Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Lights, Motors, Action! Goodbye Herbie, Hello Lightning McQueen!!

   Herbie the Love Bug has been a part of Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show in Disney's Hollywood Studios since it debuted in 2005. But now due to the popularity of Disney/Pixar Cars and the recent release of Cars 2 in theaters, Herbie has been replaced by Lightning McQueen, star of both films.

  He debut was actually today and can be seen in this uploaded video on YouTube.

The following info is courtesy of Disney Parks Blog:

   Look for his cameo when the stunt show director sets up a highlight reel dedicated to “one of the greatest race cars of all time.” But just as the crew leaves to set up for the next stunt demonstration, the highlight video feed is interrupted with a distress call from Mater, Lightning’s rusty sidekick. He warns the audience that secret agent Finn McMissile has issued a report of enemy spy activity at “these here coordinates.” Lightning McQueen speeds in to calm the audience down and explains that Mater is probably just telling tall tales again.

   Just then, a mysterious black automobile appears on the stage. I don’t want to give away all the details here, but let’s just say what follows is quite an animated game of cat and mouse.

   Guests who wish to meet Lightning McQueen and Mater before or after the show can do so at the Winner’s Circle (formerly Luigi’s Garage), which features larger-than-life trophies and posters that depict famous races from around the world. Be sure to check out Lightning McQueen’s upgraded international look, too.