Luigi's Flying Tires: Now without balls

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.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 11:43 AM

That sucks. Balls make everything better...but slower, apparently.

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Thursday, September 20, 2012 11:51 AM

So, Disney is saying that capacity is more important than experience? Blasphemy! ;)

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Thursday, September 20, 2012 12:06 PM

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.

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Thursday, September 20, 2012 12:13 PM

Not really. Now the experience lacks balls.

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Thursday, September 20, 2012 2:40 PM

"Please give us our balls back."

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Thursday, September 20, 2012 3:10 PM

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!

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Thursday, September 20, 2012 8:57 PM

So they sacked the balls?

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Thursday, September 20, 2012 10:06 PM

Aw, nuts.

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Friday, September 21, 2012 2:24 AM

Luigi's balls hamper unloading. Interesting.

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Friday, September 21, 2012 5:30 PM

Sounds like a personal problem. Luigi should have that looked at.

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Friday, September 21, 2012 9:13 PM

Just a random question, but did Intamin have anything to with this project? :)

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Friday, September 21, 2012 10:11 PM

I'd rather be hit in the head with a beach ball than a Goodyear tire.

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Saturday, September 22, 2012 12:59 AM

^Now I'm envisioning Dragster launching with a couple beach balls in tow...

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