First on Radiator Springs Racers | Mommy and Me Monday | 219th ed


It’s time again for Mommy and Me Monday. Pop out from behind that camera and capture yourself in action with your kids.  Check out the inaugural Mommy and Me Monday for more information. Need another reason to participate in Mommy and Me Monday? Read my post about why I blog with words from a friends’ husband.

Disney provided discounted accommodations and park tickets and also provided the most magical experiences and perks. The DSMM sponsors provided product and helped make the magic happen. All opinions magical or otherwise are my own.

I was lucky enough to hear all about the creation of Cars Land and what all went into it. Disney, Pixar and the Imagineers were ALL IN when they created the extension at California Adventure. During the Disney Social Media Moms celebration we were lucky enough to have Cars Land completely shut down just for us to enjoy. It doesn’t get more special than that.

It was the morning of the runDisney event, where I ran 2 miles from Downtown Disney, through the park and we ended at Cars Land where our families were waiting for us. We grabbed a bite to eat and ran over to ride Radiator Springs Racers. The older two and Mr. Serious had a chance to ride previously, but I wasn’t able to ride until Sunday. (I have to get back because I didn’t get to see Cars Land at night and I really want to!) 

After the girls grabbed a bite to eat, we headed over to Radiator Springs Racers where they weren’t quite ready for us. They tried to get us to go ride other rides, but we held firm and waited until the ride was tested and opened (I only had a finite window of time before B would need me again).

Lightning McQueen

Our patience paid off.  We got in the spot for the first car to be the first people (well at least guests) on the ride that day.

Radiator Springs Racers

Yes, we were quite excited. It was super special to be honored with the very first car!

Radiator Springs Racers

I even shot a little video of us on the ride. I wish I would have done a longer one!

There are so many special memories we made while at Disneyland. This is definitely one of my favorites!

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  1. That looks so fun! My son is big into cars. He has still not fallen in love with CARS yet… I am sure my time will come!

  2. I was watching all your adventures on instagram. looks like you had some really cool opportunities!! What amazing memories for your family. 🙂

  3. I love seeing all your pictures from Disney! Looks like the whole Serious family had a great time. I want to ride the Cars ride. How fun!

  4. Sounds like so much fun!! I love roller coasters, I can’t wait until my kids are old enough to on them with me!

  5. grandma pat says:

    can’t wait for the rides in September

    1. Robin, it’s actually in California Adventure. I think it’s been open over a year, but I could be wrong.

  6. What MAGICAL family moments! I hope we get to go to Disneyland soon! My son loves cars

  7. Totally fun experience! My boys love Cars! I know they would have gone crazy seeing that!

  8. What awesome fun Krystyn! Also you got the park to yourself too, even more awesome! You and your family are always on fun adventures!

  9. I can’t wait until my son is old enough to ride the Cars ride! He loves the show 🙂

  10. Does Disney ever disappoint? That Cars ride looks really fun. We live about 2 hours away from Disneyland, and I can’t get there nearly enough. After seeing you post, I must make the time.

  11. Looks like so much fun! My boys would love Cars land.

  12. I am so jealous! I want to see Cars Land so bad — it’s one of our favorite Disney movies.

  13. This looks like so much fun! Your little guys are so adorable too!

  14. This looks like it was so much fun! I haven’t been to Disneyland yet, only to Disney World in Florida. I think my daughter would love this ride.

  15. My son went through a crazy CARS stage, but I bet he would still love this. I hope to get to DIsneyland with the kids someday.

  16. I love all of the great pictures! We can’t wait to visit Cars Land some day!

  17. Ooh, looks like you all had such a fabulous time! Love the pics, everybody look so happy! Those days make the best memories!

  18. Your kiddos look so much like you. Looks like a fun day at Radiator Springs. I think my son would love to go

  19. I have a couple of sons who would absolutely pee their pants to be in the first car!

  20. YOu and your girls are so beautiful! I am so glad you guys had the chance to go.

  21. I ADORE Radiator springs! This was my favorite ride there too

  22. How neat!! It looks like you and your family had a great time!

  23. oh how fun! i’m glad you stuck to your guns!

  24. what a great experience. i’d love to run through disney

  25. Cars land looks like so much fun. What a great way to spend time with the kid.

  26. I totally love that you filmed the ride. That is so cute! It’s very clear that you thoroughly enjoyed the experience!

  27. How fun that you did the video. You got some fun pics!

  28. Yay! It’s always fun to be first. We loved the Radiator Springs Racers rides.

  29. My daughters are begging for us to go to Disneyland just for Cars Land! We usually do the Disney World trip, but we may consider going to Cali on our next trip! It looks like a lot of fun!

  30. I love the movie cars and know my kids would love to go there. I hate that we’ve not been yet.

  31. sooo love this friend!!

    all flippin in!!

  32. I am so horrible about being in photographs. I really need to be better at it since these are not just my memories- but my children’s memories too.

  33. We were there too!! My boys LOVED the racers!! We went on it probably 6 times!

    1. So bummed I didn’t get to ride more than once, but daddy wasn’t able to feed our baby, so he got to go on it a couple times with the older two!

  34. I want to take B so bad I can’t stand it – but it would not be fair to the others if they missed vacation … so it gets COSTLY FAST

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