Meg Crofton, President of Operations in the US and France
George Kalogridis, President of the Disneyland Resort
Jenifer Lewis, “Flo” from the Cars films
Katherine Helmond, “Lizzie” from the Cars films
Jon Cryer, upcoming Disney movie “Planes”
Tom Staggs, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Larry the Cable Guy, “Mater” from the Cars films
Then the actual ceremony finally began…no Rascal Flats here.
Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO welcomed everyone, then quickly made way for Tom Staggs.
Then the man of the hour, John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer for Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios and Principal Creative Advisor to Walt Disney Imagineering took the stage.
Finally they welcomed the Cars creative to the stage, including Brad Paisley….
…and Pixar good luck charm, John Ratzenberger.
Finally, the walls came down, the stage parted and we followed John and Nancy Lasseter into Cars Land!
You can follow our up-to-the minute coverage of the opening of Cars Land here.