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  • Trip Report My rocket...the cause of GG's breakdown. 10/24 (PICS AND VIDS COMING, LIGHTS ON!)

    I had never rode Ghost Galaxy before Saturday. I rode it once earlier in the day, got a FP, line was no more than 15 minutes. After, we got another FP, so my group was pumped we could get on another time later.

    We wait until Halloween Screams was over, headed to GG, used our FP's, and got pumped again. We see a HUGE line coming outside the Standby Line entrance. It was listed as 90 minutes when we past it, in other threads I had seen 120 at the peak. WOW.

    We get in, start out, and coming up the very first incline the ride stops, the lights turn on. I was really excited, I had never been stopped on a ride before, and I was hoping we could go through with the lights on.

    A couple CM's come up, tell the second row there's a problem with the lapbar. There was an adult, and next to him was a reallyyyy small child. I couldn't see him from a couple rows back. He was that small. Maybe it was the kid? Not sure why they would let us off if he wasnt ok. Whatever.

    They escort that row out, and the row behind them has family too, and at the last second they say they wanted to leave to. CM's, clearly annoyed, escort them out too. We thought we would go backwards and start over, we actually go through with the lights on! Wow!

    I had seen videos on Youtube with the camera's lights on, but not the ride itself. It was an amazing experience. No sound, just us, a bunch of track, three friends, and a couple other guys in row 1. I had just said before then how I had never been stopped on a ride before either, figures. haha.

    We come back to the main loading area and we are welcomed with a bunch of applause and claps. I guess they were happy were back and the ride is on again. It was a great time. (PICS AND VIDS COMING)

    They let us go again, and we get into the main track, and the first incline in Space we stop again. 10-15 minutes later CM's come, were escorted out, not knowing why the ride stopped again.

    I can't imagine what the hundreds of people felt when the had to EVAC the WHOLE queue. Wow, 90 minutes and nothing. I really felt bad for the people in the line.

    That's my Saturday night story. Maybe I made a whole thread about something that happens often. But it was a memorable experience for me, and I thought I'd share with the MC world.

    Pics and vids with the lights on/applause coming soon. Need to wait on my two fellow micechatters to upload them.

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    Re: My rocket...the cause of GG's breakdown. 10/24 (PICS AND VIDS COMING, LIGHTS ON!)

    It's pretty exciting isn't it? I'm glad you got to experience it. It's also funny how you got stopped after saying you had never gotten stopped on a ride before.


    If you don't mind, I'll tell my Space story too.

    My last time on Space before the huge refurb a few years back was with the lights on. We were going around the slow part before the ride gets fast and wild, and we looked down and saw a bunch of glowing ride vehicles stopped on the track in front of us, but we weren't stopping! It was scary for a little while but then we stopped, still towards the beginning of the ride, and all the lights came on. Everyone cheered at this point. Then, two CMs came up to the rockets, one rocket at a time, released the brakes and grabbed the rockets, ran along side them like a bobsled team, and then let go. We still went full speed AND got to go around with the lights on. When we got back, everyone was cheering - the people in my rocket, the CMs, everyone. Then they let us go around again with the lights off. It was amazing. It was even more amazing a few years later when they started that major refurb and I realized that was my last time on old Space before new Space opened up.

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      Re: My rocket...the cause of GG's breakdown. 10/24 (PICS AND VIDS COMING, LIGHTS ON!)

      Great story, can't wait to see pictures!
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      • #4
        Re: My rocket...the cause of GG's breakdown. 10/24 (PICS AND VIDS COMING, LIGHTS ON!)

        Here are my pics of my time on Space and the incident. Scrolling through my iPhone, I thought I'd post our ride pics and various pics too.

        P.S., I'm wearing the "BEAT LA" shirt, the big guy with the CAL shirt and the other white guy are micechatters as well. Enjoy!

        (ALL from the iPhone!)











































        My favorites have to be the ToT shirts off, the SM pics, and the last one, me with some FP's and my first annual pass! Got it that day!

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        • #5
          Re: My rocket...the cause of GG's breakdown. 10/24 (PICS AND VIDS COMING, LIGHTS ON!)

          Pretty Sweet bro! thanks for sharing.

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            Re: My rocket...the cause of GG's breakdown. 10/24 (PICS AND VIDS COMING, LIGHTS ON!)

            HAHAHAHAHAHA! Why does Splashmoun10 always have the best ride photo faces?


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            • #7
              Re: My rocket...the cause of GG's breakdown. 10/24 (PICS AND VIDS COMING, LIGHTS ON!)

              I was in the queue when the ride broke down. The wife and I decided to wait it out since we wouldnt be able to ride GG again this year.The ride ended up coming back up almost an hour later but since like 90% of the line left we pretty much walked in after the ride came back up
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              • #8
                Re: My rocket...the cause of GG's breakdown. 10/24 (PICS AND VIDS COMING, LIGHTS ON!)

                Originally posted by d1mex View Post



                What's that thing on top of the picture?

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                  Re: My rocket...the cause of GG's breakdown. 10/24 (PICS AND VIDS COMING, LIGHTS ON!)

                  Originally posted by Madame_Leota View Post
                  What's that thing on top of the picture?
                  I think my finger got in the view of the lenses.

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                    Re: My rocket...the cause of GG's breakdown. 10/24 (PICS AND VIDS COMING, LIGHTS ON!)

                    Nevermind haha.
                    Last edited by Alex E; 10-26-2009, 04:08 PM. Reason: d1mex answered the question before I did.

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                    • #11
                      Re: My rocket...the cause of GG's breakdown. 10/24 (PICS AND VIDS COMING, LIGHTS ON!)

                      I found the videos that were posted from space mountain from the people in the front of the train



                      [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNPtn3IVa3w]YouTube - Disneyland Space Mountain Evacuation Part 1[/ame]


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                        Re: My rocket...the cause of GG's breakdown. 10/24 (PICS AND VIDS COMING, LIGHTS ON!)

                        [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdoKdhCvpKY&feature=channel]YouTube - Disneyland Space Mountain Evacuation Part 2 Lights On[/ame]

                        [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lollqHKyJL8&feature=channel]YouTube - Disneyland Space Mountain Evacuation Part 3 Cheering[/ame]

                        [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puEmZ-hrmjE&feature=channel]YouTube - Disneyland Space Mountain Evacuation Part 4 Stuck Again[/ame]


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                        Check out my latest TR (August 4th---August 11th) at Disneyworld!

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                        • #13
                          Re: My rocket...the cause of GG's breakdown. 10/24 (PICS AND VIDS COMING, LIGHTS ON!)

                          Originally posted by d1mex View Post
                          I think my finger got in the view of the lenses.

                          haha, sorry. I meant that big purple/orange thing. :blush:

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                          • #14
                            Re: My rocket...the cause of GG's breakdown. 10/24 (PICS AND VIDS COMING, LIGHTS ON!)

                            Wow, good find Brian. I thought they only did pictures. Cool! Good footage too!

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                              Re: My rocket...the cause of GG's breakdown. 10/24 (PICS AND VIDS COMING, LIGHTS ON!)

                              Originally posted by Madame_Leota View Post
                              haha, sorry. I meant that big purple/orange thing. :blush:
                              I think thats supposed to be an asteroid or something. I never noticed it really until the lights turned on.

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                                Re: My rocket...the cause of GG's breakdown. 10/24 (PICS AND VIDS COMING, LIGHTS ON!)

                                Greatest Ride Makeover EVER reminded me of Doom 3

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                                  Re: My rocket...the cause of GG's breakdown. 10/24 (PICS AND VIDS COMING, LIGHTS ON!)

                                  Very amusing TR!

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                                    Re: My rocket...the cause of GG's breakdown. 10/24 (PICS AND VIDS COMING, LIGHTS ON!)

                                    A couple CM's come up, tell the second row there's a problem with the lapbar.
                                    Same thing happened to me on Space Mountain, on Sunday. They must be having some major issues with the lapbar safety signal lights. They finally load us into another car, just before the turn at the control booth, I noticed that they had one car turn to the left, at the control booth. Wonder if that was another issue with a lap bar? Does anyone know how long they have been having issues like this?
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                                      Re: My rocket...the cause of GG's breakdown. 10/24 (PICS AND VIDS COMING, LIGHTS ON!)

                                      I went with a friend of mine on August 15th and we were coming through the last turn when the ride just, flat out, came to a complete stop. It was pretty wicked. I had no idea it could stop that suddenly. The lights came on and about five minutes later two CMs came up the track. They said a sled had tripped a sensor incorrectly and shut the ride down. They just pushed the sled down the last little hill and we moved to the next brake section. They pushed again. Rinse lather and repeat until we got back to the station. Then, we had the misfortune to be in the same sled as a guest needing a wheel chair (I hope legitimately) and so they couldn't let anyone out of our sled until they got us back to loading. What was cool, and a great move on their part, was that they gave US a front of the line pass when we got off for being patient (it pays!).

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                                        Re: My rocket...the cause of GG's breakdown. 10/24 (PICS AND VIDS COMING, LIGHTS ON!)

                                        My pictures from our trip:













                                        USC!




                                        Buggin' out for Bug's Land.


















                                        Eeyore saddens us all.





                                        Coming Next, space mountain pictures.


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                                        Check out my latest TR (August 4th---August 11th) at Disneyworld!

                                        Check out my latest TR (January 4th) at Disneyland!

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