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Luigi's Flying Tires has been billed as the return of Disneyland's legendary (but short lived) Flying Saucers attraction in Tomorrowland. Below, you'll find general information about this brand new attraction and encourage you to check back throughout the week and we bring you updated reviews and photos. We invite you to vote in the poll above as well as leave your photos, thoughts and reviews in the comments below.
Float on a cushion of air aboard a larger-than-life tire, thanks to Luigi. Slide, glide and laugh as you lift ever-so-slightly off the ground on a 9-foot-wide Fettuccini-brand tire.
Attraction storyline: At Luigis Casa Della Tires, Luigi and Guido play host to a "Festival of the Flying Tires."When the music starts, tires float and dance in the grand tradition of a celebration that first started in Luigis hometown of Carsoli, Italy. The tradition of the Festival of the Flying Tires dates back to the 1930s, when Luigi's Uncle Topolino ordered a shipment of the Fettuccini Tire Company's new Cuscino D' Aria tires. To the amazement of the residents of Topolino's small Italian village, when the tires were unloaded they began to mysteriously float off the ground and gracefully move around as if they were dancing. To celebrate this miraculous event, the villagers put up festive banners, balloons and bunting. With the addition of some traditional Italian music, the Festival of the Flying Tires was born! Luigi and Guido wanted to share this happy memory, so they ordered a shipment of Cuscino D' Aria tires for Radiator Springs, and, just like in Italy, the tires mysteriously rose off the ground and began to dance.Photos:
Ride Duration: Approximately 1 minute, 30 seconds
Minimum Height Requirement: 32 inches
Disney's FASTPASS: Not available
Ride System: All-new, state-of-the-art ride system inspired by Disneyland's classic Flying Saucers attraction that operated 1961-1966. The attraction utilizes 6,714 air vents that blow over 1.86 million cubic feet of air per minute to keep your tire floating approximately 2 inches off the ground.
Ride Vehicles: Each 9-foot wide tire can accommodate 2 adults and 1 child or 1 adult and 2 children
Attraction size: 8,000 square-foot Italian garden and tire storage yard.
Tip: Attraction is suffering from some design problems which can make it frustrating to operate. Many may wish to ride this attraction only if there is no wait.
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