This is the official blog of Jon Alan Hale
I’m the Disneyland Resort park guest who has ridden the Radiator Springs Racers ride in Disney California Adventure theme park 12,747 times, as well as ridden 738 times on Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout! since May 10, 2021.
In 2010, I weighed 405 pounds and couldn’t stand for more than an hour. I got Gastric Bypass surgery, and then in 2011, I had Double Knee replacement surgery. Nine months later (June 2012) Radiator Springs Racers opened and I fell in love with the ride. After I rode 300 laps in 2013, a Manager saw me with my “300” sign and had the “Pit Crew” (Cast Members) applaud. Beginning with the 300th lap (time), the Pit Crew has taken pictures with me at each milestone lap. In 2014, after lap 999 the Pit Crew joined me in the car for my 1,000th lap. On November 2, 2015, I hit 5,000 laps and I hit my goal of 10,000 on November 13, 2017.