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I Remember... Lost Attractions of WDW & More Discuss What Was Disney's BIGGEST Mistake? in the I Remember... forums; http://www.wdwradio.com/forums/i-rem...e-replace.html Heres the new thread about the WOL I didn't know how to put it in a post, so hopefully the link works. If not it is in the same ...
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    Wonders Of Life Pavilion....Restore, Remove, or Replace??

    Heres the new thread about the WOL

    I didn't know how to put it in a post, so hopefully the link works. If not it is in the same category as this thread, or you can cut and paste!!
    Howdy Partners! For your safety, please remain seated with your hands, arms, feet and legs inside the train, and be sure to watch your kids! If any of you folks are wearing hats and glasses, best remove them, cause this here's the wildest ride in the weeeelderness!!!!!!

    Looks like B'rer Fox and B'rer Bear are causin some kinda commotion downstream......

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    Oh look, it worked!
    Howdy Partners! For your safety, please remain seated with your hands, arms, feet and legs inside the train, and be sure to watch your kids! If any of you folks are wearing hats and glasses, best remove them, cause this here's the wildest ride in the weeeelderness!!!!!!

    Looks like B'rer Fox and B'rer Bear are causin some kinda commotion downstream......

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    Did I mention the Yeti was the most sophisticated audio animatronic device( I mean strobe light) every built?
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    Yeah, I'm shocked at how badly the structural engineers dropped the ball on that one.

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    But they went on a fact-finding mission in Tibet! Joe Rohde has a fabulous earring! Doesn't that count for something?
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    I'm pretty sure the structural engineers never made a trip to Tibet.

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    Yeah, I feel that each team did their job only on that project. Wasn't a team effort overall
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    Looks like B'rer Fox and B'rer Bear are causin some kinda commotion downstream......

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    What do you mean? Each member of the team specializes in something, and that has to be their main focus. Right?

    In this case, what could folks like Rohde and other Imagineers done to help the structural engineers?

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    On most projects, the teams usually help each other out. Granted Rohde had his own specialty but he also has small experiences with structural work. He worked with engineering and contractors during the building of the Mexican pavilion.

    All in all though, the Yeti's failures stand in the hands of the AA mechanical team. Imagineering can only think up what it should look like and how it should move. He isnt the one that put it together.

    Another failing of EE is the track switch during the ride. The sensors fail too often, freezing the ride and shutting it down. When I was working at MK we would hear all the time about 2-3 dowtimes with evacs due to a TS sensor, each taking about an hour or so to escort the guests from the ride, fix the issue, reset the ride itself, and re open. All the while the cast is out front getting yelled at by angry guests who came all the way from Russia or wherever just to ride EE.

    Worst downtime I experienced was at Splash Mountain, we had a prelift belt fray and come off the belt drive sending a log into the wall. Happened during opening procedures so nobody was on the ride. Took about 4 or 5 days to fix the belt and the part of the wall the log hit. Luckily I was trained at BTMRR and CBJ/TSI so i didnt have to stand outside listening to grief.
    Howdy Partners! For your safety, please remain seated with your hands, arms, feet and legs inside the train, and be sure to watch your kids! If any of you folks are wearing hats and glasses, best remove them, cause this here's the wildest ride in the weeeelderness!!!!!!

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    Ah, I have to respectfully disagree. The AA team built a workable AA. It could still work to this day if the foundation hadn't started to crack. That's got to fall squarely n the structural engineers that did the math that told them exactly what level of structural support would be necessary to support something the size and weight of the yeti AA while also factoring in the torque that would be place on the foundation due to the movement.

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    But they went on a fact-finding mission in Tibet! Joe Rohde has a fabulous earring! Doesn't that count for something?
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    Part of the issue I have with Rohde and other folks higher up in Imagineering and the WDW company is the lack of following the Costume Guidelines. At the parks, even CMs who work backstage and completely out of guest sight have to comply with dress code. I guess when you hit a certain level, basic rules no longer apply....
    Howdy Partners! For your safety, please remain seated with your hands, arms, feet and legs inside the train, and be sure to watch your kids! If any of you folks are wearing hats and glasses, best remove them, cause this here's the wildest ride in the weeeelderness!!!!!!

    Looks like B'rer Fox and B'rer Bear are causin some kinda commotion downstream......

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