My daughter and I spent an afternoon with #95 Lightning McQueen and a few of the new stars of the upcoming summer Disney•Pixar summer blockbuster, CARS 3!
Coming to a large city near you, the “Road to the Races” nationwide tour invites everyone to enjoy activities and photo ops with five-time Piston-Cup champion Lightning McQueen, trainer Cruz Ramirez and the sleek next-gen racer Jackson Storm.
The roster of cities includes: Miami, Dallas, Chicago, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Denver and Los Angeles. The full list is available at CARS3tour.com. The tour wraps up in California with a visit to NASCAR at the Sonoma Raceway June 24-25, 2017. The life-size character cars will also roll onto the red carpet for the “Cars 3” world premiere on Saturday, June 10, 2017. [Read about my exciting day at the Sonoma Raceway here]
At the event, kids will have the opportunity to:
Color on a GIANT MURAL WALL! At the Alamo Rent A CarSM , bring “Cars 3” to life by decorating Lightning McQueen and friends. Everyone gets a color pencil pack souvenir. Owned and operated by Enterprise Holdings, Alamo Rent A Car offers low rental rates and a hassle-free customer experience at the most popular travel destinations around the world.
Dole®, the leader in fresh, quality produce, handed out recipe cards and samples. We grabbed a taste of the Pineapple Pit Stop Smoothie to fuel up and recharge our batteries on the gorgeous and hot day. To see more of Dole’s exciting promotions around summer family fun, visit www.dole.com/Cars3.
Join the PIT CREW! Take part in a tire-changing activity and photo-sharing opportunity. A leader in the sun care industry, Coppertone® is made by Bayer HealthCare, LLC.
Other areas include a Mattel Interactive Play Area. Sends Lightning McQueen and other racers down the gravity drop and launch them into action in new play sets that feature locations from the movie. Also on display will be a collection of die cast racers from past and present. Mattel is the leading global childhood development and play company.
PLUS our favorite part of the day, was sitting in the Cinetransformer Mobile Movie Theater and watching a sneak peek of the movie!
Here is the newest trailer to further whet your appetite:
Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez (voice of Cristela Alonzo), with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage! Directed by Brian Fee (storyboard artist “Cars,” “Cars 2“), produced by Kevin Reher (“A Bug’s Life,” “La Luna” short) and co-produced by Andrea Warren (“LAVA” short), “Cars 3” cruises into theaters on June 16, 2017.
Make sure to check back regularly for more pics, clips and information about CARS. You can also:
- Like and Follow CARS on Facebook * Twitter * Instagram * Subscribe to the Disney/Pixar YouTube channel * Visit the official CARS 3 website and
- Download Activity Sheets here
- Meet New Car Members
Thank you for a fun day, meeting the celebrities at the CARS 3 ROAD TO THE RACES nationwide tour.
CARS 3 opens in theaters everywhere on June 16th!