The Ultimate Guide to Radiator Springs Racers

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Radiator Springs Racers, affectionately know as “the cars ride” is one of California Adventure’s top attractions. Keep reading for everything you need to know to take a drive through Radiator Springs at Disneyland Resort.

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Cars Land opened in 2012 with its auto racing inspired attraction, Radiator Springs Racers. And things haven’t slowed down yet! Lines very fairly drop below the one hour wait time and FASTPASSES run out in the early morning hours. Keep reading for all the details to make sure you don’t miss this incredible attraction.

Radiator Springs Racers

Radiator Springs Racers in Cars Land.
Radiator Springs Racers in Cars Land.

Radiator Springs Racers is one of my favorite rides in California Adventure, and I bet it’ll become one of your favorites too! Based on the Disney-Pixar film Cars , you’ll travel along familiar scenes from the movie and zip through a race track for a chance to win at the finish line.

Who can ride Radiator Springs Racers?

Guests 40 inches or taller can race through Radiator Springs. Each car seats 6 passengers. Ages 7 and up can try the Single Rider line for less wait.

Where do you get FASTPASSES for Radiator Springs Racers?

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You’ll definitely want to grab a FASTPASS for this attraction. And you’ll definitely want to open the park to get one because FASTPASSES do run out early!

FASTPASS distribution for Radiator Springs Racers is temporarily located near Flo’s V8 Cafe, but if you’re using Disney MaxPass you don’t need to worry about getting here.

Radiator Springs Fastpass
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Note: If your entire party has not entered the park, you cannot claim a FASTPASS for them while they sleep at the hotel. Every ticket needs to be scanned in at the park entrance.

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When should I ride Radiator Springs Racers?

As often as possible! And don’t forget to pose for your portrait during the race. If you grab your FASTPASS in the morning, your ride time will likely be earlier in the day. Try riding again at night during World of Color, or use the Single Rider line.

If you have a child in your group who isn’t tall enough to ride, grab a FASTPASS for them anyway and use it to your advantage to get multiple rides. You can also pair this strategy with the free Rider Switch option.


Do you love Radiator Springs Racers as much as I do—share your tips below!

2 thoughts on “The Ultimate Guide to Radiator Springs Racers

  • Michael

    Just wondering how long is the wait in the single rider line at night in early September I know this is a guess but is 20 minutes a pretty reasonable time to expect

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