Yeti Gone?

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  1. mike the canuck

    mike the canuck https://www.youtube.com/user/reelbigfishtml

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  3. lockedoutlogic

    lockedoutlogic DIS Veteran

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    I think that this is permanent. There's just no way to get that thing operational - if the reports are correct - because it has a bad structural design.

    I don't see anyway you can feasibly fix a bad structure unless you peel the mountain and track back and basically spend two years redoing the foundation - which will NEVER happen.

    This is fastly becoming the biggest mechanical failure in the history of WDI...and that's with doozies like test track and rocket rods on the books.
     
  4. mike the canuck

    mike the canuck https://www.youtube.com/user/reelbigfishtml

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    Oh no. That is devestating to hear. :(
     
  5. anthony2k7

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    what was wrong with test track? :confused3
     
  6. Figment632

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    Big bad design job by WDI followed by extreme cheapness from TDO.
     
  7. mike the canuck

    mike the canuck https://www.youtube.com/user/reelbigfishtml

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    I like test track. Never noticed any problems with it.
     
  8. OldsDr

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    From what I understand it supposed to be much more intense. I have no inside information or anything other than my gut, but I think the anti-lock brake test is big area where they had to de-tune the ride prior to opening. I know it was delayed by at leat months, nit sure if it wa years. next time you are on the ride see how much different the anti-lock Vs. non-antilock test feels. To me it is Identicle, perfect palce for a spin out in the non-antilock test. (totally speculation on my part)
     
  9. Figment632

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    If you haven't seen it in A mode what is there now is a joke.
     
  10. DanBoris

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    Test Track was originally scheduled to open a little over a year after World of Motion closed. Although most of the work was done by the original opening date, the actual opening of the ride was delayed for almost 2 more years due to significant technical problems.

    Dan
     
  11. Figment632

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    Im not sure what you are talking about I didnt say anything about TT.
     
  12. mike the canuck

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    Sorry . i thought you were talking about TT
     
  13. Figment632

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    No worries but anyway TDO stands for Team Disney Orlando aka WDW management.
     
  14. mike the canuck

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    ok. lol. Didnt know what that TDO was. good to know
     
  15. mike the canuck

    mike the canuck https://www.youtube.com/user/reelbigfishtml

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    What are the reports you are referring to?
     
  16. lockedoutlogic

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    Test Track is reportedly the most expensive amusement park ride ever...as estimates for its final construction cost are above 300 million dollars...mostly due to the numerous failures, delays, and redesigns during construction...

    Not only did it open years behind schedule (though not quite to the level of the haunted mansion at disneyland)...it burns through tires, brakes, and computer systems on the individual vehicles itself.

    So basically, the ride is overdesigned and the technology was never meant to handle the stress put on it as a high volume, repetitive ride system.

    but to be fair, they've done an impressive job keeping it operational for 12 years now and getting as much out of it as they have.

    It did erode the relationship between Disney and one of its original corporate sponsors at EPCOT -GM
    But since they've made terrible, overpriced cars for decades...that probably didn't matter much anyway as far as corporate sponsorship is concerned
     
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    well...its been a few years...but if i remember correctly:

    the "mountain", Coaster, and yeti were all built on seperate solid foundations to allow for them to move independently from the stress of the ride, the AA, and the support structure.

    It seemed like a great design idea.
    But very quickly after the ride opened...the yeti started going wrong. supposedly its movement caused so much sheer that it actually cracked the concrete foundation and the mechanical system was in danger of ripping itself apart.

    Now of course WDW isn't releasing this kind of negativity to the public at a character meet and greet. but alot of the issues, combined with the obvious failures and repair problems with the yeti itself...seem to mesh pretty well.

    What we do know is that the yeti was "outsourced" to a new company that very quickly went bankrupt a short time later.
    Disney did tout this fact before they knew they had a problem. by using WDI for "artistic" purposes, vekoma for the ride system, and (the company's name escapes me) for building the yeti. It was cheapskate synergy in practice...something disney strives for each day.

    so we know where this went wrong...but it seems like the problems are too big to fix. They can't take it offline indefinitely - its barely a park right now as is...

    perhaps, if they do the right thing and expand the park...then a missing rollercoaster won't be such a big deal...but those days are way in the future if at all
     
  18. WDWTraveler1990

    WDWTraveler1990 Earning My Ears

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    No one panic yet. From what I've heard on another site, Disney has been telling guests who ask about the Yeti that a solution has been found and they intend to have him fixed this year. This is strange because originally CM's were saying they were looking into the problem. I don't see why they would change their story unless they really had a solution. I've also been hearing that they may be building a new Yeti all together.
     
  19. TisBit

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    I am sure they have some type of solution, otherwise they would not work on the Yeti. They cannot remove the Yeti completely, or they would lose their theme.

    Now, everyone needs to be careful of expectations, most certainly the Yeti will not be "fixed" in its original form. Most likely they have figured out a new design or way to display the Yeti....I do not have my hopes up that the original Yeti will be back in its full glory. But, most likely it will be much better than the disco Yeti.
     
  20. nytimez

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    I've heard it's going to be a 3D yeti with music by Randy Newman. Don't forget your glasses -- you can pick them up after the big drop. ;)
     
  21. Figment632

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    They are workingon it behind the scrim so instead of replacement another atempt to fix it.
     

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