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  • BANANAZ
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    I haven't been able to find any pics or video of the hallway or the broken effect on BTMR. Sorry... but it seems like no one has posted pics of it. Sorry... I searched everywhere...

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  • Bryce05
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    What is the hallway??? Where is it? Pics?

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  • BANANAZ
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    This is the first time I've heard of the earthquake effects not working on BTMR. Last summer we went to WDW, and when we rode it, they were working fine, so obviously it's not an old thing at least. That does seem like a shame though, as it's one of the key effects in the ride.

    *goes to see if she can find video*

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  • Virtual Toad
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    Yeah, I agree but the hallway thing just perplexes me... there has to be SOME logic behind it, right? Some operational reason to justify it? Queue railings installed backwards? Unsafe flooring? Anyone?!

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  • TDLFAN
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    Funny, I wonder about those same things... but it's not worth it. No one in management cares, and there will be enough Disney Apologists around to defend the parks.

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  • Space Mountain and the "Hallway of Blah"

    Hi folks, occasional poster Virtual Toad here. Just got back from a two-day trip to WDW with the family (wife, toddler son and 5-year-old son) and wanted to share some impressions from our visit... things that really stood out.

    There was the usual good, bad and ugly but three things stuck with me from our MK trip:

    1. They STILL haven't touched up the faux cobblestones where the wedding "ring" used to be at the exit to the Haunted Mansion. Are they trying to tell us something? It almost feels like they're deliberately thumbing their noses at anyone who knew about or enjoyed the mystery of the ring. Look, we get it, WDI/WDW. You don't like us. It wasn't really a ring. We don't get to decide what the story is, you do. Fine. Now can you please touch up the area so it doesn't stick out like a sore thumb? Is five minutes with some black paint and a paintbrush too much to ask?

    2. The climactic earthquake scene at Big Thunder Mountain keeps getting less and less climactic every time we visit. Yes, there used to be hokey little rocks on sticks, but at least they moved. Now there's no motion at all... no shaking boulders, inadequate lighting, exposed security cameras and a ton of black fabric covering gaping holes where rockwork used to be. Get on this WDW. Fix it and fix it NOW.

    3. This is the last one and it's the one that puzzles me the most. They spent MILLIONS retheming Space Mountain's queue only to route guests in the standby line through what my five year old calls "the hallway of BLAH!" Why spend all that time and money on a spectacular rehab, then ruin the immersion by diverting guests through an unthemed, cramped, hot hallway with garbage on the floor and cracks in the walls? It's jarring, uncomfortable and way below any reasonable expectation of Disney show standards. Even for today's WDW this is a new low. It makes the "new" Space Mountain LESS enjoyable than it was BEFORE the rehab!!

    Okay, enough ranting, but if there's anyone out there who can provide any insight to the logic behind the "hallway of BLAH" we'd sure like to know.
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