Luigi's flying tires is a ridiculous ride and should be replaced!!

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  1. elaw

    elaw DIS Veteran

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    Same here .... just waiting for the shorter lines to try it again without the Beach Balls ... with RSR just steps away from Luigi's we always choose RSR first.
     
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  3. MrsMears

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    I think the correct phrase is, 'there is no point for ME on this ride'.
     
  4. momrek06

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    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2977475

    HERE IS A THREAD I POSTED EARLIER!!! DISNEY IS LOOKING TO MAKE SOME CHANGES.

    Disney changing Cars Land ride.
    ANAHEIM – "Disney California Adventure visitors soon will fly faster on Luigi's Flying Tires. The Cars Land ride, in which visitors float on tire-shaped vehicles similar to bumper cars on an air-hockey table, is undergoing major changes just two months after it opened with the park's massive makeover.

    Disney recently removed gigantic beach balls that visitors had tossed to one another as they floated along on the vehicles.

    Over the next three weeks, crews will remove weight from the undercarriages of the vehicles, said Mary Niven, vice president of Disney California Adventure. This should increase the speed, although Disney has not disclosed what it will be.

    Originally, the vehicles were to have a joystick, but it confused riders during testing. Still, the spin-control infrastructure remained below, weighing about 20 pounds, Niven said. The removal of that infrastructure is underway and should be done by September.

    The ride is not being shut down.

    About 90 percent of surveyed visitors have said they plan to return to Cars Land. But Luigi's has ranked as the least popular of the three Cars Land rides.
    The beach balls were added to Luigi's shortly before it opened as a way to give the attraction a more festive look, as well as add fun for riders.

    But the wait times lagged, often lasting an hour or more, usually because people slowed down to pick up balls as they were getting aboard. Also, there were some "minor incidents" when visitors were hit by beach balls, Niven said.
    "We just thought it was going to be more fun," Niven said.

    Disney fans and bloggers have offered mixed reactions to the balls' removal.
    "They added color and bounce to the whole experience, and now it's just kind of dull," wrote Jenny Wanland of San Dimas.

    Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, editor of MousePlanet.com, an unofficial Disney fan site, nicknamed the ride "Luigi's Beach Ball Fight" and said some readers complained about rowdy guests using the balls like weapons.

    "Without the beach balls (or something), this lame attraction will become a complete disappointment," wrote Jason Cram of Buena Park. "Our expectations for Disney are high. ... Hopefully, they can modify this ride in some way to make it exciting."



    ****We rode LFT just last night … as we exited the ride there was a CM standing there with a clip board asking everyone their thoughts on LFT! I think they are trying really hard to make this an AWESOME ride for all.

    In the meantime, DH and I love it and will continue to ride it!!! :thumbsup2
     
  5. tinkcollector

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    I could not wait for Luigi’s Flying Tires, as the Flying Saucer ride was my favorite as a kid. I am happy to say I am not disappointed. As your waiting to ride the tires there are instructions on how to get the most out of your ride. The most important thing is to center your weight and lean. I had no problem getting the performance from the tire that I expected. The details in the tire shop keep you so busy while in line. I love the attention to detail the imaginEARS put into the enTIRE experience. :tink:
     
  6. MrsMears

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    You've made some wheely good points.
     
  7. fairytalelover

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    "Without the beach balls (or something), this lame attraction will become a complete disappointment," wrote Jason Cram of Buena Park.

    Well looks like I'm not the only one who thinks this ride is LAME. Obviously there have been so many complaints about this lame ride that they are trying to back track and figure out how to fix their failure. They have even posted a CM to ask people's opinions? Sounds like they realized they screwed up.....:surfweb:
     
  8. khertz

    khertz Proud member of the WHO DAT NATION!!

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    DH and I were not too impressed with Luigi's on our trip a couple weekends ago, but luckily we did it fairly early in the morning so we only waited a couple of ride cycles before getting on. If we had waited longer, I definitely would have felt it was a huge waste of time.
     
  9. infinity.and.beyond

    infinity.and.beyond Earning My Ears

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    I went on it the once, waited around 40-45 minutes for it and I must admit it wasn't great. I don't know if it was because we were three adults (LOL, or "big kids") but we didn't really move or do anything on it.
     
  10. T0rrent

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    Or you know, they could be trying to get some feedback to make the ride better as has been stated. Just because you did not enjoy it does not mean the ride is awful. Plenty of people here just stated they enjoyed it, and plenty said it was meh. It's hit or miss.

    If there was a ride to be classified as a disappointment from the start, it's RSR. My wife and I were there for opening weekend and never got a chance to ride due to it constantly breaking down and a lot more people were complaining about the horrible wait times due to the constant malfunctions versus how "boring" LFT is.
     
  11. fairytalelover

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    Hey I'm more than willing to stand in a long long for a ride that is worth it like Radiator Springs Racers. Now, that is an awesome ride!:thumbsup2
     
  12. aan1701

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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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  13. ChicoChico

    ChicoChico Earning My Ears

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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.:confused3

    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.
     
  14. DebbieB

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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.
     
  15. toocherie

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    I like Luigi's. YMMV.
     
  16. fairytalelover

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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.
     
  17. aan1701

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    I disagree. It is not, and I hope it is true, not going anywhere.

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  18. Mary Jo

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    We just talked about this thread on our podcast that will air on Nov 6 :)
     
  19. RaceCar

    RaceCar Earning My Ears

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    I wonder why you would bring this up again after a month. I think you made your position known already. Why do you need to pound the negativity?

    My family and I enjoyed the ride. Especially at night, when it is cooler, the sun isn't in your eyes and it has the greatest ambiance.
     
  20. KCmike

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    We liked it! We rode it with the balls over the summer and had a blast! Probably the third of the three rides in Carsland but I say leave it alone. It's a keeper! Better than another Dumbo like ride.
     
  21. monorailtowauwatosa

    monorailtowauwatosa Earning My Ears

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    As long as the franchise keeps going the ride will stay open. :wizard:
     

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