Test flight with Luigi’s Flying Tires

Testing continues on the rides that will be offered at Cars Land of Disney California Adventure. A few days ago, the latest test was on the Luigi’s Flying Tires.

According to the Disney Parks Blog:

The vehicles have been made to look like oversized Fettuccini brand tires – the same tires Luigi proudly displays in his shop, Luigi’s Casa della Tires. Once guests are seated inside their tires, Luigi will direct Guido to turn on the air compressor. With that command, air will be pumped up through openings in the floor of the tire yard and the vehicles will begin to float and fly. With Luigi’s Flying Tires, the guest is really in control of the vehicle. By shifting your weight around, you can control the direction of your travel. And if that’s not enough fun, you can always turn a lever and make your tire spin!

“Cars” director John Lasseter recently came by to test one of the rides:

Cars Land is scheduled to open sometime in summer 2012.

By the way, the main Cars Land site contains a new video about the complex, which is a re-creation of the fictional Route 66 town of Radiator Springs from the 2006 film.

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