**Disney/Marvel provided me an all expense paid trip to LA for this event. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.*
Car 3 comes out TODAY! I am so excited for you all to see it! To see more about the Cars movie, check out my red carpet post, film review, and interview with Kerry Washington, Cristela Alonzo, and Armie Hammer.
To prepare you for all the excitement, there is a wonderful Cars 3 product line so you can watch the movie and then go buy your kids the best Cars 3 toys and books out there!
BEST OF THE CARS 3 TOYS:
Crazy 8 Crashers Smash & Crash Derby Playset: https://www.amazon.com/Disney-Pixar-Crazy-Crashers-Playset/dp/B01IKE8JQ4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1497306792&sr=8-1&keywords=Crazy+8+Crashers+Smash+%26+Crash+Derby+Playset
Recreate the thrilling competition scenes from the new Disney•Pixar Cars 3 movie with this action packing set. Rev your engines and watch the character vehicles race, crash and bash through the course. The set comes with barrels, tires, and other themed accessories as well as a 1:55 scale mud covered Lightning McQueen vehicle to start the fun right away. The first player to knock Miss Fritter’s bus down wins. Then, reconfigure the arena and get ready for more epic action.
Movie Moves Lightning McQueen: https://www.amazon.com/Disney-Pixar-Movie-Lightning-McQueen/dp/B01KNMFPCM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1497306649&sr=8-1&keywords=Disney+Cars+Movie+Moves+Lightning+McQueen
Enjoy exciting story play and realistic movie fun with Lightning McQueen. Inspired by Disney•Pixar Cars 3, the vehicle reacts to motion when he goes forward, backward, left, right, upside down and says over 65 iconic phrases and sounds. He has a signature sleek design, working headlights and taillights. You can also choose the Movie Moves Cruz Ramirez vehicle and recreate even more dynamic movie scenes and interactive racing.
Cruz Ramirez Remote Control Vehicle: https://www.disneystore.com/vehicles-rc-toys-toys-cruz-ramirez-remote-control-vehicle-cars-3/mp/1427277/1000268/
They’ll have fun taking a Cruz around with this remote control vehicle. Reliving the high speed thrills of Cars 3, they can put new cast member Cruz Ramirez through her paces.
Cruz Ramirez Die Cast Car: https://www.disneystore.com/die-cast-cars-toys-cruz-ramirez-die-cast-car-cars-3/mp/1427295/1011302/
Sleek and sharp in striking yellow, Cruz Ramirez rediscovers her racing dreams thanks to Lightning McQueen. This die cast perfectly captures the sporty styling of the Rust-eze Racing Center trainer and race technician from Cars 3.
“Lead the Way” book: https://www.amazon.com/Cars-3-Lead-Ace-Landers/dp/1484781279/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1497306040&sr=8-1&keywords=cars+3+lead+the+way
In your life, you may find somebody important, somebody who steers you in the right direction, guides you down long roads, and keeps you on track to follow your dreams. Then, one day, you may find it’s your turn to lead the way. Ride along with Lightning McQueen as he revisits many of his cherished moments with the late and great Doc Hudson. Lightning has learned so many inspiring things from Doc that he would like to pass on to Cruz Ramirez-including a lesson about what it really means to win.
“Cars 3” Big Golden Book: https://www.amazon.com/Cars-Golden-Book-Disney-Pixar/dp/073643674X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1497306115&sr=8-1&keywords=cars+3+big+golden+book
Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician with her own plan to win, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet, and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage! Children ages 3 to 7 will love this beautifully illustrated hardcover Big Golden Book based on the film.
Water Bottle: https://www.zak.com/cars-3-stainless-steel-reusable-water-bottle-CRSG-S730
This stainless steel water bottle makes staying hydrated easy and fun! It holds 15.5 ounces and is made of BPA-free stainless steel, durable enough for kids to take anywhere they want. The screw-on lid has a built-in carrying loop for easy transportation, and doesn’t leak when it’s closed, so the bottle can be tossed into a bag for worry-free travel. When it’s not being used, the comfortable silicone spout can be covered to keep it clean. The bottle is dishwasher safe and should not be microwaved. Recommended for children ages 3 and up.
Reusable Tote Bag: https://www.disneystore.com/bags-totes-accessories-cars-3-reusable-tote/mp/1427205/1000291/
They’ll love to go racing off to the store with this reusable Cars 3 tote. Jackson Storm, Lightning McQueen, and Cruz Ramirez battle it out on both sides of this bag that’s designed to help our planet win the race against waste!
Disney Store Revs Up for Summer Play Days
Summer Series Kicks off with Disney·Pixar Cars 3 and Features Free Daily Events, Games, Activities and Giveaways
New Exclusive Disney Emoji Patch Distributed Weekly
Summer Play Days zooms back into Disney Store this week with free daily events all summer long in locations nationwide. The popular series will kick off with a special Disney·Pixar Cars 3 event on Saturday, June 10, where Guests will learn about the film’s characters before jumping into the “driver’s seat” and testing their “driving” skills with remote control vehicles on a mini racetrack inside each Store.
Beginning on June 10, Guests who participate in Summer Play Days will be able to collect Disney Emoji patches featuring different Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars characters. New patches will be available each Wednesday between June 14 and August 9*:
- Sat. 6/10: Lightning McQueen
- Wed. 6/14: Cruz Ramirez
- Wed. 6/21: Pascal
- Wed. 6/28: Storm Trooper
- Wed. 7/5: Spider-Man
- Wed. 7/12: Jackson Storm
- Wed. 7/19: Olaf
- Wed. 7/26: BB-8
- Wed. 8/2: Iron Man
- Wed. 8/9: Stitch
“Summer Play Days has become a Guest favorite at Disney Store and we know many look forward to these events each year,” said Jonathan Storey, VP of Store Experience. “This summer, we are excited to continue offering our Guests great experiences now with the added fun of collectible Disney Emoji patches.”
Guests will receive a special display card where they can attach their patches and those who have collected all of the weekly patches can receive an exclusive Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse patch between August 9-20.** Cast Members will also be distributing a special limited Simba patch spontaneously throughout Summer Play Days as a special magical moment for Guests.
Free daily events taking place through August 9 include Storytime, Art of Drawing and Showtimes:
- Tangled the Series Event: Guests will learn to draw Pascal, Rapunzel’s mischievous friend. A brief introduction is given to the history of Disney Animation.
- Star Wars Adventures Event: Guests are invited to participate in three activities, including defense training against Stormtroopers, Millennium Falcon flight training and writing their name in Aurebesh. Guests will receive one of two Star Warspostcards (BB-8 or Chewbacca) and Aurebesh alphabet stickers
- Art of Drawing Marvel’s Spider-Man Event: Guests will learn to draw Marvel’s Spider-Man. A brief introduction is given to the history of Disney Animation, as well as an explanation of traditional and modern Disney animation.
- Mickey and the Roadster Racers Event: Guests will prepare for a race in Hotdog hills before they head to Italy to cheer on the Roadster Racers. Each Guest will receive their own trophy.
- Princess Gathering Event: Guests will discover the Disney Princesses’ ambitions, strengths and will learn what makes each one of them special. Guests who participate will receive a special wristband.
- Star Wars Storytime Event: Guests will hear the story, “Star Wars: Escape from Jakku.” Journey through the story, helping the narrators bring the story to life with interactive movements. Guests will receive a BB-8 finger puppet of their own.
- Avengers Training Academy Event: Guests will take part of the Avengers Age of Ultron Training Academy to get an overview of each of the Avengers and learn their key skills and poses.
- Elena of Avalor Event: Guests will use Elena’s Scepter of Light to channel the powerful magic Elena has, play and dance along with an inflatable guitar and create their own Jaquin to fly around.
For additional information, contact your local Disney Store and join the summer fun during #DisneyPlayDays.