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  • Diznygrl
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    Ask and ye shall receive.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGqV4QWVXS4]YouTube - Toy Story Mania Potato Head[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-PyrCJDLKs&NR=1]YouTube - Mr. Potato Head Drops His Ear - Disneyland June 2008[/ame]

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  • Hayley B
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    Originally posted by The Duck View Post
    That's just his little way of saying, "Shiver me timbers!".
    That one made me laugh. I like that one. :lol:

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    As I said on Facebook - I kept looking at the "animatronic problems at WDW" thread the most last week. That's something else (creepy). Also that video of President Lincoln falling down. I would had been like OMG!, if I saw that at the Hall of Presidents.

    Now, I'm wishing there was a video for that Mr. Potato Head too.

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  • The Duck
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    That's just his little way of saying, "Shiver me timbers!".

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  • Golden Goofy
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    It's the new dance craze that's sweeping the nation! This made me lol.

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  • TikiGhost
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    wow, haha

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  • Mylastdance
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    I've seen Mr. Potato Head in the TSMM queue do the trick of pulling out his ear, but instead of placing it back.... he dropped it. We all laughed. :x

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  • BassBone
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    The final animatronic on the Indiana Jones Adventure at Disneyland does that occasionally. Or at least he did. I don't know if they've replaced him yet.

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  • j2249
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    George must be mad at the management for letting his home turn to this :[

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  • Timon'sGirl
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    That is both creepy and funny at the same time.

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  • Peter11435
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    Originally posted by RobotWolf View Post
    I'd love to hear what you're basing these statements on.
    First hand knowledge...

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  • RobotWolf
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    Originally posted by Peter11435 View Post
    No, I'm afraid your wrong. While Disney does use hydraulic power for most of their AA figures, some are pneumatic. There are no hydraulic lines running to any of the figures in that scene. All of their functions are pneumatically powered.

    FYI all the figures in the Jungle Cruise are pneumatic as well.
    While I still disagree with you, I don't think this thread is the place to continue the debate.

    If you're interested in the discussion, send me a PM. I'd love to hear what you're basing these statements on.

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  • Peter11435
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    Originally posted by RobotWolf View Post
    This is not true.

    Disney AAs only use pneumatic cylinders for digital functions; motions that are either in one position or another. In fact, all of the figures in that scene, dog included, employ hydraulic power for the majority of their functions.

    If what you claimed was true, you'd see choppy, unrealistic movements one would expect from a Chuck E Cheese or Showbiz Pizza Place figure. As these entirely pneumatic figures employ flow restrictors and rely on the physical load on the cylinders to slow the transition from off to on and vice-versa. This is an unreliable technique because the balance between these two factors required to reproduce the "performance" correctly is entirely dependent on the available PSI. Which can vary greatly depending on how many figures/functions need to be moving at any particular time.

    Based on the uniform nature of the malfunction, I would doubt that it was air bubbles in the hydraulic lines for this particular cylinder or cylinders. This problem would be similarly "violent." But much more random in its apparent pattern. Rather it seems like the controller card(s) (each function has one) was experiencing electric noise or some manner of crosstalk at the card's output lines.
    No, I'm afraid your wrong. While Disney does use hydraulic power for most of their AA figures, some are pneumatic. There are no hydraulic lines running to any of the figures in that scene. All of their functions are pneumatically powered.

    FYI all the figures in the Jungle Cruise are pneumatic as well.

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  • Epcot2000
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    Thank you so much for posting that Lincoln video. That has to be the funniest thing I've seen in a LONG! time. Ahh! I wish i was there!! I wouldnt have been able to stop laughing. It's terrible, and it's bad show if something like that happens, but there's so many Great things that could go wrong!

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  • BANANAZ
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    Argh.. People still haven't answered my question. Is he still doing this, or has it been fixed? Does anyone know? Please? Somebody? Anybody? (Yes, that's a Lion King reference.)

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  • villagecreator
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    Originally posted by Hathaway Browne View Post
    Dopey on Paris' Snow White's Adventure had a pistion (or some such mechanism) poking through his cheek. It was like cyborg-dwarf.
    Alright, well, that would keep me off that attraction.....haha.

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  • Hathaway Browne
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    Maybe he's busting for a whizz and jigging about to keep it in? After all he's been trapped in there for 30 odd years.

    Still not the worst AA malfunction I've seen though - the Dopey on Paris' Snow White's Adventure had a pistion (or some such mechanism) poking through his cheek. It was like cyborg-dwarf.

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  • JCSkipr79
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    Management refuses to shut down the attractions unless it is something M-A-J-O-R. IE Auctioneeer not working or Leota not working. Other than that, they don't care about the show because having the guests NOT wait and GET ON is more important that whow.

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  • RobotWolf
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    Originally posted by Peter11435 View Post
    That figure does not use hydraulic fluid. The figures in the jail scene are entirely pneumatic. That specidic issue is usually caused by wire chafing within the figure that results in crossed electrical signals.
    This is not true.

    Disney AAs only use pneumatic cylinders for digital functions; motions that are either in one position or another. In fact, all of the figures in that scene, dog included, employ hydraulic power for the majority of their functions.

    If what you claimed was true, you'd see choppy, unrealistic movements one would expect from a Chuck E Cheese or Showbiz Pizza Place figure. As these entirely pneumatic figures employ flow restrictors and rely on the physical load on the cylinders to slow the transition from off to on and vice-versa. This is an unreliable technique because the balance between these two factors required to reproduce the "performance" correctly is entirely dependent on the available PSI. Which can vary greatly depending on how many figures/functions need to be moving at any particular time.

    Based on the uniform nature of the malfunction, I would doubt that it was air bubbles in the hydraulic lines for this particular cylinder or cylinders. This problem would be similarly "violent." But much more random in its apparent pattern. Rather it seems like the controller card(s) (each function has one) was experiencing electric noise or some manner of crosstalk at the card's output lines.

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  • KingEric
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    Originally posted by Peter11435 View Post
    That figure does not use hydraulic fluid. The figures in the jail scene are entirely pneumatic. That specidic issue is usually caused by wire chafing within the figure that results in crossed electrical signals.
    Thank you for the correction.

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  • BANANAZ
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    Egads! He does look like he's having a seizure!

    But anyway, does anyone know if this is even still happening? This was last month, if I recall.

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