Straight from the speedways of Cars 3, one of the next generation of racers has found its way to Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival at Walt Disney World. The unconventional trainer at the Rust-eze Racing Center, Cruz Ramirez has a sunny-but-fierce disposition as she works with her idol Lightning McQueen to get him racing back to the top. The beautifully pruned topiaries (as shown above from Mousesteps) showcase Cruz’s vibrant color and aerodynamic build.
You may notice Cruz Ramirez is fitted with a Dinoco racing number, which is different than her previous released character profile, featuring a yellow paint job with the ‘Rust-eze Racing Center Team 95’ logo on her side panel.
We had discussed our theory on Cruz becoming a racer in our Pixar Post Podcast Episode 51, and by the looks of this topiary, the life-size version of Cruz Ramirez, and the upcoming Cars 3 books, our prediction appears to be correct.
For an extended look at the Cars 3, topiaries watch the video below (from our friend, Denise at Mousesteps) to get an up-close detailed view of both Cruz Ramirez and Lightning McQueen.
Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival runs from March 1 – May 29, 2017.