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Disney ‘Cars 3’ characters to roll into Phoenix on cross-country tour

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PHOENIX — Lightning McQueen and other “Cars 3” friends will make a pit stop in Phoenix and other major cities in the spring for Disney, on its Road to the Races cross-country tour.

According to Disney, the life-size characters will park at Desert Ridge Marketplace near Loop 101 and Tatum Boulevard on June 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and June 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The 26-city tour is a celebration of the new “Cars” movie coming to theaters June 16.

Festivities include a sneak peek at the movie.

Two new characters, Jackson Storm and Cruz Ramirez, will accompany McQueen.

The tour begins at Walt Disney World in Orlando and heads to other cities, including Anaheim, California, home to Disneyland Resort, New York, Miami, Chicago, Houston and Philadelphia.

The “Cars 3” trailer came out in November 2016.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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