July 5, 2013

The Chaotic Cabs of Car Toon Spin

Roger Rabbit Disneyland Toontown Car Toon Spin Rabbit's dark
Mouse Troop's got toons on the brain this week, so today we're taking a look at the vehicles and loading zone for the dizziest dark ride in Disney's lineup, Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin.

Roger Rabbit Disneyland Spin Rabbit's dark ride taxi cabs
Remember, this is Lenny the Cab, not Benny from the movie. Benny actually appears as a character in the first ride scene.
Roger Rabbit Disneyland Spin Rabbit's dark ride taxi cabs
Is it just me, or does Lenny look a bit too eager to plunge us into danger?
Roger Rabbit Disneyland Spin Rabbit's dark ride taxi cabs light
I love this little red/green light signal hand that sends each pair of cabs on their way. Seconds into the ride, weasels throw toxic "dip" on the track, sending your cab into a spin mode that lasts for most of the ride.

Although riders can influence the spinning by turning the steering wheel, it doesn't take long to realize that--between the cars' momentum and the many sharp turns in the track--the cabs seem to have a mind of their own. That's actually a plus on this ride, because your struggles to guide the lurching vehicle add to the ride's slapstick atmosphere.

If you want it to spin constantly, it's going to fight you. If you don't want to spin at all, you're still going to pivot a lot. And if you just want to keep facing forward to take pictures...yeah, good luck with that!

Out-of-control craziness is the order of the day at Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin, and that seems like the perfect approach for a Toontown adventure.

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