Published: June 19, 2012 at 11:43 AMWhen I visited DCA this weekend, the wait for this ride was 2 hours!! We went around the back to actually WATCH the ride before standing in line. It was awful. The tires hardly move AT ALL- everyone was confused about how to make the tire move- the purpose of the giant beachballs was unclear. The ride was less than a minute and literally- NOTHING happened. That is going to go down as the worst disney attraction ever invented unless they go back to the drawing board.
Published: June 19, 2012 at 1:07 PMI have to disagree that this is a bad attraction. People just need to learn how to drive the tire. It's not that difficult once you figure out what you're doing. Unfortunately, not everyone will listen to what Robert says or what other people say. If you understand physics/ air hockey then it becomes easy. However, I've noticed that people that don't go anywhere think you just lean in one direction and you'll automatically go there. Instant gratification is what so many people want.
If you want the worst attraction, it may be Superstar Limo.
Published: June 19, 2012 at 2:23 PMThanks Robert! I'll use these tips if I go next spring!
Published: June 19, 2012 at 5:21 PMTwo plus hours waiting for a less-than-a-minute ride, seriously. DCA will be an all day adventure all right, waiting in lines will eat up your day.
Published: June 19, 2012 at 5:45 PMI find it hard to believe this ride is less than one minute... off to YouTube to find out. I will agree a two hour wait for a very short ride has to be frustrating.
Cars Land is the new Potter... a lot of frustrated guests a long wait times until the excitement wears off a bit.
Search results: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDNT-UmvuLA
John Lasseter seemed to be moving pretty quickly on his test run, as you can see from the video.
Published: June 20, 2012 at 1:28 PMThe criticism is not exactly fair. You can clearly see what you get in advance of getting in line. If you choose to wait two hours then that is your choice. Don't make it seem like you got cheated when the cards are face up on the table. I've ridden several times and it is more than a one-minute ride experience. It doesn't last long, but it is probably a two-minute ride cycle.
The single biggest issue in my opinion is the separate loading-unloading area for disabled. It is very problematic since it requires them to restart the ride and then direct the tire into this special area. This takes a considerable amount of time. I would not have included this if it were my attraction and if it were required I would've killed the entire project.
I love the separate load-unload areas on tracked rides. It works great and results in no inconvenience for the rest of the riding folks. In this case it is a disaster.
Anyone going to Cars Land right now and expecting anything less than long lines and big crowds is obviously living in false sense of reality.