DISNEYLAND: Cars Land Displays Work by Chip Foose
June 14, 2012
Work by car art guru Chip Foose is on display in Disney California Adventure's new attraction Cars Land.
Foose was brought on board the first "Cars" movie by director John Lasseter to design Ramon, the 1959 Chevy, and Foose's Ramon designs can be seen throughout Cars Land.
Cars Land is design-heavy and is decorated with more than 1,800 signs and graphics, according to Disney resort officials.
Foose's painted hoods hang in the windows and behind the counter of Ramon's House of Body Art, a souvenir shop near the entrance to Radiator Springs Racers, Cars Land's signature ride.
Inside, his prints show flashy cars in Disneyland settings. Each contains a hidden Mickey Mouse. They sell for $34.95, and limited edition glicee goes for $325.
Foose brought his family to go on the Cars Land rides for the first time on Thursday, the last day of previews before the area opens to the public, but said he has been in the attraction countless times and loves all three rides.
Cars Land was designed to appeal to adults as well as kids, he said, in the way it reflects Southern California car culture.
Vintage and collectible cars provide fantasy to people who attend weekend car shows, he said. Enthusiasts inspire each other with the work they do on their dream cars. Foose was recently in the Inland area, representing 3M at the Show and Go car show in downtown Riverside. He said he brought his family to that event as well and had a great time.