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    I have a question about these two rides, well not so much the rides but the riders. Why do people go and buy those rain poncho things? Isn't part of the fun getting wet? I just don't get it. Anyone else ponder this? :confused:

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    Its great to get wet on both, but some people arent as warm blooded as others, (my sister) and they freeze until they dry. Plus, if its early in the day, you spend the rest of the day smelling like Chlorine. (sp)

    I for one love the getting wet part!
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    • #3
      Well when it's not the middle of summer, then being wet for a couple of hours can be rather uncomfortable. I for one cannot fathom while someone would want to walk around soaking wet after GRR when its 50 degrees out.

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      • #4
        I don't mind getting wet, either, but there's a matter of degrees. When you ride Splash Mountain, yes, you're going to get wet, but it dries off pretty quickly. It's basically one big splash that does you in.

        On GRR, though, you're not so much going to get wet as much as you're going to get soaked. Saturated. Your socks and shoes will splosh around. As some folks on MiceChat will tell you, your feet can be wet most of the day. So it's a matter of degrees. I've always wondered if they heat the water on GRR in winter.

        In the end, they're both a blast!

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        • #5
          My Mom always gets the ponchos, She hates getting wet. I guess some people just like the fun of a boat ride, and not the wet part. And they can enjoy the ride with their family within their comfort. Just my guess.

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          • #6
            Exactly...Splash is one of the best rides Disney has ever built, but some people don't want to get wet--they still want to see Disney at its best, though. Grizzly, on the other paw, is a great raft ride but doesn't have much story...they should have at least put a grizzly bear animatronic in the caves...
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            • #7
              It's been a long time since I've gotten uncomfortably wet on Splash.

              GRR, however, I just don't go on. You get wet beyond the point of fun.

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              • #8
                Well, the new logs on Splash really seem to get you more wet, I was drenched on Splash mountain last trip. I sat in front, and a MASSIVE (what seemed like) a tidal wave came pooring over me. I was completely soaked from head to toe, not one dry spot on me.. and I'm really not exagerating. That was the BEST ride I'd ever had on the thing!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Disneylandrocks55
                  Well, the new logs on Splash really seem to get you more wet, I was drenched on Splash mountain last trip. I sat in front, and a MASSIVE (what seemed like) a tidal wave came pooring over me. I was completely soaked from head to toe, not one dry spot on me.. and I'm really not exagerating. That was the BEST ride I'd ever had on the thing!
                  I'm pretty sure they added these two streams of water that shoot at you about half way down. Last time, one hit me in the face, so I stood and watched and sure enough, they've added it.

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                  • #10
                    I don't mind getting wet...except for my jeans. Wet jeans are not comfortable to walk around in all day, which is why I have one of those ponchos. Plus, sometimes people have to go on those rides with their children while not particularly enjoying water rides in the first place. So I think the ponchos are a good thing to have available. Of course, on an extremely hot day, I may be tempted to forego putting the poncho on and revel in being drenched from head to toe!

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                    • #11
                      I have a funny poncho story.
                      I usually bring along those 99 cent ponchos you can get at discount stores, in case we are riding on a cold day. I was getting off of GRR, and as usual everyone getting off the ride was soaked...A women waiting to get on the ride freaked out and grabbed my poncho and just started pulling it off me. She just kept saying, "you give me that","you give me that!" It was so funny that of course I gave her my poncho. I'm glad I brought a cheap one instead of buying the nicer Disney ponchos...

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                      • #12
                        Dont see the point of going on water rides if you dont want to get wet, except on a cold day. You do get drenched on GRR but its so much fun that it doesnt matter. On a hot day you soon dry out, especially in the very unshady DCA. I'd say i dried out in about an hour.

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                        • #13
                          In the summer my daughter and I are disappointed if we don't get wet enough on either ride, so we have to ride them again and again until we are completely soaked, I mean dripping! In the winter, won't do GRR, but we take our chances with SM!
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                          it's what they are like in their HEART!


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                          • #14
                            When I was at DCA a couple of years ago, GRR was one of the first rides I went on. I spent the next couple of hours drying out, and didn't ride it again on that trip just because I didn't want to spend another couple of hours extracting wet underwear from uncomfortable crevices. Next trip I plan on wearing swim trunks to the park to avoid this.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by VWSpawn
                              I have a question about these two rides, well not so much the rides but the riders. Why do people go and buy those rain poncho things? Isn't part of the fun getting wet? I just don't get it. Anyone else ponder this? :confused:
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                              • #16
                                Although I've never worn a poncho on either ride (absent rain, so I was wearing one anyway), I can understand the desire to. I usually try to "plan" on getting wet and dress accordingly in fabrics that dry quickly. Sometimes I'll even change from socks and shoes into sandals ..... I've even brought dry underware (or gone "commando") to change into if necessary.

                                I'll never forget one time when we rode GRR and my daughter (5 at the time) got soaked to the bone (I believe she was wearing a Minnie dress .... take note). Well, she was still soaked by the time evening rolled around, and as we were walking up Main Street headed to Splash with Fastpasses in hand, her chilled-to-the-bone sobs convinced us that we needed to go home right then.

                                I then experienced something of a flashback to my youth when we proceeded down Mainstreet in the other direction, toward the exit. I recalled a time when I was 10 or so, walking up Mainstreet (probably having just returned from an afternoon swim at our hotel), and having this guy with long brown hair, a moustache, his arms around the shoulders of a young lady friend, shove a handful of tickets (A thru D) into my hand. SWEET!

                                So, in a manner of "paying it forward", within yards of the very site where my windfall happened to me, I gave my 5 Splash fastpasses to some stranger whose appreciation was outweighed only by his excitement.

                                Fortunately for my Daughter, she had dry PJs in the car for the ride home ....
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                                • #17
                                  Giant Panda - a wee bit too much info on that whole "going commando" thing, LOL. :monkey:

                                  So, in a manner of "paying it forward", within yards of the very site where my windfall happened to me, I gave my 5 Splash fastpasses to some stranger whose appreciation was outweighed only by his excitement.
                                  You know, I LOVE when I'm able to do this. Plans change when you're in Disneyland sometimes, and it's a great feeling to help someone.

                                  In August I went to the park with my roommate who had tickets and a parking pass from his place of work. Since I have a Premium AP and can park for free anyway, we pulled to the side right after the entrance to the parking structure and gave his parking pass to the next car, which happened to be a van with parents and easily five-six kids. They were very grateful to not have to spend the $9 on parking. I'm sure their visit that day was not gonna be a cheap one.

                                  On this same trip we got a complimentary 2 person pass for Splash Mountain, but decided that it was not within our timeframe. While leaving the Critter Country area, we passed the Splash line, and saw a young teen couple walking back out of the line. I asked them why they were getting out of the line and their response was that it was too long. I gave then the pas, and they were ecstatic.

                                  I gave a Buzz Fastpass to a kid who was about 12 back in March. Him and his mom were visiting Disneyland for the first time since she was his age. They were behind me in line for ice cream at the Gibson Girl when I decided I wasn't gonna go on it again, so I gave it to him. He had no idea that it had opened, and was excited to go.

                                  It just makes you feel good to bring happiness to others in such a small way.
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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Michelle
                                    It's been a long time since I've gotten uncomfortably wet on Splash.

                                    GRR, however, I just don't go on. You get wet beyond the point of fun.
                                    Two of my younger sisters had the same experience on GRR, irritated for the rest of the day. I on the other hand thought it was fun, but then again it was only my legs that got soaked.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by pyrateslife4me84
                                      Exactly...Splash is one of the best rides Disney has ever built
                                      Is one of the best rides should really be said WAS one of the best rides Disney ever built.

                                      IMO, the new logs have ruined the experience and the modification of the seating on the old logs was just as bad.

                                      Fortunately, we have the one in Florida still, since California's is a wreck.

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                                      • #20
                                        people are silly, i've always wondered that too. But my boyfriend doesnt like to go on the ride late cause he doesnt want the inside of his car to get wet.

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