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    Changes to Luigi's Flying Tires

    Disney already changing Cars Land ride | disney, balls, cars - Entertainment - The Orange County Register

    Luigi's Flying Tires are going to be faster than before by removing the weight in the undercarriage of the vehicles that was going to be used for a joystick to control the vehicles.
    Please post your thoughts, but keep any debates that form civil please.
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    Re: Changes to Luigi's Flying Tires

    How much faster could the tires be after this change? And what weight are they removing that isn't necessary for supporting the passengers?

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    Re: Changes to Luigi's Flying Tires

    It's too bad that they had to remove the spinning capability and control just because someone didn't get it. If you're smart enough to figure out how to move in the tire, I'm sure you could figure out how to use the joystick.

    The 20lbs removed from the mechanism doesn't sound like it's going to make a huge difference.

    And I still maintain that the slow load time is because of the stupid collecting the tiles thing, and not the beach balls!

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    Re: Changes to Luigi's Flying Tires

    the mechanism that was going to be used for the joystick to control the vehicles, but now that they didn't go with that plan in the end, it is the unncessary weight that should be removed in order to make the tires increase speed. I provided a link to an OC register article to answer some of those questions.
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    Re: Changes to Luigi's Flying Tires

    I'm all for making them faster!


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    Re: Changes to Luigi's Flying Tires

    I knew those balls couldn't be permanent. Glad to see they're making the appropriate tweaks to improve the attraction!

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    Re: Changes to Luigi's Flying Tires

    It will make a difference. Small amounts are removed from thousand pound cars with noticeable effects in bhp and handling improvements.

    Look at it this way, that is 20lbs less of inertia you have to overcome to get the thing to move/stop.

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    Re: Changes to Luigi's Flying Tires

    20 pounds is negligible in the overall weight of the tires. Passenger weights have more of an impact than that 20 lbs would provide.

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    Re: Changes to Luigi's Flying Tires

    Quote Originally Posted by Fooferah View Post
    It's too bad that they had to remove the spinning capability and control just because someone didn't get it. If you're smart enough to figure out how to move in the tire, I'm sure you could figure out how to use the joystick.
    Except the joystick just wasn't effective. Riders fixated on it, when all it really accomplished was a very gradual spinning motion. There was nothing to figure out, except that it was better to just ignore the joystick.

    The 20lbs removed from the mechanism doesn't sound like it's going to make a huge difference.
    Time will tell. It certainly wont slow down the tires!

    And I still maintain that the slow load time is because of the stupid collecting the tiles thing, and not the beach balls!
    It's not an either/or situation. Both slow down the process but the beach balls were a much bigger factor. And removing the 'tiles' would make it easier for CM's to accidentally skip tires during the restraint check, which is an unacceptable outcome for safety reasons.

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    Re: Changes to Luigi's Flying Tires

    I gota say I am really wanting to go on this one so I hope any changes aren't too grastic and leaving well enough alone. Beside it sounds like this one despite all of the concerns is really starting to catch on
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    Re: Changes to Luigi's Flying Tires

    I don't see how removing the joystick and the Beach balls is an improvement. Twenty pounds will not yield a faster loading time. However, if it's not needed and it's adds no thematic value - why keep it?







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    Re: Changes to Luigi's Flying Tires

    Removing the joystick infastructure? Why not just remove the entire attraction with it. I strongly believe that even with the changes Luigis will still lack the fun and excitment RSR and MJJ have provided guests. One day we will be saying "remember Luigis flying tires?"

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    Re: Changes to Luigi's Flying Tires

    Every little bit helps. Watching the tires the other day, experienced riders have no problems getting the tire to move all over the rink and at a pretty good speed.

    Balls were nice to start but having them eliminated will help in the long run.
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    Re: Changes to Luigi's Flying Tires

    The most I can say that this gives me a slight incentive to wait in that murderous line again.

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    Re: Changes to Luigi's Flying Tires

    Yes exactly, why remove 20 pounds from the tires when they're going to be sat on by a person 200+ pounds

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