They are smiling because they managed to pick up a good bit of steam on their way to ram our tire. Yes it is possible to go a bit faster than you'd think but you have to truly work together, lean just right and have enough room to pick up speed. Did I mention this ride is a ton of fun!
Luigi’s Flying Tires is Simple Disney Fun at its best. Sure it may not have the thrills of Radiator Springs Racers or even of the Tower of Terror which looms over Luigi’s Italian wonderland. But what it captures is an undeniable feeling of pure joy that we get often by life’s most simple pleasures. The first time, you ride Luigi’s flying tires and you arrive at the notion that you are actually floating on air, you immediately feel like a kid again, with the look of wonder and awe at the world around you. The instant camaraderie that forms when sharing your tire with a friend or family member as you work to move your bodies in unison in order to bump other tire-goers, grab floating Italian flag inspired beach balls, or just to pick up speed and zoom along on Luigi’s finest tires, is something you’ll treasure forever. And then there is the beautiful, fun and dare we say romantic aura of playful music to accompany your time on the attraction. It makes for a splendid time but we aren’t just here to talk about it from afar. It is time for us to take flight!
This Luigi tile logo serves as a model “tire” so that Cast Members can instruct guests on how to properly operate their tires.
But as if those instructions weren’t enough…
Time to grab our boarding passes!
The simple but nice details continue right up until you board your flying tire…
…these tire markers are a great example of that.
Tires, Beach Balls and Air, who knew?!
Quick tip: Make sure to grab a beach ball before you board your tire of choice.
Aldrin Gamos enjoying the moment and recording the Cars Land Vlog Series which you must check out if you haven’t already, right here on Da Mouse.
A closer look at the boarding pass.
Ornament Valley serves as an incredible backdrop for Radiator Springs and in this case Luigi’s Flying Tires.
There is a good amount of space to float around as Tower of Terror looms over us in the distance.
AG smiling with tire topiaries in the background.
Luigi’s Flying Tires originally had a spin control but they were removed during testing.
These bars help guests board the tires as well lend a hand when trying to lean in different directions.
I’m the first person to rail against the superflous amount of safety signs at attractions and elsewhere but please heed this one. You do not want to step onto the outer rim of the tire which will give way immediately. You’ve been warned. 🙂
It takes a ton of these to propel you on your way.
“Tires” create the padded buffer zone around the air rink.
They are smiling because they managed to pick up a good bit of steam on their way to ram our tire. Yes it is possible to go a bit faster than you’d think but you have to truly work together, lean just right and have enough room to pick up speed. Did I mention this ride is a ton of fun!
The beach balls may seem gimmicky but in practice they add an element of simple joy to this attraction which already centers around the latter concept. It was a fun challenge moving and working in unison to lean to attempt to acquire beach balls and fling them onto other riders.
The sensation of floating on air is very novel and honestly a fun experience that you can’t miss unless.