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Luigi’s Flying Tires to Become Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters at Disney California Adventure Park.
Radiator Springs Racers and Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree are the other two attractions in Cars Land. Racers is the flagship ride of the area, and continues to draw massive crowds over two years after its opening. However, Luigi’s Flying Tires has had a bumpier road. The ride is inspired by the Flying Saucers attraction, a popular and memorable ride in the early few years of Disneyland that was ultimately closed after it became challenging to operate. When Luigi’s first opened, it featured large beach balls that guests could knock around and at one another. The beach balls were later removed, but the rest of the ride mechanism was left intact.
On February 16, 2015, Luigi’s Flying Tires closed as our favorite Fiat departs for a vacation to his home country of Italy to visit with family. When he returns, his Casa della Tires will reopen as Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters.
Check out the video below for a sneak speak at the new ride vehicles.
With the transformation of Luigi’s Flying Tires, into Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters, we can see one of the vehicles being test out on the area floor.
“Luigi has invited all of his cugini (cousins) from his hometown of Carsoli, Italy, to visit his Casa della Tires,”
wrote Erin Glover, social media director at Disneyland, in a blog post.
“To help celebrate Race Day in Radiator Springs, they will demonstrate the dances of their village with Cars Land guests when the all-new Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters opens early next year.”
As Robert Niles from Themeparkinsider points out:
“Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters will be a trackless ride, similar in function to the Aquatopia ride at Tokyo DisneySea. The big difference, of course, will be that the Rollickin’ Roadsters ride vehicles will look like cars on a paved surface, rather than boats on the water.”
Check out the video below: