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Space Mountain Finally Normal Again This Summer

Discussion in 'Disneyland Resort' started by 180º, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. NobodyElse

    NobodyElse Well-Known Member

    May 21, 2014
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    I understand your point, but "promised"?
  2. Stevek

    Stevek Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2005
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    Thought HSM was enjoyable for what it was and understand the overlay to tie into the whole Star Wars thing they were doing. Ran it far too long though, happy the regular version will be back soon.
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  3. 180º

    180º Well-Known Member Original Poster

    Oct 10, 2014
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    I wonder if someday they'll revisit the original dome projections and asteroid lighting that was planned and eventually abandoned for 2005. Even in between Ghost Galaxy's first year and Hyperspace Mountain you can see a major improvement in the projections. In 2009, the projections were dim and there was a very noticeable "halo" effect that made each projection look like a spotlight. Now, the projections are vibrant, clear, and there is remarkably no halo effect. They don't even cause a lot of light pollution, which is impressive.

    I would like to hear the return of some sound effects that have been lost since 2006, and some more that have been lost since then.
    Compare the first lift and strobe tunnel in this video (ride starts at 5:05):

    To how the ride appeared last time we saw it:

    The crackle at the top of Lift 1 was lost in 2006 after Rockin' Space Mountain, never to be heard again. The strobe tunnel had layers of sound effects that were gradually lost over the years, and as you can hear in the 2015 video, the off-board sound effects are completely gone (the remaining ascending tones are in the on-board track). And is it too much to ask for them to finally replace all the bulbs in the blue tunnel? I don't much care for the lame, slow wipe effect they settled for to draw attention away from the burnt out bulbs. The original programming was a very fast, row-alternating, staggered pattern that was very effective when the tunnel was firing on all cylinders. I'd also like to point out that the original programming only lit up the tunnel as far as the riders could see it, so that when the RV turned the corner, the portion of the tunnel behind it, which the next rocket can see when approaching Lift 1, is dark. In the 2015 video, you can clearly see the blue lights before you reach the scene. Kinda ruins the surprise and contrast.

    For gosh sakes, all I want is for them to fix a couple of speakers and light bulbs.
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2017
  4. Curious Constance

    Curious Constance Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2015
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    In our fandom, anytime Disney utters a sheer whisper, it's written in stone and sent to the printers.
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  5. phruby

    phruby Well-Known Member

    Dec 9, 2005
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    I agree. It looks like it is in bad shape. Maybe they will actually take the time to fix things and return it to its 2006 show.
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