First Look: Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters Rolling into Disney California Adventure Park

Erin Glover

by , Director, Publicity, Walt Disney Animation Studios

As we first told you back in February, Luigi – the most famous tire salesman in Cars Land – has temporarily closed his Casa della Tires to visit family in Italy. Today, I’m excited to tell you that he is returning with some special guests!

Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters Rolling into Disney California Adventure Park, Image Courtesy of Walt Disney Imagineering

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.

Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for more updates as our special guests continue to settle in at Disney California Adventure park!


  • I loved the soundtrack that played inside Luigi’s Casa Della Tires Shop! Is it available for purchase?

  • Trina, you are NOT alone. I, too, miss the beach balls.

    Along with the rest of the attraction, of course.

  • Looking forward to the new adventure – enjoyed the flying tires, but after the first time, it was enough. T’was a great ride for the really lil ones though. Just came back from Disneyland – too bad none of the CarsLand employees knew what was going on. Wish I had seen this post before we went last Sat. Maybe a little trickle down communication???…

  • How about January 8th for an early open date! Lol

    Thanks for the update Erin

  • I just viewed the Aquatopia on Youtube…if it is anything like that, this will be a cool ride. Hope to see more details in the upcoming months.

  • Phew, what a name! A little odd since “Rollickin'” sounds more like something Mater would say. Not sure I can picture Luigi’s voice saying “Welcome to Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters!” Hahah. “Festival of the Dance” was a great name fans had for this ride. Certainly rolls off the tongue more! 😛

  • hoping this won’t be on water…I really dislike getting water poured on me…but the trackless system used in Aquatopia looks very cool…The Flying Tires weren’t going to stay around long…they were a flop for the same reason the Flying Saucers were a flop…they took too long to load and unload and the ride was way too short

  • Hey Erin ! Do you know if the D23 expo have more details on this revamped attraction?

  • Should just keep the tires 🙁

  • Hey Erin, I was just curious, July is almost over, do you happen to know if the “Frozen” and “The Princess and the Frog” Emporium windows are still slated to be unveiled this month, (as previously reported) Or have they been delayed until August? Thanks!

    • I haven’t heard an update on those, Fred.

  • Will D23 expo have more details about this revamped attraction?

  • Fantastic! Looking forward to a great ride and adventure!

  • Thanks for this update Erin, how exciting! Just one question/request– can they make sure Guido’s a part of the attraction? Love me some Guido! He has some of the funniest, most classic moments in the original movie.

    • He’s my favorite, too!

  • Trina–The beach balls made loading and unloading *very slow*, and there were some minor incidents due to people getting hit by them. I never liked the beach balls, the ride was originally supposed to open without them anyway. They just added them at the last minute to give the ride a most festive look.

  • While the ride system may be similar to Pooh’s Hunny Hunt in Tokyo Disneyland, I would venture to guess that the attraction will be more similar to Aquatopia in Tokyo DisneySEA.

    Pooh’s Hunny Hunt is a dark ride that takes you through various show scenes on a trackless vehicle.

    Aquatopia, while also trackless, follows a set choreographed path that traverses acroos the outdoor show area, all the while spinning and changing directions.

    Aquatopis is also like an omnimover ride system in that ride vehicles are dispatched from the load/unload area continuously without having to stop all of the vehicles already dispatched. The same holds true for unload in that the continuous stream of vehicles pull in and unload the Guests without disrupting the flow of the attraction. All this means a high capacity attraction.

  • It’s great to get another update. Thanks for confirming the name, Erin. 🙂

    I’m looking forward to this ride. Rumor has it that it will use a trackless ride system. Hopefully there will be some concept art and models at the D23 Expo next month.

    I do think it’s a shame that the flying tires ride didn’t pan out, but hey, nothing ventured, nothing gained.

  • Thank you for dropping the letter g from the end of the word Rollicking, as dropping the g is mandatory for many rides in California Adventure.

    And thank you for providing info about a new ride, since this is a blog about theme parks and theme parks exist because of rides. This new ride looks like it will be a lot of fun if it’s anything like the trackless Aquatopia and Winnie The Pooh in Tokyo Disneyland. Exciting!

  • Am I the only one who misses the beach balls from the original Luigi’s?

  • I’ve heard it is going to use the Trackless ride system in use at Disney Parks overseas. This would be awesome!

  • Can’t wait to try out the trackless ride system!

    Interesting name choice though… It doesn’t exactly *roll* off the tongue…. get it… *roll*??

    • Yeah, I see what you did there. 😉

  • Wow! From what I have seen on you tube of the Tokyo Disney Winnie the Pooh attraction, it will be awesome!! Can’t wait to see and hear more about it!

  • I’m guessing this will be similar to Cars Quatre Roues Rallye at Disneyland Paris Resort?

  • Or my other guess is if it’s the same technology as Hunny Hunt/Tokyo or Ratatouille in Paris, that it will be sorta like the Aquatopia ride from Disney Sea but on land- which is a super fun one!!

  • With this announcement and the concept art from a while ago, definitely seems like it will be a different theming of the Cars ride from Walt Disney Studios in Paris!

  • It sounds like it might be like Francis lady bug ride in bugs land

  • Umm, can you define “early 2016” does this mean June 14th or closer to January?

    And I agree with one of the previous posters, I hope that this ride isn’t similar in any way to Matter’s.

    • While I don’t have specifics, we mean “early 2016” to be very early in the year – not as late as June. I’ll share a more specific date as soon as we have one.

  • Actually the technology that will be used here will be quite similar to the Winnie The Pooh ride as it is in Tokyo Disney. The cars are rumored to be controlled by GPS thereby allowing them to sort of run in an area that has no track. They can then be controlled to move around other cars and also maneuver in almost dance like patterns as was shown in Cars 2.

  • A full year is an awful long time to go without having to deal with all the heat issues and water shortages. Is there a contingency plan in place for when Luigi decides not to return from Italy?

  • So excited!!!! cant wait till it comes out.

  • So excited!!!!

  • How do cars dance? Also, will there be souvenir mugs?

  • Luigi may have flown away on his tires, but now he’s back to dance!

  • Hmm, a new attraction or some kind of show/performance? This tease definitely has be guessing!

    • Jessica – Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters will be a whole new attraction.

  • This sounds like it will be very similar to mater’s ride next door. I hope that is not the case as the tire ride was fun and different.

    • Hi Rachel – Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters will definitely be different than Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree. Stay tuned for details!

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