Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters – Not That Rollickin’

It didn’t look all that great from previews, but I wanted to give it the benefit of the doubt.  And in fairness, this is probably a great ride for very young kids.  It’s cute.  It’s got great music.  It’s got Tony Shalhoub singing as Luigi.  And who doesn’t love the Cars theme?  The ride vehicles look like they stepped out of the movies!

One of the very cute ride vehicles at Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters
One of the very cute ride vehicles at Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters

But it’s very light on the “rollickin'” aspect of the attraction.  It spins around (a bit), it moves from side-to-side, and it dances in synchronization with the other cars.  But it doesn’t have as much spinning action as either Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree right down the road or even Francis’ Ladybug Boogie from A Bug’s Land.  The synchronized dancing is nice but is more impressive when watching it.  And the trackless system being employed is innovative, but would have been more so if utilized in a better attraction like it was in Pooh’s Hunny Hunt at Tokyo Disneyland or Mystic Manor in Hong Kong Disneyland.

Limited by space, there is only so much that was possible to build, but I was hoping for something more – something to dazzle my expectations.  I wasn’t surprised by the simplicity of the ride.  There are plenty of other rides even more simple scattered throughout the park – Jumpin’ Jellyfish is a kid’s parachute ride and Silly Symphony Swings is a very pretty and well-themed carnival swing ride for example.  Rather I was disappointed that they chose to build such a similar ride so close to other rides just like it (Mater’s and Francis’ rides are both really close).  All three are “teacup” like attractions with different variations.

The back end of one of the vehicles
The back end of one of the vehicles

Right now the lines are about 30-40 minutes long, but it won’t be long before you’ll nearly be able to walk on to the ride.  It will be a nice attraction to take a break from the other more thrilling rides in the park.  And it will be pleasant for people visiting and wanting to experience something while waiting for their next Fastpass.  A great ride for young children, a nice ride for older children and adults – just not an “E” ticket ride.

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2 thoughts on “Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters – Not That Rollickin’

  1. I will really miss Luigi’s Flying Tires. We enjoyed that attractions & giggled with my kids the entire time. I can only imagine what kind of maintenance those tires required. It is understandable that they would replace them.

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