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    Mater's Junkyard Jamboree

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On the outskirts of town sits the junkyard home of Mater, the redneck tow truck voiced by Larry the Cable Guy. In his yard sit 22 baby tractors, each towing an open-air twoseater trailer. While Mater’s voice emerges from a jury-rigged jukebox singing one of seven specially composed square-dancing tunes (plus one hilarious hidden song that plays only once per hour), the tractors travel in overlapping figure eight patterns along interlocking turntables. The vehicles are transferred from one revolving turntable to another, creating nearmiss moments much like Francis' Ladybug Boogie. The difference is that Mater’s trailers swing freely from side to side, creating a centripetal snapping sensation similar to vintage whip carnival rides. Mater’s may look like a simple kiddie ride, but it supplies an unexpected kick that draws us back for repeated spins. This London, Ontario, dad echoed our assessment:

Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree was surprisingly good. It doesn’t look like much, but you have to ride it. We saw a woman lose her sunglasses because she wasn’t prepared for how it swings around. The mechanically inclined adults exiting the ride were impressed with the engineering that allowed for the figure eight movement.

Touring Tips

Mater is the breakout hit character of the Cars franchise, and his namesake ride is visually attractive but slow-loading. Still, it typically has the shortest queue of the three Cars Land attractions.

Mater's Junkyard Jamboree Wait Times

This chart shows you roughly how long you'll wait for Mater's Junkyard Jamboree when you visit on a day with a given Disney California Adventure Crowd Level. The blue bars represent the average "peak" wait time (that is, how long the line will be at its busiest). The bottom and top black lines represent the range of peak wait times to expect (for you fellow nerds out there: it's the 5th percentile and 95th percentile of peak wait times). Please note that these are estimates, and for a better forecast for your travel dates, see Mater's Junkyard Jamboree Wait Times.

Special Comments

  • This attraction has a minimum-height requirement of 32 inches.

Must be 32" tall to ride.

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