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  • Cannery Row Wave Pool

    Hey, just throwing this out there (couldn't really find this in search) - what's the deal with the Cannery Row wave pool? I'm talking about the pool that's right alongside the Boudin Bakery that has the loaded fishing net photo-op hanging over it.

    Does anyone have the scoop on why this was turned off years ago? Kind of a bummer since this was a great effect and added some real atmosphere to the area. It's not actually connected to the main Paradise Bay pool, so the World of Color platform wouldn't be an issue.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Theme_Park_Insider View Post
    Hey, just throwing this out there (couldn't really find this in search) - what's the deal with the Cannery Row wave pool? I'm talking about the pool that's right alongside the Boudin Bakery that has the loaded fishing net photo-op hanging over it.

    Does anyone have the scoop on why this was turned off years ago? Kind of a bummer since this was a great effect and added some real atmosphere to the area. It's not actually connected to the main Paradise Bay pool, so the World of Color platform wouldn't be an issue.
    has not work well......even years before
    World of Color ,was put in.....imo
    and Disney is not going keep spending money
    fixing it (Wave
    Machine)
    Last edited by Eagleman; 11-20-2019, 10:15 AM.
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    • #3
      I think Eagleman is right the suits see it as a very high maintenance expense and since there isn't a direct way to monetize it, they shut it down. Sad really these little details are what used to separate them from other theme parks and now they seem to be more than willing to conced the lead to pad their own personal bonuses.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Starcade View Post
        I think Eagleman is right the suits see it as a very high maintenance expense and since there isn't a direct way to monetize it, they shut it down. Sad really these little details are what used to separate them from other theme parks and now they seem to be more than willing to conced the lead to pad their own personal bonuses.
        Note:
        Disney use to have a
        Wave Machine ,in the
        Seven Seas Lagoon at Walt Disney World
        for few years...after there resort open , and had same Issue of

        high maintenance expense !


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        • #5
          Well that's depressing.

          This makes me want to walk around the Parks and compile a list of other place-making failures that have been abandoned or destroyed.

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          • #6
            It's too bad they let it go to pot. Water elements are really not that expensive to maintain in the bigger scheme of all other rides and attractions at this theme park(s), but they do require maintenance. People are calmed and or inspired by the sounds and sights of moving water.

            Anyone remember Cascade peak on the Rivers of America? The river was never the same after they took out that very dramatic water element.

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            • #7
              You seem to be combining two bodies of water in your mind. There is the Pacific Wharf pool you are talking about, and there is Paradise Bay (World of Color lake). Although they appear to be the same body of water, they are not. There is a divider under the bridge that goes from Pacific Wharf to the area by Little Mermaid.

              The pool by Pacific Wharf was never a wave pool and has no infrastructure to be a wave pool. It is an overflow water holding area for GRR. It remains at its normal water level while GRR is in operation. When the GRR water needs to be evacuated for ride refurb or whatever, all the water is released into the Pacific Wharf pool, and its water level rises considerably.

              Paradise Bay (World of Color lake) was the wave pool. It operated/made waves intermittently for a few years after park opening. It never really worked. It was turned off completely when they installed World of Color infrastructure 2010-ish.

              The divider between the two bodies keeps the overflow water from GRR (when present in the Pacific Wharf pool) from entering Paradise Bay. Therefore, even when the wave machine was working for Paradise Bay, it could have never affected the Pacific Wharf pool, so it has always been impossible since initial park construction for there to be any wave movement in the Pacific Wharf pool.
              Last edited by igmo; 11-20-2019, 04:43 PM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by igmo View Post
                You seem to be combining two bodies of water in your mind. There is the Pacific Wharf pool you are talking about, and there is Paradise Bay (World of Color lake). Although they appear to be the same body of water, they are not. There is a divider under the bridge that goes from Pacific Wharf to the area by Little Mermaid.

                The pool by Pacific Wharf was never a wave pool and has no infrastructure to be a wave pool. It is an overflow water holding area for GRR. It remains at its normal water level while GRR is in operation. When the GRR water needs to be evacuated for ride refurb or whatever, all the water is released into the Pacific Wharf pool, and its water level rises considerably.

                Paradise Bay (World of Color lake) was the wave pool. It operated/made waves intermittently for a few years after park opening. It never really worked. It was turned off completely when they installed World of Color infrastructure 2010-ish.

                The divider between the two bodies keeps the overflow water from GRR (when present in the Pacific Wharf pool) from entering Paradise Bay. Therefore, even when the wave machine was working for Paradise Bay, it could have never affected the Pacific Wharf pool, so it has always been impossible since initial park construction for there to be any wave movement in the Pacific Wharf pool.
                Now thinking about your comment....
                Bingo
                YOUR RIGHT !
                Pacific Wharf pool and Paradise Bay are not same body of water !
                Pacific Wharf pool is holding area for
                Grizzly River Run~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                noticed that the Pacific Wharf area of the park had a water element meant to simulate a tidal basin.
                The tidal basin is located across a walkway from Grizzly River Run
                and became the catch basin for water from the raft ride.
                The rise and fall of water in the tidal basin serves the dual purpose of providing a location
                to store water and being a scenic element that simulates a rising and falling tide.

                note:
                still the Wave Machine ,in the Paradise Bay
                is not working , because of
                high maintenance expense !
                Last edited by Eagleman; 11-20-2019, 05:50 PM.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by igmo View Post
                  You seem to be combining two bodies of water in your mind. There is the Pacific Wharf pool you are talking about, and there is Paradise Bay (World of Color lake). Although they appear to be the same body of water, they are not. There is a divider under the bridge that goes from Pacific Wharf to the area by Little Mermaid.

                  The pool by Pacific Wharf was never a wave pool and has no infrastructure to be a wave pool. It is an overflow water holding area for GRR. It remains at its normal water level while GRR is in operation. When the GRR water needs to be evacuated for ride refurb or whatever, all the water is released into the Pacific Wharf pool, and its water level rises considerably.

                  Paradise Bay (World of Color lake) was the wave pool. It operated/made waves intermittently for a few years after park opening. It never really worked. It was turned off completely when they installed World of Color infrastructure 2010-ish.

                  The divider between the two bodies keeps the overflow water from GRR (when present in the Pacific Wharf pool) from entering Paradise Bay. Therefore, even when the wave machine was working for Paradise Bay, it could have never affected the Pacific Wharf pool, so it has always been impossible since initial park construction for there to be any wave movement in the Pacific Wharf pool.
                  No, I specifically remember there being waves in that pool when the park opened (and Paradise Bay, too). The rocks at the far end of the pool are designed to dramatically "break" the waves when they reach that end, which is why I remember the constant wave motion - I stood there watching them.

                  And I'm aware the two pools are not connected, as I mentioned in the OP.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Theme_Park_Insider View Post
                    Well that's depressing.

                    This makes me want to walk around the Parks and compile a list of other place-making failures that have been abandoned or destroyed.
                    That would be a very long list.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Starcade View Post
                      That would be a very long list.
                      Sadly true. So many posts in the last ten years have listed what has been lost and never replaced under the Eisner and Iger regimes -- rides (whole and elements), restaurants, entertainment, shops, landmarks, viewscapes, quiet nooks -- items large and small. It's a heartbreaker to read them.
                      "Disneyland is often called a magic kingdom because
                      it combines fantasy and history, adventure and learning,
                      together with every variety of recreation and fun,
                      designed to appeal to everyone."

                      - Walt Disney

                      "Disneyland is all about turning movies into rides."
                      - Michael Eisner

                      "It's very symbiotic."
                      - Bob Chapek

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Mr Wiggins View Post

                        Sadly true. So many posts in the last ten years have listed what has been lost and never replaced under the Eisner and Iger regimes -- rides (whole and elements), restaurants, entertainment, shops, landmarks, viewscapes, quiet nooks -- items large and small. It's a heartbreaker to read them.
                        I know ,I already lost count
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Theme_Park_Insider View Post

                          No, I specifically remember there being waves in that pool when the park opened (and Paradise Bay, too). The rocks at the far end of the pool are designed to dramatically "break" the waves when they reach that end, which is why I remember the constant wave motion - I stood there watching them.

                          And I'm aware the two pools are not connected, as I mentioned in the OP.
                          I also recall hard wave as well ..... I think that came off from
                          Paradise Bay
                          when they had the
                          Wave Machine .
                          Last edited by Eagleman; 11-21-2019, 05:03 PM.
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