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  • Expect worse Rise of the Resistance reliability post shutdown

    Greetings from Florida!

    There was previously some wishful thinking and hopeful speculation that Disney would make use of the downtime to improve the reliability of Rise of the Resistance.

    I'm sorry to disabuse you all of this notion. In fact, I was told by several Cast Members (after being rescued from the ride, the second time I'd attempted to ride it yesterday), that the reliability is worse post shutdown.

    Apparently, according to these Cast Members, the ride was not being run at all during the shutdown because of the furloughs, and apparently things degraded somehow due to the inactivity. The implication being that it might take some time for things to even return to pre-shutdown levels of reliability.

    We eventually did ride all the way through, on the third attempt, but this cost us a couple of hours of our day. That, with the shortened opening hours, meant that we didn't experience everything we'd hoped in the park. And the shows/streetscape weren't running, either. I know a lot of you will be dying to get back into the park ASAP and ride the big attractions, and I don't blame you, but don't expect things to go smoothly. I do somewhat regret having burned a ticket on this park for a reduced experience, but at least we were local, so it wasn't that big an investment.
    Last edited by whiteness; 09-13-2020, 04:09 PM.
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    I see this being part of a big problem with all the Attractions. Anyone familiar with preventative maintenance, especially with electronics and mechanical equipment, daily and weekly maintenance is a must. You can't just shut equipment down and then expect to come back six months later turn it on and expect it to be working just as it was when you left it.

    In addition Attractions where water is part of the theme, that moisture wreaks havoc unless you're doing stringent preventive maintenance, not just on the electronics but even all the little cogs and wheels.

    So, I wouldn't be surprised if some of the audio animatronics in It's a Small World and Pirates of the Caribbean aren't fully functionable unless Disney has been performing their maintenance.
    Last edited by stovk; 09-13-2020, 01:17 PM.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by stovk View Post
      So, I wouldn't be surprised if some of the audio animatronics in It's a Small World and Pirates of the Caribbean aren't fully functionable unless Disney has been performing their maintenance.
      As a technician, I wondered about this myself. As Disney realized the pandemic wasn't going to end in a few weeks, and might go into months, did they take preventative measures on attractions? POTC, IASM and Splash should have been drained, AC systems can be switched to higher temps but also work as dehumidifiers. A preventative maintenance schedule of limited, routine operation will keep seals and parts lubricated, etc. Did Disney do any of that?
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      • #4
        Originally posted by MRaymond View Post
        As a technician, I wondered about this myself. As Disney realized the pandemic wasn't going to end in a few weeks, and might go into months, did they take preventative measures on attractions? POTC, IASM and Splash should have been drained, AC systems can be switched to higher temps but also work as dehumidifiers. A preventative maintenance schedule of limited, routine operation will keep seals and parts lubricated, etc. Did Disney do any of that?
        It would be amazing if Maintenance didn't recommend it. But did management greenlight the funds?
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mr Wiggins View Post

          It would be amazing if Maintenance didn't recommend it. But did management greenlight the funds?
          You can bet that Maintenance highly recommended it but since Disney management has absolutely no clue about anything electronic or mechanical, you can also bet they figured that once shut down, all rides would simply start back up again with no issues........

          As noted above, complex machinery does not do well being idled. Not well at all........

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          • #6
            Originally posted by micromind View Post

            As noted above, complex machinery does not do well being idled. Not well at all........
            You Got That Right !
            Just Items in your home......That does not get use all year............
            Machinery does not do well being idled.
            There going a lots of Issue ,on the rides and attraction in the park !
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            • #7
              This is one of the reasons that I won’t be heading back to the park right away, even after we have a vaccine.

              I love the park, but if I’m going to be spending time and money on a trip, I’m only going to do it once they get past the re-opening bugs.
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              • #8
                And then we have this News today:

                Disney World's Splash Mountain evacuated after ride breaks down.

                Walt Disney World visitors were reportedly evacuated from the iconic Splash Mountain ride over the weekend, after the aquatic attraction suddenly broke down.

                The famous log flume ride at Magic Kingdom experienced some technical difficulties on Sunday and guests aboard the ride at the Orlando, Fla., theme park had to abandon their vehicles, fan site Inside the Magic reports.


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                • #9
                  You would think they could start the ball rolling on maintenance now with things improving. Of course that would cost them money and since there is no revenue in California parks right now I am sure they aren't interested in being proactive.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by biggsworth View Post
                    You would think they could start the ball rolling on maintenance now with things improving. Of course that would cost them money and since there is no revenue in California parks right now I am sure they aren't interested in being proactive.
                    At this point
                    I sure Disney not going spend money on any maintenance's
                    or any thing else ,to they know when the parks is fully open
                    Again There going be lots of Issue !
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                    • #11
                      I am most concerned about cars.

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                      • #12
                        Slow news day if they are reporting people were evacuated from a ride. Don't they do this all the time when the rides go down?
                        "And yes, we implore EVERYBODY to follow the park rules. Having off-ride footage is great, but any still photo's or video's taken ON the coasters at SFMM are strictly against the rules. They are there for your (and everybody's) safety." "Six Flags doesn't allow ANY loose articles on their coasters, and they don't allow video taping on their coasters. " BUT, "​ This is not true. Six Flags does not allow ANY On-Ride video or pictures on the rides. The ONLY way is if you get explicit permission from Park Management." ???

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by TacAlert View Post
                          Slow news day if they are reporting people were evacuated from a ride. Don't they do this all the time when the rides go down?
                          These were my thoughts too. This is a typical day at a Disney park. I am pretty sure it has nothing to do with the shut down vs maintenance. And considering it was Splash, even more typical.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by JayRomy View Post

                            These were my thoughts too. This is a typical day at a Disney park. I am pretty sure it has nothing to do with the shut down vs maintenance. And considering it was Splash, even more typical.
                            Right. Nothing to see here really.

                            The aerials reported throughout the shutdown showed crews in various places throughout the park. Of course we can't really see what's happening inside the attractions, but it'd blow my mind if budgets were allocated to maintain the basic maintenance of exterior appearances but not keep but the expensive machinery indoors. There were reports that they were constantly cycling attractions, no?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by denyuntilcaught View Post

                              There were reports that they were constantly cycling attractions, no?
                              That's what I heard. They had a skeleton crew on both coasts for various departments. One of them had to be maintenance. I know Disney can be cheap, but I'm pretty sure they didn't abandon attractions and let them just gather dust, lol. They'd be shooting themselves in the foot. They're going to protect all of their assets.

                              Billions of dollars worth of attractions??? Meh, put a tarp on them and just walk away!! 😂

                              As part of a Public Service Announcement...
                              Guardians Of The Galaxy
                              Mission: Breakout
                              ...is abbreviated like this
                              GOTG M:B
                              The colon is placed after the "M", not before it.
                              That is all. 😉

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                              • #16
                                Rise of the Resistance at DL has been cycling every day since the original reopening date was announced back in July. It shouldn’t have any more issues thank it did when it first opened in January (which is not saying much.)
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                                • #17
                                  Aw nuts, that sucks! I wouldn't be surprised if this happened to more rides though, like the water rides and some of the more technical ones. I know Disney doesn't shut off the ambient noises when the park closes, I wonder if they did when everything closed?

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by JayRomy View Post

                                    That's what I heard. They had a skeleton crew on both coasts for various departments. One of them had to be maintenance. I know Disney can be cheap, but I'm pretty sure they didn't abandon attractions and let them just gather dust, lol. They'd be shooting themselves in the foot. They're going to protect all of their assets.

                                    Billions of dollars worth of attractions??? Meh, put a tarp on them and just walk away!! 😂
                                    Today while watching the Mattercam, I saw that the Matterhorn was cycling its bobsleds. I also believe a couple of nights ago, the ferris wheel was lit up and getting some action. It's not a daily thing, but it seems they have people on the property making sure the rides don't rust.

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                                    • #19
                                      As someone who lives practically next to SFMM, I will tell you they will have a problem when they reopen, in addition to the 100s they already have with their rides. In the almost 7 months they have been closed, not one ride has cycled. For someone who can see the park from their home, I would know if I saw a roller coaster cycling.
                                      "And yes, we implore EVERYBODY to follow the park rules. Having off-ride footage is great, but any still photo's or video's taken ON the coasters at SFMM are strictly against the rules. They are there for your (and everybody's) safety." "Six Flags doesn't allow ANY loose articles on their coasters, and they don't allow video taping on their coasters. " BUT, "​ This is not true. Six Flags does not allow ANY On-Ride video or pictures on the rides. The ONLY way is if you get explicit permission from Park Management." ???

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                                      • #20
                                        I fear there going be a lots of reduced experience
                                        when the Parks open........at a higher price Admission
                                        IMO
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