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Old 12-05-2012, 02:39 PM   #1
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So, who has an interesting story about getting stuck on a ride?

Any interesting stories about getting stuck on a ride while it broke down? Anyone ever get to see the rides with the lights on? What was it like?

I was always curious to see what HM would look like with the lights on.

I have been stuck on several rides before, but nothing really sticks out in my memory.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:59 PM   #2
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Any interesting stories about getting stuck on a ride while it broke down? Anyone ever get to see the rides with the lights on? What was it like?

I was always curious to see what HM would look like with the lights on.

I have been stuck on several rides before, but nothing really sticks out in my memory.
Years ago my cousin and I got stuck on Mr Toad's Wild Ride right in front of the judge. It got really hot because we were right under one of the lights. An employee came around and unlocked the safety bar to let us out.

I was also on BTMR when the train just stopped on the incline. Just click-click-click-stop. A relative was on that train too. He was a medical resident at UC Irvine the day they brought in the kid whose toes were amputated after they were wedged between the train and the platform. He was showing me how they modified the cars; they added a short barrier so that the foot wouldn't just pop out. He was a little bit more graphic about the description. We actually got off on the stairs right next to the incline. We rode the ride again in the evening after they'd fixed it.

On my last visit I got stuck on Tower of Terror right on the 13th floor. I asked around if this was normal (this was my first time), and some repeat riders said it was not. The strange thing was that we got a canned message with the same voice as for the safety instructions - that sort of eerie sinister voice - telling us that there was a malfunction in the ride and that we would receive further instructions. I tried calling my wife (we were taking turns while the kid slept) to tell her I was stuck, but she didn't answer. She later said she was about to ask what was happening. While we were there, there was chatter going on using technical terms, and we were up there for at least five minutes. By the time we were (slowly) brought back to the 1st floor, there were Disney ride mechanics in their standard ballcap and Dickees uniforms who were obviously working on the manual override. We were given the option to take the next ride immediately at another shaft, and I think all but two riders out of twenty wanted to ride again. After the ride stopped, all the lights were on. We got a good look at the details in the shaft, and it looks like they put a lot of attention into the details to make it look old and decrepit, even though most people would only see flashes of dim light.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:07 PM   #3
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Cool! I am so fascinated with all of the Disney magic, I would love to get a glimpse of certain rides with the lights on.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:31 PM   #4
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Years ago I rode SM with the lights on. It was actually my first time on SM. I was 15, I think so I don't remember everything surrounding why we got to ride it in the dark, but we got to get back on and ride it in the dark right after that.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:38 PM   #5
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Youtube is filled with Disneyland rides with the lights on.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:49 AM   #6
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I DO!! This last trip, in November, we had checked in for our Fantasmic! dessert seating and had almost an hour until show time, so OK, no line for Pirates, let's ride..I said..wouldn't it be funny if we got stuck...and then..stuck! We were the first boat in the stuck line..maybe 4 or 5 behind us? I dunno. Anyway, we were just entering the room where the guy and donkey are and the yo ho song. So first a canned voice is saying" rough seas ahead" or something..over and over..then a CM voice "Pirates shut down immediately" or close to that..over and over. Meanwhile, my son is saying "Don't worry..still 40 minutes until show".."30 minutes till show" etc". They finally turn off the darn music..applause all around. Then lights come on, a CM appears and says she
is going to get us off..this took awhile as they had to wrangle a bunch of people from different places to escort us. We finally get escorted off to the side, very slowly and carefully as folks had to step over boat seats to reach the exit point. We all walked up a bunch of stairs and ended up on some roof with lots of duct work. We had been telling CMs we has F! tickets and they did try to move thgings along, but while we were on the roof we heard the F! music start We waited on the roof for quite awhile, then we were escorted thorugh lots of areas, behind scenes of F&B alleyways, security cars with lights on and officers waving us on with flashlights, we encountered many CMs along the way I guess blocking doors or something as they were kind of just watching us. My DH told a plaid we walked by that we were missing our F! seating and he then took charge and hustled us out and to the F! check in point where he explained to the CM what happened. They offered us another night (not possible since that was the only night F! was playing while we were there) and then offered us to return at the 10:00 showing. We had three little kids with us, and had been on the train all night the night before, but we jumped at that, did NOT ride anything between the 2 shows, were all awake and happy for the show and have a great story. We also got a bunch of 'anything' (except Mansion and Space) fastpasses that we didn't even use up. We avoided Pirates until the last day and ended our trip with one more..not malfuncioning...ride on it
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:40 PM   #7
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Had the lights turn on and the ride shut down on Space Mountain.

Wife and Kids were 'rescued' from BTMRR and everyone had to walk through the ride but after CM's made everyone turn off cell phones and camera.

kids rescued from Indy with all of the lights on.

But my favorite was being 'rescued' from monorail on the way in at park opening. We were stranded for 30 minutes, but CM's gave us each : fast passes , $10 food vouchers; park hopper valued at $101 at the time. $555 total for 30 minutes....I'd do that any day.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:26 PM   #8
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Had the lights turn on and the ride shut down on Space Mountain.

Wife and Kids were 'rescued' from BTMRR and everyone had to walk through the ride but after CM's made everyone turn off cell phones and camera.

kids rescued from Indy with all of the lights on.

But my favorite was being 'rescued' from monorail on the way in at park opening. We were stranded for 30 minutes, but CM's gave us each : fast passes , $10 food vouchers; park hopper valued at $101 at the time. $555 total for 30 minutes....I'd do that any day.
I've got pictures of the time I got stuck on Big Thunder. Had my camera in a fanny pack and pulled it out. I used a flash and everything. Not a single warning about putting away cameras, and I even have a shot of the CM smiling as he was releasing the safety bars to let people out.

I've got pictures of Tower of Terror too. Nobody objected to me taking pictures. I'm pretty sure the ride mechanics saw the flash too.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:50 PM   #9
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Monsters inc. went down while we were on it. The lights came on and we had to walk off. I was bad and took pictures.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:57 PM   #10
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My first time on RSR our car broke down right in front of Sally and McQueen as we were about to choose a direction. Got to look all around the dark ride show room and got walked out through some of it. The good part, since it was only our car malfunctioning and not the whole ride, we got right back on and rode through. Got to experience
The dark ride portion twice on my first ride.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:57 PM   #11
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My first time on RSR our car broke down right in front of Sally and McQueen as we were about to choose a direction. Got to look all around the dark ride show room and got walked out through some of it. The good part, since it was only our car malfunctioning and not the whole ride, we got right back on and rode through. Got to experience
The dark ride portion twice on my first ride.
We got stuck in Docs
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:02 PM   #12
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My first time on RSR our car broke down right in front of Sally and McQueen as we were about to choose a direction. Got to look all around the dark ride show room and got walked out through some of it. The good part, since it was only our car malfunctioning and not the whole ride, we got right back on and rode through. Got to experience
The dark ride portion twice on my first ride.
We got stuck in the room with the Hudson hornet. He was just sitting there.. Saying the same things over again until they turned him off. The people across from us were smack talking saying they were gonna win the race when the ride turned back on. We were the first people off the ride because we we're on a wish trip. As we got off the ride, I yelled "We beat you!"
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:17 PM   #13
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Well, my story isn't about a ride, it was about what I saw years ago in Carnation Gardens. Where would I post that?? Lol. It's pretty weird.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:28 PM   #14
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Well, my story isn't about a ride, it was about what I saw years ago in Carnation Gardens. Where would I post that?? Lol. It's pretty weird.
I'm dying to hear now. Post it here.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:37 PM   #15
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Got stuck on SM a few years back. Lights came on and we hung out in our little car at an awkward angle until a CM came and got us out and then walked us off. It was actually pretty cool to see SM with the lights on.
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