July 19, 2012
Annual Passholder Preview for Disney
By Matt Myers
I recently had the opportunity to see Carsland and
Buena Vista Street before they opened as part of an annual
passholder event! Walking into Carsland and seeing Radiator Springs
Racers was an amazing feeling. If you plan on going any time in the
near future make sure you use a Fastpass or use the single rider
line if you plan on going Radiator Springs Racers unless you want to
wait in a long line!
Luigi's Flying Tires was the second attraction I
experienced. It was very cool to be able to ride on the tires which
are based off an attraction that once sat in Tomorrowland from
1961-1966. While on the new ride you can throw Beach Balls at
The final attraction, which is actually the first
one you see after entering the area, is Mater's Junkyard Jamboree!
The attraction is pretty cool. You spin around in circles (kind of
like the Teacups)! The land is amazing and has meet and greet areas
and two dining areas. I really liked Flos V8 Caf' and Sally's Cozy
Cone which has good snacks like churros, popcorn, coffee, and more!
Over at Buena Vista Street you really do feel like
you are entering the time when Walt Disney first came to California.
Unfortunately with this new area, the old Golden Gate Bridge is now
gone and replaced by the Hyperion Bridge. The cool part of the area
is all the references to old Disney characters like Clarabelle's
Hand Scooped Ice Cream Parolor and Mortimer's Market!
Since this was before Carsland was officially open
the new Walt and Mickey statue wasn't revealed yet (but I did see it
later) or the Red Trolley Cars. There are a lot of interactive
experiences in the area which include citizens of the street and new
costumes for different classic characters!
Overall, this is a great new experience that
everyone should check out!