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    Disneyland has had a series of constant ride break downs today. We've waited in line for six ride and four of the have broken down. This is insane! Of all the times I have been here it's never been this bad. What the heck happened. Where are the mechanics in this place.

    This entire day we've only been able to ride two rides, Pirates and the Maliboomer. Monsters, cal scream'n, thunder, and the matterhorn horn have shut down on us. We've waited at least 45 minutes on average for each ride.
    Last edited by SuperDisneyDad; 03-27-2008, 04:53 PM.

  • #2
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    Sorry DDad. Just bad luck.

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    • #3
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      Aww, that's too bad. Perhaps an extreme thread title, but I know it's no fun to have rides go 101, especially when you've already been waiting a long time for them. Don't be so quick to be angry at the mechanics, though. Disneyland's a complicated place, and there's a lot to take care of.

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      • #4
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        this reminds me of one day when there was a mild thunderstorm. most of the rides went 101 for a few hours then went back up. the funny thing was it was my first day of training and my boss blamed it on me. The best part was when a lightning bolt struck the Tomorrowland sign.

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        • #5
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          They have some crack mechanics there. One starting talking to me at the bus stop on my vacation, he must have been 42 or something, and I'm 25, raised in Maui... a nice girl, and he asked if he could come ot my hotel only becuase I was talking friendly about my vacation to him. Ewwww! what a sicko.

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          • #6
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            It's Spring Break and it can get hairy. Sorry you had a bad dream. (yah, stupid campaign doesn't help it neither!)


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            • #7
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              Originally posted by TaraPiglet View Post
              They have some crack mechanics there. One starting talking to me at the bus stop on my vacation, he must have been 42 or something, and I'm 25, raised in Maui... a nice girl, and he asked if he could come ot my hotel only becuase I was talking friendly about my vacation to him. Ewwww! what a sicko.
              OUTRAGEOUS!! WOW just wow. one of the bus drivers for the anihime resort offered to buy a comp ticket from me.

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              • #8
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                sorry SDDady thats plane bad luck.

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                • #9
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                  Seems like when it gets really busy more rides goes down seemingly at the same time. A possible reason (of potentially many) is they are running everything a capacity and it's easier for them break down whether it be a guest being too slow to get in or out of a vehicle or just sensors getting tripped.

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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by SuperDisneyDad View Post
                    This entire day we've only been able to ride two rides, Pirates and the Maliboomer. Monsters, cal scream'n, thunder, and the matterhorn horn have shut down on us. We've waited at least 45 minutes on average for each ride.
                    Welcome to life. Each ride you have listed is capable of what is known as a station backup/cascade. If the cars back up to the point where they would be stopping in the ride itself, the ride computers at those attractions will stop ALL motion. Now, at Space Mountain, it takes all of 10 to 15 mins for them to recover. You just stand in the line still. The other attractions, Im not so sure about. Due to the bigger trains at Screamin and Thunder, they may need to walk all guests out before restoring motion to the attraction. And the Matterhorn most likely needs to be walked out before they can put people back on it. As for monsters... I cant even begin to guess at that one.

                    Better luck next time. Maybe today was just one of those days.

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                    • #11
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                      Thunder takes about 1 hour to reset and that is assuming that no trains are stuck in odd places.

                      It always seems like rides break down more when it is crowded because they are running the maximum number of vehicles and people just seem to be dumber. More people seem to do stupid things on rides during spring break and summer such as standing up on the ride. As soon as someone does this it breaks down the ride for at least an hour.

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by Sir.Mouse View Post
                        sorry SDDady thats plane bad luck.

                        Yah.. you might almost say that it's... plane crazy!


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                        • #13
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                          Yeah I'm pretty sure with the high volume with crowds, attractions are very likely to cascade and since BTMRR, Matterhorn and Space does it with even minimal crowds, I can't even believe how they manage.
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                          • #14
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                            ugh, thunder mountain is notorious for break downs. it happens 60% of the time that i wanna ride it. that and indiana jones.

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                            • #15
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                              Originally posted by Coheteboy View Post
                              Yah.. you might almost say that it's... plane crazy!
                              hehe nice. Well the amount of attractions down is plane crazy

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                              • #16
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                                Okay, realize on days that there is early entry some of these attractions operate for 18 hours at a time. Really, I'm sorry but are you really that naiive? Try running your car for 365 days year at up to 18 hours a day and tell me what happens. Really. Why don't you try it.

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                                • #17
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                                  Uh....Chill out Nemo...it's not that big of a deal.inch:
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                                  • #18
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                                    Originally posted by dragnman777 View Post
                                    Uh....Chill out Nemo...it's not that big of a deal.inch:
                                    Trust me, I'm not trying to sound rude but when I have to hear people every day complain about the attractions being down and imply that we are really out to ruin their day it's quite upsetting. It's a little rediculous when new H/H coming into the company make 9.05 an hour and are literally responsible for people's lives. You can hire into several other departments and make more money, yet we are the ones in the trenches getting the brunt of the anger. It's a whole ton of fun being on Space Concourse with a 90 minute line and the ride Auto E-Stopping. Yes, I just ruined your day. Yes, you waited 90 minutes. Yes, I understand that you're upset. No, the ride still isn't running.

                                    I don't mean to make this an arguement, but realize that things happen. There is often nothing we can do to control them. To go as far as saying that we make bad dreams? Well, I am horribly sorry.

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                                    • #19
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                                      Did they not compensate you with fastpasses or anything when the rides broke down? In this case, I think it would be more than reasonable to go to City Hall and politely ask if they could compensate you in some way for three hours wasted standing in line.
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                                      • #20
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                                        If they wanted to waste three hours standing in line, they could have waited for finding nemo a few days after it opened...


                                        Nah I'm just kidding...kinda.
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