First Glimpse at Disney California Adventure's New Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters Ride Vehicle, in Action

September 7, 2015, 10:48 AM · YouTuber MintCrocodile recorded a glimpse of Disney testing the new ride vehicles on Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters. You can see a single ride vehicle in action at the 10-second mark, as well as a longer stretch of action at the 37-second mark.

The Rollickin' Roadsters are replacing the Luigi's Flying Tires ride, which closed earlier this year. 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. (In reality, the water on Aquatopia is only a few inches deep and the ride vehicles are not floating, but running on wheels.) Here is the Aquatopia ride in action, for reference:

Disney has said that Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters will open in "early 2016."

Replies (6)

September 7, 2015 at 1:14 PM · Any chance WDW will get anything like this or Aquatopia?
September 7, 2015 at 6:08 PM · Looks really fun!
September 7, 2015 at 7:00 PM · "Any chance that WDW will be getting anything like this or Aquatopia?"

With all-do respect, Mr. Cohen, I think WDW getting a cool Avatar land that DLR won't be getting while DLR getting a trackless ride that WDW won't be getting is a fair trade-off.

And if you're gonna bring a DLR or TDR attraction to WDW, I'd much prefer Indiana Jones Adventure, Radiator Springs Racers, or Journey To The Center Of The Earth.

September 8, 2015 at 11:01 AM · I don't think this will be any funner than the flying tires. The only thing that makes aquatopia fun is the surprise water squirts that you get during the ride, not the trackless system itself.
September 8, 2015 at 6:11 PM · In the testing video it doesn't look like much to me.

And in the Aquatopia video there's a girl in one of the vehicles that looks bored. Or sick. Possibly both. But it does look kinda boring to me.

September 8, 2015 at 6:49 PM · I think I kinda agree with Marko. In fact, I think this is an opportunity for me to say something that's been in the back of my mind for quite some time. I think a huge reason as to why the Japan parks get so much praise is the fact that they're so far away from all of us in the States. I'm not saying that the attractions are bad. I'm simply applying them to the old saying: "absence makes the heart grow fonder." Despite how cool Pooh's Hunny Hunt is with it's trackless tech that makes the vehicles "dance," people probably wouldn't talk about it nearly as much if it were in the States.

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