Thanks to an invite to a press junket with Disney and Marvel Studios I will be sharing live from Cars Land on Monday, October 9th.
For the first time ever, Disneyland is transforming Cars Land into a fun spooky atmosphere! All of your favorite characters, buildings, and rides will be decked out for Halloween. Mater, Lightning McQueen and the residents of Cars Land have transformed the town of Radiator Springs into Radiator Screams for Halloween Time and guests are invited to join the frightful fun. As the Cars prepare to celebrate Halloween, or as they call it “Haul-O-Ween,” they have decorated their establishments for the occasion. They’ll even be wearing their favorite “car-stumes” to celebrate.
This festive celebration takes place at Disney California Adventure, as part of Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort, from Sept. 15 – Oct. 31, 2017.
Two favorite Cars Land attractions get a new look for Haul-O-Ween. Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree becomes Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree and Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters becomes Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween. Both attractions will have new themed décor and new music to accompany the ride experiences.
From spinning webs to Vampire Mater Bread, here are some fun facts about Haul-O-Ween at Cars Land:
Cars wear their favorite “car-stumes” for Haul-O-Ween
Mater dresses up as a “van-pire,” Lightning is a superhero, Cruz Ramirez is a pirate, Red the Fire Truck is a clown and DJ is a punk rocker.
This Haul-O-Ween, Cars Land is taken over by supernatural spirits each evening for a haunting Sha-BOO! Sheriff’s voice arrives on the scene to return the town to order and welcome guests to Radiator Screams.
The background music in Cars Land features a new lineup of kooky Halloween-inspired songs.
Scary the Scare-car
Greeting guests as they enter Radiator Screams is another new addition: Scary the Scare-car. Guests hear the story about how Scary came to be while riding Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween.
A Creepy, Crawly Cruiser
Spinning a web of mayhem at Flo’s V8 Cafe is a “terrifying” Spider-car. Guests need not fear though, since this eight-legged friend is available for photos. The Haul-O-Ween designers repurposed a “Toadmobile” from Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride for this unique experience.
Zombie Car Effect
An out-of-service car with an undead battery refuses to “rust in peace” as it attempts to come back to life in front of Lizzie’s Radiator Springs Curios. Contrary to popular rumor, these are not the remains of her beloved Stanley.
Sarge’s Pump–kin Patch
Sarge is growing a patch of seasonal pump-kins. He plans on gifting these gas cans on a vine to his neighbor, Fillmore, to make some “organic fuel.”
Fillmore’s Yard Art
Fillmore, the resident free spirit of Radiator Screams, adds his artistic touch to the Haul-O-Ween season. His most prominent piece is a wacky, kinetic sculpture: a spinning mobile of “jack-oil-lanterns.”
Witchy Miss Lizzie
Flying over Cadillac Range is Old Witchy Miss Lizzie. Her curiosity shop, now appearing as if it belongs to a vintage witch, specializes in special Haul-O-Ween Boo-veniers!
Disorder in the Court
Strange things are brewin’ over at the old courthouse. A mad scientist has hooked up jumper cables, giving the old building new life (with moving eyes in the window).
This mysterious artifact was unearthed on Haul-O-ween Night in 1936. Every year the residents of Radiator Screams bring it back to its rightful home and adorn it with seasonal gifts.
Mater’s Junkyard JamBOOree’s New Tunes
The tractors are spinning to new versions of beloved Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree songs as well as Haul-O-Ween-inspired parodies of Monster Mash by Bobby “Boris” Pickett (Monster Truck Smash) and Purple People Eater by Sheb Wooley (Purple Fender Bender).
Luigi’s Favorite Holiday
Luigi and Guido never celebrated Haul-O-Ween before moving to Radiator Springs. Now it’s their favorite holiday, and they’re inviting the cousins to come celebrate for the first time. Their “Terror-antella” tells the story of Luigi and Guido building the town’s beloved Scare-Car, Scary.
Ramone’s House of Body Art
While not part of Haul-O-Ween, Ramone is celebrating Day of the Dead at his detailing shop. Newly painted hoods, marigolds and a sugar car (named Sugar) decorate the outside. Inside, Ramone has built an ofrenda to celebrate the life of the town’s good friend, Doc Hudson. Items celebrating the life and career of the old racecar are on display.
Sally seasonally creates a themed miniature model of the Cozy Cone Motel out of seasonal candy displayed for all to see. It is on display in the lobby of the Cozy Cone Motel.
Guests will find 30 car-achnids lurking around Radiator Screams!
Frightfully fun food and beverage
A tempting menu of Halloween food and beverage is available throughout Cars Land, including Car-achnid Pot Pie, Grape “Ghoul”-ant Shake and Mini Candy Cone Pie (Flo’s V8 Cafe); Vampire Mater Bread (Fillmore’s Taste-In); and Slow Burnin’ Mac & Cheese Cone and a Spoke-y Cone Macaron filled with marshmallow buttercream and candy corn (Cozy Cone Motel). Cozy Cone Motel also serves Junkyard JamBOOree Mix – flavored popcorn with optional “nuts and bolts” (green M&M’s, candy corn, chocolate-covered pretzels, Boston baked beans and more).
Follow along on Monday, October 9th to see live updates directly from Haul-O-Ween. I am flying to LA to cover the Thor: Ragnarok red carpet premiere and to celebrate the upcoming release of Disney Pixar Cars 3 on Bluray. For more info on my trip visit my entertainment and lifestyle blog.
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You know I LOVE to share IG Stories while traveling so watch for a lot of great Haul-O-Ween coverage of your favorite Cars Land characters!