Disneyland Announces Opening Date for New Luigi's Ride

February 25, 2016, 11:16 AM · The Disneyland Resort today confirmed the opening date for Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters in Disney California Adventure.

This Cars Land ride replaces Luigi's Flying Tires and will be the first use of Disney's next-generation trackless ride system at the Disneyland Resort. Similar to the Aquatopia ride at Tokyo DisneySea, the new Luigi's will feature small Italian cars spinning, swerving and "dancing" around the backyard of Luigi's tire shop in Radiator Springs.

The new ride is testing currently and will open officially on March 7.


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February 25, 2016 at 12:05 PM · I am looking forward to this addition. Let's face it, almost any attraction should be better than that disastrous flying tire debacle.
February 25, 2016 at 12:24 PM · Looks like it would be a fun ride.
February 25, 2016 at 1:24 PM · I may have been in the minority who liked the Flying Tires and mourn for their demise, but I am sure I will enjoy this new ride too, maybe even better.
February 25, 2016 at 1:40 PM · This looks so fun! Although I enjoyed the Flying Tires as I caught on how to control them pretty much immediately (so I do miss them), but I welcome any attraction that allows anyone to enjoy with everyone else! Entire family types of attractions are always a plus to Disney Parks.
February 25, 2016 at 2:20 PM · The wait should be long if they cycle the ride instead of continuously loading. It'll take even longer when a disabled person uses the special vehicles.
February 25, 2016 at 2:53 PM · Mehhhhhhh
February 25, 2016 at 3:02 PM · This looks like a solid fun C-ticket addition. I had expected it to be a continuous loader like Aquatopia, but I get the feeling it will have load/unload cycles. It will be fun to see if the spinning profile stays as aggressive as it looks towards the end of the video.
February 25, 2016 at 3:47 PM · To be honest that looks absolutely classic Disney - silly but fun, clever but whimsical. It's not going to thrill your socks off - it's just going to make you smile.

I predict a Disney Hit.

February 25, 2016 at 4:23 PM · Honestly, this looks like it could be the most fun C-ticket at the resort. No, it isn't a thrill ride, but it is very unique and looks to offer a semi-unpredictable ride each time. Not everything has to be a headliner, and sometimes the simple rides are just as fun. I was going to go to the park next week, but I think I'll hold off and go a week later so that I can give this a try before the spring break blockout.
February 25, 2016 at 5:07 PM · This looks solid. This is what separates Disney from everyone else.
February 25, 2016 at 5:11 PM · Honestly this feels like a waste of money. Instead of spending who knows how much on this C ticket; TDA should have used that money to ease the effects of the ongoing budget cuts opposed to building a new C-ticket that'll most likely never have more than a 15 minute wait. TDA and WDC both need to focus on more important issues like the maintenance of Splash Mountain, fixing the sight lines of Paradise Pier, completely redoing Hollywoodland and the Mad T Party area, redo Tommorowland, and enlarge the maintanence staff. This is just another example of WDC's poor planning.
February 25, 2016 at 6:31 PM · How about fixing Paradise Pier first? All the budget cuts to the Fun Wheel and Screamin' stations, alterations to the carousel, and the new parachute ride.
February 25, 2016 at 8:07 PM · Gawd, this looks so boring. In DisneySpeak "for the whole family" means "only little kids will like it". Which is the exact opposite of what Walt Disney had in mind when he was bored senseless watching his kids on that Griffith Park carousel.
February 25, 2016 at 9:25 PM · Looks okay for what it is, but count me as one of those who will miss the tires. Getting the hang of it was pretty easy and having rider agency (being able to determine your own route, not a predetermined one such as the new Luigi's) is pretty rare these days.
February 25, 2016 at 10:25 PM · This new ride looks really lame.

I loved Flying Tires and know that I was one of only a few who got the ride and could fly them well, but I'm not going to whine about the loss.

February 25, 2016 at 11:28 PM · This could be fun, but what's the theme? The cars are going to a square dance?
February 25, 2016 at 11:36 PM · Not square dance. Italian Folk dance. The theme is the cars came over from Carsoli for race day.
February 26, 2016 at 12:29 AM · I agree with Tony, one of the best elements of the flying saucers was being in charge of your vehicle and that is a rare thing now.. The new ride looks OK but not spectacular.
February 26, 2016 at 8:34 AM · Looks like it could be fun. The saucers er..I mean tires were problematic right from the start. Early reviewers called it a dud and even speculated on how long the attraction would last. It makes sense why they'd replace this ride before they takle Hollywood Land or Marvel since Cars Land is the most popular area of the park and the RSR has the longest wait times. I'm just happy the States is finally getting a trackless system even if it's not an E-Ticket.
February 26, 2016 at 9:03 AM · Flying tires was better than what this looks like IMO. Some people just didn't understand basic physics apparently. That's really all Luigi's tires took. Change the tire's center of mass while floating and it moves that way. Easy.
February 26, 2016 at 4:11 PM · It wasn't that the Flying Tires ride was hard - it just wasn't fun. Even when you did get going, you'd hit someone, and wham, you'd have to start all over again and try to build up some speed before the short ride time was over. The cycle time needed to be twice as long - but then the wait would have been prohibitive. The tech was okay, the idea was good, the implementation was simply not suitable for a crowded, busy area like Radiator Springs.
February 26, 2016 at 12:12 PM · At least this ride looks like it will be as fun to watch as it is to ride, but based on the number of seats, the time it takes to load and unload them and then complete an entire ride cycle, I'd imagine the put through will be pretty low and the wait times extremely long.
February 26, 2016 at 6:01 PM · In the final year of operations the wait time for Flying Tires was non-existent or minimal at best. Disney could've doubled the ride time and they would've had short waits.

I keep looking at the video and the new ride just looks laughably terrible. Dancing cars sounded like a lousy idea and now visually it looks really lame. There is nothing from a "thrill" or "show" perspective that is going to get the crowds to line up. Once the "new" factor wears off this one I bet is going to be chalked up as failure #2 on that site. Maybe they'll get it right the third time around or just give up and build another gift shop.

February 26, 2016 at 6:04 PM · One more note. The ride really appears to lack the Wow factor with the trackless vehicles. There is something cool about a vehicle driving through a dark ride without a track, but not in the confines of a corral.
February 26, 2016 at 7:16 PM · Exactly, Rod. And will slow movement to music be enough to make people happy who have just spent an hour-plus in line to ride it? I'm calling this Flying Tires II.
February 28, 2016 at 4:40 PM · If it was Walt Disney World they would had just ripped out the ride and made it a character dance party with a car as DJ
March 1, 2016 at 9:08 PM · It looks mildly fun. Sure, it might be a B or C ticket, but hey, a randomized trackless attraction in the U.S.A? I'm all for it, as long as it isn't like it's... predecessor.
March 3, 2016 at 12:00 AM · Mater's ride also has a very simple concept, but it manages to be fun.

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