Let's keep in mind that many fans were ready to bury the Finding Nemo submarine ride at Disneyland when Disney closed it for a months-long planned refurbishment last January. But the subs did return as promised last month, so a plan to close an attraction temporarily does not necessarily mean that the ride will close permanently.
If Disney proceeds with the plan to close Luigi's for most of 2015 it could do one of three things:
Depending upon the option the company choses, we could see the current or a slightly modified Luigi's reopen in late 2015. Or we could see a substantially different ride open in its place at the same time, or some later date. Whatever Disney chooses, it's unlikely that the company would tear down the Luigi's queue building, as that's a vital location within the Radiator Springs setting for Cars Land.
Here's another possible outcome: The flying tires yard out back remain closed while the Luigi's building becomes a walk-through attraction, or yet another merchandise location. If Disney can't find a cost-effective way to offer a popular ride in the yard out back, don't discount one of those possibilities.
What would you like to see Disney do with Luigi's?
The beach balls seemed like an afterthought (and once you threw a ball once, it was pretty much done)
It didn't move fast enough for the "bumper car" aspect of bumping into other tires & although people caught on to the learning curve of how to stir, the ride itself (and least for me) didn't provide enough speed / excitement for an attraction based on cars.
There is nothing wrong with the ride mechanics, the problem is that people just don't follow the directions.
It is all about balance, you have to gently shift your weight in the direction you want to go. If you lean too much, you will skid. If you do it correctly, you can actually get moving really fast. (Again, I know this because I have done it many times.)
I refuse to put faith in online rumors from dubious sources. We have seen in the past how wrong these rumors can be.
By the way Robert, I was at California Adventure this past weekend, and a cast member at the Chamber of Commerce (guest relations) told me that they know of no plans for to close the ride.
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