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OK TDA, it's time to send someone out to clean Space Mountain!

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  • OK TDA, it's time to send someone out to clean Space Mountain!

    Space Mountain has not been cleaned within the past year, obviously. Will someone out there in park maintenance PLEASE send someone out to clean the sides of the mountain?

    I don't know if it is dirt or dust or bird poop or the brown paint peeling through the white, but Space Mountain looks awful. There are plenty of pictures here on the boards that show the disgusting mess on the outside of the structure. The rain didn't get rid of it, I think it only made it worse.

    Please, for the sake of show.

  • Seawolf
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    Re: OK TDA, it's time to send someone out to clean Space Mountain!

    Originally posted by bfdf55 View Post
    Space Mountain doesn't need to be shut down to paint the roof.
    It does however need to be shut down to maintainance the queue. I think having it down during the weekdays or limited hours for a couple weeks would be the solution here.

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  • bfdf55
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    Re: OK TDA, it's time to send someone out to clean Space Mountain!

    Originally posted by MrLiver View Post
    Even though it is the off season, more people would complain about it being closed than are currently complaining about it being dirty.
    Space Mountain doesn't need to be shut down to paint the roof.

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  • MrLiver
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    Re: OK TDA, it's time to send someone out to clean Space Mountain!

    Originally posted by Seawolf View Post
    The facts are this, Space Mountain needs to go down for an annual refurbishment so why hasn't it been scheduled while we are in the off season?
    Even though it is the off season, more people would complain about it being closed than are currently complaining about it being dirty.

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  • Seawolf
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    Re: OK TDA, it's time to send someone out to clean Space Mountain!

    Originally posted by bfdf55 View Post
    Well, now you know why the '98 version of TL went to the Victorian/Jules Vern color scheme. For TL to have a white color, it requires constant repainting. I believe that prior to '98, they were supposed to be painting the mountain every two years. But due to the negligence the park had been suffering under poor management, it hadn't gotten painted for over five years.

    So the '98 bronze color scheme was a defensive measure to cover for poor maintenance procedures.

    The new Disneyland management was expected to correct those shortcomings. unfortunately, it appears that they haven't fixed everything yet.
    Pretty sad that the prices for the park seem to go up every year but they can't even live up to their former maintainance schedules. Come on, after 50 years of weather abuse in the parks why are we still seeing these issues? The facts are this, Space Mountain needs to go down for an annual refurbishment so why hasn't it been scheduled while we are in the off season? Have they still not learned that you can't run things into the ground? I mean how many years prior to the 98 rehab was Tomorrowland white? It seemed to be well kept up during those years and it didn't even have any dark blue colors, so what's the deal now?

    I recall making a thread a while back claiming that the mountain was in disrepair but was dismissed by many. Guess I was right: http://micechat.com/forums/showthrea...hlight=seawolf
    Last edited by Seawolf; 02-17-2008, 03:43 AM.

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  • bfdf55
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    Re: OK TDA, it's time to send someone out to clean Space Mountain!

    Originally posted by Datameister View Post
    Of course it's not hard! I mean, it's a pretty small surface, right? Practically flat, too, and there are stairwells all over the thing, and it's not like anyone would ever notice the painters up there anyway, right?

    Sorry, just pointing out that it's not easy...it's just something that needs to happen.

    Well, now you know why the '98 version of TL went to the Victorian/Jules Vern color scheme. For TL to have a white color, it requires constant repainting. I believe that prior to '98, they were supposed to be painting the mountain every two years. But due to the negligence the park had been suffering under poor management, it hadn't gotten painted for over five years.

    So the '98 bronze color scheme was a defensive measure to cover for poor maintenance procedures.

    The new Disneyland management was expected to correct those shortcomings. unfortunately, it appears that they haven't fixed everything yet.

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  • akfandisney
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    Re: OK TDA, it's time to send someone out to clean Space Mountain!

    Most it is Road dust may be ash. Need a good wash down.

    Right Now Disneyland hope that a heavy rains come and wash SM.

    If that do not work Then One or Two people on ropes and wash It.

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  • ~xxBooxx~
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    Re: OK TDA, it's time to send someone out to clean Space Mountain!

    :shy:I dont think its looks that bad.........maybe its worse in person. Dont worry gang. DL will clean it. Im sure they know its dirty. I bet its on that Disney "To Do List"

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  • ~xxBooxx~
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    Re: OK TDA, it's time to send someone out to clean Space Mountain!

    Originally posted by Twister View Post
    don't forget, it is winter, when it normally rains, perhaps they are waiting for spring
    true, I dont think the rain season is over in so cal.

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  • Datameister
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    Re: OK TDA, it's time to send someone out to clean Space Mountain!

    Do keep in mind that for me at least, the bubbling wasn't noticeable when I was there. I mean, it shows up in this large crop of a high-res image, but the buckling is small enough not to be bothersome to the naked eye. Er, at least it was. I don't know about now.

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  • MagicWDI
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    That is a lot worse than I thought and worse than it was last year. The buckling or bubbling is something that I've never noticed before. Those are rather large as well. Very interesting how this stuff is acting up. If this was paint it would've be pealing like crazy, but if this was paint would it be bubbling up this much? Seems to be a sealant issue, possible water leakage, and eat managing to cause the material to bubble so much. Just a guess, though, since I don't know exactly what this material is.

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  • Datameister
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    Re: OK TDA, it's time to send someone out to clean Space Mountain!

    I mean come on it can't be hard to repaint the damn thing
    Of course it's not hard! I mean, it's a pretty small surface, right? Practically flat, too, and there are stairwells all over the thing, and it's not like anyone would ever notice the painters up there anyway, right?

    Sorry, just pointing out that it's not easy...it's just something that needs to happen.

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  • painted windows
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    Yea thats really bad. Do they even notice how bad it looks? I mean come on it can't be hard to repaint the damn thing

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  • Datameister
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    Re: OK TDA, it's time to send someone out to clean Space Mountain!

    The part I can't figure out is why it looks so streaky. Look closely--you'll see that they're very much like skidmarks. Actually, they almost look like they're dark drippings from single points scattered all over the surface. Weird.

    Just for reference, here's how the Tomorrowland side looked last July. The streaks were there, but they were so faint that they weren't going to annoy anyone. I certainly didn't notice.



    By December, the grime looked like this. Notice the lovely buckling happening, too.



    I hadn't heard about this problem prior to going, but I sure as heck noticed it when I went and it bugged me. And it's gotten worse since then, if you look at the photos others have posted.

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  • Mac Daddy
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    Re: OK TDA, it's time to send someone out to clean Space Mountain!

    Originally posted by Zeus View Post
    I'm going to have to say both...and those I know who still work at the park have told me that there is so much maintenance work that is being done / needs to be done inside space mountain that the paint job is their last priority.
    I wouldn't be surprised if much of this stuff is left over ash from the fires back in October. If you let the dust, etc pile up like that, and it rains....that's pretty much what you're going to get.

    But I can't imagine that it would be too easy to get that sprayer up on the Mountain.

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