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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 has several character inspired recipes. Click HERE!
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.
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.
After watching the races LittleCuteLips and I headed to our last pit stop of the day.
Our final Pit Stop was to check out the cars. You can take pictures beside each car just don’t touch.
She is our new favorite.