Iconic ‘Cars’ Attraction Set to Close in January

Cars Ride Disneyland

Another iconic attraction is set to close once Disney’s holiday celebrations come to an end.

Pixar Animation Studios’ feature film Cars has captured the imagination of fans and Imagineers alike, inspiring spectacular Theme Park experiences at Walt Disney Studios Park in Disneyland Paris, Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World, and capped by Cars Land at Disney California Adventure at Disneyland Resort in California.

Cars Land, Disneyland

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The crown jewel of Cars’ Disney Park legacy is the Test Track-like immersive attraction, Radiator Springs Racers. And Disneyland has confirmed that it will close once again for routine maintenance.

According to the Disneyland Website, Radiator Springs Racers will be closed from January 17 through January 23, 2023, reopening on Tuesday, January 24.

This is a normal closure as many of Disneyland and Disney World’s most popular attractions close for at least a week in January for some much-needed rest and maintenance after being pushed to the limits during the incredibly busy holiday season.

Cruize Beach

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Disneyland describes Radiator Springs Racers, in part, as the following:

Cruise Through Radiator Springs

Kick the fun into overdrive as you buckle up for a road race featuring familiar car-acters, fantastic scenery and “wheel” thrills. 

Tour Ornament Valley and arrive in Radiator Springs—the cutest little town in Carburetor County—where the movie Cars springs to life. 

As you prep for the big race, all the locals show up to help. Mater, Lightning McQueen, Doc Hudson, Sally, Luigi, Guido, Mack and Ramone are all rooting for you! 

Take a quick spin into either Luigi’s Casa Della Tires or Ramone’s House of Body Art to get a racing makeover—then hit the road. 

Radiator Springs Racers

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Related: List: Disney Parks Attractions Closing in 2023

Other Disneyland attractions that will also close in January for work include “it’s a small world,” The Indiana Jones Adventure, and Grizzly River Run.

We at Disney Fanatic will continue to update our readers on Disney Parks news and stories as more developments come to light.

About T.K. Bosacki

Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, TK Bosacki is a professional writer, amateur adventurer, and lifelong Disney Fanatic. His Disney Park days include Space Mountain, Tower of Terror, Kilimanjaro Safaris, and Nomad Lounge. He believes in starting at the Canada pavilion (IYKYK), and the Monorail is superior to all Ferry Boats.

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