Beach Ball’s Are Gone from Luigi’s Flying Tires in Disneyland
One of the new attractions at Carsland is already being modified to mixed reviews. Disneyland’s Luigi’s Flying Tires ride previously had gigantic beach balls that made the ride unique and has been part of the experience since it’s opening in June. This slow moving ride needed shorter wait times and so the beach balls got cut from the attraction.
In an e-mailed statement, Disneyland spokesperson Erin Glover simply wrote, “We regularly make modifications to attractions to provide guests with the best possible experience.” In other words, Disney has decided the beach balls did not offer riders a good overall experience. And while many have enjoyed leaning and spinning on the floating tires while tossing the oversized red, white, and green balls at each other, anyone who has ever gotten hit in the head with one likely has a different opinion.
The ride has park guests sitting on giant tires that float on air with dozens of beach balls bouncing around. With Disney’s removal of the beach balls Disneyland spokeswoman, Suzi Brown, said that other creative elements may be added in the future but did not elaborate.
Luigi’s Flying Tires is similar to the Flying Saucers which was a Disneyland ride from the 1960s. Park guests were on personal spacecraft that floated on a cushion of air (but without the beach balls). The Flying Saucers only lasted a scant five years because of mechanical problems.
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