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  • News Paradise bay being filled with water World of Color returning soon?

    They’ve started refilling the bay with water as of today 12/6/2021. Looks like WoC may return soon.
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    They will likely need to test all the fountains and effects still. And of course, the most dreaded part of testing, the raising & lowering of the show's platforms. Those giant platforms are cursed(or badly designed).

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    • #3
      Regardless of how far along WoC is, happy the lake is getting filled. When it's empty, it's quite the eyesore!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Spongeocto4 View Post
        They will likely need to test all the fountains and effects still. And of course, the most dreaded part of testing, the raising & lowering of the show's platforms. Those giant platforms are cursed(or badly designed).
        When they lift it does it make a very loud noise?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by mickeymax View Post

          When they lift it does it make a very loud noise?
          It's been several years since I watched the platforms rise into position for WoC, but from what I remember they were always silent. The sound would be muffled anyway by A) the equipment being submerged and B) the ambient noise of the park's atmosphere.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Kablary View Post

            It's been several years since I watched the platforms rise into position for WoC, but from what I remember they were always silent. The sound would be muffled anyway by A) the equipment being submerged and B) the ambient noise of the park's atmosphere.
            Yeah, you never hear them when they're being raised or lowered, and if you do, you know something is wrong.

            The issue has always been the engineering required for moving parts underwater. Rust isn't necessarily the biggest problem as that can be solved by material choice. It's the multiple points of failure, such as pumps, flexible hosing, waterproof tubing, electrical, and gaskets that present some of the most difficult challenges as the three platforms are so complex, in addition to the show running twice nightly for a majority of every year.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Quentin View Post
              They’ve started refilling the bay with water as of today 12/6/2021. Looks like WoC may return soon.
              Noticed this on the 5th, it was bascially just a puddle at that point but there was water coming in. Very good sign and much needed for a park so desperatly lacking nighttime entertainment.

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              • #8
                The bay got a little more filled today. I think they've gotten past the major repairs, and they are in full-blown testing mode.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Captain Andy View Post
                  The bay got a little more filled today. I think they've gotten past the major repairs, and they are in full-blown testing mode.
                  Every thing goes well.......By spring They . might be ready.........that would be good news
                  "We See"
                  Soaring like an EAGLE !

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                  • #10
                    I would like to see how WOC returns in spring but with some fireworks utilized like Harmonious in situation that fountains didn't worked.

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                    • #11
                      We were there the 13th. Lagoon was full, but there were plywood platforms with hand rails all around concrete pilings where the laser towers used to be. The platforms and railings were fairly substantial.
                      Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.
                      Mark Twain

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