Meet life-size 'Cars 3' characters in Phoenix this weekend

PHOENIX - Lightning McQueen is making a pit stop in Phoenix this weekend.

He and a couple other life-size characters will be at Desert Ridge Marketplace June 3 and 4 as part of the “Road to the Races” cross-country tour, a celebration of the new Cars movie, coming to theaters June 16.

The event is free and open to the public. You'll be able to find it behind AMC Theaters.

Take note: because of this weekend's heat and a lack of shade at the venue, the event may close early if it gets too hot. According to multiple visitors on Facebook, that's what happened Saturday afternoon. 

Festivities include a sneak peek at the movie.

Visitors will get to meet the new characters: Cruz Ramirez, McQueen’s new tech-savvy trainer, and Jackson Storm, the sleek new next-gen racer.

The cars will be at Desert Ridge Marketplace from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

It’ll be hot this weekend, so if you go, be sure bring plenty of water and to be prepared to wait in lines without shade. 

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