A new light-up Cars Land ear headband has arrived at Disneyland Resort. It matches the neon Cars Land merchandise, including a Spirit Jersey, released earlier this month. We found the ears in the Emporium at Disneyland.
Cars Land Ear Headband – $39.99
The headband is lined with red velour. The outside of the band and the ears are covered in black pleather patterned all over with neon images of Lightning McQueen and Radiator Springs signs.
Instead of a bow, there are two red glittering wrench heads between the ears, punctuated with a Cars Land charm.
Transparent tubes around the edges of the ears light up.
The ear headband is rechargeable and includes a cord that plugs into the back.
Will you be rocking these ears on your next trip to Cars Land? Let us know in the comments.
Cars Land opened in 2012, the core of an over $1 billion expansion of Disney California Adventure after years of struggle with small size and an inadequate amount of qualitative rides. Before this space was Cars Land, most of it was a parking lot. A more general car-themed land called Carland was actually in development when Pixar’s “Cars” hit it big in 2006 and Disney decided to shift gears to the IP.
There are three rides:
- Radiator Springs Racers is a slot car dark ride similar to Test Track at EPCOT and Journey to the Center of the Earth at Tokyo DisneySea.
- Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters is a trackless ride using similar technology as Aquatopia at Tokyo DisneySea (but without water). It opened in 2016, replacing the short-lived Luigi’s Flying Tires, a bumper/hover-car ride that was plagued with issues.
- Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree is a whip ride similar to Alien Swirling Saucers at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and The Happy Ride with Baymax at Tokyo Disneyland.
In the fall, Cars Land is decorated for Haul-O-Ween. Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree becomes Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree and Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters becomes Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween. During the winter holidays, they become Mater’s Jingle Jamboree and Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl.
Guests can get food at Cozy Cone Motel, Flo’s V8 Cafe, and Fillmore’s Taste-In. Lightning McQueen, Mater, and other cars make appearances in the land.