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Old 01-22-2013, 08:20 PM   #16
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Is anyone just a smidge disappointed that Disney's fancy new addition to IASW is technology that Universal has used at ET for the past 20+ years?
Haven't ever been on that one time when it actually worked.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:16 PM   #17
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Interesting - we've ridden ET 100's of times and it has always worked.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:21 PM   #18
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I'm all for cool new tech and experiences, but this particular change makes me sad somehow. Too bad it couldn't be done without sacrificing a signature feature of the attraction.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:28 PM   #19
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I'm all for cool new tech and experiences, but this particular change makes me sad somehow. Too bad it couldn't be done without sacrificing a signature feature of the attraction.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:30 PM   #20
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Haven't ever been on that one time when it actually worked.
me either...or where the names were intelligible.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:34 PM   #21
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Is anyone just a smidge disappointed that Disney's fancy new addition to IASW is technology that Universal has used at ET for the past 20+ years?
I was thinking about that as I was reading it too. I do think it is a pretty cool concept (and a change that I really am not too upset about), but it certainly isn't new.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:40 PM   #22
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Something tells me Disney wouldn't be investing in this new technology and spending money to make changes to rides unless they were quite confident it would work. So I for one am excited to see what it's like.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:40 PM   #23
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I'd LOVE to see this technology used in Turtle Talk with Crush. My kids would be super excited to have Crush call them out by name!
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Meh, I'm not jazzed or angry about this but what I do feel is that I want to smash all these stupid ipads people insist on using as cameras and video!!! (and this isn't a random rant, there's an ipad in the video)
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Curiously gutted by the end of these stupid sparkly signs.


Must be because I was obsessed with iasw when I was little. OBSESSED.
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I'm all for cool new tech and experiences, but this particular change makes me sad somehow. Too bad it couldn't be done without sacrificing a signature feature of the attraction.
Completely agree.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:12 PM   #27
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Meh, I'm not jazzed or angry about this but what I do feel is that I want to smash all these stupid ipads people insist on using as cameras and video!!! (and this isn't a random rant, there's an ipad in the video)
That was my first thought! Put the ipad down!!!
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I just hope not every ride becomes ~customized...
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I rode IASW on Friday, and it was so sad being in that room with a black curtain/wall. Even though I knew ahead of time the scene would be gone, it just bummed me out.

I have to say that the new addition does not sound as bad as what I was worried might be coming. I hope it will incorporate the original look/feel of the space and the different languages. But given the consistent failure of Test Track's new RFID technology, I'm not holding my breath that this will work even 75% of the time.

I was about to say something about how there's no way they'd have time to name everyone in the boat, so you couldn't know whether it is actually working or is just spitting out a default list of names, but then it occurred to me - what if it's not talking to you, but just putting your name up on a screen with all the goodbyes? That would get around the mispronunciation issue, and would allow an entire boat to be recognized at once.

I'm imagining what this would look like some more, and while I still think it's not as bad as what I was worried about, I predict that the overall effect will clash badly with the rest of the attraction. It just seems odd to go from the classic, tactile, 3-dimensional ride to 2 big screens. I hope I'm wrong, though.

One more thing - on Friday, I noticed what appeared to be 2 NexGen poles installed about halfway down the first ramp, before you round the corner. They were covered up. I noticed the same thing on another ride, but I can't remember which one...it must have been Peter Pan or Haunted Mansion. Not sure if this is related to FP+ or the new exit effect.
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Gah! I wish I'd known - I skipped iasw on my November trip.
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