Thursday, December 29, 2011

Hover On Down to Luigi's Flying Tires

When Cars Land at Disney California Adventure opens next Summer guests will be able to take a spin on the brand new Luigi's Flying Tires attraction.

One of three rides in the brand new section, the Flying Tires are really a reincarnation of the Flying Saucers that opened at sister park Disneyland in 1961, though constant problems with the ride forced a short life at the park, only five years.

Decades later another ride with cars that hover on air, much like a gigantic air-hockey table, will open again at the Disneyland Resort.

In the video above you can see John Lasseter take a test spin on the attraction, and boy those cars can move!  It appears as though a lot of fun will be had when the attraction opens.

Based on the character Luigi from the movie Cars, guests will first wind their way through the Casa Della Tires shop before boarding.  As illustrated in the art, Luigi himself will water over the riders, along with his trusted assistant Guido nearby.

Cars Land has a planned Summer opening, and will be one of the year's largest new attractions in North America.