I was recently sent a little snippet from a podcast created by Ken Tangen that reveals some interesting details about an upgrade to the car and motorcycle stunt show that performs at both Paris Disneyland’s Walt Disney Studios and Walt Disney World’s Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Yep, that’s Lights, Motors, Action.
You may have heard about a little movie from Pixar coming out this summer. It’s Cars 2, of course. And where better to promote a movie featuring a little red race car than a stunt show that also features a little red car.
I had heard that the Herbie segment would be replaced by Lightning McQueen, but I didn’t realize how extensive the new segment would be. According to the interview with Rob Pottorf, who composed the music for the segment, there will be an 4-5 minute segment with Tow Mater animated on the screen and a stunt car version of Lightening McQueen (and a bad guy) driving around and but not really doing stunts.
If you want to get a sneak peak, it has already debuted in Paris. You can see a video from that park below the jump:
What do you think? It’s a little more elaborate than the Herbie section, so I’m worried about it becoming a real drag on the show. But I’ll reserve final judgement until I see it in person. Looks like I have another trip to DHS ahead of me. The show is expected to open sometime this month in Orlando.