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News Astro Orbiter Problems?

danyoung56

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I’m not sure why I am so scared to ride this. Too high up and too exposed I guess.
I had a dream once where the way to ride this was to lay down flat on your back and wrap your ankles around a strut. Then the ride started and you were swinging, head out, only holding on by your ankles. I remember in the dream thinking "This doesn't exactly seem safe . . . . ."
 

msteel

Well-Known Member
I have vivid memories of riding the AO as a child with my brother. We went all the way up and we couldn't get it to come back down. It was scary in a fun sort of way. Years later riding it as an adult I realized that to go down you push the lever forward and I wondered if our arms were simply too short to do that.

I like the views from the AO platform as you may be able to tell from my avatar.
 

ParksAndPixels

Well-Known Member
I have vivid memories of riding the AO as a child with my brother. We went all the way up and we couldn't get it to come back down. It was scary in a fun sort of way. Years later riding it as an adult I realized that to go down you push the lever forward and I wondered if our arms were simply too short to do that.

I like the views from the AO platform as you may be able to tell from my avatar.
Time it so you ride during MSEP, that’s really neat to watch from... oh... my bad..
 

DisneyJayL

Well-Known Member
I had a dream once where the way to ride this was to lay down flat on your back and wrap your ankles around a strut. Then the ride started and you were swinging, head out, only holding on by your ankles. I remember in the dream thinking "This doesn't exactly seem safe . . . . ."
Don’t do that to me! Lol
 

Kman101

Well-Known Member
Astro Orbiter ... Primeval Whirl ... why are all these "unplanned" maintenance issues happening? Are they pulling a 90s Disneyland and slacking on maintenance and safety? Just wondering.
 

Kman101

Well-Known Member
Primeval is a separate unrelated issue.

But in general, yes. Although I wouldn’t say it’s to the point of slacking on safety.
Ah, thanks Peter.

I wasn't necessarily trying to imply they were slacking on safety but more wondering, and glad that it's not at that point.
 

Theme Park Nerdo

New Member
I think they’re removing the 1994 steampunk architecture of the Astro Orbiter as part of the Tomorrowland renovation, or as I nickname it “Tomorrowland Forever”
 
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