Review of Disney•Pixar’s Cars 3 Road to the Races Tour stop in Tampa, Florida

Disney·Pixar’s Cars 3 Road to the Races Nationwide Tour!

Do you have a Cars movie fan in your life? Then you’ll want to check out the dates and locations for Disney·Pixar’s Cars 3 Road to the Races Nationwide Tour!

I recently took my niece and nephew to the Tampa, Fla. Road to the Races pit stop at Raymond James Stadium and had an afternoon of fun getting an up-close look at Cars 3, which opens in theaters on June 16, 2017.

Before I get into the details, I want to mention that Disney·Pixar’s Cars 3 Road to the Races tour is completely free and open to the public!

Disney·Pixar’s Cars 3 Road to the Races Nationwide Tour!

As soon as we arrived, my nephew beelined to have his photo taken with the life-size character look-alikes of Lightning McQueen, Cruz Ramirez and Jackson Storm.

Disney·Pixar’s Cars 3 Road to the Races Nationwide Tour!

Cruz Ramirez and Jackson Storm are both new characters in Cars 3, so it was fun to get a sneak peek at their designs before seeing them on the big screen. My niece was especially excited to meet Cruz Ramirez, who is a female racing trainer and lifelong fan of Lightning McQueen.

In addition to photos with the characters, there are five pop-up booths presented by tour sponsors, each providing a Cars 3 kid-friendly activity.

Disney·Pixar’s Cars 3 Road to the Races Nationwide Tour!

As Alamo is a proud sponsor of Disney·Pixar’s Cars 3 Road to the Races Nationwide Tour, we started at their street art booth.

My nephew was one of the first to make his mark on Alamo’s giant coloring mural featuring Lightning McQueen and friends.

Disney·Pixar’s Cars 3 Road to the Races Nationwide Tour!

The guys running the booth were super encouraging! Each kid who participated took home a color pencil pack souvenir with a link to download exclusive, printable activity sheets from Alamo’s website.

Disney·Pixar’s Cars 3 Road to the Races Nationwide Tour!
Disney·Pixar’s Cars 3 Road to the Races Nationwide Tour!

Other booths included a Crest® and Oral-B® Piston Cup prize wheel with Cars-themed oral care prizes (we won two tubes of travel-sized toothpaste!), samples of fruit and vegetable smoothies from Dole®, a Mattel interactive play area featuring new play sets from the film, and a Coppertone® tire-changing activity that both kids really enjoyed.

Disney·Pixar’s Cars 3 Road to the Races Nationwide Tour!

Our final stop of the day was the Cinetransformer Mobile Movie Theater where we got a 13-minute sneak peek of Cars 3. I can’t begin to tell you how excited we are to see the movie when it opens in June— from the preview that I saw, Cars 3 looks to be a great throwback to the original Cars movie!

Disney·Pixar’s Cars 3 Road to the Races Nationwide Tour!

If you’re near one of the 27 cities hosting the Cars 3 Road to the Races Tour, have a Cars fan in your family, or are a fan yourself, don’t miss this special themed event to celebrate the new movie. It’s a fabulous way to spend a fun and free day out with your family!

Check out the Cars 3 Roads to the Races Tour dates.

Stefanie Fauquet

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Stefanie Fauquet is the founder of MommyMusings.com, where she blogs about her favorite subjects: food, travel and life adventures. She lives in the Tampa Bay area with her husband and 12-year-old daughter.