The attraction's setting is the small town of Radiator Springs. The attraction's station is themed to a car service station located in the desert. It's surrounded by boulders which imitates the rocky formations of the Grand Canyon. The ride system is a highly themed Zamperla Demolition Derby.
Riders begin the attraction by sitting down in one of the generic car-shaoed vehicles. The vehicles are on one of 4 spinning plateaus. The attraction's layout is similar to "Francis' Ladybug Boogie" attraction at Disney California Adventure and the Whirlpool at Tokyo DisneySea, as the vehicles automatically change from one spinning plateau to the next. It's also similar to another Cars themed ride, Mater's Junkyard Jamboree at Cars Land. The vehicles change plateaus while carrying out the rotation version of eight separate vehicles.