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Old 10-24-2012, 07:44 AM   #121
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Well the last few times I was there, he was not visible at all, it was dark and he was either covered or gone... this week he was lit up and looked like he moved.... hey I am glad he was lit up and Like I said I was up front in a car so could not be sure
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:47 AM   #122
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Well the last few times I was there, he was not visible at all, it was dark and he was either covered or gone... this week he was lit up and looked like he moved.... hey I am glad he was lit up and Like I said I was up front in a car so could not be sure
He's been dark for a while, so getting lit up is an improvement...but if he moved like he originally did, there would be no question of it.
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clarification: The yeti is a lady.
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clarification: The yeti is a lady.
Oops...yes, I know that. No offense to Betti.
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:29 PM   #125
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He's been dark for a while, so getting lit up is an improvement...but if he moved like he originally did, there would be no question of it.
I personally don't think a drunk Yeti is better than no Yeti.
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I personally don't think a drunk Yeti is better than no Yeti.
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:49 PM   #127
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I was there in early October. Yeti was lit and moving.
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:11 PM   #128
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I was there in early October. Yeti was lit and moving.
It only appears to move. It is broken
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:58 AM   #129
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I rode it twice today and it was the same Disco Yeti that I remember from last year.
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:37 AM   #130
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He's been dark for a while, so getting lit up is an improvement...but if he moved like he originally did, there would be no question of it.
I completely disagree...

if it cannot be fixed...during ride rehab get some welders in there and torch cut it into a thousand pieces...
If it doesn't move - it is useless. the ride was designed to have a three dimensional encounter with the "real" yeti.
I could waste my time going back to 2003 press releases to find that exact quote...but i don't need to because i had it memorized.

They didn't deliver...and you got Skull Mountain at Six Flags Great Adventure.


I'd have more respect if they'd admit defeat. If they can come up with some sort of holographic projection (maybe Tupac?) in there to replace it...then i welcome it.

Right now it has a less exhilerating yeti experience than the 1959 matterhorn...and you don't even get the splash down.
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:09 PM   #131
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I completely disagree...

if it cannot be fixed...during ride rehab get some welders in there and torch cut it into a thousand pieces...
If it doesn't move - it is useless. the ride was designed to have a three dimensional encounter with the "real" yeti.
I could waste my time going back to 2003 press releases to find that exact quote...but i don't need to because i had it memorized.

They didn't deliver...and you got Skull Mountain at Six Flags Great Adventure.


I'd have more respect if they'd admit defeat. If they can come up with some sort of holographic projection (maybe Tupac?) in there to replace it...then i welcome it.

Right now it has a less exhilerating yeti experience than the 1959 matterhorn...and you don't even get the splash down.
I'd much prefer Freddie Mercury to Tupac.
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Old 10-26-2012, 05:44 PM   #132
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Lightbulb Yeti

On my most recent trip to WDW (September 2012) I learned what the deal is with the Yeti from a very reputable source.
The yeti has has many issues over the years and recently imagineers have put her "in the dark" so to speak so when you rode you could just see the yeti's face peering out of the darkness.
My source stated the yeti's problems were getting too much for imagineers and guests and she was barely functioning day to day. As of late September she was in the dark so the issues weren't as obvious as the yeti being unable to swipe for riders or basic movement.
The yeti will be either in the dark or removed to be worked on and will not be back to top form ie working normally for 12-18 months

Such a shame as it was my boyfriend that pointed it out on our first ride through the yeti was really dark and didn't move, hope it's brought back to top form with some well needed imagineering :-D
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On my most recent trip to WDW (September 2012) I learned what the deal is with the Yeti from a very reputable source.
The yeti has has many issues over the years and recently imagineers have put her "in the dark" so to speak so when you rode you could just see the yeti's face peering out of the darkness.
My source stated the yeti's problems were getting too much for imagineers and guests and she was barely functioning day to day. As of late September she was in the dark so the issues weren't as obvious as the yeti being unable to swipe for riders or basic movement.
The yeti will be either in the dark or removed to be worked on and will not be back to top form ie working normally for 12-18 months

Such a shame as it was my boyfriend that pointed it out on our first ride through the yeti was really dark and didn't move, hope it's brought back to top form with some well needed imagineering :-D
What doesn't exactly jibe is that the Yeti has been "barely functioning" for 5 years. There wasn't anything else to not function except for a strobe light, and that's not a tough piece of technology.

Then again, they couldn't fix the Lights of Winter either...
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My understanding is that the structure is the yeti is on which is part of the ride structure began to crack from the yeti moving

It can't be fixed without essentially rebuilding the ride
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I completely disagree...

if it cannot be fixed...during ride rehab get some welders in there and torch cut it into a thousand pieces...
If it doesn't move - it is useless. the ride was designed to have a three dimensional encounter with the "real" yeti.
I could waste my time going back to 2003 press releases to find that exact quote...but i don't need to because i had it memorized.

They didn't deliver...and you got Skull Mountain at Six Flags Great Adventure.


I'd have more respect if they'd admit defeat. If they can come up with some sort of holographic projection (maybe Tupac?) in there to replace it...then i welcome it.

Right now it has a less exhilerating yeti experience than the 1959 matterhorn...and you don't even get the splash down.
That's a really terrible attitude to have.
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