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8/5/2011 5:37 PM
Loren
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Loren

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I finally got to make my way to the El Capitan Theatre to watch Cars 2. For those unfamiliar with the El Capitan Theatre, it is one of the classic movie houses of Hollywood located kitty corner from the historic Grauman's Chinese Theater. It is owned by the Walt Disney Company and serves as their flagship theater where they premiere most of their movies.


Cars 2 playing at the El Capitan Theatre by Loren Javier, on Flickr

I usually try to watch Disney's first run movies there because they usually do something special. In this movie's case, they've set up a "World Grand Prix" attraction at Hollywood High School located behind the movie theater.


The Cars 2 World Grand Prix Attraction at the El Capitan by Loren Javier, on Flickr

The attraction is nicely designed that takes you from Radiator Springs to Paris, Tokyo, the United Kingdom and Porto Corsa.


The Cars 2 World Grand Prix Attraction at the El Capitan by Loren Javier, on Flickr


The Cars 2 World Grand Prix Attraction at the El Capitan by Loren Javier, on Flickr


The Cars 2 World Grand Prix Attraction at the El Capitan by Loren Javier, on Flickr


The Cars 2 World Grand Prix Attraction at the El Capitan by Loren Javier, on Flickr


The Cars 2 World Grand Prix Attraction at the El Capitan by Loren Javier, on Flickr


The Cars 2 World Grand Prix Attraction at the El Capitan by Loren Javier, on Flickr

There are some fun little jokes along the way.


The Cars 2 World Grand Prix Attraction at the El Capitan by Loren Javier, on Flickr


The Cars 2 World Grand Prix Attraction at the El Capitan by Loren Javier, on Flickr

For the most part, it's is geared toward kids, with slides and bungee swings and coloring areas.


The Cars 2 World Grand Prix Attraction at the El Capitan by Loren Javier, on Flickr


The Cars 2 World Grand Prix Attraction at the El Capitan by Loren Javier, on Flickr


The Cars 2 World Grand Prix Attraction at the El Capitan by Loren Javier, on Flickr


The Cars 2 World Grand Prix Attraction at the El Capitan by Loren Javier, on Flickr

They have a nice exhibit of classic international cars from the Petersen Auto Museum that is worth exploring.


The Cars 2 World Grand Prix Attraction at the El Capitan by Loren Javier, on Flickr

And, there is an "Auto Shop" full of Cars merchandise.


Auto Shop at the Cars 2 World Grand Prix Attraction at the El Capitan by Loren Javier, on Flickr

It's also fun getting your Photo Finish photos.


Photo Finish Photos taken at the Cars 2 World Grand Prix Attraction at the El Capitan by Loren Javier, on Flickr


Photo Finish Photos taken at the Cars 2 World Grand Prix Attraction at the El Capitan by Loren Javier, on Flickr


Photo Finish Photos taken at the Cars 2 World Grand Prix Attraction at the El Capitan by Loren Javier, on Flickr


Photo Finish Photos taken at the Cars 2 World Grand Prix Attraction at the El Capitan by Loren Javier, on Flickr


But, the cool thing (and the character part of this update) is that they have meet spots not only with Lightning McQueen and Mater, who I've met frequently at Disney California Adventure, but with Finn McMissile, whom I've never met before. They had toured around the country on the "Agents on a Mission" tour presented by State Farm, but, I missed when they were in Los Angeles. So, I was very excited to see Finn McMissile here.


Meeting Lightning McQueen at the Cars 2 World Grand Prix Attraction at the El Capitan by Loren Javier, on Flickr


Meeting Mater at the Cars 2 World Grand Prix Attraction at the El Capitan by Loren Javier, on Flickr


Meeting Finn McMissile at the Cars 2 World Grand Prix Attraction at the El Capitan by Loren Javier, on Flickr

Overall, I thought the "World Grand Prix" attraction was a fun time!

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8/6/2011 8:26 AM
Captain Hook
Chip 'n' Dale
Captain Hook

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seems like fun maybe i will check it out thanks loren

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