Maters Junkyard Jamboree | Disneyland

Last Updated on: March 26th, 2024

Maters Junkyard Jamboree (Disney California Adventure)
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Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree is a family-friendly attraction located in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park within the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. This whimsical ride is inspired by the lovable character Mater from Disney-Pixar’s “Cars” franchise and offers guests a rollicking good time.

Here’s what you can expect at Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree:

Mater’s Square Dance: The attraction features a delightful square dance hosted by Mater himself. Guests board trailers that are hitched to baby tractors, and these “tow”-tally fun vehicles become part of Mater’s dance floor.

Toe-Tapping Music: As the dance begins, Mater’s voice provides entertaining commentary and instructions for the square dance. The ride vehicles spin and swing around the dance floor to the toe-tapping tunes of country and bluegrass music.

Whimsical Theming: Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree is set within Mater’s junkyard, complete with quirky and humorous details that capture the rustic charm of Radiator Springs. The theming adds to the overall fun and authenticity of the experience.

Fun for All Ages: This attraction is suitable for guests of all ages, making it a great choice for families with young children and fans of the “Cars” movies. The spinning and swinging motion is gentle, providing a lively but not overly intense ride experience.

Repeatable Fun: One of the joys of Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree is its replayability. Each ride experience is slightly different, depending on the random movements of the ride vehicles and the music track that plays during your dance.

Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree captures the humor and spirit of the “Cars” films, offering a whimsical and entertaining experience for guests. It’s a ride that combines a touch of nostalgia with the classic charm of Disney’s storytelling and is a popular addition to the attractions in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park.

Fun Facts

  • Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree is a lively and entertaining attraction located in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park.
  • The ride opened on June 15, 2012, and is based on the character Mater, the lovable tow truck from the Disney-Pixar “Cars” franchise.
  • It features ride vehicles shaped like little tractors, each with its own catchy and country-style tune playing on the speakers.
  • As the ride vehicles whirl around Mater’s junkyard, they spin and twirl in different directions, creating a fun and unpredictable experience for riders of all ages.
  • Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree captures the humorous and spirited personality of Mater and provides a toe-tapping good time for visitors looking for a country-style square dance on tractors.

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