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Old 11-02-2013, 07:00 AM   #31
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There are probably 1000's of details, a lot of which are even more minor then the Yeti, around WDW that you would not notice where missing if you had never seen them in the first place, but it is these very things that set Disney apart.
~Well, I agree with you. Beer Dave was the first poster to actually describe what the ride was like before B Mode Betty. I didn't know the entire coaster slowed down under the Yeti, it sounds amazing. So, I understand where the disappointment stems from.

~When I was a teen still at home, our family went to Disney in 1998 for the grand opening of Disney's Animal Kingdom. I was there the first year, when the park was brand new and there was no Mount Everest or Kali River Rapids.

~But, I have fond memories of the Kilimanjaro Safari. I loved the bridge that rocked back & forth and was taken by surprise with the story line of helping to save baby Jambo from the poachers. I loved that story, but it's gone now. The bridge which also used to be a feature, is entirely hit or miss. Also, riding in front of the monorail and collecting cards was popular and finding the paint brush on Tom Sawyers island, etc.

~Unfortunately, that's just part of life. We have to find new things to appreciate as the world around us continues to evolve. Disney still holds more magic than the other vacation options we've experienced.

~Frankly, the problem is that our society has never quite caught up to Disney's high standards and as a result Disney has plenty of wiggle room to be complacent regarding certain aspects of the theme parks.
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:05 AM   #32
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I think the dollar amounts involved are new attraction levels...I'd rather some new D or E ticket ride, then 3 brief seconds of animatronic movement on a ride that is pretty good as it is today.
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:50 AM   #33
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[B][COLOR="Magenta"]~Well, I agree with you. Beer Dave was the first poster to actually describe what the ride was like before B Mode Betty. I didn't know the entire coaster slowed down under the Yeti, it sounds amazing. So, I understand where the disappointment stems from.
Hey-- I didn't re read my post, but it didn't slow-- The cave was better lit, with no strobe-- as the track dives into the exit of the yeti room, there is a psuedo track above, twisted. as you enter the room, the track appears to be connected to the twisted track leading towards the ceiling/ wall of the cave. The yeti's hand swoops down just as the train drops into the exit tunnel, seemingly inches above your heads. The first time on, I had the "oh sxxx" moment of " how is this going to work?" because the illusion of the damaged track was so good. No speed change-- just well lit and choreographed.
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:43 AM   #34
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Is the ride still enjoyable without the movement of the yeti? We will be riding it for the first time next month.
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:44 AM   #35
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And what is avatar land? Avatar isn't disney.... Will this ruin the park??
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:59 AM   #36
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Is the ride still enjoyable without the movement of the yeti? We will be riding it for the first time next month.
Yes, but it was better with a functioning Yeti.


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And what is avatar land? Avatar isn't disney.... Will this ruin the park??
Contrary to popular belief, it will NOT ruin the park.
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:03 AM   #37
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ok so I thought I was losing my mind when the last time I went and EE wasn't as exciting as it was when I went in 2006.

It is still a great ride but NOTHING like it was when she moved.
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Old 11-05-2013, 06:01 PM   #38
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Yes, but it was better with a functioning Yeti.




Contrary to popular belief, it will NOT ruin the park.
Don't confuse "popular" with "repetitive".
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Come on Disney, you have to fix the Yeti. Even if you have to close down the ride for a couple of months. The magic is in the details. Disney's quality is what sets Disney apart from everyone else. Oh yes, fixing the Yeti is a very big deal. Are you listening Disney?
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:34 PM   #40
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Is the ride still enjoyable without the movement of the yeti? We will be riding it for the first time next month.
Very much so! It is a great coaster and there is something about the section where you go backwards on a corkscrew in the dark that is very intense even when I rode it 5 or 6 times. You will enjoy it!
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