Disney Cars Action Shifter Flo’s V8 Café Dragstrip
With Easter coming up you may want to think about alternatives to chocolate. By purchasing a Disney Cars Action Shifter Flo’s V8 Café Dragstrip not only will your children’s teeth thank you but they will also have something to occupy them over the holidays.
Based on the popular Cars films – Flo’s V8 Café has been transformed into a dragstrip. It is complete with a grand stand for up to six other cars to watch the race, that move about as the lever is pulled. There is easy access from the back to insert the two racing cars. Unfortunately the set only comes with one car, Radiator Spring’s Lightening McQueen, so there is no-one to race with. We do have lots of Cars vehicles that we could add to the set, it also works with our other Hot Wheels cars, and even some other cars worked too. Other Radiator Springs Playsets can also be added to it.
Disney Cars Action Shifter Flo’s V8 Café Dragstrip is recommended for boys ages 3 and over, but obviously appropriate for any girl who is interested in Cars too. What I liked about this set was that it is obviously geared for a younger audience, whilst keeping it’s appeal for an older audience. My youngest two boys just love stickers and so to have just a few simple to add on was just right for them. The track itself was put together by matching up the letters (A clips with A) and it wouldn’t go together if you had the wrong pieces. My 6 year old son put it together with no problems in the fifteen minutes it suggests it takes to build. The only confusing thing we found was that we expected that the traffic lights would face the Cars. However, we just looked on the picture on the box to determine which way they faced. My three youngest boys (ages 10, 6 and 4) all enjoyed playing with this, and taking turns to race.
It was a simple track with a lever used to fire off the cars. There was no arguing about who had won the race as the flag goes down when the winner passes, pushing the cactus down on the other side to prevent them other car finishing the race. Although, my boys will find any way of cheating! You need to make sure the flag is stood back up before the start of the race!
This track is much smaller than any other Hot Wheels track we have, meaning it was easy to store and quick to get out. I think this is really important for this young age group. Even my six year old loves this product and I think it has given him so much confidence that he built it himself. There are lots of nice touches such as the Radiator springs logo on the spoiler, and the moving pumps. This has given our old Cars vehicles a new lease of life too.
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I received a free Disney Cars Action Shifter Flo’s V8 Café Dragstrip in order to review it. All words and opinions are my own.