According to a 2020 park map posted on Twitter by ED92, Disney will be retheming the Studio Tram Tour to something called Cars Route 66. While details about the retheme are still in the early stages of being released, the description given by ED92 says that guests will “buckle up and join Cars stars Lightning McQueen and Mater for a fun filled family road trip where you’ll discover natural and mechanical wonders along the legendary Route 66”.
UPDATE: The information from ED92 has been confirmed from the 2020 Disneyland Paris Official Brochure. Here’s a screenshot of the description. The attraction is slated to open in Summer 2020 at the Walt Disney Studios Park.
The rethemed attraction looks similar on the map to what guests might expect from the Catastrophe Canyon portion of the Studio Tram Tour, but with the addition of Lightning McQueen.
The Studio Tram Tour will need to be shortened considerably as part of this retheme to allow for construction on the next phase of Walt Disney Studios Park additions. A new entrance and queue for the attraction will need to be built as the current entrance will be demolished for the upcoming work. The current entrance to the Studio Tram Tour is essentially right in the middle of their future “main street” avenue that can be seen in the concept art below for the additions.
As you can see in the current map for the park, only a small portion of the Studio Tram Tour will be used for “Cars Route 66” in the upper right portion of the map. This will contain the Catastrophe Canyon part of the attraction and little else. You can find the current entrance to the Studio Tram Tour marked “13” below.
Here’s a comparison shot of the 2020 map with current Studio Tram Tour entrance removed and new “Cars Route 66” attraction in the upper right section of the park map.