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    Re: Luigis flying tires- no beach balls

    It sounds good to me. I was actually surprised by how much I enjoyed this ride, but I completely ignored the beach balls. I just flew the tire like I was supposed to. Hopefully this will significantly reduse the wait, as people will simple get into their tires and buckle up, instead of wasting time trying to get a beach ball first.

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    Re: Luigis flying tires- no beach balls

    Love the flying tires, love the beach balls. Hope they come back.
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    Re: Luigis flying tires- no beach balls

    Should have kept them at least for a few more months....I have not even had time to try them yet....and from what I've heard they were fun...besides some people getting hit

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    Re: Luigis flying tires- no beach balls

    The one and most likely only time I rode the ride I found it pretty boring and so slow to load and unload that I was frustrated and irritated before it even started.
    From a photographic standpoint it is a somewhat boring subject to photograph but the beach balls did add an element of excitement to it.
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    Re: Luigis flying tires- no beach balls

    I'm really surprised they lasted as long as they did.
    Just too tempting for guests to unbuckle their seatbelts in order to grab a beach ball.
    I'm actually looking forward to riding it without the distraction.

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    Re: Luigis flying tires- no beach balls

    I wouldn't expect an official announcement from Disney but the removal of the beach balls is permanent. What I would expect is faster-moving lines, significantly fewer safety concerns, and a renewed focus on the fact that you're getting to fly around on air. The beach balls were a good idea in theory but there were too many downsides to their presence.

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    Re: Luigis flying tires- no beach balls

    i waited about 30-40 minutes to finally ride it. I didn't go after the beach balls because I had no interest in them. They did make the ride fun to watch when people went after them and threw them. I for one was focused on riding the actual ride and moving the tire across and mastering how to move and turn and spin and had fun doing it in the 2 minutes given.

    I did notice last week when I was there that cast members were taking the beach balls away from people who grabbed them first and were sitting in their tire waiting for the ride to start, beach ball in hand. The cast member would take it away from them and create sad faces on the guests. ;o) I heard the cast member say it was for "safety" reasons when questioned.

    I don't think the ride is a failure in terms of fun. I have no intention of riding the ride a number of times only because of the long wait and the transfer rate the ride comes with. That i can see where it could be a failure. But the ride itself is fun with or without the balls.

    I hope now the ride can be just about the tires now because I don't really remember the beach balls being on the merchandise for the ride or on the poster art. I could be wrong there.

    So for beach balls. I'd vote them off the island.
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    Re: Luigis flying tires- no beach balls

    The beach balls were awesome, and anyone who got an "injury" from them should probably just stay home in their bubble. They added an extra motivation for people to move around and get use of as much area on the board as they could by chasing the piles and crashing into them to make all the balls fly up in the air. It added more movement, more dynamic interest, more fun.

    The thing that holds up the loading isn't the beach balls, it's the stupid tiles. Getting a tile from a CM, sitting in your tire, waiting for someone to come around and collect it (in a VERY disorganized manner), and then having 3 more CMs come by the same tire asking for the tile that was already collected is what takes forever. If they could load it more like the teacups, it would just go faster.

    Getting rid of the beach balls was a terrible move.

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    Re: Luigis flying tires- no beach balls

    Quote Originally Posted by Fooferah View Post
    The thing that holds up the loading isn't the beach balls, it's the stupid tiles. Getting a tile from a CM, sitting in your tire, waiting for someone to come around and collect it (in a VERY disorganized manner), and then having 3 more CMs come by the same tire asking for the tile that was already collected is what takes forever. If they could load it more like the teacups, it would just go faster.
    Hit the nail in the head. The excitement I had upon boarding started to wane as I waited for all of them to be collected. I didn't see the point, really.

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    Re: Luigis flying tires- no beach balls

    Definitely no beach balls at all today.
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    Re: Luigis flying tires- no beach balls

    Quote Originally Posted by Fooferah View Post
    The beach balls were awesome, and anyone who got an "injury" from them should probably just stay home in their bubble.
    Who got injured? I don't think that was reported anywhere.
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    Re: Luigis flying tires- no beach balls

    Quote Originally Posted by Fooferah View Post
    The beach balls were awesome, and anyone who got an "injury" from them should probably just stay home in their bubble.
    Completely unnecessary statement. If I choose to ride Luigi's Flying Tires and a random Guest picks up a beach ball and slams me in the face with it and it crushes my glasses and breaks my nose or cuts my skin, that really wasn't a result of me not wanting to leave my bubble, now was it?

    They are called accidents for a reason, and they DO happen.

    The beach balls were stupid, and I'm glad they're getting rid of them.
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    Re: Luigis flying tires- no beach balls

    My friend and I loved the beach balls!!! And it was fun to stand at the viewing area and watch people struggle to get them. It took teamwork with other tires to get them once the ride started but that was all part of the laughter!

    My guess regarding their removal was that people kept getting UP on the tire to grab one, which required the ride to be stopped, rechecked and restarted again.
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    Re: Luigis flying tires- no beach balls

    Should be noted that the removal of the beach balls is going hand in hand with a slight lightening of the weight of the tires as reported by the Register in order to increase the speed of the tires.

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    Re: Luigis flying tires- no beach balls

    Quote Originally Posted by Fooferah View Post
    The beach balls were awesome, and anyone who got an "injury" from them should probably just stay home in their bubble.
    I take it you haven't been hit in the head with one. I have, and it hurt. No, not bad enough for me to call it an injury. But I am a grown adult. I would not have wanted my 6-year-old neice to be hit with one. That *could* have been an injury.
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