Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos featuring a look around the Road to Cars Land which opened this past week in the Blue Sky Cellar. This exhibit features models, concept art, and more showing some of the work that went into bringing Cars Land to life. If you would like to see more pictures or higher resolution be sure to visit his March 2 update at disneygeek.com.
A sign near the walkway leading to the Blue Sky Cellar, with a much more period look.
A larger sign on the cellar itself.
The new banner over the entrance.
The videos just inside the entrance have been swapped.
Inside there is plenty to look at, with the usual assortment of concept art plus several models.
The first board has the new attraction posters.
Next up is Luigi's Flying Tires.
Instructions on how to drive your tire.
Moving on the next area featured Mater's Junkyard Jamboree.
The next board is for Radiator Springs Racers.
Next up Flo's V8 Cafe.
And the Cozy Cones
The aerial photo has been updated to one from January.
Also in the display case are some Matterhorn sled drawings.
There is a new video playing in the Screening Room too.
Now a look around the center of the room.
The shovel used in the Cars Land ground breaking ceremony.
The first desk features the Radiator Springs Racers. Here is a picture of the sign. Notice it has the Fastpass clock and standby line. I like the 120 minutes..
The other station features a look at some of the layout of Cars Land.
One of the cases holds a series of models and maquettes. Some interesting notes, from left to right: A ride vehicle maquette 1:10 scale. The left side of this model shows the EPCOT Test Track vehicle so you can see the difference. Luigi from the Racers. This is a 1:10 scale model. Interesting here is the left side is machine-carved and the right is detailed by hand. A Piston Cup Maquette from Flo's/Doc's. This is full scale. A ride vehicle from the Flying Tires maquette at 1:5 scale.
A model of Mater's Jukebox is also in the case. Its scale is 3 inches = 1 foot scale
There is a large model in the center of the room.
Back to the large model.
Above the two artists' desks are signs that you will see in Cars Land.
The board by the exit features Buena Vista Street.
Hope you enjoyed this highlight tour of the Disneyland Resort. For additional photos and details from this trip you can check out the full Disneyland Update I posted on my site, http://disneygeek.com
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