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  • Luigis flying tires- no beach balls

    Mintcrocodile just posted a photo of luigis flying tires with no beach balls... What do you guys think? I will miss the beach balls, as they added a lot of fun to a ride that didn't have much substance without them. https://twitter.com/MintCrocodile/st...697537/photo/1
    Last edited by DisneyManiac; 08-13-2012, 01:25 PM.

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    Re: Luigis flying tires- no beach balls

    Maybe now guests will focus on actually flying the tires, instead of going after beach balls.

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    • #3
      Re: Luigis flying tires- no beach balls

      Originally posted by dfan07 View Post
      Maybe now guests will focus on actually flying the tires, instead of going after beach balls.
      My thoughts exactly!
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        Re: Luigis flying tires- no beach balls

        Hopefully we will get something official from Disney as to whether or not this is permanent.
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          Re: Luigis flying tires- no beach balls

          I finally rode Luigis for the first time yesterday (after an hour or so wait) and thought the beach balls were really the only fun part of this ride. While the leaning aspect was somewhat amusing, I really think this attraction is a "covered up" failure. Definitely won't be riding again unless it's a 10 minute wait or less. Even my 4 year old niece was bored with it.

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            Re: Luigis flying tires- no beach balls

            Originally posted by dfan07 View Post
            Maybe now guests will focus on actually flying the tires, instead of going after beach balls.

            I actually found the beach balls to be a distraction. I for one wouldn't miss them.
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            • #7
              Re: Luigis flying tires- no beach balls

              Just to clarify: they haven't been removed completely, they've just been reduced in number and CMs no longer pass them out before the ride starts. It sounds like this was for both guest safety and to increase efficiency/hourly capacity.

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              • #8
                Re: Luigis flying tires- no beach balls

                Originally posted by MarkTwain View Post
                Just to clarify: they haven't been removed completely, they've just been reduced in number and CMs no longer pass them out before the ride starts. It sounds like this was for both guest safety and to increase efficiency/hourly capacity.
                They reduced the number of them a few days ago, but they have now completely removed them.

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                • #9
                  Re: Luigis flying tires- no beach balls

                  I'm torn. I liked them because I thought they were festive, but it's too easy to get stuck into a corner on that attraction and the balls don't help that.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Luigis flying tires- no beach balls

                    I was there just Saturady. There were beach balls and guests were picking them up and throwing them. I hope this doesn't become permanent. I enoyed that aspect of the ride a lot. I'm not sure what you're suppoed to do now. Slowly drift around for a minute or two? And that's IF you know how to move them correctly.


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                      Re: Luigis flying tires- no beach balls

                      Originally posted by MarkTwain View Post
                      Just to clarify: they haven't been removed completely, they've just been reduced in number and CMs no longer pass them out before the ride starts. It sounds like this was for both guest safety and to increase efficiency/hourly capacity.
                      It could be argued that the loss of the beach balls was due to a lack of understanding on the part of WDI. Luigi's was based on Flying Saucers but lacked the capacity or efficiency that was built in to the former attraction.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Luigis flying tires- no beach balls

                        I wonder if someone got hit with one... and is suing!


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                        • #13
                          Re: Luigis flying tires- no beach balls

                          Originally posted by dfan07 View Post
                          Maybe now guests will focus on actually flying the tires, instead of going after beach balls.
                          Amen!

                          ---------- Post added 08-13-2012 at 02:55 PM ----------

                          I know that many will disagree with me, but I don't see this attraction being around in 2-3 years.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Luigis flying tires- no beach balls

                            Originally posted by dfan07 View Post
                            Maybe now guests will focus on actually flying the tires, instead of going after beach balls.
                            I agree. I mean, c'mon... you're floating over a bed of air in a flying tire in Cars Land, and you're going to pay more attention to playing with beach balls?

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                            • #15
                              Re: Luigis flying tires- no beach balls

                              Mint also mentions they aren't passing out activity pamphlets anymore...any info on what those were exactly? I read a bit about them in another thread, but haven't seen them at all.

                              I will say that while I was originally opposed to the beach balls before opening, I do think the attraction looks a little lack luster without them.

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