Yeti Gone?

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  1. doconeill

    doconeill Fastpass Jedi Master DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    They've worked on her before behind a scrim on several occasions, and not once has she moved afterwards. And we've heard they've found a solution before as well. Take it with a grain of salt.
     
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  3. Figment632

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    Yup I bet you we get B mode back at the best.
     
  4. lockedoutlogic

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    I don't see anyway to "fix it" without reinforcing the foundation...at that isn't going to be accomplished with trains flying by...

    I'm not one to go batty over AA...because while its fantastic it isn't technologically innovative anymore.

    But they built the ride on this particular one. Without some kinda movement the entire ride becomes what it is in its current state: a six flags esque, low-end coaster/ partial dark ride on the low end of the bell curve of coaster technology.

    The argument can't be made that EE is "great" without the yeti...cause it isn't. And the theme is integral to the ride here...as it is with splash mountain and the tower of terror. It doesn't work without it.

    Here's to hoping
     
  5. Figment632

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    EE is only a Dticket without the Yeti and I don't bother with it in it's current state.
     
  6. lockedoutlogic

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    Too be honest...i was on it 2 or 3 times with the full yeti...and it wasn't earth shattering then either. but it was fun...and that's why they are gonna have to pull something out on this.

    to be honest...this is a small problem for Animal kingdom to me....we need a major expansion plan and reinvestment...and once we get that rolling - then EE becomes available for full scale change.

    my opinion...but i'm looking at the prices of annual passes and starting to question whether i can justify paying so much more for "inflation, maintenance, and cost of living" for much longer.

    I really don't care how screwed up california adventure is...because the "recovery" is not trickling down in the america i live in and we need some bang for our buck at WDW or it may not be a priority for much longer
     
  7. ChrisFL

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    I think there's other things they could do with it, but I'm saying this without any blueprints or designs...could they place a yeti somewhere else in the ride, like on the backwards section?
     
  8. chesterpdt186

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    If they can reduce the weight of the yeti.. next generation servos etc
    correct the foundation should be workable in A/B mode
    maybe it doest swing so close like it used to every time.

    I am still trying to figure with an independent foundation, and a very large mobile figure at the top... how they thought it would be ok.. someone did not pass statics/dynamics in college.
     
  9. doconeill

    doconeill Fastpass Jedi Master DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    If NASA can forget to convert metric and standard units and plow a quarter billion dollar spacecraft into a planet instead of orbit, I think the Imagineers could underestimate the forces of a unique animatronic... :)
     
  10. LetsGoSteelers

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    ummm, is this ride currently closed?

    if so, will it be open end of Sept/beg of Oct?

    tks!
     
  11. Figment632

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    No it had not closed and even if the Yeti had to be removed the ride would not close.
     
  12. Donut23

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    It would be nice to have the original Yeti back.....even if he has to spend time at the Yeti hospital for a while.

    I have seen the original and it was amazing.

    I would LOVE to read the threads from all of the excited WDW guests when the Yeti returns to his former-fierce self.

    Fingers crossed!
     
  13. skiingfast

    skiingfast <font color=teal>Has had no bacon<br><font color=b

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    Is there actually any evidence that the Yeti is not functioning because the foundation can not take the force?

    Has Disney said this? Does anyone have pictures of stress fractures?
     
  14. lockedoutlogic

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    Easy there, Cochese...

    You think its an elaborate conspiracy theory? The damn thing doesn't work...and the mousies screwed this one up. that's kinda the end of the discussion...even with no pictures.

    Whatever is going on...obviously its a major structural or mechanical issue - because its not like they are "choosing" to let the thing sit dormant for 5 years. She ain't working and its major.

    How do i know? because it woulda been fixed by now if it was minor...obviously its more than computer programming or a nights worth of maintenance here...
     
  15. KYMickey

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    While I agree that the Yeti has major problems they may not be as bad as many fear mongers tell you they are. While we know that excessive stress during its movement caused it to have problems the problems made quite likely be limited to the Yeti itself and not to the actual support structure it sits on. Using modern electronics and materials it seems likely that the weight of the structure and controls for the Yeti can be reduced significantly while also making it stronger. Another option could be making it bend down and reach for the car instead of lunging at it. This could reduce the weight of what is moving by approximately 50%. Combining some of these changes I feel could definitely return EE to its original Glory. :cool1:
     
  16. david balliet

    david balliet Earning My Ears

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    I was there the day it broke-- the cast member mantra was as i recall that he is getting old and he broke his back.
     
  17. ChrisFL

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    Broke Back (on a) Mountain?
     
  18. ktrex

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    I don't remember where I read/heard this, but I believe the fix they are working on now is pretty much attaching rods to the yeti to move it similarly to a puppet. This takes the movement force off the foundation and still allows the yeti to move.
     
  19. skiingfast

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    Over and over again people say things about the foundation breaking or being broken. Why?

    They say that to fix it the whole mountain has to come down to pore a new slab of concrete.

    That is can't operate as fast or with as much movement before because the foundation can't take the stress.

    But nobody has any proof that I've ever seen that there is a problem with the foundation. Only speculation and heresay. Over and over again the same unproven reasoning.
     
  20. lockedoutlogic

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    what does it matter if it is "heresay"

    at some point perception becomes reality.

    The FACT is that it hasn't worked for five years...you can make excuses and come up with all the angles you want...but at the end of the day private santiago is dead...and dawson and downey killed him. these are the facts of the case...and they are indisputable.

    errr...mighta gone off the tracks there a little...but you get the point. Why hasn't it worked for five years?
    Not enough rainy days to fix it? budget cuts and no money for wrenches? an elaborate piece of metal that takes 5 years to fabricate?

    It doesn't matter. As napoleon said "the truth is but a lie that everyone believes"
     
  21. doconeill

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    I believe the Imagineers themselves have made reference to the problems with the "foundation" (I was not under the impression that meant a slab, but the structure on which the Yeti sits...), and that they didn't have a good solution to it (to replace the structure would require significant downtime). That's how we also learned about how it was built with the three separate structures - from the Imagineers.

    [I personally have not spoken with Imagineers about it, but I do know several who have]

    Beyond that, it is the most reliable information we have that fits with the facts. Other hypotheses are welcome should you like to come up with one.

    Regardless, WHAT DOES IT MATTER?!? If it was easy to fix it would have been fixed years ago.
     

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