Will You Make A Pit Stop To See Cars 3?

Hey Cuties,

I hope you had an amazing Mother’s Day off. I didn’t get a day of silence but I did enjoy my day.  Last week LittleCuteLips and I checked out the Disney Pixar Cars 3 Road to the Races Tour. This was the DC stop that took place in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland.  This is a nationwide tour that is F-R-E-E! If you reserve passes you can skip the line and go in. We arrived a little early and the line was crazy long, but we had passes so we walked right in.

Cars 3 Tour

In Theaters June 16

My kids are a fan of the Cars movie franchise when the first Cars movie came out my now 12 years old was only two. Ten years later they are rolling our Cars 3 and the five-year-old has gotten in on the action.

See the fun for yourself!

They had just enough activities for the kids that they weren’t overwhelmed. This is not an all-day activity but a solid 2 – 3 hours of fun.  They had a variety of sponsors and each one brought a different experience to the tour.

Cars 3 Tour

NASCAR: Acceleration Nation

Our first Pit Stop on the Tour took us to the NASCAR Acceleration Station. Here you could select the Cars 3 car of your choice and cut it out.

Cars 3 Tour

Selecting her car

Although LittleCuteLips wanted to handle this on her own, the cutting was a bit intricate. She chose Cruz Ramirez; she is a new girl car in the movie Cars 3.

Cars 3 Tour

Cutting up

Parents, you will need to do it for them.  After cutting out the car assembly is necessary and you can use tape to secure it. They had everything we needed at the station. They even cleaned up our mess.

Cars 3 Tour

Assembly complete!

Cruz was ready for show time; this craft came easy for me because I am a Craft Queen. Some of the other parents did struggle a bit. One of the gentlemen even gave me kudos on my work; he said I had done it the best all day. I’ll take that.

Cars 3 Tour

Coppertone: Pit Crew Protection

Our second Pit Stop on the Tour took us to the Coppertone Pit Crew Protection area.  While we waited in line they gave us samples of the new whipped Coppertone sunblock and coupons. I will be picking up a few of these. The fact that it was whipped changed the game for me. It was much easier to put on and it didn’t leave LittleCuteLips looking pasty white.

This booth was her absolute favorite; she was a member of the pit crew and had to take the rear tire off. (Each child either took the tire off or put the tire on.) This action required a power tool and she handled it like a pro. Her Daddy taught her well honey, she won’t be a damsel in distress. See the 0:26 mark in the video to see her make quick work of this task.

Our first Pit Stop on the Tour took us to

Cine-transformer Mobile Movie Theater: Sneak Peek

Our third Pit Stop on the Tour took us to the Cine-transformer Mobile Movie Theater for a sneak peek of Cars 3. See what it looks like on the inside HERE.

Cars Tour

See it in theaters June 16th

They gave us a bit of the behind the scenes on the making and idea of the movie. Followed by a sneak peek, the sneak peek is NOT the same thing as the official Cars 3 trailer.

Cars 3 Tour

Dole: Pineapple Pit Stop Smoothie

Our fourth Pit Stop on the Tour took us to the Dole Pit Stop Smoothie booth. They had samples of the Pineapple Pit Stop Smoothie inspired by Cruz Ramirez. We recently found out LittleCuteLips is allergic to banana and pears so we skipped out on the tasting. If you want to make it at home I’ve got the recipe for you.

Cars 3 Tour

Pineapple Pit-Stop Smoothie Recipe

Cars 3 has several character inspired recipes. Click HERE!

Cars 3 Tour

Alamo Rental Car: Street Art

Our fifth Pit Stop on the Tour took us to the Alamo Rental Car Street Art booth. LittleCuteLips loves to color so this was a good time.  She did a bit of coloring and then autographed her work.

Cars 3 Tour

Cars 3 Characters

Our sixth Pit Stop on the Tour took us to the races. It gave the kids a chance to see the different movie characters in Cars 3 and get in on the racing action themselves. See the 2:25 mark in the video.

Cars 3 Tour

Cars 3 Characters

After watching the races LittleCuteLips and I headed to our last pit stop of the day.

Cars 3 Tour

Lightning McQueen

Our final Pit Stop was to check out the cars. You can take pictures beside each car just don’t touch.

Cars 3 Tour

Cruz Ramirez

She is our new favorite.

Cars 3 Tour

Jackson Storm

Cars 3 Tour

Will you check out Cars 3 in theaters on June 16th? Chat with me in the comment below or FBIG or Twitter.



Article written by:

Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Felecia Monique

    Awww I wish I would’ve known about this my son would’ve loved it! Your posts are so informative and family friendly.

  2. Ngumabi

    I would definitely go to see cars
    I love the cartoon and going for something like this will just be super awesome
    Your cute pics

  3. Tamara

    I so wish I had reserved passes! As it stands, I got the kids up early and drove to the Boston one – about an hour and 45 minutes away. We had to wait about an hour to go in, but we loved it.

  4. Dawn McAlexander

    I haven’t even seen the first two Cars movies yet. That’s a shame, isn’t it? I need to catch up so that I can go see this one when it comes out.

  5. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    We are SO going to be watching Cars 3 in theaters. We love this movie franchise, and the trailer for this one looks awesome!

  6. Joely Smith

    Cute blog article title and yes we will be seeing it! This looks like such an amazing event for the kiddos! What FUN! I would go and enjoy it myself! Always a kid at heart!

  7. Dogvills

    What a fun event. My family loved the first two movies and we’re looking forward to watching this.

  8. Victoria Heckstall

    This is such a fun event! My nephew really love this movie. They can’t wait for the next one.

  9. uprunforlife

    This looks like so much fun. My boys would love to see Lightening McQueen up close. I can’t wait to see this movie.

  10. Louise Bishop

    Ahh, I am so excited to see this. I am a huge Cars fan and so are my kids!

  11. Jay Colby

    This reminds me I need to see Cars 3. Sounds like a fun event for the whole family.

  12. Michelle Waller

    We can’t wait to see this movie. I just loved the previous two Cars movie and can’t wait to see this one!

  13. Jeni Hawkins

    This looks like it would have been so much fun! These movies are so adorable.

  14. Crystal Lopez

    How awesome is this! We have a 3 year old int he house that would be completely ecstatic if he go to attend and the older boys may just go crazy too! I love that they are making another movie too!

  15. Natalie

    I have yet to see #1 and #2, so I need to get on that! I’ve heard it’s a hit among the kids.

  16. Tonia @TheChattyMomma

    This is such a cute tour. We loved checking it out. I’d love to see those cars on he road.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Tonia is really is, I would to see more events like this in our area.
      I bet kids would go crazy if they saw the cars on the road.

  17. Kate | Life of a Ginger

    Oh wow, this looks like so much fun. My kids would love it!!

  18. Marsha

    Oh that looks like fun!! I like that they had the hands-on activities. I am pretty sure I will be seeing that movie…with the kids of course lol.

  19. Joanae

    Cars is a favorite in our house. We’ll definitely be making that pit stop! You look like you had an amazing time with the kiddos!💖

  20. Kita

    My kids are excited to see this movie. The loved the first two. We will definitely make a family day out of it. Maybe go to the indoor kids race track after we watch the movie.

  21. Zwitsal

    Totally amazeballs! Can’t wait for this movie to hit the theaters! My son loves Lightning! I just hope they will have an event here in the PH too!

  22. Lynndee

    Yup, we’re definitely going to see it because we’ve already made a deal with our kiddo. He watched the previous ones and he’s so excited for this.

  23. Danielle

    I loved the first two Cars movies! I’m sure I’ll enjoy this one too.

  24. Tiffany

    Looks like so much fun!!! We wanted to get to the Pit Stop closest to us but weren’t able to make it BUT we will definitely be making a Pit Stop to see Cars 3 Road to the Races!! My 6 year old is super excited and is counting down the days!

  25. E H

    Love this event – looks like such an awesome time for the kids, so many activities! I will definitely take my children to watch Cars 3!

  26. Tione

    My niece would have loved this event, it’s just right for the kids.

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