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This has to be the coolest car race track for little kids that I have ever seen/played with and it was actually my little 14 month old boy at the time who showed us how to work it.
We bought this for my son on Christmas time and of course, my husband had to build it and make it as soon as my son had opened it. The track is plastic and easily snaps together and features two loops, one that goes up over a bridge and another that goes under the bridge. I like the attention to detail that they've done with this track as soon of it is made to look like a cobbled road whilst other parts of it are brick and some feature racing go faster stripes. There are also little scenes that attach to the track so you have some shops and building scenes to make it look quite realistic as well as a cool blue suspension bridge.
The set is a Disney Pixar cars track and it came with two cars, a red Lightning McQueen car and an red, green and white Italian looking car. I'm not sure if this car is from the film as I am not very familiar with the movie but the driver talks in an Italian accent as well.
The two tracks mean that these two cars can face against each other. When we first got this set we were not too sure how the cars actually raced as there are no wires attached or joy sticks or anything like that but then my son picked up one of the cars, gave it a bit of a shake, put it down on the track and off it went. I was shocked to see it go so when it stopped I then gave it a go and realised that is what you need to do. Obviously, make sure the on button is switched on on the bottom of the car and then shake it to warm it up. It find it gives it more power if you sort of gently move it from side to side rather than shaking it like a maraca. The more you shake it the faster and longer it will go for so make sure you give it a good go.
On the track there are two red arrows to indicate the start line as well as two gates. Place the car on the arrows and then when it's ready to go, the gates come down and off it goes. The cars move really quickly and hug the track really well and it's really fun to watch them race and see who is going to win. The cars make a lot of noise as they go around and I think this adds to the atmosphere and the fun of the track. The Italian car has some fun phrases, he will say, "See you at the finish line McQueen" and also, " grazie and arrivederci"
The great thing about this track and raceway is that it is fun for little kids, I'm talking 1 and 3, to play with as they can do everything themselves, from revving up the cars to racing them and my son and daughter love playing with this together. It keeps them entertained for quite a while and it definitely a track I recommend.