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Radiator Cap And Cadillac Range - Cars Land, USA | by WJMcIntosh
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Radiator Cap And Cadillac Range - Cars Land, USA

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There were so many photographic opportunities in front of me last Sunday that I literally didn't know where to turn first. One of the most spectacular aspects of Disney's new Carsland is the Cadillac Mountain range that takes up the entire perimeter behind the South end of Radiator Springs.


A couple of facts about the Mountain Range:


1) Disney only recently received permission to include the name "Cadillac Range" from the GM Lawyers as they had some kind of hissy fit regarding the name being included with the new park. John Lasseter had to conclude last minute negotiations with them before they allowed the name to be used, even though it is included in the movie. I mean....what else would they have called it?


2) The range itself is comprised of different tail fins from several classic Cadillac models from 1957 to 1962.


3) The detail in the rock work which was painstakingly constructed and painted is easily one of the most impressive feats that Disney has ever pulled off. You really need to see this place at night to appreciate the immersive scale of what they have done. Once you are on the RSR ride, you completely forget you are in Anaheim and are completely immersed in the desert environment.


Kudos to Disney for finally getting this park right.

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Taken on June 10, 2012