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  • [Question] Disneyland Ride Water

    Does anyone know if any type of chemicals are added to the water in the rides at Disneyland? Or is it just fresh water?

    Also, has anyone ever ran into clothes getting ruined from the rides, or is it not an issue?




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    I think a more relevant question is if any water is added to the chemicals.


    But seriously, clothes are fine except for those that would be ruined by getting wet in the first place. It's just chlorine to kill the 'eww' stuff and frequently coloring to make the water more opaque so you can't see through it. That's why it looks so nasty, so it doesn't give away the illusion that things aren't as deep as you might think.
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    • #3
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      The spiel does say "Keep your hand's arms, legs and feet inside at all times"

      So you should not have to worry

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      • #4
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        Originally posted by k_peek_2000 View Post
        The spiel does say "Keep your hand's arms, legs and feet inside at all times"

        So you should not have to worry
        Oh. So that's how to stay dry on Splash Mountain and Grizzly River Rapids.
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        • #5
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          At Disneyland, the water is a show element and isnt really water. Its all just a massive illusion. Smoke and mirrors everyone...smoke and mirrors. What I dont get is how they make you feel like you got wet after a ride! How do you do it with something that isnt even remotely water?!


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          • #6
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            Originally posted by k_peek_2000 View Post
            The spiel does say "Keep your hand's arms, legs and feet inside at all times"

            So you should not have to worry
            :blink: My hand has arms, legs and feet? :blink:
            I think that's something to worry about...



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            • #7
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              The "splash" attractions such as Grizzly, Pirates, and Splash Mountain all have their own closed water systems (so does Small World for that matter). This water is heavily chlorinated but that's about it because Guests will have a great deal of contact with it. Storybook, Jungle, and Big River all have chemical dye, mosquito killer, and chlorine in it. The dye is to prevent you from seeing the bottom of the river. The mosquito killer and chlorine is for obvious reasons. There are signs backstage informing of "industrial water". Jungle also has a fresh water feed for the Squirter and the Piranhas (which used to spray inside the boat).

              For me it was always comical when they put the wrong dye in Jungle. One several occasions it was turned Kool-Aid blue. The standard method was to pour dye in the pool above Schweitzer Falls... sometimes it would clump up on the way down and you'd hear "2000 Flushes" jokes. The new method was for Facilities to take an empty boat out, and throw the dye in behind the boat. The sacks of dye (resembled cement sacks) were not labeled with a color on them. I have a great memory of an accidental dose of red dye. In the Elephant pool it looked bad, with splotches of red spread throughout the pool. The worst was in the Hippo Pool where the Facilites CM got scared and dumped the remaining sack in the water. It caused this huge red spot in the middle of the pool. I will never forget hearing a Skip behind us say "Oh my god they blew up a Hippo... run... run for your lives they're attacking the boat".
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              • #8
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                Originally posted by Lukey114 View Post
                Does anyone know if any type of chemicals are added to the water in the rides at Disneyland? Or is it just fresh water?








                You could always buy some of the Park's various rides' water that is bottled up and sold on eBay and have it tested.

                It is amazing what people will sell (and buy!) on eBay!!! :lol:

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                • #9
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                  Just don't get row 6 on Pirates at 11PM and you'll be fine.

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                  • #10
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                    I was just thinking about this on Friday when I rode POTC.

                    Don't they add chlorine to the water to prevent the growth of algae and stuff like that? If so then why add it to Pirates? The water is completelt inside and not exposed to sunlight. In places it is pitch black. So why spen the money for chlorine if they don't need it?

                    All the other water rides are partially or fully outside, so I can understand it there. But on POTC I don't think they need to worry about it so much.

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                    • #11
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                      ^^^^^

                      Well, you still have to consider the "human element"...

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by DisneyIPresume View Post
                        I was just thinking about this on Friday when I rode POTC.

                        Don't they add chlorine to the water to prevent the growth of algae and stuff like that? If so then why add it to Pirates? The water is completelt inside and not exposed to sunlight. In places it is pitch black. So why spen the money for chlorine if they don't need it?

                        All the other water rides are partially or fully outside, so I can understand it there. But on POTC I don't think they need to worry about it so much.
                        Because guests do filthy things to the water, and the chlorine is expected to at least disinfect some of it.

                        Have you ever seen how many people spit into the water, and exactly what's being spit in some more grotesque instances?

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by Goover View Post
                          Just don't get row 6 on Pirates at 11PM and you'll be fine.

                          If you're talking about how the water pools up on the floor, then I know what you mean. They should really find a way to keep all that water out or suction it out every few cycles because it gets ridiculously wet down there. I once set a backpack on the floor during the ride, not seeing all the water, and pulled it out dripping wet afterward, not to mention a bad smell. Sometimes I'm afraid to put my feet down there in fear that it may soak through my shoes and socks.


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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by techskip View Post
                            The "splash" attractions such as Grizzly, Pirates, and Splash Mountain all have their own closed water systems (so does Small World for that matter). This water is heavily chlorinated but that's about it because Guests will have a great deal of contact with it. Storybook, Jungle, and Big River all have chemical dye, mosquito killer, and chlorine in it. The dye is to prevent you from seeing the bottom of the river. The mosquito killer and chlorine is for obvious reasons. There are signs backstage informing of "industrial water". Jungle also has a fresh water feed for the Squirter and the Piranhas (which used to spray inside the boat).

                            For me it was always comical when they put the wrong dye in Jungle. One several occasions it was turned Kool-Aid blue. The standard method was to pour dye in the pool above Schweitzer Falls... sometimes it would clump up on the way down and you'd hear "2000 Flushes" jokes. The new method was for Facilities to take an empty boat out, and throw the dye in behind the boat. The sacks of dye (resembled cement sacks) were not labeled with a color on them. I have a great memory of an accidental dose of red dye. In the Elephant pool it looked bad, with splotches of red spread throughout the pool. The worst was in the Hippo Pool where the Facilites CM got scared and dumped the remaining sack in the water. It caused this huge red spot in the middle of the pool. I will never forget hearing a Skip behind us say "Oh my god they blew up a Hippo... run... run for your lives they're attacking the boat".
                            Why would Disney have red dye on property? lol

                            None of their water anywhere is red. The only thing I can think of that is close to red would be the water over at BTMRR which is a copper color.


                            Also, how do the rivers have chlorine in it? If it does I would assume its a very very faint amount because otherwise the dye would not exist.

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                            • #15
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                              Originally posted by FantasyWatersDude View Post
                              Why would Disney have red dye on property? lol

                              None of their water anywhere is red. The only thing I can think of that is close to red would be the water over at BTMRR which is a copper color.
                              And you beat me to it... the red was from Thunder. They never said where the blue came from... I just thought it was funny that the sacks were not labeled and they were so sure this was the right color... right up until it hit the water!

                              Also, how do the rivers have chlorine in it? If it does I would assume its a very very faint amount because otherwise the dye would not exist.
                              I as told that it has chlorine in it, how much I have no clue. It was also supposed to have some sort of mosquito killer in it. I know it's had diesel runoff in it several times. It's also had a lot of SimplGreen (no pun intended) put into it... bottom line it is "industrial water" and not something you want to drink!
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