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Lightning McQueen will soon be appearing in Disney Lights Motors Action! Extreme Stunt Show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. With all the excitement building around the new Disney Pixar Cars 2 movie this is sure to be a very popular move.
No date has yet been given for Lightning McQueen’s first appearance but it is anticipated to be some time in summer 2011. Lightning McQueen’s arrival will mean that Herbie will be retired to the Hollywood Studios Backlot Tour.
Disney guests will be able to meet Lightning McQueen and Mater in the Winner’s Circle. Apparently McQueen will have an updated international look which ties in with the Cars 2 movie.
Many guests will of course miss Herbie, but with an international superstar such as McQueen available it is easy to see why Disney is making the change. The Disney Cars merchandising franchise is one of the most successful in the history of movie making. In the last 5 years Disney Cars has generated worldwide sales of around $10 billion. It will be a long time before Lightning McQueen joins Herbie on the Backlot!
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