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Radiator Springs Racers

Theme Park Insider Reader Rating: 10 out of 10

Track Ride
Minimum height to ride: 40 inches

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This high-speed track ride puts riders in the middle of a race featuring characters from the Pixar animated film 'Cars' opened officially with the rest of Cars Land on June 15, 2012.

From the editor of Theme Park Insider's review: "We often joke here on Theme Park Insider about that moment in every theme park attraction when something goes terribly wrong. But Radiator Springs Racers is one major theme park ride where nothing ever does go terribly wrong. It's a day in the 'Happily Ever After' instead - when Lightning McQueen's made his friends, there are no villains to be found, and there's nothing more important facing us than a high-speed race around Carburetor County."


Radiator Springs Racers is enjoyable for the whole family. Driving through the countryside near Radiator Springs truly gives you the feeling that you have been placed right there in the movie. Cars Land as a whole is quite an awesome experience, and this attraction is really the icing on the cake. I love riding after dark so you can appreciate the cool breeze as you drive through the canyons, the waterfall, some indoor scenes, and the exhilaration you feel with the race. I'm 3-0!!!
This ride is amazing, it is also so much better than test track. I would definitely recommend getting a fast pass for this ride, even if you get to the fast pass booth near bugs life by 11oclock and the return time isn't until like 8 o'clock at night, still get it. This is because you can normally get another fast pass 2 hours later. The indoor section of the ride is amazing with the life size car audio anamatronics and the race section is fun especially as the outcome is normally random. I would also recommend doing this ride at night as the mountain looks beautiful all lit up. 10/10!!
Just WOW. Everything about this ride just has a wow factor. I don't really know how to describe it. It is just the most impressive Disney attraction in America. A must ride for all Disney Parks fans. 10/10
Best ride in not just DLR, but my favorite ride anywhere! ! The thrill of the final race, the landscaping, the dark ride part (did I mention how advanced and lifelike the audio-animatronics are), EVERYTHING!
Radiator Springs Racers may not break any records. It is not the fastest or the most revolutionary. However, the whole thing is greater than the sum of its parts.

We saw both movies, thought they were just okay and we are not fans of the franchise. We loved this ride anyway.

We have been to Disneyworld and EuroDisney as well and so far this is my favorite Disney attraction overall. If you never experienced a Disney park or attraction before, I would like this one to be your first. 10/10

Wonderful ride that shows imagineering still has it. Would be a 10 if not for the exposed lighting on the cieling inside main show building.
its a must to ride, is an incredible game with the best technology for our time
I think this ride is a little over hyped. Don't get me wrong it was fun but I think you move through the dark part way too fast. Overall still a top ride.
One of the greatest dark rides ever created by Disney! This ride is absolutely stunning in every respect! The AAs are amazing, the atmosphere and theming is top notch, and the ride provides a level of thrills that will not scare away young children but will still satisfy the average roller coaster enthusiast. Be sure to ride Radiator Springs Racers first thing in the morning as the line for the ride builds up quickly and remains high throughout the day. 10/10
This is my FAVORITE ride ANYWHERE.

The Cars movies suck in my opinion, but that doesn't matter. Even if nobody in your party is the 7-year-old-boy target demographic for the Cars franchise, the ride is AMAZING.

Radiator Springs Racers is a modern E-ticket, but unlike most of the recent modern major rides, it has NO DEPENDANCY on screens. Everything is physically happening in front of you - and the physical setting of the ride is SPECTATCULAR. The animatronics are some of the most impressive I've ever seen. Beyond that, the rockwork and environment you ride through is SPECTACULAR. It's unbelievable that the mountains are artificial. Outside the setting of the ride, RSR is generally enjoyable. The ride scenes are fun to ride through (And like I said, I am not a fan of the Cars movies), and the fast-paced race at the end of the ride is thrilling, but won't give you a headache or make you throw up. This ride is a definite 10/10. It beats any ride I've ever been on.

This ride has everything great about Test Track and makes it 1000 times better. I took a vacation with my family in the summer of 2012 specifically for Radiator Springs. The ride broke down when I first road it, and the wait was about 3 hours. Honestly, I wait in line for a year to ride it again.
This is a must see attraction. Although it's short, it's a great ride for families to go on. Can be scary for young kids, but very fun. In my opinion, the best ride at ca adventure is ca screaming. This ride is maybe the third best. This attraction did wow me, but not enough for it to be my number one ride at ca adventure. Four stars out of five.
Just amazing. Sometimes you experience an attraction that reminds you why you like theme parks in the first place, and Radiator Springs Racers is that type of ride. It renews your faith in Imagineering and gets you excited for great things to come. Radiator Springs Racers is a poster child for an E-Ticket attraction. If you don't have plans to visit DCA and experience Radiator Springs Racers first hand – why not? It is an absolute must do. Wow.
The ride itself is great, albeit a tad short. The first part is cute and fun, and the race portion is a gas. That being said, the music while you're waiting in line (which can be quite a wait) sucks. Yes, that's right, it sucks. I don’t care that “it’s from the movie” or that it fits with the genre of the location and characters. It’s some of the most annoying, mindless drivel I have ever been forced to listen to. Just when you’re thinking “this has got to be the stupidest song I’ve ever heard”, the next song starts up and it’s even stupider. By the time we were actually on the ride I was ready to put a gun in my mouth. Beats Audio should do a commercial here like the one where the quarterback gets off the bus and drowns out the yelling crowd with his noise-cancelling headphones. Believe me, I’ll have some before I come back. I can’t possibly be the only person who feels this way. I have a great appreciation for many different styles and eras of music, but this was really, really awful.

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