Posted Thursday, September 20, 2012 10:10 AM | Contributed by VitaminsAndGravy
The ride that puts visitors on giant tires that float on a cushion of air opened in June with dozens of colorful beach balls that bounced on and between the floating tires. (Often they bounced on the riders, as well.) The balls apparently slowed down the process of loading and unloading visitors from the ride, making the wait for Luigi's Flying Tires longer, so Disney removed them.
Read more from The LA Times.
That sucks. Balls make everything better...but slower, apparently.
So, Disney is saying that capacity is more important than experience? Blasphemy! ;)
I think that depends. Castrating the ride isn't causing a fundemental change to the experience, so instead of complicating matters, just get rid of the balls. The experience is still pretty much the same.
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
Not really. Now the experience lacks balls.
Given the line lengths that I've heard for the ride, something needed to be done. Maybe a no-single-riders rule, or add more cars (boats?).
Oh, and definitely lose the balls!
So they sacked the balls?
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Luigi's balls hamper unloading. Interesting.
Sounds like a personal problem. Luigi should have that looked at.
"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band
Just a random question, but did Intamin have anything to with this project? :)
I'd rather be hit in the head with a beach ball than a Goodyear tire.
I'm sheriff of this here rollercoaster.
^Now I'm envisioning Dragster launching with a couple beach balls in tow...
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