Cars 3 Road to the Races Tour

Disney is kicking off their Cars 3 "Road to the Races" nationwide tour at Disney Springs this weekend, before heading to 27 cities across the country. Best of all, each event is free. (UPDATE: check out Jeremiah's report from the first day of the Disney Springs event here)

“We are going to kick off the tour at Disney Springs in Walt Disney World on Thursday, March 23,” said Lylle Breier, senior vice president, worldwide marketing partnerships and special events for the Walt Disney Studios. “There will be fun activities for the whole family—plus a sneak peek of the movie.”

At the tour, guests will get a sneak peek at the film, get photos with life-sized characters from the film, as well as participate in some sponsored activities:

  • Alamo Rent A Car is hosting a street art booth and will bring “Cars 3” to life with a giant coloring mural featuring Lightning McQueen and friends, along with a color pencil pack souvenir.
  • Coppertone is creating a racer pit crew that encourages visitors to take part in a tire-changing activity and photo-sharing opportunity.
  • Crest and Oral-B celebrate the Road to the Races tour, providing fans with an opportunity to create a digital postcard with Lightning McQueen and win “Cars”-themed oral care prizes from the Piston Cup prize wheel.
  • Dole invites visitors to fuel up and recharge their batteries, sample high-octane fruit and vegetable smoothies, collect “Cars 3”-inspired recipes and discover how Dole and Disney are working together to make healthy living fun and easy for families.
  • Mattel presents an interactive play area, which sends Lightning McQueen and other racers down the gravity drop and launches them into action in new play sets that feature locations from the movie. Also on display will be a collection of die cast racers from past and present.

In addition, the sports national youth program NASCAR Acceleration Nation will display the science behind NASCAR racing, and elements from the NASCAR Hall of Fame will allow attendees to get up close and personal with the history of NASCAR.

Mack Trucks, Inc. will transport the life-size character cars on the coast-to-coast tour. Here is the complete list of stops:

Disney Springs Marketplace
Thursday, March 23rd : 12pm-7pm
Friday, March 24th : 11am-7pm
Saturday, March 25th : 11am-7pm
Sunday, March 26th : 11am-5pm

Bayfront Park 301 North Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Florida 33132
Friday, March 31s : 12pm-6pm (Last Guest Entry: 5pm)
Saturday, April 1st : 10am-5pm (Last Guest Entry: 4pm)
Sunday, April 2nd : 11am-5pm (Last Guest Entry: 4pm)

Raymond James Stadium (Parking lot - East side) 4201 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33607
Tuesday, April 4th :11am-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)

Texas Motor Speedway 3545 Lone Star Cir, Fort Worth, TX 76177
Friday, April 7th- 12pm-6pm (Last Guest Entry- 5pm)
Saturday, April 8th- 10am-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)
Sunday, April 9th- 11am-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)

Santikos Palladium 17703 W Interstate 10, San Antonio, TX 78257
Tuesday, April 11th- 12pm-5pm (Last Guest Entry: 4pm)

Memorial City Mall 303 Memorial City Way, Houston, TX 77024
Friday, April 14th- 12pm-6pm (Last Guest Entry- 5pm)
Saturday, April 15th- 10am-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)
Sunday, April 16th- 11am-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)

Ballpark Village 601 Clark Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63102
Wednesday, April 19th- 12pm-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)

Woodfield Mall, Parking Lot D 1 Woodfield Mall Schaumburg, IL 60173
Friday, April 21st- 12pm-6pm (Last Guest Entry- 5pm)
Saturday, April 22nd- 10am-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)
Sunday, April 23rd- 11am-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)

Public Square in Downtown 1 Public Square Cleveland, OH 44114
Tuesday, April 25th- 12pm-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)

SouthSide Works 425 Cinema Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Wednesday, April 26th- 12pm-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)

Assembly Row 340 Canal St. Somerville, MA 02145
Friday, April 28th- 12pm-6pm (Last Guest Entry- 5pm)
Saturday, April 29th- 10am-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)
Sunday, April 30th- 11am-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)

Mack Trucks Inc. 2402 Lehigh Pkwy S, Allentown, PA 18103
Thursday, May 4th- 12pm-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)

Citi Field - NY Mets Stadium 123-01 Roosevelt Ave, Queens, NY 11368
Friday, May 5- 12pm-6pm (Last Guest Entry- 5pm)
Saturday, May 6th- 11am-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)
Sunday, May 7th- 11am-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)

Downtown Silver Spring (Corner of Georgia Ave. and Colesville Rd.) 8541 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Wednesday, May 10th- 12pm-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)

Cherry Hill Mall 2000 NJ-38, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Friday, May 12th- 12pm-6pm (Last Guest Entry- 5pm)
Saturday, May 13th- 10am-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)
Sunday May 14th- 11am-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)

Mack Trucks Brand & Product Line 7900 National Service Road, Greensboro, NC 27409
Thursday, May 18th- 12pm-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)

Charlotte Motor Speedway 5555 Concord Pkwy S, Concord, NC 28027
Friday, May 19th- 12pm-6pm (Last Guest Entry- 5pm)
Saturday, May 20th- 12pm-6pm (Last Guest Entry- 5pm)

Scene75 Entertainment Center (Parking Lot on North Side)
876 State Route OH-28, Milford, OH 45150
Monday, May 22nd- 12pm-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)

Union Station (South Plaza Parking Lot) 30 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108
Wednesday, May 24th- 12pm-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)

Alamo Drafthouse Littleton Aspen Grove 7301 S Santa Fe Dr. Littleton, CO 80120
Saturday, May 27th- 10am-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)
Sunday, May 28th- 11am-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)

Thanksgiving Point (Next to Megaplex Theatre) 3003 Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, UT 84043
Tuesday, May 30th- 10am-6pm (Last Guest Entry- 5pm)
Wednesday, May 31st- 11am-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)

Desert Ridge Marketplace 21001 N. Tatum Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050
Saturday, June 3rd- 10am-6pm (Last Guest Entry- 5pm)
Sunday, June 4th- 11am-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)

Belmont Park / Mission Beach 3146 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109
Tuesday, June 6th- 10am-6pm (Last Guest Entry- 5pm)
Wednesday, June 7th- 11am-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)

Disneyland Resort (Details Forthcoming)
Monday, June 12th- 10am-6pm (Last Guest Entry- 5pm)
Tuesday, June 13th- 10am-6pm (Last Guest Entry- 5pm)

Autry Museum of the American West 4700 Western Heritage Way - Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Wednesday, June 14th- 2pm-6pm (Last Guest Entry- 5pm)
Thursday, June 15th- 11:30am-6pm (Last Guest Entry- 5pm)
Friday, June 16th- 11:30am-6pm (Last Guest Entry- 5pm)
Saturday, June 17th- 10am-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)
Sunday, June 18th- 12pm-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)

Westfield Oakridge Mall 925 Blossom Hill Rd, San Jose, CA 95123
Thursday, June 22nd- 10am-6pm (Last Guest Entry- 5pm)Dis
Friday, June 23rd- 11am-5pm (Last Guest Entry- 4pm)

Sonoma Raceway 29355 Arnold Dr., Sonoma, CA 95476
Saturday, June 24th – Details Forthcoming
Sunday, June 25th - 9am-3pm (Last Guest Entry- 2pm)