Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, March 4, 2016.
Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsterswas conducting an Annual Passholder preview today, it officially opens on Monday March 7th. Below is a first look at the attraction featuring several videos and pictures. For the full set including more of Luigi’s plus a check of the ongoing projects and other happens at the Disneyland Resort visit disneygeek.com
I enjoyed the original Flying Tires attraction. It was flawed in the sense that it did not move as freely or easily as envisioned but with a minimal wait it was still fun. The new Rollickin’ Roadsters were much more fun to watch and the five different songs and dance routines added variety to the experience. The colors and details of the cars make it visually interesting too. The on ride experience is very passive and not as smooth as you may anticipate, because of these two reasons I thought the Flying Tires were more fun to ride.
The line was long. The mass of guests filled the area in front of the attraction and went down Cross Street. The end of the line was near the exit. Earlier in the day it had stretched to Flik’s Fun Fair.
I got in line at 1:21pm and this was my view….A new banner for the new attraction. All the Festival of the Flying Tires signage has been swapped out. The other signage stayed as it was.
The line ahead of me…
I reached the queue entrance which had a posted wait of 60 minutes from there at 1:31pm.
Cast members were in the queue scanning annual passes. Every rider needed one today. The attraction has a 32 inch height requirement to ride.
Another set of cast members were scanning passes again and handing out key chains
Inside the queue looks the same. These posters all looked the same to me.
This is a new one for the dancing tires…vs flying tires.
I think this is new. There seemed to be several Carsoli references that I think are new.
Exited the queue building and had a good look at the cars at 2:20pm, about an hour after entering the line.
A video clip of the dancing cars from this angle. There are five different songs – this one is “Rollicking Night and Day”.
The large sign is updated to feature the cousins vs the Festival of the Flying Tires.
2:40pm…Waiting to board as the group ahead of us gets ready to start.
A wide angle video of the full sequence. It is about a minute and a half of ride time.
A second camera, a tighter shot of the same sequence.
Time to board. I wanted the red car…but I paused for a picture and someone passed me for it (I did not see a sheet with the car names, I know they each have one).
I ended up with this one instead.
The seats are hard plastic as you would expect and there is a single seat belt. No doors.
A Point of View video of my first dance – to Cousin Rosa singing “Mambo Italiano”. It was 2:44pm so I’d had about an 80 minute wait.
A look back as I exited. My car getting ready for the next dance.
I then moved around to the viewing area on Cross Street to watch a couple of dances. A video of a full sequence from this angle.
One more license plate picture before moving on. I needed to get pictures of several dozen eggs and construction before sunset.
You can read the attraction page on AllEars.Net HERE.
The new Rollickin’ Roadsters merchandise was available in Ramone’s.
I stopped back by in the evening, after sunset. The wait had grown as more Annual Passholders arrived after work and school.
The stroller area was converted into an extended queue.
The attraction was down when I first showed up.
They were moving cars around one by one. It was a very slow process to watch.
Here is a video clip of a car being brought out.
They then did a full cycle. Here is a look at the cars dancing with no guests.
A second camera for a slightly different view.
Then the attraction reopened.
Hope you enjoyed this first look at Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters at the Disneyland Resort. For additional photos and details from this trip you can check out the full Disneyland Update I posted on my site, https://disneygeek.com Also be sure to follow me on twitter @disneygeekcom for pictures from the parks.