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Cars Land to open at Disney California Adventure Park in June

This artist's rendering from Walt Disney Imagineering provides an overview of Cars Land, the new area scheduled to open in June 2012 at Disney California Adventure park in Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, California. Cars Land is inspired by the geography, as well as by the characters and adventures, of the Disney-Pixar animated motion picture 'Cars.' (Courtesy of Disney Parks)

February 8, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
The wait is almost over for Disney's latest Southern California attraction. The company announced Cars Land at California Adventure will open in June.

Cars Land is being called the largest and most exciting part of a five-year, $1 billion expansion project. It includes 12 acres of fun, three rides, stores and restaurants, all set in Radiator Springs, a fictional town from the Disney-Pixar movie "Cars."

The new Buena Vista Street entry into California Adventure, featuring red car trolleys and the Carthay Circle Theatre, will also be unveiled in June. The Carthay Circle Theatre, modeled after the site of the 1937 world premiere of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," will feature a new lounge and elegant restaurant.

And beginning in summer, guests can take part in the Mad T Party, inspired by the world of Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland." The new nighttime family celebration will feature a live band, fun-filled games, dancing, food, and other unique entertainment.

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