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  • 7/5: Somebody Got the Memo

    Kevin takes note of DisneyWorld's attraction fixes. Discuss it here...

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    Re: 7/5: Somebody Got the Memo

    While I'm pleased to see the fix at Thunder Mountain I was disappointed to see the use of a flash to take the photo.
    It really does spoil other riders experience of the ride to have people taking flash photos.
    So while complaining that Disney are 'spoiling the show', so are Disney reporters.
    Reporting it was fixed was enough.

    I have used flash in rides, but have always done it when the ride was empty, waiting until 1am in the morning at DLP to get inside shots at Haunted Mansion when the ride had huge gaps in the people getting onboard.
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      Re: 7/5: Somebody Got the Memo

      Summer Nights has been the title of SeaWorld's summer program, at least in California, for over 20 years.
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      • #4
        Re: 7/5: Somebody Got the Memo

        It's to bad that it took all of use complaining and maybe a visit by the CEO to get somethings fixed. But not all problems were repaired, maybe some day they will be.
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        • #5
          Re: 7/5: Somebody Got the Memo

          ^ Busch Gardens Tampa used the term "Summer Nights" too, but until this year, SeaWorld Orlando used "SeaWorld After Dark" as their promotion/terminology.
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          • #6
            Let's cut right to the beer--12 or 14--you're not sure?
            Kevin, Kevin, Kevin, are you going for a new alias like "Darkbeer"?
            Who drove you home?

            (That made me miss the free beer tent at Sea World. RIP.)

            So progress was made on Big Thunder and Splash Mtn.
            Congrats & thank you, Mr. Yee!
            ,

            But will the "good enough" wall which used to move DANGEROUSLY stay inanimate like the Yeti on another deluxe mountain coaster?
            Is there an idiot :greedy: with too much power at Disney saying,
            "Well the train moves, and nothing else on the attraction really has to"?

            Disney does not have the biggest or fastest coasters;
            it is the attention to detail in the past that has inspired record #s of guests
            to travel far to experience Disney's mountains.

            Maybe this is the same guy :greedy: who argues that the Saorin' film is only about the flight experience and not about WHAT guests see, and it doesn't matter if the same film is shown at each park because guests just want to "fly."
            Last edited by jcruise86; 07-05-2011, 01:36 PM. Reason: typo

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            • #7
              Re: Who's the idiot and who are his followers?

              Originally posted by GapToothed View Post
              Summer Nights has been the title of SeaWorld's summer program, at least in California, for over 20 years.
              Originally posted by KevinYee View Post
              ^ Busch Gardens Tampa used the term "Summer Nights" too, but until this year, SeaWorld Orlando used "SeaWorld After Dark" as their promotion/terminology.
              I'm betting Sea World changed the promotion name to Summer Nights because Sea World and Busch Gardens is owned by the same company and they wanted everything to tie together.

              But yeah, Busch Gardens was using the "Summer Nights" name before even Disneyland in CA came up with Summer Nighttastic.

              That being said, I wish Busch Gardens did that $20 beer thingy this past weekend as well. I would have been downing the Stella like it was going out of style. :lol:

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              • #8
                Re: 7/5: Somebody Got the Memo

                I thought that this set of wheels was removed following the accident at Disneyland's Big Thunder.
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                • #9
                  Re: 7/5: Somebody Got the Memo

                  The current fix for the missing rock is the one that should have been there within a week of the old one being gone. By now, it should be completely fixed.

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                  • #10
                    Re: 7/5: Somebody Got the Memo

                    kevin.. i like the video format for the minor whats new/changed stuff.. and keep the editorial/opinion stuff in text. makes a good balence IMO

                    good job

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                    • #11
                      Re: 7/5: Somebody Got the Memo

                      Happy to see any repairwork, even if it's not complete. The mouth movement is a constant pet peeve of mine on small world too, where some dolls are stuck with mouths wide open, others meekly mutter the words, and a few move so strongly that they tear the rubber skin.
                      I fear the same thing will be happening in the Little Mermaid ride soon - it's just a matter of how long it'll take.
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                        • #13
                          Re: 7/5: Somebody Got the Memo

                          Originally posted by ian p View Post
                          while i'm pleased to see the fix at thunder mountain i was disappointed to see the use of a flash to take the photo.
                          It really does spoil other riders experience of the ride to have people taking flash photos.
                          So while complaining that disney are 'spoiling the show', so are disney reporters.
                          Reporting it was fixed was enough.

                          I have used flash in rides, but have always done it when the ride was empty, waiting until 1am in the morning at dlp to get inside shots at haunted mansion when the ride had huge gaps in the people getting onboard.
                          Love this!!! :roll:
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                          • #14
                            Re: 7/5: Somebody Got the Memo

                            Keep up the good work Kevin.

                            Great to see improvements happening.
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                            • #15
                              Re: 7/5: Somebody Got the Memo

                              Originally posted by chesirecat View Post
                              The issues of broken ride components, the moving rocks and AA's, all point to a lack of engineering folks. After all, if a motor/tube is broken on an AA it doesn't cost that much to fix—relative to the cost of running the whole show—so what are the engineers doing?
                              When you have that many attractions that need that much attention in a very short overnight window... it take an incredible amount of manpower to get to even the basic tasks.


                              Originally posted by chesirecat View Post
                              Most likely a lot of them are running around like mad working on the Little Mermaid AA's for Orlando and other ride elements, plus perhaps helping out with work on Carsland. Yeah, there should be a dedicated team that keeps ride effects running, but I can see why they might be pressed given the massive expansion projects.
                              The teams that build the attractions are not the same that keep them running. Cutting back on dedicated teams per attraction was one of the hallmark moves made in the 90s in DL to reduce costs. Now its a matter of scale... it costs a ton to keep on top of everything. So they keep on top of as much as they can and prioritize things... trying to keep attractions running and eating park capacity.

                              The issue isn't the ongoing park expansions - its their general operating strategies aren't willing to invest the type of dollars it takes to ramp up to keep EVERYTHING perfect all the time.

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