Just 2 1/2 years after CarsLand opened, the area is seeing it's first ride close. The re-make of the classic Flying Saucers, Luigi's Flying Tires is set to close this Sunday (February 16) and a new attraction will be built in it's place.
While I personally enjoyed the ride you can see why it would be closing. Very low capacity, low ridership and a steep learning curve for general park visitors all contributed to it's ultimate demise.
Unfortunately this means that an attraction that cost close to $100 million is now going to cost additional millions to replace. While it was the hope of the Imagineers and namely, John Lasseter to bring the Flying Saucers back, in hindsight one has to wonder if they'd make the same decision.
Below we'll take a look at the ride and what is coming next.
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When you have to have detailed directions for riding in your queue line you have a problem.
So what's next?
The artwork below is what is going to be replacing the ride. According to what we've heard, this is going to be similar to Aquatopia at Tokyo Disney Sea but obviously cars instead of boats.
Hopefully along with the trackless ride system coming to the US we'll get some great nighttime light packages like Aquatopia has.
So what do you think? Are you excited for something new in this spot? Did you enjoy Luigi's at all?
Let us know in the comments below.