- Fans of Pixar’s Cars franchise may recognize the Cadillac Range mountains surrounding Cars Land and this ride. The mountain-range is an homage to Cadillac Ranch, a roadside art installation in Texas.
- The waterfall seen during the ride is called Firewire Falls. It’s modeled after the one seen in the Cars films, which is inspired by Arizona’s Havasu Falls.
- During the indoor scene, you see Ramone’s House of Body Art in Radiator Springs. The design of this building, as seen in the films, is based on a real building in Texas called the U-Drop Inn.
- The large rock formation in the middle of the loop track is a physical creation of Willy’s Butte, a location in the films based on a real-life place: Utah’s Mexican Hat Rock Formation.
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