Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree – Disney California Adventure – Attraction Checklist #120 – It’s time to take a toe-tapping ride on a tractor as we visit Disney California Adventure to ride Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree on this episode of Attraction Checklist. Recorded on May 18, 2021.


This episode we ride Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree at Disney California Adventure.  The Disneyland website describes this attraction by saying: Ride along aboard a tractor during a tow-tappin’ hoedown hosted by Mater from the Disney and Pixar film Cars.  

Guests must be 32” or taller in order to ride and the Thrill Level describes the attraction as being, simply a Thrill Ride.  Though I could probably think of a few more adjectives.

Before we start our square dance, here are five fast facts about Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree.

1. Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree opened with Cars Land on June 15, 2012.

2. During regular operation, the attraction features one of seven songs sung by Mater and voiced by Mater’s voice actor, Larry the Cable Guy.

3. The ride features 22 baby tractors for guests to ride on.

4. In the past, Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree has received holiday makeovers!  During Halloween it’s renamed Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree and Mater’s Jingle Jamboree during Christmas.  These makeovers include holiday appropriate music as well.

5. The ride’s queue area features several posters and recreations props that have been featured in the Mater standalone cartoons over the years.

And now let’s spin on Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree.  After the ride, I’ll give you my thoughts on this attraction and this is a binaural recording so if you have headphones put them on now as we ride Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree at Disney California Adventure!

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Episode edited by Stephen Staver




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