Have you been to Disney California Adventure since March 7th, 2016? If not, there is a treat in store for you.
If you have, did you know there was a treat in store for you? We ask the question because you may well have missed that treat – or nugget!
There was quite a hush on the Disney California Adventure set in Cars Land. A ride silently went out and a new one came in. There was not much hype or pomp and circumstance like there have been for rides like Guardians of the Galaxy Mission: Breakout or when the Frozen: Live on Stage opened at California Adventure.
Sure, there was a couple of small mentions on the official Disney blog, but not as much hype as expected, especially considering that this new ride is A.W.E.S.O.M.E.
If you don’t know the full story behind replacing Luigi’s Flying Tires, well, it wasn’t all that popular of a ride and people were claiming to be injured (whiplash style) by the “flying tires.” So Disney made the decision to close this ride in February of 2015 to make a new ride – Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters.
We honestly didn’t care for the old ride, but this new ride has become one of our favorite rides in California Adventure and one that we will not miss. In fact, we did miss riding it soon after it opened in 2016 because we didn’t really care for the old one so we didn’t take time to watch and know what the new one was about.
But once we did – we were in love. It is a BLAST!
What kind of ride is Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters?
It is a hybrid.
This ride consists of synchronized dancing cars. No joke. They dance, they move, they spin, they boogie and you are along for the ride.
What is so cool about this ride is the unexpected twists, turns and shimming that takes place. You don’t expect it like a ride on a track so it totally throws you for a loop!
Plus, there is a trick to be one of the center cars in the round up – for the best ride, pick either the car towards the back, second car in, or the car on the back right (if you are facing the cars at loading).
These two cars with the current synchronized dance sequence end up with a little duo dance in the middle.
Currently, the cars only have one dance, but a half a dozen songs they are coordinated with. The moves seem to be slightly different with each song, but the ride operators assured me it is the same dance every time….I think the verdict is still out on this one!
Regardless, it is fun and is a ride that is at the top of our list! The awesomeness of it has not fully caught on yet, so until it does, the lines are not too bad – 15-45 minutes.
Have you been on Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters yet?