Tubes are a mode of transportation in Club Penguin Island that can only be used by members. Tubes can be used by pressing the action button for them in the bottom right corner of the game screen. Pressing the button causes the player to ride on the tube, and pressing it again dismounts the player from the tube. Tubes can be accessed through the inventory on the bottom of the screen by clicking a green button with an Island Tube on it.
While riding a tube, the player slides along the ground and on top of water. Tubes are affected by friction, so if the player is standing still or moving slowly and mounts the tube, the tube will move slowly. If the player is moving quickly, jumps off of something, or is on a slope and mounts the tube, it will move faster.
Tubes are also required to slide down the two tracks on Mt. Blizzard and the Tilt-o-Tube game, which cannot be accessed without riding a tube.
Prior to the 1.2.0 update, only the Island Tube was available.
Although tubes that are not available at the Disney Shop do not have descriptions, three have unused ones. They are:
Zippy Tube (received at level 20) – "Clown around in this tube ready for the big top!"
Golden Tube (received after "Special Delivery" adventure) – "The world's only trophy that doubles as a tube"
Snow Slider (received during Blizzard Beach event) – "Perfectly symmetrical and balanced for racing"
Duck Tube (received during Winter beach bash event) – "A classic way to cruise the waves."
The Duck Tube has two unused alternate names, Rubber Duck and Quacker Tube.
On September 6, 2017, a post on the official Twitter page of the game said that a duck tube would be released if a goal of 500 retweets was met. The goal was then met, and the Duck Tube was obtainable on October 10–12, 2017, during the Winter beach bash.
Concept art of a penguin riding a Funky Feather
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Concept art of a penguin riding a Firebreather
Concept art of a penguin riding a Gravitube
Concept art of a penguin riding an UGGA TUBE
Concept art of a penguin riding a Lifesaver
Concept art of a penguin riding an Xpedition
A sneak peek, from left to right, of the Lightning, Cruz, and Storm, as seen on the Island News Blog