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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:45 am

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thepoint4life23 wrote:Now would be the time. This is just ramping up in Florida, and the beach have not been closed yet. I would say they will have more then 3 weeks till they open again


I've been led to believe the Yeti fix is a "months" project, not weeks and, since it would likely involve a contractor, it's not an on-the-fly, do-it-just-because-we're closed kind of job like disinfecting the trains or pressure washing a sidewalk.

I really wish people would stop complaining about the Yeti. It's just so dumb that people think this is a top priority of things that need to be fixed. 99.9% of the people who ride Everest don't even realize that it is "broken" because you fly by it so fast and many people actually miss it completely even when it was working! That is why it was never fixed. If it was like the Lava Monsters or the bears on Big Grizzly where it is a show scene where you pause and watch something, THEN it would be fixed. But as it is right now, IMO, it works just fine.

If anything, the design flaw here was that the animatronic yeti should have been where the animated projection is of the yeti pulling up the track. THEN it would have been deemed an important show scene and need fixing.

Sorry, the whole "fix the yeti" thing has always been a pet peeve of mine.
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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby bigboy » Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:51 pm

I could care less if they ever fix it. I rode EE a half a dozen times before I even knew there was something that it had done at one time and wasn't doing anymore. It's easily my favorite ride at AK and probably one of my 3 favorite rides at the resort.

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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:47 pm

^^ Sorry to hit a sore spot. Totally not my intention.

I think a lot of us who have seen that things are always worse than the authorities who are telling us to move along, there's nothing to see here, and also always better than the panicking people saying the world's about to end, are looking for something, anything, to hang our hats on to say see, something good came out of it. Even if that something is as dumb as a yeti getting fixed when it in no way needed to, well there's our ray of sunshine. And you're right, this isn't the dumb thing we were looking for. It'll be there. It always is.

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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby KBrylczyk » Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:53 pm

robbalvey wrote:Sorry, the whole "fix the yeti" thing has always been a pet peeve of mine.


I've been lucky enough to ride with a working Yeti once, multiple times with disco Yeti. You're dead on the money, it's a stupid animatronic to bother fixing. It's a blink and you miss it moment, the strobe works just fine. When it worked it was cool and all, but it didn't add or detract from the ride.
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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:03 pm

I agree. You fly by it so quickly that I don't notice a difference between the disco yeti and moving yeti.
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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby Jew » Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:31 pm

robbalvey wrote:
bigboy wrote:
thepoint4life23 wrote:Now would be the time. This is just ramping up in Florida, and the beach have not been closed yet. I would say they will have more then 3 weeks till they open again


I've been led to believe the Yeti fix is a "months" project, not weeks and, since it would likely involve a contractor, it's not an on-the-fly, do-it-just-because-we're closed kind of job like disinfecting the trains or pressure washing a sidewalk.

I really wish people would stop complaining about the Yeti. It's just so dumb that people think this is a top priority of things that need to be fixed. 99.9% of the people who ride Everest don't even realize that it is "broken" because you fly by it so fast and many people actually miss it completely even when it was working! That is why it was never fixed. If it was like the Lava Monsters or the bears on Big Grizzly where it is a show scene where you pause and watch something, THEN it would be fixed. But as it is right now, IMO, it works just fine.

If anything, the design flaw here was that the animatronic yeti should have been where the animated projection is of the yeti pulling up the track. THEN it would have been deemed an important show scene and need fixing.

Sorry, the whole "fix the yeti" thing has always been a pet peeve of mine.


I agree. It was a poor design decision from a storytelling point of view to put a super impressive animatronic in a scene you fly by. "Disco Yeti" works just as well for how fast you go through it.
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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby Krandor » Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:08 pm

WDW cancelled the Star Wars Half marathon weekend scheduled for April 16-20th.

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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby pianojohn » Thu May 14, 2020 3:26 am

Some more retro pics!

These are from 2005 when Expedition Everest was still under construction, and Lucky the dinosaur was meeting guets!

Enjoy
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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Fri May 15, 2020 6:42 pm

Great shots, John! I wished that they'd gone beyond Lucky and (what I call) the "Muppet Labs", etc. with more mobile AA. You would think that with this tech, they'd start bringing out those mobile droids in you-know-where by now, lol.

Nonetheless, great stuff here! Thanks for sharing it. =)
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Re: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby KarlaKoaster » Wed May 27, 2020 8:49 am

Walt Disney World Plan Phased Reopening from July 11th 2020

- Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom open July 11th
- Epcot and Hollywood Studios on July 15th
- Character meet and greets, parades, and fireworks will temporarily be suspended
- Reservations will be required
- Proposal approved by the task force, will now be reviewed by Orange County Mayor
- If approved, Governor Ron DeSantis will then vote

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"Jim McPhee, Senior Vice President of Operations for Walt Disney World, formally presented Walt Disney World's reopening proposal during this morning's Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force meeting.

According to the proposal, Walt Disney World would begin a phased reopening for parks beginning July 11th. Magic Kingdom and Disney's Animal Kingdom will open on July 11th, and Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios will open on July 15th."

From: https://www.wdwinfo.com/news-stories/walt-disney-world-presents-proposal-to-reopen-parks-beginning-july-11th/

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