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    I’m an annual passholder and for like a year now whenever my dad and I ride Star Tours in gate B (especially on the sides and in the back) we feel rattling under the floor and hear it in the walls. It feels like we’re sc against something based on the floor’s vibrations and it doesn’t feel safe at all. We brought this up to staff and they apparently checked everything out and found nothing wrong. That was months ago and it’s getting worse. I can’t remember which but either gate A or C is also starting to feel wrong. Has anyone else experienced this? What can we do as park guests to get it fixed?

  • #2
    The ride is 32 years old. We all get a little creaky as we age.
    "Fantasy, if it's really convincing, can't become dated, for the simple reason that it represents a flight into a dimension that lies beyond the reach of time" Walt Disney

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    • #3
      Sounds like they need to turn the volume up a little more to drown out the creaking. Boom! Problem solved.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Theme_Park_Insider View Post
        Sounds like they need to turn the volume up a little more to drown out the creaking. Boom! Problem solved.
        Actually, I bet you're right. Even when Star Tours was fairly new, I remember the sound of everything creaking/shaking/etc as we hit some of the heavier parts. I can still hear it in my head.

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        • #5
          It may also be the simulated effect for 'engine rumble', but can be felt stronger depending on your row in cabin. Basically if you're sitting over one of the actuators/arms of the sim system (for lack of better tech terms).
          Last edited by CM08; 12-12-2019, 10:32 AM.

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          • #6
            It's those damn G2 droids screwing around again.

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            • #7
              I'm sure its nothing a roll of duct tape can't fix.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by tarheelalum View Post
                I'm sure its nothing a roll of duct tape can't fix.
                It's is amazing - what a roll of
                duct tape can fix ~ L0L
                Soaring like an EAGLE !

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                • #9
                  I can easily see one of two things.......

                  1) It's intentional. It's supposed to make you feel like there's trouble but there actually isn't any.

                  2) It's possible that machinery is mounted to the underside of the floor and you're feeling it working normally. It could even be machinery mounted on the floor below you and there's earthquake bracing attached to the floor you're standing on.

                  There's no danger at all of the floor collapsing, I'd bet anything that the vibrations are normal but not very many people notice them.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Eagleman View Post

                    It's is amazing - what a roll of
                    duct tape can fix ~ L0L
                    All you really need for just about anything is duct tape and WD-40.

                    If it moves and it isn't supposed to, use duct tape. It it doesn't move and it's supposed to, give it a squirt of WD-40.

                    Fun facts........

                    According to building codes, duct tape cannot be used on heating/cooling ducts. Eventually, it'll lose its stickiness and the duct will leak.

                    The 'WD' stands for Water Displacement. The '40' means it was the 40th attempt to make something that would displace water and 'dry' stuff out. WD-40 was originally meant to keep water from rusting/corroding metal parts but it wasn't long before they figured out that it is a great lubricant as well.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by micromind View Post

                      All you really need for just about anything is duct tape and WD-40.

                      If it moves and it isn't supposed to, use duct tape. It it doesn't move and it's supposed to, give it a squirt of WD-40.

                      Fun facts........

                      According to building codes, duct tape cannot be used on heating/cooling ducts. Eventually, it'll lose its stickiness and the duct will leak.

                      The 'WD' stands for Water Displacement. The '40' means it was the 40th attempt to make something that would displace water and 'dry' stuff out. WD-40 was originally meant to keep water from rusting/corroding metal parts but it wasn't long before they figured out that it is a great lubricant as well.
                      TIP's for the Day
                      and a swiss pocket knife help
                      Last edited by Eagleman; 12-12-2019, 07:20 PM.
                      Soaring like an EAGLE !

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