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Car Masters Weekend at Downtown Disney starts Friday

There are two big Pixar Cars events this weekend at Walt Disney World. I’ve already posted about Pixar Weekend at EPCOT, but I’m also pretty excited about the Car Masters Weekend coming to Downtown Disney. Classic cars will meet their match as star racecar Lightning McQueen, pal Mater and master British spy Finn McMissile from Disney-Pixar’s upcoming animated motion picture “Cars 2” race into town during Car Masters Weekend – May 13-15, 2011. Activities start early at 10:30 a.m. and run to 6 p.m. each day at Downtown Disney West Side:

Muscle cars will line the Downtown Disney promenade alongside the largest life-sized, radio-controlled replica cars ever built–which bring their big-screen “car-acter” counterparts to life for fans to meet face to face.

  • Pixar Animation Studios’ “Cars” Franchise Guardian and resident car expert, Jay Ward, has been tapped to judge the Classic Car show which takes place on Saturday and Sunday.
  • NASCAR fans can get a peek at Richard Petty’s racecar on display inside RIDEMAKERZ at Downtown Disney.
  • The family-friendly weekend will feature special Disney-Pixar “Cars 2” merchandise –including new RIDEMAKERZ models — and bonus entertainment.

The 2006 Disney-Pixar “Cars” film returns to the big screen with a limited engagement viewing at AMC Downtown Disney 24 Theatres throughout the weekend. Moviegoers can even catch a glimpse of the new movie trailer from “Cars 2,” which gets the “green flag” on June 24, 2011, presented in Disney Digital 3Dâ„¢ and IMAX 3D in select theaters.

State Farm brings Disney-Pixar’s “Cars 2” adventure directly to fans with the “Agents on a Mission” tour, showcasing cars modeled after their big-screen likenesses. Guests can check out the cars and take part in a variety of “Cars 2”-themed activities, including a video kiosk, e-photo opportunities, games and giveaways. They can also enter the “Agents on a Mission” sweepstakes, which features 18,000 prizes, including a new car.

Don’t skip the Classic Car show as Central Florida has a number of great car enthusiasts, many of whom work for the mouse and love the chance to show off their babies.

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