Guests enter through Luigi's Casa Della Tires and go out to the tire yard where Luigi and Guido are celebrating the "Festival of the Flying Tires." Guests board tire vehicles, and once the air compressor is turned on, the guests are able float and glide in the vehicles by leaning in the direction that they want to travel. There were also beach balls to give riders something to play with (originally, the ride was going to open without beach balls), but after several weeks they were removed from the ride experience.
The ride was inspired by, and considered a spiritual successor to, the Flying Saucers attraction that operated in Tomorrowland at Disneyland from 1961 to 1966. Despite the intention to create an attraction that lacked the technical flaws of its predecessor, Luigi's Flying Tires suffered from many of the same problems that led to the Flying Saucers' closure. Ultimately, Luigi's Flying Tires' lifespan would not even eclipse that of the Flying Saucers, and the attraction closed permanently on February 17, 2015. On March 7, 2016, a new attraction, Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters, was opened in its place.