By Matt Cabral
November 09, 2012 at 09:40 PM EST

Epic Mickey

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The Epic Mickey games put players behind a magic paint-brush wielded by the iconic mouse himself, but that isn’t the best part… at least not for Disney nerds. No, the series’ most fan-pleasing claim to fame is its inspired world, Wasteland. A twisted take on traditional Disney theme parks, Wasteland is home to forgotten characters, scrapped attractions, and any other ideas that spilled from Walt’s creative mind onto the cutting room floor.

This misfit Magic Kingdom replaces the real-world theme parks’ Main Street with Mean Street and transforms the smiling clock-face adorning Disneyland’s “It’s a Small World” into a Mickey-eating monster. Early looks at Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, which arrives Nov. 18, hint at equally creepy-cool alt-Disney destinations such as the Frontierland-based Gulch and parade-inspired Floatyard.

The latest piece of re-imagined Wasteland real estate is Autotopia, based on Disneyland’s similarly named Autopia attraction. For an exclusive sneak peek at how Epic Mickey 2‘s twisting and tweaking the popular racetrack ride, spy the screens below.

Whether playing solo or with a fellow Disneyphile, players are joined by Oswald the Lucky Rabbit on their adventures through Autotopia.

Mickey and Oswald take a break from battling baddies and solving puzzles to enjoy a spin around the track.

Like all of Wasteland’s heavily-themed worlds, Autotopia’s packed with fan-servicing secrets and call outs to Disney’s history.

Destroyed by world-erasing thinner, Autotopia must be restored with some help from Mickey’s magical paintbrush.

Players will have an easier time scoring a FastPass than thwarting the various inky and mechanical menaces threatening Wasteland.

Check out a look behind the scenes.

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