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  • Radiator Spings Racers Effects Watch Thread

    Hey all,

    I think it's time we have a thread recording any broken or off effects in Radiator Springs Racers. I have seen reports about broken AAs, out of sync audio, and broken special effects.

    The most common report right now is that the tractors aren't tipping. I leave for my trip in two weeks and if they don't tip I'll be very upset.

    Any updates?

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    You'll be "very upset" by tractors not tipping over?

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    • #3
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      Yeah, we have an upcoming trip and I didnt mind not being there in the early opening days - but if stuff isnt working when we go, that'll just not be right...

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        Originally posted by Maximus View Post
        Hey all,

        I think it's time we have a thread recording any broken or off effects in Radiator Springs Racers.

        Why?

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          Originally posted by bummerkit View Post
          You'll be "very upset" by tractors not tipping over?

          Exactly what I was thinking.

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          • #6
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            Sounds like you just might be disappointed.
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            • #7
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              When I went last week the Sheriff wasn't working, neither was the Tractor Tipping, and McQueen and Sally didn't Work.
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                Did they get rid of the Mist of water you go thru at the end of the ride due to electrical problems? Or is it just not working?

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                  Originally posted by Maximus View Post
                  I have seen reports about broken AAs, out of sync audio, and broken special effects.

                  The most common report right now is that the tractors aren't tipping. I leave for my trip in two weeks and if they don't tip I'll be very upset.
                  In the multiple times I have been on this attraction I have seen: The Sheriff not working, Mater (both AA's in the first scene he's in) not working, the tractors not tipping, and Lighting McQueen's mouth be out of sync at the end of the ride. I'm sure with my experiences combined with everyone else here on MiceChat, we've seen the whole ride down.

                  The bottom line here is the attraction is still essentially brand new. Things are going to malfunction. Now, things are going to malfunction anyway but on this ride it's going to be worse for quite some time.

                  My best advice to you, OP, is to not have your hopes set super high. Expect there to be problems and not only will you not be very upset, but if everything is working - you'll be stoked! And remember.. the attraction will be around for a very long time. This won't be the last time you ride it.


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                    Re: Radiator Spings Racers Effects Watch Thread

                    Originally posted by PirateLover View Post
                    Did they get rid of the Mist of water you go thru at the end of the ride due to electrical problems? Or is it just not working?
                    I had a feeling that wouldn't last...

                    My buddy went on it twice last week and the tractors weren't tipping. Could it be timing problems because cars are going by so quickly (similar to why, until recently, the doors wouldn't change on Indy when they were running at full capacity)?

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                      Re: Radiator Spings Racers Effects Watch Thread

                      Originally posted by bummerkit View Post
                      You'll be "very upset" by tractors not tipping over?
                      Originally posted by misfits138 View Post
                      Exactly what I was thinking.
                      Wow, thanks for those amazing updates! You guys are AWESOME!

                      Originally posted by brenden View Post
                      Why?
                      Why not?

                      Originally posted by Druggas View Post
                      Sounds like you just might be disappointed.
                      Maybe I chose the wrong words... Sheesh!

                      Originally posted by PirateLover View Post
                      Did they get rid of the Mist of water you go thru at the end of the ride due to electrical problems? Or is it just not working?
                      They did. It was dirtying the windshields which were already not the most ideal due to the eye decals.

                      Originally posted by explodingboy View Post
                      In the multiple times I have been on this attraction I have seen: The Sheriff not working, Mater (both AA's in the first scene he's in) not working, the tractors not tipping, and Lighting McQueen's mouth be out of sync at the end of the ride. I'm sure with my experiences combined with everyone else here on MiceChat, we've seen the whole ride down.

                      The bottom line here is the attraction is still essentially brand new. Things are going to malfunction. Now, things are going to malfunction anyway but on this ride it's going to be worse for quite some time.

                      My best advice to you, OP, is to not have your hopes set super high. Expect there to be problems and not only will you not be very upset, but if everything is working - you'll be stoked! And remember.. the attraction will be around for a very long time. This won't be the last time you ride it.
                      Thanks for the advice! Unfortunately, we have never ever traveled to Cali so this is our first time visiting DLR. I haven't the slightest clue as to when we'll be back out there. I really want everything to be in tip-top shape.

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                      • #12
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                        I think your worry is valid. I don't know how some of you guys can be so uncaring about the tractors. That was one of my favorite parts about the whole dark ride section. My friends and I burst out laughing when they fell over the first time we rode it.

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                          Originally posted by Maximus View Post
                          Wow, thanks for those amazing updates! You guys are AWESOME!


                          Why not?


                          Maybe I chose the wrong words... Sheesh!


                          They did. It was dirtying the windshields which were already not the most ideal due to the eye decals.


                          Thanks for the advice! Unfortunately, we have never ever traveled to Cali so this is our first time visiting DLR. I haven't the slightest clue as to when we'll be back out there. I really want everything to be in tip-top shape.

                          So if everything not in Tip Top shape your going to cancel your vacation? Sorry i see no point in this thread but to complain and to make negative energy. If the things weren't working do you think disney is going to listen to an online fan board to fix its problems. The thread is pointless from he on out as you already know the broken effects.

                          The only broken effect I've witnessed (last time I rode was this past sunday morning before church) was Lightnings mouth out of sink and the tractors weren't tipping (which didn't ruing my experience as the tractor tipping is a toal of 8 seconds). I have not witnessed any "broken" animatronics in the times I have ridden it 7 times since June 21st.

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                            Re: Radiator Spings Racers Effects Watch Thread

                            Originally posted by PirateLover View Post
                            Did they get rid of the Mist of water you go thru at the end of the ride due to electrical problems? Or is it just not working?
                            I remember seeing a bunch of ride photos ruined by the mist obscuring the riders when the photo is taken. I'm sure Disney doesn't want to lose out on those sales.

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                            • #15
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                              Actually just last night my boyfriend and I were discussing how the tractor's didn't tip - but we didn't know that they were supposed to. We presumed they were designed not to tip, due to timing of the cars coming through or something. Knowing now I sure wish they did tip, but it didn't ruin the ride for us at all. We loved it!
                              ..:: DLR Trips: 1994, 1999, 2012 ::..

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                                I think the concerns are valid. If you don't live in SoCal, you hope that a brand new attraction will still be working near 100% when you visit. I always felt that this ride looked much better than I expected, but it's "awesomeness" depended on a lot of pretty big animatronics working. Those have already proved troublesome, and as a result, the ride quickly becomes a Mr. Toad with a medium speed outside section. Hardly a $200 million attraction, in my opinion.

                                It seems the tractors are too big to handle the repitition, and the Maters are wonky. Those two things were also the main things mentioned by everyone when they talked about how amazing the dark ride portion was. Add in the two parallel effect rooms being out of sync, some mouths being off, and the final big animatron not working, and I really don't see this ride being anywhere even close to what it was hyped as being during the first few days.

                                I think its understandable that someone paying a few hundred dollars for thier family to get into the park, and waiting hours for the most expensive ride Disney has ever built, expects the ride to deliver that vast majority of its best special effects.

                                -Jason

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                                • #17
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                                  Have they fixed the tractors yet?

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                                  • #18
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                                    Breeding negativity and voicing displeasure is always easier than looking for the positives. Especially when it comes down to one's own personal expectations.

                                    The tractors were not working as of this past Moday. If they still aren't fixed don't bother waiting in the long line just to enjoy any of the many other aspects of the ride, some of which also might not be working either.

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                                    • #19
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                                      I don't think this is about negativity, just getting updates. Not sure why it's such a big deal that someone asks a question.

                                      Anyway, on that note... It might be my imagination, but the last few times I was on, it seemed like the volume of the Maters before the tipping tractors was lower, and I had trouble hearing what he was saying. But I recall that previous to that I followed it no problem. Could be my ears not working and Mater is just fine, but has anyone noticed that?

                                      I'm sure that, as well as parts periodically going down, they're also making little tweaks here and there.

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                                      • #20
                                        Re: Radiator Spings Racers Effects Watch Thread

                                        The degree to which certain people in this thread are content to see a sub-par ride experience is astounding. Broken effects were fine in the first few weeks after opening, but still months later? Sheesh! I have never been on the ride with everything operational.

                                        Too many are too quick to shoot down negativity on this site. News flash: this site is for opinions of all types, both negative an positive... and if you've been on this site for more than a day you would see that most is relentlessly positive. We all know what constructive criticism looks like, its not necessary to point it out everytime you see it. All commentary has its place. And we need negative criticism, especially when an experience is falling apart before our eyes. Was anyone around in the 90's?

                                        We should never have to say "don't get your hopes up" to someone going to a Disney park.
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