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Old 09-13-2012, 03:24 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Luigi's flying tires is a ridiculous ride and should be replaced!!

First of all, this ride is just the flying saucer ride rehashed again and those were a big failure. I don't understand why disney decided to bring back a ride that didn't work the first time around. Not only is the turnaround on this ride ridiculously slow so the lines are always slow and huge, but the ride itself is a coma-inducing ride to boot! Even my 6 year old son thought it was boring. We have to lean in order to go anywhere and that's not very fun. The ride is super slow, doesn't last long and the whole throwing beach balls at each other idea is absurd! I heard they recently got rid of the balls so now you are just sitting there trying to lean here and there. It's not even like they are bumper cars. Just useless. I think they should take that ride out asap and come up with a better idea. The Mater ride is great. Lines go fast and the ride is fun. They need to go back to the drawing board with this one.
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:31 PM   #2
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I'm so glad I'm not the only one that feels this way! I haven't ridden it yet & probably won't! But I just don't understand this ride?? It didn't work at DL why would it work now?
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:46 PM   #3
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It didn't work at DL why would it work now?
Exactly!
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:48 PM   #4
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I dunno, I thought it was fun and giggled like a maniac every time. My fam and I liked the challenge of who could bump into who the most times or get going the fastest. But we're competitive people who turn everything into a contest anyway
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:58 PM   #5
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Our family enjoys it. We like to see how fast we can get it going when we find an opening. For that reason, I'm glad the beach balls are gone. They made it so that there was no room to move. We just treat it like bumper cars, running into everyone. Last time we rode it, it was smiles all around from the people on the ride.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:00 PM   #6
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Our family enjoys it. We like to see how fast we can get it going when we find an opening. For that reason, I'm glad the beach balls are gone. They made it so that there was no room to move. We just treat it like bumper cars, running into everyone. Last time we rode it, it was smiles all around from the people on the ride.
But they dont go very fast. They are slow. There is no point to this ride.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:08 PM   #7
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But they dont go very fast. They are slow. There is no point to this ride.
We had no problem getting some speed (and we have seen others go pretty fast as well). We could go from one side of the area to the other very fast if no one was in the way..and that is part of the fun, finding the holes and then sipping past people. That is why I'm glad the beach balls are gone. They would make the area too congested to get any speed. We have ridden it both with the beach balls and without, and it is so much better without. It isn't like a roller coaster type of speed, but definitely fast enough to make us smile.

I think the problem is that there is a learning curve to making them go and for most people that only get to ride it once or twice, they won't be able to master that learning curve. The more you ride, the better you get at controlling them (and the ability to make them go faster).
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:43 AM   #8
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But they dont go very fast. They are slow. There is no point to this ride.
I think the correct phrase is, 'there is no point for ME on this ride'.
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:56 PM   #9
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I'm so glad I'm not the only one that feels this way! I haven't ridden it yet & probably won't! But I just don't understand this ride?? It didn't work at DL why would it work now?
I thought it would work, because the technology is 50 years or more advanced than the first time around. It is not like they could have built Radiator Springs Racers back then.

That said, I have not tried it yet, I will be there in about 10 days, and I will see how it goes!
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:58 PM   #10
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[QUOTE=PatMcDuck;46147745]I thought it would work, because the technology is 50 years or more advanced than the first time around. [QUOTE]

Well you would think so but it's EXACTLY the same thing with the same EXACT technology as the Flying Saucers. All they did was make the saucers look like tires. Lame.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:57 PM   #11
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It's obvious that the OP does not like the ride and that's opinion. I personally do not share in that opinion. I am thrilled the balls are gone. It makes the ride better in my opinion. This attraction lived up to what I thought it was going to be. I will continue to ride it.

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Old 09-14-2012, 10:47 PM   #12
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For what it's worth, I really enjoyed this ride. It's clearly not for everyone, the OP especially. Ya know what, neither is any other ride.

There are different aspects of any particular ride that will appeal to different people. I think a key to a successful theme park is creating multiple attractions that appeal to a WIDE audience. Not all rides can be high-speed E ticket attractions, nor can all rides be major "people-eaters." As such, I believe LFT fills a niche in CL. If it is truly a failure (according to the numerous researchers tracking this right now), then I'm sure adjustments will be made. Otherwise, move along to another attraction. There are plenty of other things for you to do, and there are plenty of people who DO like it in your absence.
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:08 AM   #13
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I am here with Pat McDuck now. We rode it twice on this trip, once together and once separate. Separate was this morning during early entry when it was pretty much a walkon. I thought it was fun. Certainly not a thrill ride but not bad. I wouldn't wait more than 30 minutes for it but would not call it a ridiculous ride. Mater's is fun too. Of course, Radiator Springs is the best, we have ridden it 7 times since Saturday, 5 times in the single rider line (30 min) and twice with fastpass.
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:20 PM   #14
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I like Luigi's. YMMV.
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Old 10-26-2012, 05:56 PM   #15
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I have a feeling this ride will be either completely gone or totally redone in a year or so. It's not a keeper.
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