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  • Splash Mountain Secrets! (Spoilers?)

    Well I went down to DLR for a few days and while there on Easter, we got kicked off of 2 rides in a row. First Splash Mountain and then Indy. Then we went over to Thunder but it had shut down as well...anyone know why? I managed to take some pics on my way out of SM...



    This is where we got stuck...


    Then they loaded us off. I got to high five brer rabit!


    Kinda blurry cuz I took it while moving, its just a dump outside, there was a fake deer and lots of machine parts



    Work station...Pooh walked by moments later.

    It was also really flippin crowded...


    And to top it off I saw Pedro from Napoleon Dynamite while I was in Tomorrowland!

  • #2
    sweet.
    (insert funny comment here)

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    • #3
      That turn is what's the jam on the new logs. Theyve gotten longer by a few inches, and they jam up around that turn, due to being so back heavy. Guess the Water Dummy test didn't prove much....
      -Monorail Man

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      • #4
        Great pics. We were there Sunday as well. I was scared to death when we got there ad saw the entrance lines all the way over to the DCA entrance, But all in all it was not the busiest day I have seen. The weather was perfect.

        I dont know what was up with those rides we hit SM, Indy and BTMRR as soon as we got there.

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        • #5
          OOOO Backstage- Its beautiful ay? And the CM break area is sooo glamorous.....

          That takes me back

          Thanks for the pics!
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Monorail Man
            That turn is what's the jam on the new logs. Theyve gotten longer by a few inches, and they jam up around that turn, due to being so back heavy. Guess the Water Dummy test didn't prove much....
            I will say that my experience on Easter was that they were not letting folks sit in the far back...<sighs> What poor engineering. I know they are doing it to get ride count up, but still...

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            • #7
              Good thing Pooh had his head on ...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Captain Zissou
                And to top it off I saw Pedro from Napoleon Dynamite while I was in Tomorrowland!
                Slightly off topic, but my friend Pamela used to have Pedro in her acting class. His real name's Efren.
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                • #9
                  I was on splash when it broke down once like 10(!) years ago and it's so funny, as soon as I saw those pics, I remembered it completely looks exactly the same.

                  dramaqueen, seeing those backstage areas really takes me back too!
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                  • #10
                    I was on Splash Mountain once when it broke down. We had gone over the final fall and had collected at the bottom, before the final scene.

                    Is it bad that, as we were led out, that I was trying to sneak away to look at the pumps, piping and gauges?

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                    • #11
                      Now do you all understand why we don't tour backstage? Its dirty and gross! Ok, I'll get off my soap box now...
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                      • #12
                        And it smells bad! (Adventureland reeks)
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                        • #13
                          You know, in 44 years, I have never been escorted off an attraction!
                          I have heard about it on Space Mountain, and others, but it has never happened to me.
                          Goin around the world...and back to Disneyland!

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                          • #14
                            I'm SO jealous, I've never gotten a good ride evac.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by dramaqueen
                              And it smells bad! (Adventureland reeks)
                              The tunnel to big thunder trail between fantasyland and frontierland smells like death...
                              ~ Tasty, yet morally ambiguous! ~

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by travelmom
                                You know, in 44 years, I have never been escorted off an attraction!
                                I have heard about it on Space Mountain, and others, but it has never happened to me.
                                Same here, but not 44 years. I was in the boat right BEFORE the one behind us wouldn't drop (it was kind of eerie without anyone following you... being all alone.. in the back row..) I also was on Splash when they stopped it (same corner too I believe) to escort some kids that apparently kept standing up. It was close to park closing anyway. That is about it. Thanks for the pictures! I know that there isn't much to see, but it is the curiousity of the magic... I know Adventureland smells... but I would still love to see it.

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                                • #17
                                  It sounds like they really screwed up with the new logs. People in the front and the the last two seats are usually getting drenched now. Then the logs are continually jamming up. Perhaps they will just bring the previous logs back, or maybe even the prior, uh, prior logs. The current logs aren't even good for firewood.
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                                  • #18
                                    Not to mention they are the square variety of logs...you know...the kind you see at Home Depot...Did they get the logs from the Square Forest?

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                                    • #19
                                      You know, I miss those prior, prior logs where you could sit RIGHT NEXT TO each other. I liked riding w/ my kids better that way. Not so much w/ strangers though.
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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by Aladdin
                                        It sounds like they really screwed up with the new logs. People in the front and the the last two seats are usually getting drenched now. Then the logs are continually jamming up. Perhaps they will just bring the previous logs back, or maybe even the prior, uh, prior logs. The current logs aren't even good for firewood.
                                        The heavier your log is, the wetter people get. I certainly don't think the situation is so drastic that the new logs should be sent to the great fiberglass scrap-heap in the sky.

                                        Also, there seems to be some fuzzy memories about the old old logs. They had LOWER capacity overall. Yes you could theoretically fit more people in them by sitting bobsled style - however the old old log usually never had more than 5 people in them anyway because nobody wants to sit between a stranger's legs (insert your favorite joke here). The new and the new-new configuration try to maximize the seating capacity and still give people some breathing room.

                                        my.02 cents
                                        Last edited by fearsnda; 05-28-2005, 07:45 AM.
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