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Expedition Everest effects status watch

Discussion in 'WDW Parks General Discussion' started by wdwmagic, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. Surfin' Tuna

    Surfin' Tuna Member

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    Here's an easy solution: They announce they're getting rid of the disco yeti. Then they sell t-shirts, travel mugs, and other assorted memorabilia featuring the broken guy. People will get on here and wax poetic about the first time they saw him and buy it all. Disney will raise millions and be able to fix him. In the meantime, message boards and podcasts will be alive with talk of weather the new Yeti will be as good as the old Yeti. I'm calling Iger in the morning.
     
  2. Master Yoda

    Master Yoda Pro Star Wars geek. Premium Member

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    Do you ever feel like no one listens?;)
     
  3. Cesar R M

    Cesar R M Well-Known Member

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    And this is why you shouldnt focus your performance bonuses by doing The Iger(tm) (aka just watching how many cost cuts and money "savings" you did by slashing everything in your path)
     
  4. LuvtheGoof

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    So now we're blaming Iger for 2 divisions arguing over which one will pay for a fix?
     
  5. MisterPenguin

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    Getting divisions to argue with each other was one of his major vanity projects.
     
  6. Cesar R M

    Cesar R M Well-Known Member

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    Didnt get the memo? everyone blames Iger in the way we used to blame Meg ;)
     
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  7. Fable McCloud

    Fable McCloud Well-Known Member

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    So as of now, May 2017, what in Everest actually works? I'm bringing a newbie and I wanna show them how impressive the ride is in October, but Disco Yeti may be a turn off lol.
     
  8. ADMachine

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    The mist, bird, and yeti are all gone. Only the waterfalls, shadow and (occasionally) station steam work, sadly. It really kills the mood of the ride
     
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  9. Fable McCloud

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    That's so sad. So there isn't even a stationary/Disco Yeti anymore?
     
  10. ADMachine

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    The yeti is still there, just broken. You said you're bringing a 1st timer, so be sure to let them know to look up in the last cave, or you'll miss him (like my mom did).
     
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  11. Marc Davis Fan

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    You know what else really kills the mood of the ride? Hundreds of hairbands strewn all over a major show scene.
     
  12. ADMachine

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    Yeah, that too. I think Everest should just be re-named, "The Ride Everyone on WDWMagic Complains About"
     
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  13. Doug Means

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    TREOWCA???
     
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    Everest Edit.jpg
     
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  15. Bairstow

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    If you're bringing a first-timer, the key is not to mention all the stuff that's not working, either before or after. Just let them enjoy it and they probably will. All the ambiance and the mountain itself are still really impressive, and the strobe light effect is surprisingly effective at fooling people into thinking the yeti is still moving. All the false alarms in this thread about people who have ridden the attraction over the years and swear they saw the figure move is proof enough of that.
     
  16. Doug Means

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    i think some people who get to ride it a lot and see stuff, forget the entire ride experience for those of us who don't. From the walk up to it and just seeing the mountain, the details in the Queue, and the roller coaster is a good enough thrill for people who like roller coasters. there are a lot of little details that may not be working but most people don't know about that (so they won't know to look for it). there is enough great detail that the average person can still enjoy it over and over again. i was lucky enough to see the yeti work the 1st time i rode it (i lived near there for 5 years). but the steam and the bird are things i didn't think about until people started saying they weren't working. now i look for it when i go to see myself. i wouldn't have, except for forums like this.
     
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  17. NormC

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    Exactly. Parents need to stop their brats from doing that. It is not good luck for your cheering squad. It is littering.
     
  18. LuvtheGoof

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    And them some of us don't try to look for every single little thing that may or may not be working, and just enjoy the attraction. A weird concept around here, I know.
     
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  19. Derrit

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    does any know why doesnt the station steam work 100% of the time?
     

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