Discussion in 'WDW Parks General Discussion' started by wdwmagic, Apr 18, 2007.
How do we know there's even still animatronic parts underneath all the fur?
Since the fix for the Yeti has nothing to do with taking EE offline, the answer is: probably never.
Care to elaborate?
The ride does not need to go down for any extensive length of time to fix the Yeti. It could technically be done over a couple of nights during third shift.
What is the nature of the damage?
Any estimate on repair costs?
What is wrong...
The cost...who knows, but it was enough to where neither operations or WDI want to get stuck picking up the check, hence the reason it is still not fixed.
Speaking of the AA.. I wonder, would the AA be already damaged beyond repair thanks to being immobile for too long?
Ie, if they have to fix it, they would need to completely rebuild it?
Ah. So not only does the entire figure need to be replaced with a completely different design that's easier to maintain, but the entire area around the figure would have to be redesigned to allow that maintenance to be done safely.
...so if we're being even slightly realistic, none of that will ever happen.
As I understand it, they are looking at a 100% swap out to do it correctly.
So, have they been building the new AA (Considering you said they're doing a 100% swap) all this time, or have they just been delaying for whatever reason? Also, considering that the "Overhead arm swing" is apparently a n-no right now, would he be above us still, or would they put the new yeti in a different spot?
Has Expedition Everest ever gone down for "rehab" since it opened? If not, I'd assume that it would have to go down SOMETIME soon(ish) though with crowds at AK expected to be high for the next year or so, I'd highly doubt anything would happen before fall of 2018. Though, to be fair, just because it would go down for refurb would be no guarantee of a "fixed" yeti.
Prob not the best place to bring this up but I figured I'd quote you directly because it pertains to my question and I'd figured you'd might know the reason or factors that removed so many of the smoke/fog/mist effects around the parks. There, that's my question. lol
Why does it seem like the smoke and mist effects are no longer working? Are they being turned off for a specific safety reason or is it a general maintenance issue. Everest is one example but Kali in particular loses much of it's character without the ambient fog. Come to think of it, I don't think I've seen the rolling fog at Tower in a long time. Where you at fog?
Everest lost its misting due to poor design; it was water based and interfered with track sensors. Instead of finding an alternative it was just removed.
Spaceship Earths steam effects are generated from a single point; no steam in Rome means no steam for the printing machine.
Tower of Terror had several systems; the boiler room again was water based and made the walkways allegedly slippery. The 5th Dimension system created condensation on the glass. But again, no alternative was used. Rock n Rollercoaster in Paris found the water based system made evacuation walkways too slippery. So they installed different system. It is possible.
None water based systems need more maintenance and attention. Not to mention restocking.
Nope, Everest has never officially closed for an extended rehab. It's really showed these last few years, as the ride has just looked genreally nasty
I never said they were building a new one or doing a 100% swap. I said that most likely needs to be done to make it work in full A-mode again. As I understand it, they still can't decide who gets to pick up the check. A lot of smaller scale fixes have been attempted and none have worked.
As to the overhead arm swing, I have no clue what they are going to do about that. I don't see relocating the Yeti being a economically viable option which most likely leaves it in the realm of legal wrangling.
They just need to hire a CM actor and dress them as the Yeti then have them swinging from the rafters and screaming.
Spray paint Chewbacca white!
That makes sense. The way your original post was worded, it seemed they were building an all new yeti
I have had dreams that they were.
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