A little bit of Disney, found in the heart of Texas
Written by Robert Niles
SHAMROCK, Texas — Driving across North Texas, well, the scenery doesn't always keep you awake. So when Laurie pulled off the road this afternoon, I knew it was my turn to drive.
Out roadtrip switches typically aren't a big deal. Pull off the highway. Switch seats. Drive back onto the road. But this time, we had a problem.
"Are you kidding me?" I yelled, in frustration. Laurie had selected an exit with no return to the highway. We'd have to drive down a local road until we could find a way back to I-40.
So we headed down the road for a mile or so, until we saw an intersection up ahead. A sign pointed us back toward the highway. Soon, we'd be back on our way. But what is this?
"Take a picture," I yelled, again.
Here's what I was looking at, across the street at that intersection in the middle of nowhere Texas, off I-40, where Route 66 once ran.
Yep, my wife, strong with the Disney Force, just dumb-lucked us to the site of the visual inspiration for Ramone's House of Body Art in Disney California Adventure's Cars Land, back home in Southern California.
Disney's concept art for Ramone's
I know where some Imagineers have been!
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