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    Re: Test Track 2012 Update

    Quote Originally Posted by Mo Noyz View Post
    The Living Seas was the best overall pavilion in Future World when it first opened. And one I sorely miss.

    Don't even get me started on The Seas w/Nemo and Friends...
    Yeah, they could have done something way better just with Nemo alone.

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    Re: Test Track 2012 Update

    Quote Originally Posted by clj2 View Post
    I know there are some things around FW that need updating (Energy, Imagination, Circle Of Life, namely), but I hesitate to suggest they do anything to them....I don't really want another Horizons to Space-type change (where there was a calm, mass-appeal attraction replaced by a offensive, small appeal thrill ride). I'd rather just have them in their current state, but that's JMO.
    I get it...I look at Stitch and go blahhhh, yet the Haunted Mansion done so well. I say we let Disney start with the WoL pavilion, where they can't do harm.
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    Yeah, they could have done something way better just with Nemo alone.
    Well, it's not so much that they didn't do a good job, it's just that it went from being a futuristic and scientific pavilion to a bunch of kids screaming "DORY!!!" while you were riding to the observation area. The story of Seabase Alpha was one of the best they ever cooked up on property.

    Now there's really no story at all. At least not a cohesive one from beginning to end.

    At the end of the day, I still dig the pavilion. I just miss how great it once was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mo Noyz View Post
    Well, it's not so much that they didn't do a good job, it's just that it went from being a futuristic and scientific pavilion to a bunch of kids screaming "DORY!!!" while you were riding to the observation area. The story of Seabase Alpha was one of the best they ever cooked up on property.

    Now there's really no story at all. At least not a cohesive one from beginning to end.

    At the end of the day, I still dig the pavilion. I just miss how great it once was.
    Haha. That is a really good point. I think that it would have been cool to see the water elevator thing though.
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    Psst... it wasn't really an elevator
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    Re: Test Track 2012 Update

    Quote Originally Posted by supernova View Post
    Psst... it wasn't really an elevator
    Although, there was that lawsuit alleging the change in air pressure permanently damaged someone's ear...
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    Although, there was that lawsuit alleging the change in air pressure permanently damaged someone's ear...
    Tis a sad, sad world we occupy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholas View Post
    Haha. That is a really good point. I think that it would have been cool to see the water elevator thing though.
    The entire presentation was really something. I know curmugeonova wasn't a fan, but being a sci-fi nerd I thoroughly enjoyed it. The main queue was nicely themed, I found the movie pretty gripping (though, at times it seems like I may be in the minority), the Hydrolators were very cool (especially how there was water splashing up around the outside of them making it seem like they were out on a dock), the ride was neat enough because I dig aquariums, and the aquarium at the time was brimming with life.

    Most importantly, the story and atmosphere were there at the beginning, and built as you progressed through the pavilion. The scientific Seabase Alpha setting was the best ever created by Disney, IMO.

    You missed out on a good one, my young friend.
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    Re: Test Track 2012 Update

    Quote Originally Posted by supernova View Post
    Psst... it wasn't really an elevator
    AHA!

    Busted!

    They were indeed elevators. They were built by Otis Elevator.

    Now, they didn't really go anywhere (aside from a few inches up and down to create the effect), but they were genuine elevators.

    Otis was owned by the sponsor of the pavilion, United Technologies.

    Hey Doc, wasn't that alleged law suit proven to be urban legend some years ago? Great, if not incredibly sad, story. But, I thought it was debunked.

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    Re: Test Track 2012 Update

    Quote Originally Posted by Mo Noyz View Post
    AHA!

    Busted!

    They were indeed elevators. They were built by Otis Elevator.

    Now, they didn't really go anywhere (aside from a few inches up and down to create the effect), but they were genuine elevators.

    Otis was owned by the sponsor of the pavilion, United Technologies.

    Hey Doc, wasn't that alleged law suit proven to be urban legend some years ago? Great, if not incredibly sad, story. But, I thought it was debunked.
    I don't recall it being debunked, but it might have been...

    Edit: Looking in to it a bit more, it hasn't necessarily been debunked, but seems like it was "unlikely". The one bit in favor of its existence was Marty Sklar being quoted in 1987 that he heard the lawsuit was coming up, and would like to see it...
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    Yeah, that's it.

    From what I've read the suit was never submitted. Or at least there is no record of it anywhere.

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    Re: Test Track 2012 Update

    Test track ran for several hours with her lights on today.


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    Re: Test Track 2012 Update

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    Test track ran for several hours with her lights on today.


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    And why might that be?

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    What was being said by the CMs was it was a special treat for all the guests unhappy with TT now being a dark ride.

    Beyond that I never heard what really brought it on.
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    Wow.

    If that's the real reason, the new one must really be unpopular.
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