Thursday, August 12, 2010

World of Cars Online Party Zooms into Burbank

Ian and CC at World of Cars Online launch party at Bob's Big Boy in Burbank.

Disney/Pixar's World of Cars Online raced into Bob's Big Boy in Burbank yesterday for the launch of its kid-friendly gaming site, and CC, Ian and I arrived to find a well-tended red carpet, delicious milkshakes and sightings of the famous Lightning McQueen and Mater.

Based on the animated movie "Cars," the online game ( features racing adventures, opportunities to create your own car as well as online social interaction (with appropriate supervision).

In addition to checking out the game, CC enjoyed photo ops with the cars themselves, as well as the kiddie corner, which offered games, toys and an awesome "Cars"-themed tent for the little ones.

I have to admit I was a little embarrassed when I didn't recognize some pint-sized starlets who were making their way through the family-friendly crowd. Am I really that out of touch? I mean, I do know who the Jonas Brothers are, after all.

It was only when Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott and family (pictured left) rolled into the re-created Flo's V8 Cafe that I began to feel comfortable ... which is saying a lot. We also caught glimpses of Cheech Marin (!) and Joey Lawrence.

After being mistaken for another child's mother (which was a little traumatic for the little guy) and mingling with a few other moms, we headed back to the Westside, but not before being given a generous gift bag, which included a set of jumper cables. How appropriate and awesome.

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