The new Luigi's attraction will ditch the Flying Tires in favor of dancing cars, according to the new concept art Disney has released. The revamped attraction, with a new, as-yet-unannounced name, will open in early 2016.
Luigi's Flying Tires attempted to recreate the appeal of Disneyland's original Flying Saucer attraction from the 1950s. But, as Disney Legend and Imagineer Tony Baxter told us, "there isn't a single person on the planet who wants to fly on a rubber tire." That lack of conceptual appeal, plus a ride system that confused many visitors (despite our best efforts) ultimately left Luigi's as the least popular attraction in the otherwise wildly successful Cars Land.
If you'd like a rough idea of what the new ride might be like, consider a "dry-land" version of the Aquatopia ride at Tokyo DisneySea.
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How about Universal buying the Luigi's ride from Disneyland and installing it as "Kang n' Kodos Flying Saucers" at USH?— Theme Park Insider (@ThemePark) February 6, 2015
Seriously, I don't get the hate for A Bug's Land. It's very well themed... you feel shrunken down. It's hidden amid other areas, tucked away, ahem, like insects. Carnival-type rides for an bug circus troupe actually makes sense. It may even work better than being shrunken to Toy Story size because we interact with toys on a human scale all the time, as being a bug is even more foreign. And definitely has more theme than Dinoland. The lush greenery gives standard rides a pleasant place to be. Could it be better? Sure. (Why are there bumper cars?) Is it terrible? No.
As per transitions, I don't have a problem transitioning from the hub to Adventureland at Disneyland, even when I can see two sides of a roofline--one traditional, one thatched--on what's clearly the same building. The arch between Tower/Bugs works well, and the large tower looming over the land helps to make you feel small, too.
Goofy's Sky School on the other hand, needs to go. Worst part: it's simply boring, without any thrill, which is all you really want from a wild mouse. And I would love to see a finished Hollywood Land.
I just don't believe A Bug's Land is in need of a massive re-do. I'd rather see investment in a Star Wars area, and a Hollywood Land that's a fully-immersive experience.
Why would you have a teacup ride that sucks as compared to the teacups??
Why complain about a ride that is not the teacups when the teacups is right next door?
The Bugs Land rides are quite enjoyable and unique. They also serve the demographic that wasn't served when the park opened... young kids.
Most interesting the anger wasn't directed towards Monsters. At least it replaced a turkey so it looks much better.
I also enjoy the Monsters Inc ride. It has is more successful than Superstar Lino, and that it all that matters.
Goofy's Sky School is also a much better themed version of what came before it. It's a simple ride for kids and families.
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