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  • [Question] Does anyone remember the falling ice effect in Indy?

    Where was it? What was it like? Are they going to fix it during the rehab?

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    Re: Does anyone remember the falling ice effect in Indy?

    I'm not certain if this is 100% accurate, so some other Mice Chatter can follow me up on this, but I believe that it was after you pass the gate and first emerge onto the overlook section and see the giant stone skull of Mara. Apparently, a laser would shoot from Mara's eye and ice, dyed the color brown to resemble the ceiling's color, would fall and create the illusion that the ceiling was crumbling. I never saw it, but it sounds like an incredible effect. As to whether or not they're fixing it during the rehab, I have no idea, but I would love to see the effect return.

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    • #3
      Re: Does anyone remember the falling ice effect in Indy?

      Yes, it's as described above. You can still hear the sound effect of crumbling rocks just before your jeep turns left towards the mummy chamber. It was a great effect, yet poorly designed. I have heard it either rusted or had a mechanical failure and it is unfixable without tearing out the detailed wall and rockwork built over the apparatus.
      Women, they make the highs higher and the lows more frequent.

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        Re: Does anyone remember the falling ice effect in Indy?

        I heard there was a lot more effects during opening year that are now gone like the car would move A LOT more .and other etc cool stuff. Sigh

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          Re: Does anyone remember the falling ice effect in Indy?

          We rode Indiana Jones 3 weeks after it had opened and saw this effect. As stated above, it was after you come down the steps and into the main room. There was the laser effect, real fire shooting up from the floor and the ice boulders falling form the ceiling with loads of sound effects. It was super impressive and pales in comparison to today.

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            Re: Does anyone remember the falling ice effect in Indy?

            Originally posted by gatheringrosebuds View Post
            I'm not certain if this is 100% accurate, so some other Mice Chatter can follow me up on this, but I believe that it was after you pass the gate and first emerge onto the overlook section and see the giant stone skull of Mara. Apparently, a laser would shoot from Mara's eye and ice, dyed the color brown to resemble the ceiling's color, would fall and create the illusion that the ceiling was crumbling. I never saw it, but it sounds like an incredible effect. As to whether or not they're fixing it during the rehab, I have no idea, but I would love to see the effect return.
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            • #7
              Re: Does anyone remember the falling ice effect in Indy?

              Originally posted by DannyLand View Post
              I heard there was a lot more effects during opening year that are now gone like the car would move A LOT more .and other etc cool stuff. Sigh
              i went on indy during that first year and i remember being terrified and really overwhelmed by everything going on (granted, i was six). when i went on again years later, i was really unimpressed and kept thinking things were missing, but chalked it up to being an adult. however, if a bunch of effects from those early days are now gone, then my feelings on that second ride make a lot more sense.

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                Re: Does anyone remember the falling ice effect in Indy?

                I remember that effect. I rode Indiana Jones the year it opened so I can tell anyone wondering that the ride was a lot different in the beginning. There were more effects and it was more intense. The last couple times I have been on Indiana Jones it hasn't been that great. Half the effects didn't work and they have the sound system way too loud. I thought I went deaf after the whip-cracks.
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                • #9
                  Re: Does anyone remember the falling ice effect in Indy?

                  Cant wait for this to be reopened, but sadly I do not think this effect will return unless indy gets a 1 year renovation. Time will tell. Now that disney owns Indiana Jones Likeness and no longer have to pay for licensing, this could leave the budget more open for this attraction.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Does anyone remember the falling ice effect in Indy?

                    It was a lot more violent when it opened, but also each car has a different characteristic so some rides will be more extreme than others. The snake much more toned down. Apparently it was due to maintenance issues, it was wearing too quickly so they toned the snake strike effect down. I think I asked this in a previous post. Its still one of my favorite rides though. Hopefully they bring it back to its opening day level. Anyone know what they are doing on it exactly? Sadly I am going the week before it reopens (AP expiring).

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                    • #11
                      Re: Does anyone remember the falling ice effect in Indy?

                      I also remember the snake being a lot scarier than it is now. It used to strike farther down.
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                        Re: Does anyone remember the falling ice effect in Indy?

                        There is a video somewhere of the falling ice effect on Indiana Jones. Even despite Indiana Jones state right before the refurb, the doors stuck open, boulder broken. You know seen better days, still when someone I know got back from Disneyland from their first ever trip, it was still his favorite ride. He loved it, he said it had the best effects in the park in his opinion. Better than RSR he said.

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                          Very clean interior footage. I know there is another video, maybe a commercial that has quality like this. Perhaps in a video like this you can spot the collapsing roof effect.

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                            Re: Does anyone remember the falling ice effect in Indy?

                            The ice effect will not return sadly. However, a ton of effects have been fixed up and replaced. It should be like it was when it opened, minus the ice and the extremely bumpy cars. There will be a newer-ish show scene, but I can't give any details. It will definitely be worth it to ride it again.

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                              Re: Does anyone remember the falling ice effect in Indy?

                              Originally posted by castmember88 View Post
                              The ice effect will not return sadly. However, a ton of effects have been fixed up and replaced. It should be like it was when it opened, minus the ice and the extremely bumpy cars. There will be a newer-ish show scene, but I can't give any details. It will definitely be worth it to ride it again.
                              I can't WAIT to see the refurb results!! I'll be there the week after it reopens, and it'll be especially exciting since I'm taking first-timers. Three more weeks!!! :yea:


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                              • #16
                                Re: Does anyone remember the falling ice effect in Indy?

                                I wish I remembered this effect. I do, however remember my mom being there for the media day and getting to ride it after a scant 3-4 hour line. We still have the decoder cards and the passport booklet and all that. She too recalls it being more violent than it is now, which to me is a shame! I wish it could still operate like that today!


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                                • #17
                                  Re: Does anyone remember the falling ice effect in Indy?

                                  I'll have to ask my mom if we still have our old Disneyland maps from 1995 and earlier. I think they kept some of that stuff for nostalgia. I remember seeing an old map with Indiana Jones on the cover at one point.
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                                  • #18
                                    Re: Does anyone remember the falling ice effect in Indy?

                                    Originally posted by Professortango View Post
                                    Yes, it's as described above. You can still hear the sound effect of crumbling rocks just before your jeep turns left towards the mummy chamber. It was a great effect, yet poorly designed. I have heard it either rusted or had a mechanical failure and it is unfixable without tearing out the detailed wall and rockwork built over the apparatus.
                                    This is what I remember.
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                                      Re: Does anyone remember the falling ice effect in Indy?

                                      Originally posted by castmember88 View Post
                                      The ice effect will not return sadly. However, a ton of effects have been fixed up and replaced. It should be like it was when it opened, minus the ice and the extremely bumpy cars. There will be a newer-ish show scene, but I can't give any details. It will definitely be worth it to ride it again.
                                      this just got me excited to ride it again!!!! :yea:


                                      while on this topic, i recently found my AT&T card they used to give out as you entered with the decoder on it to read the symbols while waiting.
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                                      • #20
                                        Re: Does anyone remember the falling ice effect in Indy?

                                        Originally posted by castmember88 View Post
                                        The ice effect will not return sadly. However, a ton of effects have been fixed up and replaced. It should be like it was when it opened, minus the ice and the extremely bumpy cars. There will be a newer-ish show scene, but I can't give any details. It will definitely be worth it to ride it again.
                                        I'm excited to ride it now! :yea:


                                        By the way when does the ride open back up again?



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