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  • Has anyone else noticed this on SM?

    This past Saturday, 02-11, we were at the park, and finally went on Splash Mountain for the first time since the new logs went in. I remembered this ride being fairly smooth in the past, but this time, the log we were in kept hitting bottom, sometimes pretty hard. Has anyone else noticed this?
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    Re: Has anyone else noticed this on SM?

    The new logs are larger.

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    • #3
      Re: Has anyone else noticed this on SM?

      Yes, the new logs give a very rough ride, less floating and more banging.

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      • #4
        Re: Has anyone else noticed this on SM?

        Is that why there is a predictable Thud, Thump, Bloop, at every drop?
        Took mom to Disneyland for the first time in over 20 years this week! Woo!
        - March 1, 2006

        She screamed, cried, and laughed...
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        • #5
          Re: Has anyone else noticed this on SM?

          Yeah, it bumps alot. It doesn't hurt as bad as the Matterhorn though.

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          • #6
            Re: Has anyone else noticed this on SM?

            The logs seem to bang the sides during tight turns a lot too. I'm always worried that we might get stuck in a turn. It's probably impossible to get stuck in a turn but I would be lying if I said it didn't cross my mind everytime I rode it.
            My campus elevator smells like burned hair and won't drop faster than the pull of gravity, no matter how much I scream.

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            • #7
              Re: Has anyone else noticed this on SM?

              if you sit in the front, it'll hurt your rear at every lift hill... you won't feel that thud if you sit in like the last 3 rows.

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              • #8
                Re: Has anyone else noticed this on SM?

                Hmmmm I always though those thuds were there. ah well It dont matter cause they dont hurt.

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                • #9
                  Re: Has anyone else noticed this on SM?

                  It got stuck once and flooded the DAC'S that contol the animatronics, that why it was down till new dacs to replace the new waterlogged dacs could be installed.. now that was before the new rubber guards, now its bumpy, verses flooded computers!
                  Current DL Entertainment Technical Services

                  Former DCA Attractions CM

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                  • #10
                    Re: Has anyone else noticed this on SM?

                    -Hmm, it actually hurts me in the back, rather than the front.

                    -The turns do frighten me.

                    -I'll take the Splash Mountain thuds over the Matterhorn bumps!
                    Took mom to Disneyland for the first time in over 20 years this week! Woo!
                    - March 1, 2006

                    She screamed, cried, and laughed...
                    - me too!

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                    • #11
                      Re: Has anyone else noticed this on SM?

                      DL: Go back to the original logs!

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                      • #12
                        Re: Has anyone else noticed this on SM?

                        Capacity issues, need bigger logs, safer too! backrests yahhhh! the back, is a lazy boy.. Love It!
                        Current DL Entertainment Technical Services

                        Former DCA Attractions CM

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                        • #13
                          Re: Has anyone else noticed this on SM?

                          not to mention that the back rests are great for popping your back and such. I LOVE me some Splash.
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