Special thanks to Disney/Pixar for inviting me on the CARS 3 press event and for providing some of the fabulous toys that are featured in this blog post. Just so you know, there are affiliate links in this blog post; it won’t cost you anything extra, however, should you make a purchase from one of the links I’ll receive a small commission for your purchase which in turn helps keep First Time Mom running. Thank you!
Are you ready for the CARS 3 toys obsession to begin in your home? With CARS 3 opening in theaters everywhere today, June 16th, you can pretty much guarantee that your kids are going to want every single CARS 3 toy that is out there. Don’t worry, I’ve got the inside scoop for you.
The Coolest CARS 3 Toys You Will Find
Disney Pixar Cars 3 Crazy 8 Crashers Smash & Crash Derby Playset – The kids will have loads of fun reenacting Thunder Hollows derby with this playset from Disney! 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 – My kids have been loving this fun talking Lightning McQueen and for a talking toy he’s not obnoxious so I don’t mind. Plus you can turn him on and off; phew! 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 – This toy is fun for kids and adults! In fact, purchase a few more characters from the movie and you can have your own race right at home! Includes remote control Cruz Ramirez and remote control. Full function control for left/right, and forward/backward movement. On/Off switch on underside of Cruz Ramirez. Button at center of remote control is On/Off switch.
Cars 3: Lead the Way – My kids love a good book and I love anything that’s inspirational both for myself and for them. 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.
Cruz Ramirez Die Cast Car – Cars 3 – Bring on all of the die cast characters from CARS 3! My son loves these kinds of toys. They’re pretty indestructible so not only are they good for playtime with even the most imaginative child but they look sleek on a collector’s shelf. You’ll be able to find most of the characters from CARS 3 in die cast so shop on, Mama! Click here for easy shopping access.
“Cars 3” Big Golden Book – Big Golden Book does a beautiful job of creating storybooks and what better way to keep your CARS 3 fan at bay until the DVD comes out than to have the book! Children ages 3 to 7 will love this beautifully illustrated hardcover Big Golden Book based on the film.
Cars 3 Double Wall Stainless Steel Bottle for Kids – It’s summertime and your kiddo needs to stay hydrated. What better way than with the hottest racers around? 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.
Disney Pixar Cars 3 Piston Cup Race-Off Playset – Racing and stunt sets based on favorite Disney/Pixar Cars settings. Each set includes iconic features and 1 vehicle to start the play right away. Launch the car into action. Choose from Piston Cup, Willy’s Butte, Midnight Run Loop and more to come. Each sold separately, subject to availability. Collect them all.
Disney Pixar Cars 3 Story Sets Playset – Get ready for exciting stunt and story action with play sets inspired by Disney/Pixar Cars 3! Each features iconic details, epic launchers, side by side racing and single lane stunt jumping! Choose from a variety of key settings like Crazy 8, Fireball Beach, Willy’s Butte Stunt Jump and Smokey’s. Each set has themed accessories and includes an all-new movie vehicle to start the play right away. Recreate movie scenes and then transform the sets into other configurations for more thrilling ways to play! You can also extend the world of Cars racing fun by connecting these sets to other Story Sets! Each set sold separately, subject to availability.
Also coming to a Disney Store near you! Summer Play Days
PASADENA, Calif., June 9, 2017 – 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 twoStar Wars postcards (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.
#Cars3Event #Disneyland #SummerOfHeroes
Remember CARS 3 opens everywhere on June 16th!
Like CARS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PixarCars/
Follow CARS 3 on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pixarcars
Follow CARS 3 on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pixarcars/
Subscribe to the Disney/Pixar YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/DisneyPixar
Visit the official CARS 3 website here: http://movies.disney.com/cars-3
Bert Anderson is a blogger and social media manager mom of three living outside of the Twin Cities in Minnesota. She’s the author behind the blog First Time Mom, where she honestly chronicles the peaks and valleys of parenting. Even though she has more than one child, Bert maintains that whether you have one child or 19, there’s a first time for everything. She’s a lover of coffee, conversations, pop culture, healthy living and fitness.