Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com attended the Annual Passholder Merchandise Sneak Peek on Tuesday, March 27, 2012. In addition to photos from the event he has some photos and video of cars on the Radiator Springs Racers attraction.
There is a Honda display at the Mickey and Friends tram stop (This is what happens when you do not pay attention and the camera is still set for some night time photos from last trip! )
Luckily I noticed I had the wrong settings after only a couple of pictures! Here are some of the banners in the tram stop area.
Along the tram route plenty of banners too. Honda has a "Wish List Sweepstakes" contest going on - prizes include a CRV and a trip to Disneyland.
Inside DCA there are signs directing you to the merchandise showcase.
Time to head to check out the merchandise preview, which is in Stage 17, the site of the former "Who Wants to be a Millionaire - Play It" attraction.
The event is for Annual Passholders only. After showing your annual pass and getting a wristband you could enter.
Outside there was a queue are set up as well as much of the merchandise on display. (There was no line at all but I stopped for pictures).
Inside Stage 17. To the left cash registers. To the right some displays and straight ahead/slightly left the merchandise.
Looking left. No line to check out right now.
To the right a kiosk to buy/renew your annual pass.
First up the Buena Vista Street CM costumes.
Next a display of Mad T Party merchandise and concept art.
For those who do not know the Mad T Party is replacing ElecTRONica. It starts June 15th.
The far corner had a food/beverage location with some of the new offerings. Such as the dill flavored popcorn. You could get a small sample or purchase a regular size order.
Back to Mad T Party.
Mater and Lightning McQueen were out for photos.
A Cars Land CM costume.
Now some photos of the merchandise. Most speaks for itself.
The one item I purchased. The attraction poster pin set. By the way you could get your Annual Pass discount.
In the corner was a table where you could pick up the limited merchandise.
A look at each of the posters of the Mad T Party.
The concept art had all been released on the Parks Blog already I think.
Time for a spin on the Fun Wheel (30 minute wait!) As we were just about to move out of view spotted two cars on the Radiator Springs Racers.
On the second time around we stopped and as luck would have it a handful more cars cycled by.
Here's a brief video clip and some additional still images of the Radiator Springs Racer testing.
For additional photos and details from this trip, including more construction photos and a look around Disneyland and Downtown Disney, you can check out the full Disneyland Update I posted on my site, http://disneygeek.com
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