Luigi's Flying Tyres leaves Disney California Adventure in 2015 but an all-new experience is coming in 2016 featuring a trackless ride system to replace the floating bumper cars.
The new ride, called Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters, will feature a fleet of 1950s-era cars spinning and twisting in a choreographed musical number. Luigi's Casa Della Tires, located at the main intersection of Radiator Springs, won't be removed. The iconic Cars Land building from the films will continue to be used as a queue area for the new attraction.
Unlike Cars Quatre Roues Rallye in Walt Disney Studios at Disneyland Paris which features themed cars moving between rotating platforms (a highly themed Zamperla Demolition Derby) it is believed that the new attraction replacing Luigi's Flying Tyres will actually use a trackless system with WiFi-controlled vehicles, giving the illusion that they are moving independently.
Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort said "Ever since Cars Land opened at Disney California Adventure park in 2012, it has been a huge success. This new land immerses guests in the world of “Cars” and makes them feel like they are standing in the town of Radiator Springs. We’ve heard from our guests that the cars themselves are one of the things they really love about Cars Land – and today I’m excited to tell you about a project that will bring even more four-wheeled fun."
At the end of the operating day on February 16, 2015, Luigi’s Flying Tires will close as our favorite Fiat departs for a vacation to his home country of Italy to visit with family. When he returns, his Casa della Tires will reopen as a completely new attraction in early 2016. The attraction will feature a new ride system and ride vehicles. We are excited to tell you more about this ride technology, so stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for updates as work progresses." she added.
The story goes that Luigi has invited all of his cugini (cousins) from his hometown of Carsoli, Italy, to visit his Casa della Tires. To help celebrate Race Day in Radiator Springs, they will demonstrate the dances of their village with Cars Land guests when the all-new Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters opens early next year.