Walking through Cars Land, you literally feel like you’ve stepped into the movie Cars. I honestly do not see how it would be possible to improve the themeing for this new area of Disney California Adventure.
Every single detail was well thought out and taken directly from the movie. The experience I had while strolling the streets of Radiator Springs is definitely how I’d imagine jumping into a movie screen and becoming an animated extra would be (OK, maybe I’m a little weird imagining myself as an animated character, don’t judge…)!
The Cozy Cone Motel is perhaps one of the most adorable things I’ve ever seen “come to life.” In this post, we’ll walk through each of the Cones, then take a look at the special Imagineering details at the Cozy Cone Motel as well as an “after dark” photo tour of the amazing neon and lit-up cones here! Here we go!
I got the chance to review some of this food at the media preview a couple of weeks ago, but being there was totally different!
My first thought when I walked up to the Cozy Cone Motel was, “Man I wish I could actually stay here.” It looks exactly like the movie; I mean everything from Sally’s office (aka hotel lobby) to the actual cones, which are perfectly sized to make us humans feel like, well, cars.
My second thought? “Woah, those are some serious long lines!”
But don’t you worry, I will be back very soon to give all of the cones a try…. In the meantime, check out our previous review, and feast your eyes on the amazingness that is the Cozy Cone Motel!
We’ll go through each of the cones in order, so you know what to expect!
Cone #1: Churros
The Churro Cone serves up churro bites with cinnamon-chocolate sauce, regular & cinnamon-spiced hot cocoa, and Ramone’s “Pear of Dice” Soda made with dessert pear syrup, mojito syrup, and Sprite. Coca Cola products are also available here.
Cone #2: Ice Cream Cones
This is the place to grab a soft serve ice cream cone in vanilla, chocolate, or vanilla/chocolate twist. You also have the option to “dip” it in chocolate!
“Route Beer” floats in souvenir cups as well as Coca Cola products are available here as well.
Cone #3: Chili Cone Queso
Here you can find savory bites all served in edible bread cones, such as a bacon-scrambled egg cone for breakfast, and chicken verde or chili “cone” queso for lunch and dinner.
Specialty beverages include Fillmore’s Fuelin’ Groovy Ades ($3.79): all-natural lemonade with wild berry foam, or pomegranate limeade with lemon-lime foam. These can be ordered “high octane” (aka added vodka) for $7.50.
Coca Cola products are also available for purchase here.
Cone #4: Cone-Coctions
Cone #4 serves pretzel bites with cheesy sauce and Red’s Apple Freeze, a fat-free, frozen concoction with apple juice, toasted marshmallow syrup, and passion fruit-mango foam.
Cone 5: Popcone
The Popcone Cone features two daily specialty popcorn flavors. The day I was there the options were Dill (pickle) and Nacho Cheese.
You can buy your popcorn in fun Lightning McQueen containers or order it in the standard Cozy Cone Motel paper “cones.”
The Popcone Cone also features Coca Cola products available in optional cone sippers.
Cozy Cone Details and Imagineering
Even though I have not had a chance to try everything at the Cozy Cones, I already know it will be one of my favorite places to sit down and have a snack. Everything is so darn adorable I just can’t even stand it.
Orange lovers like myself will be surrounded by their favorite color! From the cone shades on the tables, to the traffic cone light posts, tail light flower arrangements, and even REAL orange roses, you really feel immersed in Sally’s world.
Night Time at the Cozy Cones
Just for fun we went back after dark to get some night time photos at the Cozy Cones. The neon in Cars Land is so gorgeous that you really need to see it for yourself. The pictures are great, but it’s even more beautiful in real life!
Mater & Lightning McQueen Meet & Greet
If you’re looking to visit Mater or Lightning McQueen, The Cozy Cone Motel is where you’ll find them.
They take turns hanging out in front of Sally’s office all day & night long. You might even get lucky like we did and have one of them drive right past you on their way to the office! (Sorry for the blurry pics, these were last minute phone camera snaps)…
From the interesting eats to the incredible “in-the-movie” atmosphere at Sally’s Cozy Cone Motel, I know that this spot will be a favorite of many Cars Land guests this year.
I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts and what you’re looking forward to trying on your first visit to this brand new spot, opening June 15th!
Are you planning on visiting the Cozy Cone Motel? Which “cone” will you hit first?