Cars Land

Ground was broken on Cars Land on July 8, 2009, but the vast majority of vertical construction has been accomplished this year. We have seen major progress, especially in the last few months.  It’s been an amazing project to watch, and with a little less than 6 months left before the projected opening, Cars Land is coming along nicely.

Lasseter at the Cars Land Ground Breaking in July of 2009

Cadillac Range

The largest artificial rock formation that Disney has ever built in America, Cadillac Range is the 125 foot backdrop of the 12 acre Cars Land.

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In February the steel frame of Cadillac Range was “topped out”.

Cars Land Construction

By March, rock work could be seen.

Cars Land Construction

Construction on the rock work moved from west to east (right to left in the pictures) in different stages.  From the steal frames to the mesh, rock work, and paint.  The project was like a wave rippling along Cadillac Range.

Cars Land Construction

Workers on the massive scaffolding appear very tinny.  (Note Luigi’s Casa Della Tires below)

Cars Land Construction - Luigi's Casa Della Tire

Cars Land Construction

Cars Land Construction

Cars Land Construction

By June the entire structure was filled in and paint began to appear.

Cars Land Construction

Cars Land Construction

Radiator Springs main street

Cars Land Construction

Cars Land, Cadillac Range

Disney California Adventure - Cars Land Construction

Cadillac Range, Cars Land at Disney California Adventure

In August the scaffolding began to disappear.

Disney California Adventure, Cars Land Construction

Disney California Adventure, Cars Land Construction

Cars Land, Cadillac Range

Cars Land

California Adventure - Cars Land Construction

Cars Land Construction

California Adventure - Cars Land Construction

Cars Land Construction

Cars Land Construction, Radiator Springs Racers

Cars Land Construction