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Postby Commando » Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:04 pm

I wish they would fix that damn yeti. It was apparently awesome when it actually moved. It would be nice if they could reinforce its structure some how.

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Postby coasterfreak101 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:13 pm

It was awesome when it moved. But now I hardly noticed it the first time I rode last week...you have to actually look for him in the flashing lights, instead of him looking like he's coming to get you.
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Postby Commando » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:13 am

That's what I have heard. Apparently you can also feel the hand moving pas your head. It sounds like it was a very cool affect when it worked.

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Postby Wes » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:47 am

^ It was neat, but you never "felt" the hand moving past your head. The yeti was cool to watch though, wish that section was a little slower so you could see him more.

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Postby larrygator » Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:53 am

Cast members were informed of the following yesterday. WDW Parks will be enforcing the one hour window on all Fast Passes

Disney's FASTPASS service return time reminder
02/08/2012

In order to provide the best experience possible for everyone at our theme parks, all Walt Disney World Guests will be expected to return within their Disney's FASTPASS return time window, effective March 7.

Disney's FASTPASS service plays an important role in our Guests' ability to enjoy their visit to one of our Walt Disney World theme parks, and our ability to provide this great service is dependent upon Guests returning during the designated window. The vast majority of our Guests are aware of their return times and arrive in the window printed on the Disney's FASTPASS ticket.

As more Guests choose to take advantage of this feature, we want to provide the same opportunity to everyone. By asking all Guests to return within the window printed on their pass, more Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy this great service.

This is not a change, but simply a reminder of our existing policy. All Cast Members are expected to adhere to this policy when visiting the parks as Guests.
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Postby jedimaster1227 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:21 am

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2012/02/kilimanjaro-safaris-to-boost-zebra-presence-add-savannah-space-at-disneys-animal-kingdom/

Today I’m happy to give you an update on one of my favorite attractions – Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

I’ve always loved Kilimanjaro Safaris because you see so many amazing animals, but even more so, I love hearing the reactions of the first-timers around me; guests who can’t believe they’re seeing so many beautiful animals together in one place!

Beginning this spring, the Kilimanjaro Safaris attraction will undergo some changes to give guests an additional opportunity to see more of their favorite animals, specifically zebra. To do so, Walt Disney Imagineering will make some creative changes to the last scene in the attraction by removing the Audio-Animatronics “Little Red” elephant and related set pieces. This area will then be reconstructed as savannah space and feature a new watering hole for live animals.

This enhancement is scheduled to begin this spring, and be completed by fall 2012. And don’t worry, the attraction will remain operational during the adjustment.
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Postby Hilltopper39 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:53 am

Wes wrote:^ It was neat, but you never "felt" the hand moving past your head. The yeti was cool to watch though, wish that section was a little slower so you could see him more.


I always thought that if they just had the lights in that room a little brighter where you could actually see the Yeti before your underneath him and gone would greatly enhance that section without having to slow it down.

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Postby thrillrider » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:06 pm

So I wonder how removing the final scene will effect the rides storyline?
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Postby Swimace » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:05 pm

It seems like every time they update this attraction it involves more animals and less story. Not that there's anything wrong with that (It is a safari after all!), but I kind of liked the ending in it's current form. You spend so much time cruising around big open spaces with live animals, the forest area with the tight turns and the geysers gave the ride an exciting finish. Hopefully Disney will find a way to integrate that sort of excitement into the new Zebra section.

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Postby Justice » Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:05 pm

Swimace wrote:It seems like every time they update this attraction it involves more animals and less story. Not that there's anything wrong with that (It is a safari after all!), but I kind of liked the ending in it's current form. You spend so much time cruising around big open spaces with live animals, the forest area with the tight turns and the geysers gave the ride an exciting finish. Hopefully Disney will find a way to integrate that sort of excitement into the new Zebra section.

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I despised the forced ending. Some of the greatest attractions don't have a clear cut story (see Haunted Mansion, Pirates, etc.). Absolutely love the fact that they are cutting out the cheese from this otherwise fantastic ride.

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