney California Adventure Park

A mom and son posing with Mater in Cars Land.
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Radiator Springs Racers is one of the most popular rides at Disney California Adventure Park. This Disneyland Resort exclusive attraction used updated technology from Chevrolet Test Track in EPCOT at Walt Disney World Resort.

“Start your engines! Zoom through the desert landscape of Cars Land, inspired by the Disney and Pixar movie Cars,” the official Disney ride description reads. “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.”

A little girl rides her father's shoulders outside Radiator Springs Racers at Disneyland
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“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. Meet your friendly competition at the starting line and get ready to race for first place! Zip over hills, zoom around high-banked turns and cruise down camelback straightaways past spectacular red-rock formations. Even if your car comes in second, this is one race where everyone’s a winner!”

“The towering Cadillac Range mountains serve as a majestic backdrop for Radiator Springs Racers. Car buffs may notice the 6 mountain peaks look like tail fins of classic Cadillac models from 1957 to 1962. The mountains are inspired by the iconic Cadillac Ranch public art installation along Route 66 near Amarillo, Texas.”

Exhausted Guests Trapped in Line

radiator springs racers luigi and guido animatronics
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Blake (@itzblockaye) shared two videos on TikTok this week alleging that Disneyland Resort “trapped” guests in line for Radiator Springs Racers before closing the attraction. In the first video, dozens of exasperated guests sit on the ground:


Its been so long but im so close #disney #waiting #stuck

♬ Elevator Music – Bohoman

“Disney’s got us trapped in line,” Blake wrote. “We’ve been here forever.”

The next video shows the frustrated guests slightly further along in the queue when Radiator Springs Racers broke down.


Whyyyy #fyp #foryou #disney

♬ Oh No – Kreepa

“Whyyyy?” Blake wrote.

It’s unknown if the guests rode Radiator Springs Racers that day, but the breakdown was resolved. The attraction was operating normally prior to this article’s publication.

What’s the longest you’ve waited for a Disneyland Resort or Walt Disney World Resort ride? Share your experience 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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