From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Erin Barrier
Picture this – The air is still as you gaze across the
sprawling Daytona International Speedway. The green flag is waved and the race
is off! You put your foot on the gas pedal, and before you know it you’re speeding
down the racetrack. You can feel the wind in your hair and can almost smell the
victory. The fate of this race is up to you and your loyal car. Together, you
could be champions!
This year, Disney and Pixar’s Cars Week is back, and
you’re invited to join the action-packed week leading up to this year’s Daytona
500 on Feb. 14. Whether you’re a rookie or a pro, Cars Week is the perfect
chance to put your pedal to the metal and test the speed limits!
With all new products and activations inspired by your favorite real-life NASCAR drivers and iconic “Cars” characters, there is no telling how far you and your four-wheeled friends will go.
Keep reading for ideas on how you can celebrate Cars
1. Start Your “Cars” Collection Today!
What better way to jump start Cars Week than an epic collaboration between Disney and Pixar’s “Cars,” Mattel, and NASCAR? Classic “Cars” characters have been NASCAR-ified, and some of the coolest and most notable NASCAR drivers including Chase Elliot, Austin Dillon, William Byron, Ryan Blaney, Joey Logano, Daniel Suarez, Aric Almirola, and Kyle Busch have been transformed into die-cast. Check out NASCAR drivers Chase Elliot, Austin Dillon, and William Bryon next to their inspired die-cast! Coming soon to a Walmart near you.
See below for some of the available products so you can start or expand your very own “Cars” collection!
The Disney and Pixar’s “Cars” NASCAR die-cast vehicles are ready to race right out of the pack! These 1:55-scale singles are available now and feature core characters like Lightning McQueen, Jackson Storm, Mater, Luigi and Guido with special NASCAR-inspired designs. Keep an eye out for new “Cars” NASCAR releases rolling out throughout the year on Walmart.com.
This Disney and Pixar’s “Cars”-themed Car Wash playset is a color-changing, interactive blast of good, clean fun. Lightning McQueen has been tearing up the track and racing down dirty roads, so he needs a serious washing. Delightful, customizable cars deliver two paint jobs in one. Dunk the 1:55 scale color-changing cars into warm water and then in cold water to change them right back!
2. Listen to a specially curated “Cars” Road Trip Playlist!
Buckle up and race into Cars Week by streaming all of your favorite Pixar tunes on Spotify. Listen to hits from the “Cars” films such as “Life is a Highway,” “Real Gone” and “Sh-Boom.” Listen here. Ka-Chow!
3. Curl up in the backseat or on the couch with a good book!
If reading on road trips or even chilling on the couch is more your speed, we have a few awesome “Cars”-inspired books like
Meet the Cars: Deluxe Edition and 5-Minute Racing Stories that are sure to keep
you entertained all drive long!
4. Get up to speed on Lightning McQueen by watching an all new Disney Parks Tik Tok
Just when you thought you knew everything about “Cars,” there’s even more to learn! Pixar Creative Director Jay Ward shared his favorite little known facts of Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Disney Parks TikTok!
5. Celebrate by streaming “Cars” content on Disney+ and YouTube!
All of the “Cars” films and shorts can be found on Disney+. In addition, Cars has an awesome YouTube channel featuring clips from the films, unboxing videos and fun toy play content. You can find it here.
Now that you’re geared up for the week, we’d love to see how
you’re celebrating at home. Be sure to tag @Pixar @PixarCars and #CarsWeek when
sharing on social!