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  • #41
    Re: Can someone confirm Space Mountain's refurb?

    Hahah.. nope i didnt find any of those.. but ill ask around with my fellow CPs. thats funny tho.

    You would be surprised tho to what you would find there.. we had a good time with those clean ups
    Space What?!

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    • #42
      Re: Can someone confirm Space Mountain's refurb?

      yeah we found some pretty interesting stuff there.. wallets FULL of money, peoples car keys, park tickets, hotel keys, water/drink bottles, food, mikey hats, stuffed animals, cell phones (they didnt quite make it out alive.. they blew up) a turkey leg... not sure how they got that in... i mean the list was endless.. anything you could carry with you, ended up on the floor.

      but ill add again to not cause a panic or speculation.. NO RIDE PARTS EVER. NO BOLTS, PINS, PARTS OF THE RIDE NOTHING!!

      one of the reasons theyre also redoing the ride is the fact its so old and breaks down all the time... most of the time not fault of ride operators.. or all you damn slow guests lol
      un-resetable 101's, and cascades..

      haha just some disney lingo.
      Space What?!

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      • #43
        Re: Can someone confirm Space Mountain's refurb?

        Originally posted by bdawg933 View Post
        Ok first of all.....

        I have heard the rumor of people getting hit by pieces of the ride... but also.. i worked there in 2006..

        at the end of the night, we go and raid the bottom of the track for lost and found items... lots of sunglasses, hats, even ipods.. not only that, half the trains are "in motion" at one given time during normal operation. In any case, it was prob a lost and found item such as sunglasses or a hat or something else. Ive never found a piece of the track, or a bolt, or anything on the ground after each night.. and i closed every time..

        the likeliness of the ride coming apart and falling on someone is slim to none, because maintenance runs track and inspects every single inch of that ride every single night.

        SO dont talk Sh*t about SM. or the managers or whatever your trying to prove because unless you have proof, you dont have a say in anything..

        OBVIOUSLY if that was happening, the ride wouldn't be in operation. How about YOU use your brain.

        Back to the point.. Ive heard this also, wanted to know the dates, ill be there in June with my fellow "ex" space CP's.

        Good to know it wont be closing till 09.
        I have proof in the fact that Space Mountain makes me (a healthly 22 year old) feel like I need to go to the hospital. There's something wrong with that IMO.

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        • #44
          Re: Can someone confirm Space Mountain's refurb?

          Originally posted by GhostHost2 View Post
          I have proof in the fact that Space Mountain makes me (a healthly 22 year old) feel like I need to go to the hospital. There's something wrong with that IMO.
          What is your proof?? Im 24, whats your point? I rode that every time i worked because i could. There was nothing wrong with me OR the ride.

          like i said until you give me proof, you have nothing to prove.

          And you said nothing to prove to me or anyone else about the ride falling apart or the "idiotic buffoon" comment.


          Hey there are just some people who cant ride space mountain... cant take it
          Space What?!

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          • #45
            Re: Can someone confirm Space Mountain's refurb?

            Originally posted by MickeysGlove28 View Post
            Bdawg, did you ever find any...um. Womens undergarments? I ask because I had a friend who a CP and swore she found a bra one night. I can't figure out how that happened and I think she's saying it to pull my leg!
            now that i think of it, that totally could have happend. didnt happen when i worked, although you are in the dark... we only have cameras on the lift, at the load and unload stations.. not only that, but on special events like grad night, or the night of Joy.. theyre were crazy kids there!!

            so it could have happened. haha
            Space What?!

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            • #46
              Re: Can someone confirm Space Mountain's refurb?

              Originally posted by GhostHost2 View Post
              I have proof in the fact that Space Mountain makes me (a healthly 22 year old) feel like I need to go to the hospital. There's something wrong with that IMO.
              The only thing you have proof of is that the ride is rough. Your physical discomfort is absolutely NO proof that there is anything mechanically or electronically wrong with the ride.

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              • #47
                Re: Can someone confirm Space Mountain's refurb?

                Thank you danyoung. very nice
                Space What?!

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                • #48
                  Re: Can someone confirm Space Mountain's refurb?

                  Originally posted by bdawg933 View Post
                  What is your proof?? Im 24, whats your point? I rode that every time i worked because i could. There was nothing wrong with me OR the ride.

                  like i said until you give me proof, you have nothing to prove.

                  And you said nothing to prove to me or anyone else about the ride falling apart or the "idiotic buffoon" comment.


                  Hey there are just some people who cant ride space mountain... cant take it
                  I have been to several theme parks throughout the country, and I can handle a lot of really intense stuff including wooden rollercoasters such as the legendary "The Beast" at Kings Island. If I can handle all that stuff, shouldn't I be able to handle what was once, a relatively tame coaster?

                  Originally posted by danyoung View Post
                  The only thing you have proof of is that the ride is rough. Your physical discomfort is absolutely NO proof that there is anything mechanically or electronically wrong with the ride.
                  This ride used to be way smoother. If it was in great condition, than it wouldn't feel like it is falling apart.

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                  • #49
                    Re: Can someone confirm Space Mountain's refurb?

                    I have it on very good authority that the ride has some major 'issues' with its operation.

                    While a disaster isn't imminent or even likely, the possibility of something bad happening is increasing the longer the ride remains in operation. I got dragged on by a friend in October after not riding in at least two years.

                    I survived. But there's no fun there. What was once an amazing, themed, cutting edge ride through the cosmos in pitch darkness is now very similar to some of the rides they set up at local fairs only stuck in a building with very cheesy special effects. Just a rough little coaster that almost feels like a Mad Mouse in a building so bright you could read a book while riding.

                    It is good to know this is going to be gutted soon. My only wish would be they do something different and not simply rebuild the current track, add sound to the rockets and add a few new effects.

                    It would be terrific if Space Mountain could be cutting edge again. The kind of ride where you get off and have a goofy thrilled look on your face and want to get right back in line, even if the line is an hour long ... like I used to do. With all that space imagine if they combined the two tracks into one longer, more thrilling experience.

                    The current ride isn't just in sorry shape, isn't just borderline dangerous ... no, it's also no damn fun except for folks who believe change at WDW is a bad thing.

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                    • #50
                      Re: Can someone confirm Space Mountain's refurb?

                      Originally posted by WDW1974 View Post
                      I have it on very good authority that the ride has some major 'issues' with its operation.

                      While a disaster isn't imminent or even likely, the possibility of something bad happening is increasing the longer the ride remains in operation. I got dragged on by a friend in October after not riding in at least two years.

                      I survived. But there's no fun there. What was once an amazing, themed, cutting edge ride through the cosmos in pitch darkness is now very similar to some of the rides they set up at local fairs only stuck in a building with very cheesy special effects. Just a rough little coaster that almost feels like a Mad Mouse in a building so bright you could read a book while riding.

                      It is good to know this is going to be gutted soon. My only wish would be they do something different and not simply rebuild the current track, add sound to the rockets and add a few new effects.

                      It would be terrific if Space Mountain could be cutting edge again. The kind of ride where you get off and have a goofy thrilled look on your face and want to get right back in line, even if the line is an hour long ... like I used to do. With all that space imagine if they combined the two tracks into one longer, more thrilling experience.

                      The current ride isn't just in sorry shape, isn't just borderline dangerous ... no, it's also no damn fun except for folks who believe change at WDW is a bad thing.
                      question... how old are you?

                      not only that.. no kidding... its the ORIGINAL from the 70's unchanged. If you dont like it.. dont ride it.. or how about saying 'no' when your friend "drags" you onto the ride. it is ok to say no...

                      pretty simple im my case..

                      but again.. you say you have good authority... but theres not proof.

                      and if your looking for something thats wild and thrilling... universal and sea world are only a few min away....
                      Space What?!

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                      • #51
                        Re: Can someone confirm Space Mountain's refurb?

                        HAHAHA I laughed out loud when you said you found a turkey leg!

                        Space Mountain's tracks aren't as smooth as they used to be, but the ride has always jerked you around a bit. It's just supposed to do that. I do wish they'd smooth out the ride some, though. I enjoy it but not as much as I enjoy Thunder. (I just prefer outside coasters, though.) However, I do wish they would include a separate sign stating that the ride has strobes. I have several friends and a twin sister who suffer from migraines - many migraine sufferers have severe sensitivity to strobes, even if they aren't suffering from headaches at the time.

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                        • #52
                          Re: Can someone confirm Space Mountain's refurb?

                          Originally posted by GhostHost2 View Post
                          This ride used to be way smoother. If it was in great condition, than it wouldn't feel like it is falling apart.
                          I agree that the ride isn't as smooth as it used to me, and that it's bordering on not fun. That's still no proof that parts are falling off the ride, or that it's dangerously close to cataclysmic failure.

                          And welcome back '74 - missed you, big fella!

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                          • #53
                            Re: Can someone confirm Space Mountain's refurb?

                            I still love riding Space Mountain - I rode it again last week, and had a GREAT time. No complaints here.
                            Denise

                            www.mousesteps.com




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                            • #54
                              Re: Can someone confirm Space Mountain's refurb?

                              Originally posted by MickeysGlove28 View Post
                              HAHAHA I laughed out loud when you said you found a turkey leg!

                              Space Mountain's tracks aren't as smooth as they used to be, but the ride has always jerked you around a bit. It's just supposed to do that. I do wish they'd smooth out the ride some, though. I enjoy it but not as much as I enjoy Thunder. (I just prefer outside coasters, though.) However, I do wish they would include a separate sign stating that the ride has strobes. I have several friends and a twin sister who suffer from migraines - many migraine sufferers have severe sensitivity to strobes, even if they aren't suffering from headaches at the time.
                              I think it needs an extra warning that it is 1000 times jerkier than any other WDW ride.

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                              • #55
                                Re: Can someone confirm Space Mountain's refurb?

                                True
                                But doesn't it being jerky make the ride more realistic?..
                                I am sure a ride in space is jerky and not a smooth rollarcoaster ride.
                                Just my thoughts




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                                • #56
                                  Re: Can someone confirm Space Mountain's refurb?

                                  I love Space Mountain, but I never really knew what it COULD be until I rode SM in Disneyland. I would love to see WDW's SM refurbished similarly.

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                                  • #57
                                    Re: Can someone confirm Space Mountain's refurb?

                                    Originally posted by MickeysGlove28 View Post
                                    Bdawg, did you ever find any...um. Womens undergarments? I ask because I had a friend who a CP and swore she found a bra one night. I can't figure out how that happened and I think she's saying it to pull my leg!
                                    i have found bras before...dont know why they were taken off, but they have been found. Cell phones with pornography on them are very common. A few weeks ago, we had a guest loose their bag with cell phones, passports, ID's, medication, and $9,000 in cash. We cycled the ride down and looked on track fo an hour and still didnt find it. At the end of the night security managers and all the attractions managers walked track again with us and we found it.


                                    Originally posted by bdawg933 View Post
                                    yeah we found some pretty interesting stuff there.. wallets FULL of money, peoples car keys, park tickets, hotel keys, water/drink bottles, food, mikey hats, stuffed animals, cell phones (they didnt quite make it out alive.. they blew up) a turkey leg... not sure how they got that in... i mean the list was endless.. anything you could carry with you, ended up on the floor.

                                    but ill add again to not cause a panic or speculation.. NO RIDE PARTS EVER. NO BOLTS, PINS, PARTS OF THE RIDE NOTHING!!

                                    one of the reasons theyre also redoing the ride is the fact its so old and breaks down all the time... most of the time not fault of ride operators.. or all you damn slow guests lol
                                    un-resetable 101's, and cascades..

                                    haha just some disney lingo.
                                    what exactly is an unresetable 101? im guessing you mean unresetable ADI ? lol

                                    lately all of our breakdowns have been cast related - not storing trains and cascading, etc... we even had a lovely double e-stop for a signal 8 (missing person in ride path), but the tower cast memeber failed to e-stop immediately....biiiig safety reprimand!! wooo!!

                                    and to address the ride issue, parts are in fact falling off now....small parts. it has been determined in some cases that the ride was at fault, and other times that it was lost and found items falling from above. a refurb in inevitable at this point. every week were having indistrial engineers and imagineers taking notes, riding, and observing operations....that is definately a good sign. and dont worry, the track will be smooth again....and there will be new audio double seater trains.....and new soundtrack....so much. All they can tell me about the ride itself is that its going to be amazing!! very "out of this world" .....ill keep y'all posted
                                    sigpic Blast Off Into Adventure!!


                                    Originally posted by TheRockr
                                    Space Junk once taught Peter Pan how to do Mick Jagger's famous strut.

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                                    • #58
                                      Re: Can someone confirm Space Mountain's refurb?

                                      Yes space junk i meant unresetable adi lol so what! its been a while haha. Yeah when i was working there we had a few signal 8's but not when i was acutally working! dumb. haha, one shift we came in at 3pm, had a double E stop from something... i was on a bucket for a while so i decided to help out. took us about 3 hours to power back up because something kept e stopping both sides after we would get it all reset hah. good times there.
                                      Space What?!

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                                      • #59
                                        Re: Can someone confirm Space Mountain's refurb?

                                        Originally posted by bdawg933 View Post
                                        Yes space junk i meant unresetable adi lol so what! its been a while haha. Yeah when i was working there we had a few signal 8's but not when i was acutally working! dumb. haha, one shift we came in at 3pm, had a double E stop from something... i was on a bucket for a while so i decided to help out. took us about 3 hours to power back up because something kept e stopping both sides after we would get it all reset hah. good times there.

                                        i love days like that....whenever we have trouble resetting after an e-stop, its usually the A-side storagr out table or the B-side storage in table....or....sometimes the lower lift on a-side will APD itself....weirdness

                                        did u ever get to go in the cage?? or the post show backstage where the old RCA home of the future is?? its awesome, but only us hardcore mountaineers know about it lol
                                        sigpic Blast Off Into Adventure!!


                                        Originally posted by TheRockr
                                        Space Junk once taught Peter Pan how to do Mick Jagger's famous strut.

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                                        • #60
                                          Re: Can someone confirm Space Mountain's refurb?

                                          yes, yes i did.. very good times there...

                                          how about this.. did you ever get to go on top of space (the roof) and watch wishes and/or Holiday wishes?? only Royal Mountaineers got that treat lol
                                          Space What?!

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