Everest disappoints CM previewers with "technical difficulties"
Even though I know I'll be getting another shot to preview next week during AP previews, just the idea of being able to ride during Cast previews a week earlier had me giddy all day long. My gf, a brand ner CPer, got me a guest pass, and one of her new roomies got one for my roomie, and the four of us were in line, excited to be there, and then all of a sudden the ride stopped. I could see one of the trains stopped on the lift hill, and they were very carefully pulling riders out of the cars. We waited for about another half hour after they officially announced the "difficulties", but still no progress had been made. Once they started announcing that they "were unsure if they would be able to recover from this today", we decided to go so that we could get good seats for Fantasmic over at MGM. We were all a little more than bummed. I told my gf that if she had next Saturday off that I was taking her as my guest this time to APs... but what are the odds of that, right?
So... anyone else get turned away from EE yesterday? Anyone know what was wrong. I was talking to a photopass photographer at MK later that night and he was saying he'd heard some fellow CMs mentioning something about the brakes. I know that ride breakdowns aren't really a big deal, are usually short-term, and are especially common with new rides, but this seemed to be a fairly big issue at the time. I was just wondering if anyone else knew anything about it. I hope next week goes allright. I can't wait to ride!