Disney Ride Vehicles Crash Into Each Other Days After Ride Reopens After Fire Closure

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Weekends are always busy at a Disney Park. Add in a holiday on top of that and the crowds are sure to be massive. That means that it can hurt when a ride or attraction is down, especially if it is a popular attraction. Unfortunately, that is what happened at Disneyland Resort this past Memorial Day Weekend. Radiator Springs Racers in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure was closed for the entire weekend due to an expected fire that had broken out at the attraction days before.

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Thankfully, no major damage was done and Radiator Springs Racers was up and operational in just about a week. Radiator Springs Racers is one of the most popular rides in the theme park, with waits frequently surpassing 90 minutes. Guests were thrilled to see the ride open once again and quickly filled the ride queue. However, it looks like everything was not completely fixed before the ride was reopened.

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TikToker Ressie was in line for the ride and almost at the front when she saw something completely unexpected. One ride vehicle had crashed into another — which is something most would think would never happen because the ride is programmed specifically to prevent that. The ride was forced to come to a pause as Guests were evacuated and technicians were brought in to figure out what had happened.

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You can watch Ressie’s video below:

fender bender at carsland :/


fender bender at carsland :/

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Here is more information on Radiator Springs Racers — which has been open since 2012 — from the Disneyland Resort website:

Cruise Through Radiator Springs

Kick the fun into overdrive as you buckle up for a road race featuring familiar car-acters, fantastic scenery and “wheel” thrills. 

Tour Ornament Valley and arrive in Radiator Springs—the cutest little town in Carburetor County—where the movie Cars springs to life. 

As you prep for the big race, all the locals show up to help. Mater, Lightning McQueen, Doc Hudson, Sally, Luigi, Guido, Mack and Ramone are all rooting for you! 

Take a quick spin into either Luigi’s Casa Della Tires or Ramone’s House of Body Art to get a racing makeover—then hit the road. 

Ready, Get Set, Go! 

Meet your friendly competition at the starting line and get ready to race for first place! Zip over hills, zoom around high-banked turns and cruise down camelback straightaways past spectacular red-rock formations. 

Even if your car comes in second, this is one race where everyone’s a winner!

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Luckily, it looks like Disney’s magical technicians were able to fix the problem and the ride is up and running and waiting for Guests to enjoy! Radiator Springs Racers is not the only fun attraction in Cars Land. The area is also home to Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree and Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters, all of which are perfect for families.

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!