10 Fun Facts About Radiator Springs Racers

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Disney makes tons of rides, but rarely does one change the entire identity of the park, but that is what happened with Radiator Springs Racers. It along with Cars Land instantly turned Disney California Adventure from an afterthought to the original Disneyland, to an essential part of any vacation to the Disneyland Resort.

This ride is filled with fun details and hidden secrets and today we are going to take you through ten of them.

1. Shared Ride System

This ride uses the same ride system as Test Track in Epcot.

2. Original Plans

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The initial plan was for this ride to be based on 1950s car culture, and the idea actually predated the Cars film franchise.

3. Speed

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This racing ride reaches a top speed of 40 MPH.

4. Berm

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The ride is located alongside a newly built berm for the park, designed to look like the hills from the film Cars.

5. Animatronics

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This ride features 23 animatronics throughout the town of Radiator Springs.

6. Different Scenes

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At one point in this ride, you enter one of two alternate scenes, either entering Luigi's or Ramone's.

7. Race

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There is an actual race at the end of the ride, with one car being randomly chosen to win on each ride through.

8. Multi-Color

The ride vehicles come in different colors, including red, purple, and teal.

9. World of Color Tribute

This ride was given a tribute in the temporary special Disneyland centric version of World of Color.

10. License

Each car has a different license plate.

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