Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree Overview | California Adventure Attractions

Mater's Junkyard Jamboree Sign (image credit- HarshLight)

Explore Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree at California Adventure Park. A family-friendly ride with usually low wait times and a fun queue experience.

Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree Details

Disneyland Resort Park California Adventure
Location in Park Cars Land
Height Restrictions 32 inches or taller
Age Interests All ages
Thrill Type Spinning
Hours 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Wait Times Low
Lightning Lane No
Accessibility Information Must Transfer from Wheelchair/ECV

Attraction Overview

Mater's Junkyard Jamboree Ride Vehicle (image credit - HarshLight)
Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree Ride Vehicle (image credit – HarshLight)

Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree is a charming and fun-filled ride that is part of the Cars Land section at Disney’s California Adventure Park. This attraction is themed after the loveable tow truck character, Mater, from the popular Pixar film series “Cars.”

The ride itself is designed to mimic a spontaneous dance party hosted by Mater in his salvage yard. The jamboree features adorable tractors that guests can ride on while they whirl around to some of Mater’s favorite tunes. This ride is an excellent choice for families as it offers a perfect balance of thrills and enjoyment suitable for all ages.


Where to find Mater's Junkyard Jamboree at California Adventure
Where to find Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree at California Adventure

Location & Wait Times

Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree is conveniently located toward the main entrance of Cars Land, a themed area dedicated to the “Cars” movie franchise. The ride is easily accessible and can be found near the entrance of the park.

Wait times for this attraction can vary greatly depending on the time of year and day of the week. During peak season and weekends, the wait times can reach up to an hour, but this can be a rare occurrence. Most of the time, you can find significantly shorter wait times at 15 – 25 minutes long. It’s always recommended to check the Disneyland app for the most accurate and up-to-date wait times.

Queue Experience

Mater's Junkyard Jamboree Queue
Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree Queue

The queue for Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree is designed to immerse guests into the world of Radiator Springs. As you wait your turn, you’ll be surrounded by various pieces of “junk” that Mater has collected over the years. These items are cleverly disguised as parts of the queue, adding an extra layer of charm and authenticity to the experience.

Additionally, the queue is equipped with overhead speakers that play catchy tunes and amusing commentary from Mater himself, making the waiting time more enjoyable. Despite being outdoors, there are several shaded areas to protect guests from the sun, ensuring a comfortable wait.

In conclusion, Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree is a delightful attraction that offers a unique blend of excitement and nostalgia. Its strategic location, manageable wait times, and engaging queue experience make it a must-visit for any visitor to Disney’s California Adventure Park.

Written by

Rachel Van Norman

Contributing Writer

Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.

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