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  • [Question] Low Level Fog Effect Inside of Splash Mountain?

    I was watching some footage from the early-mid 90s of Splash Mountain B-Roll for press, and it looked like the ride had a low level fog effect covering a majority of the water on the flume in the early dark-ride bits of the ride. Whatever happened to this effect? It really looked cool and made it seem more cartoonish.


  • #2
    Re: Low Level Fog Effect Inside of Splash Mountain?

    Got a link to the footage?

    The only place I've ever seen a prominent fog effect used was on the Briar Patch drop, and then it's mixed in with water mist anyway.

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    • #3
      Re: Low Level Fog Effect Inside of Splash Mountain?

      Originally posted by B2D View Post
      Got a link to the footage?

      The only place I've ever seen a prominent fog effect used was on the Briar Patch drop, and then it's mixed in with water mist anyway.
      Not on me but I have it on a hard drive at school, i'll grab it and upload the footage tomorrow.

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        Re: Low Level Fog Effect Inside of Splash Mountain?

        Please do that. Could of it been just fogy on the day of the footage?
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        • #5
          Re: Low Level Fog Effect Inside of Splash Mountain?

          Isn't it just for the footage? As in a temporary fog machine for the taping. It kinda hides some of the lost magic when the lights are glaring during taping.

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            Re: Low Level Fog Effect Inside of Splash Mountain?

            Originally posted by JMazz View Post
            Isn't it just for the footage? As in a temporary fog machine for the taping. It kinda hides some of the lost magic when the lights are glaring during taping.
            Maybe, but there are misters lining the track, it definitely looked like it was a permanent installation. I'll have pictures tonight.

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            • #7
              Re: Low Level Fog Effect Inside of Splash Mountain?

              I remember reading that the ride was wetter than it is now during testing, but it was altered after Michael Eisner and his son got soaked during a test run. Maybe this why? Or it may of refer to the final drop?
              Another reason of it its removal, is that the sensors on the ride could been affected by the fog. (Expediton Everest had that promblem)

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              • #8
                Re: Low Level Fog Effect Inside of Splash Mountain?

                Splash Mountain is probably just as wet now as it was pre-opening, if not wetter. The new logs are bigger and heavier, which means a bigger splash.

                I do know that on the new logs I get SOAKED compared to years past and prior log designs.

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                  Re: Low Level Fog Effect Inside of Splash Mountain?

                  Originally posted by Spongeocto4 View Post
                  I remember reading that the ride was wetter than it is now during testing, but it was altered after Michael Eisner and his son got soaked during a test run.
                  I read this too, but I also read that their soaking was mainly due to the design of the log's bow. It underwent a redesign before opening to lessen the, ahem, soggy condition of exiting guests.

                  For me, that's part of the thrill... i might get soaked. I might come out bone dry. But I don't know, and the excitement of that little risk is nice.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Low Level Fog Effect Inside of Splash Mountain?

                    Originally posted by brianpinsky View Post
                    Could of it been just fogy on the day of the footage?
                    I doubt it. It sounds like an effect that maybe got the boot before or shortly after opening.


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                    • #11
                      Re: Low Level Fog Effect Inside of Splash Mountain?

                      Wasn't there some fog effects for some of the show scenes? In particular I recall there used to be one at the finale where the Alligator has Brer Fox by the tail but the last time I remember it being in use was at least two years ago. Are these the kind of fog effects that the OP is looking for or are we talking about something that lined the whole track instead?
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                      • #12
                        Re: Low Level Fog Effect Inside of Splash Mountain?

                        You often hear stories about technologies that work great in testing, but don't hold up to the rigors of running under show conditions... animatronics can't last that well under those ridiculously humid conditions - espeically running at least 12 hours a day for 365 days... perhaps they had to turn the effect off to try to lessen the humidity.


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                        • #13
                          Re: Low Level Fog Effect Inside of Splash Mountain?

                          Here is the footage I saw, sorry for the long delay (it's much easier to see on video.






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                          • #14
                            Re: Low Level Fog Effect Inside of Splash Mountain?

                            Originally posted by PinBrian View Post
                            Splash Mountain is probably just as wet now as it was pre-opening, if not wetter. The new logs are bigger and heavier, which means a bigger splash.

                            I do know that on the new logs I get SOAKED compared to years past and prior log designs.
                            Agreed. I get wetter now than I ever did as a teenager and younger.

                            As for the fog, if it was a promotional video I think that Disney adds certain effects for them that aren't always on the ride. If you watch the old Day at Disneyland VHS tape there are certain aspects of the rides that they show that aren't necessarily noticeable, or even there, when you ride it on a typical day.
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                            • #15
                              Re: Low Level Fog Effect Inside of Splash Mountain?

                              Originally posted by k_peek_2000 View Post
                              I could have sworn that the fog effect in this scene was there all through the nineties and some of the early 2000's.
                              Many Bothans died to bring you these fastpasses.

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