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  • Make the most of Luigi's Flying Tires!

    While waiting in the ever-so-slow queue for Luigi's Flying Tires, I couldn't help but notice that hardly any of the guests on the attraction were trying to make their tires "fly"! Everyone was trying to grab and throw a stupid beach ball! FORGET ABOUT THE BEACH BALLS! My wife and I agreed that we would concentrate on making the tire fly across the attraction. We had a blast making it go from one side to the other and crashing into the retaining wall. We noticed that people outside the attraction were watching and filming us, mainly because we were the only people truly "flying"! Everyone else was in a cluster, throwing beach balls at each other. (You waited an hour to do that?) Also, just to let all of you know, if the queue starts right as you enter Luigi's Tire Shop building...IT IS A ONE HOUR & FIVE MINUTE WAIT FROM THERE ALONE!

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    I dont get the beach balls...

    It's like buying your kid a new toy and watching them play with the w/packaging/box for the next 5 hours.

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    • #3
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      oh yeah i agree! me and the BF decided to do the same. SADLY every tire we would walk up to, a kid ould come up running behind us to snatch it so we got the last tire on the platform: completely surrounded by other tires. So once the ride started we couldn't move right away, but we got the hang of it quick and it was loads of fun! I did pick one up that flew towards us and i just held it over my head trying to look like a boss. it was silly but fun.

      dont lean TOO much though, cuz then something under your tire scrapes on the platform and you loose speed.

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      • #4
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        I spend most of my ride time trying to find clearings and build up speed to bump people, but what do you do with your one beach ball (assuming you picked it up before you board)? Does anyone else try to peg the CMs? Isn't that what the CMs around the perimeter of the ride are for? Target practice? Start at one edge of the arena and do a screaming war charge with your beach ball of doom toward a CM on the opposite edge? )

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        • #5
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          Yes... the beach balls. The beach balls are just so gosh darn colorful and shiny, the guests think Luigi's is all about throwing them at other people. On my last ride, people on the tire next to me asked, "Why don't you pick up a ball for yourself?" After I explained that I enjoy flying more than throwing beach balls at others they just looked at me strangely and asked in turn, "Then why do they have beach balls here?." :sweat:


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          • #6
            Re: Make the most of Luigi's Flying Tires!

            Flying along the length of the floor is the coolest!

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            • #7
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              I prefer doing a combination of the two. Grab a beach ball, build speed and throw it at a friend. Fly away as fast as I can, and then try to bump them again at my top speed...all the while trying to grab another ball if I'm stuck.

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                What I don't get is why people would want to throw a beach ball at a a random person you've never seen before in the first place. What possible enjoyment could come from pegging a complete stranger with a beach ball?

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                  I did the steering, and my kids would seek out and throw the balls. I just had to tell them which way to lean. It worked out pretty well.
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                  • #10
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                    Didn't they add the beach balls to encourage people to lean forward hence making the tire move? Throwing them to others is fun and allows interaction with the people on the ride and to be honest, when you're at a Disney park, people suddenly don't become "strangers". I think the beach balls add excitement.

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by strikeuptheband View Post
                      Didn't they add the beach balls to encourage people to lean forward hence making the tire move? Throwing them to others is fun and allows interaction with the people on the ride and to be honest, when you're at a Disney park, people suddenly don't become "strangers". I think the beach balls add excitement.
                      From what I understand, the beach balls may be short lived. Apparently there have been people injured when trying to reach them. While operations may like them because it apparently makes the ride otherwise more palatable, I think their safety police will eventually pull the plug on them.

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by bfdf55 View Post
                        From what I understand, the beach balls may be short lived. Apparently there have been people injured when trying to reach them. While operations may like them because it apparently makes the ride otherwise more palatable, I think their safety police will eventually pull the plug on them.
                        People getting hurt by a beach ball or etting hurt by trying to get a beach ball is a bunch of bull. Some people are just looking for a way to sue Disney and that is sad, I really doubt a beach ball that weighs basically nothing, could hurt a person
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                        • #13
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                          I went on June 30th, grounded out the tire most of the time. The No Stepping sign on the tire was already starting to show signs of wear! CM's never handed me a beach ball (which I preferred) and I mostly got random people throwing beach balls at me in a very nice friendly fashion which definitely made the ride more fun. However, I wouldn't wait in line for 40 min. again for that ride.

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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by WildForMrToad View Post
                            People getting hurt by a beach ball or etting hurt by trying to get a beach ball is a bunch of bull. Some people are just looking for a way to sue Disney and that is sad, I really doubt a beach ball that weighs basically nothing, could hurt a person
                            Although I definitely agree with this statement, I think what people were getting hurt by is probably reaching for a ball, and perhaps falling or almost falling out of the tire? Regardless, if it happened to me I wouldn't be suing Disney - I'm the one who decided to lean out to grab the thing at an awkward angle, no one held a gun to my head and made me do it. But some peoples greed outweighs their sense of decency, sadly.
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                            • #15
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                              Personally, I hate the beach balls, and count me in as one of the Guests that is going directly to City Hall when my $400 glasses get knocked off my face and crushed.
                              It's actually "Cars Land", not "Carsland".

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                              • #16
                                Re: Make the most of Luigi's Flying Tires!

                                Originally posted by WildForMrToad View Post
                                People getting hurt by a beach ball or etting hurt by trying to get a beach ball is a bunch of bull. Some people are just looking for a way to sue Disney and that is sad, I really doubt a beach ball that weighs basically nothing, could hurt a person
                                I got blindsided by a beach ball thrown from close range and I can assure you it hurts. I wear glasses which made it worse. The spot next to my eye where I was hit only turned red rather than bleed but it took hours for the swelling to go down. My glasses were bent and scratched but fortunately didn't fall off. If I wore plastic-rimmed glasses they certainly would have broken.

                                The beach balls are fun if you throw them gently. But if someone throws one hard at your head from close range it definitely hurts. The park is clearly aware of the problem because one of the times the cast member gave the "how to fly your tire" speech he included a warning for people wearing glasses. Not that the warning does you any good because the beach balls come at you from all sides so there's no way to see all of the ones thrown at you.

                                By the way, I've been on Luigi's eight times now including three times after I got clocked by the beach ball. I really liked Luigi's the first time I went on it a month ago. It's only gotten more fun as I've gotten better at maneuvering. You can really get the tires moving if you play your cards right. And the better you are at maneuvering the more fun things you can get done in one ride cycle so it seems like the ride is longer. So other than the potential for minor contusions and damaged glasses I think Luigi's is a great ride. I plan on wearing old glasses while riding it in the future. And possibly bring a first aid kit.

                                I saw some chick out there wearing goggles. She may have the right idea.

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                                • #17
                                  Re: Make the most of Luigi's Flying Tires!

                                  Ever since I saw the photos of the saucers in Tommorowland, I knew I hda to ride this one and I am really looking forward to it. From all of the posts I just wonder if the plarform or ride system should have been enlarged a little and/or the tires smaller.
                                  We changed are travel dates to March and I hope this one is still in operation.
                                  Dave

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                                  • #18
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                                    ^I'm sure it will...it has wait times everyday at 75 mins......to be honest I have yet to ride it....but I love it because it is soaking up alot of people like Racers and keeping Disneyland crowds down
                                    Happy Halloween!!!

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                                    • #19
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                                      I too can attest that the beach balls DO hurt when some one chucks it at your head. Here's a quote I made in another Luigi's thread a while back talking about my experience:

                                      Originally posted by KiMcHeEfOrLiFe View Post
                                      You are 100% right. While riding the tires today, a random teenager (about 13 to 15 years old) purposely chucked one of the beach balls at my head and laughed about it. It actually hurt my neck since he did put quite a bit of force into it and forced my head to suddenly snap to the side. He was on my right side and I kind of saw him in my peripheral vision (I was looking straight ahead) and out of no where *BOOM* My girlfriend was with me and actually saw the whole thing, so I wasn't imagining it. We both saw him fly away laughing at what he did. Boy, did I want to clobber that kid -____-
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                                      • #20
                                        Re: Make the most of Luigi's Flying Tires!

                                        Originally posted by Stitch626626 View Post
                                        What I don't get is why people would want to throw a beach ball at a a random person you've never seen before in the first place. What possible enjoyment could come from pegging a complete stranger with a beach ball?
                                        Schadenfreude.

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