One of the 3 attractions in the brand new Cars Land. Guests will ride on large tires that float above the ground by air. Tires move across the ground as you lean to one side. Minimum height requirement: 32". Seats 2 adults; 2 adults and 1 child; or 1 adult and 2 children.
I loved this ride. I thought it was really unique and fun. So here is the scoop, we went on a day that was not very busy (most lines were 15 minutes or less) the line for the Flying Tires was about an hour. I think that there was about 2 tires to many in the arena (the arena is not that big and each tire is huge!) My 36 lb four year old was unable to move the craft. It's a hovercraft type "car" and to move it you must lean and use your weight to maneuver it. But that being said we had a blast chasing down our friend in another tire!
Imagine yourself floating on top of an air hockey table and you have Luigi's Flying Tires! The experience is definitely unique and the scenery around the ride is very fun, with a heavy dose of Italian flare. The kids love being able to seek out and bump into other people/tires (who wouldn't???). Moving your tire, however, isn't as easy as it may seem. You don't stand a chance if you don't work as a team, but that's also part of the fun. Ciao!
The ride just doesn’t work well. Each car is a hover-craft that floats on air coming up through the ground. Imagine what riding on the puck of an air hockey game would be like, except in slow motion. It’s hard to get moving, and even harder to steer. We had three people in our car, and we’d all lean in one direction or another and could barely make it move. It was a little fun, but more frustrating than fun. The beach balls that they had in there soon after the opening weren’t there on the day we were there.
I recommend experiencing this ride once and during Magic Morning hour. Definitely avoid it if the wait time is more than 10 minutes. It’s just not worth waiting any longer than that.
Disneyland is starting to recycle carnival rides with a new twist. This was a interesting take on bumper cars, giant beach balls were floating throughout the ride, however they were very difficult to reach. If I had a hard time I bet you younger/shorter people would have an even tougher time. I think it is a fun ride but a line over 20 minutes would shy me away :)
I love what the Imagineers are trying to do with Luigi's: it's a user-propelled ride that's interactive, and those are some of my favorites. However, it's simply too slow moving. It also seems a bit sensitive and perhaps touchy, and I worry the line will build up during break-downs. We'll see!
The concept for Luigi's Flying Tires seemed cool. Basically, rides were going to board the hockey puck and fly around a giant air hockey board. Sounds awesome, right? Unfortunately, it just doesn't seem to have been executed as well as I had hoped. In order to make your tire move, you have to use body weight to move it forward, backward, left or right. While that concept is neat, it results in a very slow moving ride. They did throw in a bunch of giant beach balls which were very fun to throw at other cars but without those beach balls, the ride would have been really boring. My kids throught the ride was fun, but it was their least favorite new Cars land ride.
Also, riders have to be careful not to step on the tires since the are soft and full of air. I can only imagine how many children are going to step on those tires every day. I think that this ride is going to end up breaking down quite a bit. I hope I am wrong. I LOVE Cars Land but I don't think this ride is going to be a hit.