Sunfire wrote:On Tiki Twirl's control panel, there's a button called the Homing button. You hold onto it throughout the cycle and it triggers the water and fire effects. Back when it was themed to Survivor, Homing would also trigger the video response telling the guests that they were doing a great job on their "challenge". However, if the balance on the gondola is not just right, the fire will not go off. Still, the guests don't understand that, and that's why they booed me when the fire didn't work.
Interesting, thanks for explaining about how it all works with Tiki Twirl. So back when it was Survivor and the guests were put into the queue areas with the colored circles and had to perform the stomp/dance being shown on the television, that really had no effect over whether or not the fire went off. As far as guests, true most don't understand why something may not work, but then again most don't care either, such as happened last night when they booed you, among them the rowdy (and rather annoying) group of teenagers that were in front of me, chances are I was the only one not booing you since I know what it's like to be in the position of a ride operator and dealing with guests.
Angry_Gumball wrote:So that's why I've seen the fire work on 1 cycle, telling me "Hey let's go ride" to "Oh cool, the magic seat!" Once our ride began, our seat wasn't so 'magical' and to my shock, no fire. After riding, I never paid attention to see if the next cycle got fire or not, assuming it was having problems or if it got too 'breezy' to use fire effects.
I do wish however that the misters/sprayers actually functioned rather than 'hissing' air at us. Initially, I was under the impression that a stream of water actually came out but it was just a matter of it just being a really light mist that's barely felt.
Firefall's effects work that way (it's Wind Meter is on top of the control booth) , the wind speed limit varies from day to day for it, sometimes it's 25 MPH and the fire will not go off, other times, it is as low as 7 MPH. I assume the mechanics set the max. wind speed each day before the fire will turn off there, especially with all the wood there, would be a big mess if any of that were to catch fire.