Tire storage yard
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Photos: Luigi’s Flying Tires at Disney California Adventure

Tire storage yard
Riders will pilot a Fettuccini Alfredo-brand big-rig truck tire in the storage yard behind Casa Della Tires in Luigi’s Flying Tires at Disney California Adventure. (Disney)
Attraction poster
The attraction poster for the Flying Saucers ride that operated briefly at Disneyland during the mid-1960s. (Disney)
Luigi’s Flying Tires
The attraction poster for Luigi’s Flying Tires ride debuting in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure. (Disney)
Casa Della Tires
The Casa Della Tires neon sign glows next to a leaning tower of tires in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure. (Disney)
Pluto at the helm
Pluto takes a test drive on the short-lived Flying Saucers ride at Disneyland during the mid-1960s. (Disney)
Floating on air
The Flying Saucers levitating bumper car at Disneyland in the mid-1960s floated atop a surface similar to a giant air hockey table. (Disney)
Luigi
Luigi, the excitable 1959 Fiat 500 who ran the tire shop in the animated movie “Cars,” serves as the host of Luigi’s Flying Tires at Disney California Adventure. (Disney)
Guido the forklift
Guido the forklift will appear inside the tire shop that serves as the ride queue for Luigi’s Flying Tires at Disney California Adventure. (Disney)
Overview
An overview of the tire shop queue area and the storage yard ride area for Luigi’s Flying Tires at Disney California Adventure. (Disney)
Italian topiary garden
Visitors can walk through an Italian garden with tire-themed topiary before climbing aboard Luigi’s Flying Tires at Disney California Adventure. (Disney)
Casa Della Tires
Riders will queue through Casa Della Tires while waiting for Luigi’s Flying Tires at Disney California Adventure. (Disney)
Front entrance
A computer fly-through of Cars Land coming to Disney California Adventure in 2012 shows the front entrance to Casa Della Tires. (Disney)
Popemobile
A mock certificate from the Popemobile to Luigi and Guido will hang inside Casa Della Tires at Disney California Adventure. (Disney)
Tilting towers
Riders in the new C-ticket ride will steer a levitating tire through tilting towers of retreads in Luigi’s Flying Tires at Disney California Adventure. (Disney)
Prototype ride vehicle
An early artist rendering showing a side view of a prototype ride vehicle for Luigi’s Flying Tires at Disney California Adventure. (Disney)
Test vehicle
Walt Disney Imagineers used this “play test” vehicle to fine-tune and adjust the levitating bumper car ride.  (Disney)
Play test
Pixar chief and Disney Imagineering advisor John Lasseter, right, takes a “play test” ride on a prototype for Luigi’s Flying Tires. (Disney)
Flying tires
Disney employees try out Luigi’s Flying Tires in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure. (Disney)
Test flight
Disney parks chairman Tom Stagg and Disney CEO Bob Iger take a test flight on Luigi’s Flying Tires in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure. (Disney)
Billboard
A billboard promoting the Luigi’s Flying Tires levitating bumper cars coming to Disney California Adventure in 2012. (Disney)
Luigi’s at night
The neon trim of Luigi’s Casa Della Tires lights up at night in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure. (Disney)
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