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Mater's Junkyard Jamboree reviews

Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Mater's Junkyard Jamboree, a spinner in Cars Land at Disney's California Adventure. (The minimum height to ride is 32 inches.)

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Posted: June 15, 2012

Mater's Junkyard Jamboree is a whip spinner ride in Cars Land - you will ride in small trailers behind Mater's tractors, who will turn in a circle, gently whipping you around the junkyard, while your listen to one of six new songs, crooned by the voice of Mater just for this ride.

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34 votes, so far

This take on the traditional whip ride is actually a very good family attraction. The ambiance of the ride is great, the songs a lot of fun, and the motion of the whip is exciting but not forceful enough to cause anyone to lose their lunch (or dinner, for that matter). I was also impressed by the number of ride vehicles, turning a typically slow loading attraction into a real people eater. While not worth a long wait, Mater's Junkyard Jamboree is a fun diversion for the whole family. - James Rao

I rate it as fair because the kids enjoyed it so much. Low on thrills, but a good, fun idea. - Carl Stovall

I'd consider this to be DCA's counterpart to Disneyland's Mad Tea Party. Like that ride, this feels like a pretty common off-the-shelf twister ride system, but good theme and even better music bring it up to standards. - Tyler Stover

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