When you approach Radiator Springs Racers, you immediately look at the sign. This was taken back when the stand-by was always about two hours long. Mr. Diva and I usually road the single rider line because we didn't care if we sat together. That was about 40 minutes usually.
It's a great ride and the queue, as you will see is fun and engaging and full of little details. We just rarely make it back to wait in the line unless someone is with us who hasn't gotten to ride it before.
A foreshadowing of the Radiator Cap building.
Another reference to the oasis known as Radiator Spring.
Another foreshadowing of the bottle house to be found later in the queue.
This is the 1947 Rusty Ridge Bridge, built by the Auto Corps of Engineers.
This is a Radiator Cap.
And here it is, Stanley's Oasis featuring the world famous Radiator Spring. People started throwing coins in it right away, which drives me insane. Seriously! But, I was told by a plaid that when Disneyland cleans out the wishing well and other fountains around the resort that the money from the coins is donated to Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. So as much as it drives me crazy, keep chucking those coins in people! CHLA does great work!
I love this side with the fender and wheel.
Hahaha! Seriously, you have to love all the little details.
They must have had a blast thinking this stuff up!
Here it is, flowing with life-saving, restorative water.
- Removes Rust
- Stops Leaks
- Eliminates Squeaks & Rattles
- Relieves Red-Hot Radiators
- Restores Dull Paint to the Original Luster
- Turns Back the Odometer
- Heals Hoses
- Cures Road Rash
- Soothes Irritated Brake Pads
Free! Filler Up!
This building houses Stanley's Cap n Tap.
Carburetor County's Captstone of Caps.
If we don't have your cap, It's FREE! (hahahahahaha!)
Hate to Heat and Run? Idle on in!
All Hubcap Work: No Tires, No Fender Skirt, NO Service!
Stanley's Cap n Tap after 5pm? Stop in for a night CAP!
YES! Boats, We even have your CAPSIZE!
A little blurry, but here are some of the many caps available at Stanley's Cap n Tap.
That's quite a promise!
We Are CERTIFIABLE. (hahahahaha!)
Aunt Diva and Momma Diva stopped for a pick by Radiator Springs Route 66 Sign.
After the radiator caps and signs, you enter the House of Bottles.This world famous structure is made from genuine oil bottles save after being consumed by Route 66 travelers visiting Stanley's Oasis. Stacked upwards from end, to end, these bottles would tower past the tallest in on the Cadillac Mountain Range and reach to almost one hundred and twenty six-thousandths the distance to the moon.
Oil bottles are embedded in the walls.
As the light hits the north/west side of the building, the bottles light up. Such a cool effect!
Through the window of the House of Bottles, you can see Ornament Valley's namesake.
And just as you exit, you get a glimpse of Radiator Falls in the distance.
And here we go!
After the Dark Ride portion, through Radiator Springs, Luigi and Guido cheer you on
as you race another car through Ornament Valley.
The race is fun, not scary at all. Thoroughly enjoyable!
Your race ends at Tail Light Caverns. Home of the World Famous Stalac-Lights (seen below)
The World Famous Stalac-Lights
You get a little congratulations from Mater and Lightening as you prepare to exit your race car.
I always look forward to a Lincoln Continental Breakfast at the Comfy Caverns Motor Court.
And that is a look at Radiator Springs Racers, with most of the Dark Ride portion left out. It is difficult to get good pictures, although I have gotten a few mediocre ones on my phone.
Here is a you tube POV video of the ride made by The DIS, for you to enjoy until you get a chance to visit Cars Land yourself.