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Journey to Atlantis re-opens with all effects gone

Discussion in 'Sea World Orlando' started by Tom Morrow, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. Tom Morrow

    Tom Morrow Well-Known Member

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    Journey to Atlantis has reopened after an extended refurbishment. Inexplicably, rather than fixing any of the existing effects, every single one of them has been turned off and disabled aside from lighting. New music plays throughout that doesn't really fit.



    If you're familiar with this ride, it was always a bit cheesy but there were a lot of effects when it was new. Over the years, more and more of them disappeared and for the last few years the ride has been pretty embarrassing. So there was perhaps a conscious decision to just disable everything to save money? Not sure, but it's not the best look for a park that is struggling to get people in the gates.
     
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    kap91 Well-Known Member

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    :-(. That's really sad. It was a pretty damn good dark ride when it opened.
     
  3. cheezbat

    cheezbat Well-Known Member

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    What a disappointment. This ride was always one of my faves...and it's sad to see everything that's been eliminated.

    And even though the Beetlejuice theme wasn't exactly fitting for the ride, it sounded better than the garbage soundtrack they play on the ride now!
     
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  4. disney4life2008

    disney4life2008 Well-Known Member

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    I want to love sea world so bad....
     
  5. Tom Morrow

    Tom Morrow Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Apparently the new music is from their old show A'lure, which just makes it that much more lazy. The exterior stuff sounds like Bollyood music.
     
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  6. rob0519

    rob0519 Well-Known Member

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    Well that sucks. It was one of my favorite rides in WDW, SW or Universal. My family really likes SW, but they're making it harder to justify going back on each trip.
     
  7. WildernessLodge

    WildernessLodge Well-Known Member

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    Well that sucks. But I never rode that ride for the effects or music. I rode it for the thrilling drop and also the fact that it turns into a mini-coaster at the end. It's a fun ride!
     
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    I watched a vloggers video on the ride just yesterday and he was wowed by the experience. So maybe they weren't turned on?
     
  9. Tom Morrow

    Tom Morrow Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Do you have a link to this video?
     
  10. Rob562

    Rob562 Well-Known Member

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    May have just been a temporary thing. This video posted only a couple days ago shows more effects



    -Rob
     
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  11. Disneyhead'71

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    I have heard that there are more fx coming that tie into the Kracken VR upgrade. They just weren't ready for install yet.
     
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    It seems like they're installing the new effects incrementally and keeping the ride open to guests throughout the install/test process, which is an interesting change from the way Disney does it.

    I would say "bad show" but, c'mon, this is Journey to Atlantis we're talking about here. The ride was disappointing and incomprehensible from day one.
     
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  13. Tom Morrow

    Tom Morrow Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I hope so, it really does have potential to be a great ride.
     
  14. Evan-500

    Evan-500 Well-Known Member

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    That's an old video that was posted recently. I can't believe they ruined this ride... They didn't even take down the big medusa...
     
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  15. matt9112

    matt9112 Well-Known Member

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    Curious I rode it today for the first time?

    What's the rough story line? Besides you know the lost city?

    In beginning you hear some kind of guide and than rest of ride has nothing.
     
  16. unarmedmusic

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    Actually just returned from SW and theres still no effects and the music is very bizarre
     
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  17. Tom Morrow

    Tom Morrow Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Interesting. There were rumblings about effects being activated once Kraken Unleashed opened... I guess those were untrue.
     

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