PHOTOS, CONCEPT ART: Disneyland Paris Shares First Look at Loading Area for “Cars Route 66 Road Trip” Ride, Catastrophe Canyon is Now “CARS-tastrophe Canyon”

Following a first tease last week, Disneyland Paris has now shared more details on Cars Route 66 Road Trip, which is set to debut in 2021 at Walt Disney Studios Park.

Concept art for the new boarding station for Cars Route 66 Road Trip at Walt Disney Studios Paris.

The long-standing and great collaboration between Disney Imagineers and Pixar continues — together, they’ve designed a family-friendly journey, discovering some of the wacky roadside attractions along the famous Route 66 highway.The attraction’s new boarding station, inspired by mid-century modern architecture, fittingly offers several nods to the automotive world.

Current progress on the new boarding station for Cars Route 66 Road Trip at Walt Disney Studios Paris.

As your gateway to all the wonders awaiting you on Route 66, guests will enter the station through a tourist booth complete with maps, postcards and other decorative items (design details that Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering are known for and guests love – see examples below). You may notice a postcard for “CARStastrophe Canyon”, a nod to Catastrophe Canyon from the Studio Tram Tour in Paris (the original resided at the Disney-MGM Studios Backlot Tour). The area will return with a new story for Cars Route 66 Road Trip.


The loading station, which stands halfway through construction, is actually the first building constructed outside the existing peramters of Walt Disney Studios Park, and once completed will be accessible to visitors via a new road extending from Toy Story Playland.

Cars Route 66 Road Trip represents the first step in the expansion of Walt Disney Studios Park. Stay tuned for more information about this attraction that we will share soon!

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