well the partners statue won't explode on you if proper maintenance is not done... and they are the only engines in WDW that have to go through an offsite maintence and checkout schedule, if i am not mistaken
I live by the motto 'never let sober fact get in the way of a great rant'.well the partners statue won't explode on you if proper maintenance is not done... and they are the only engines in WDW that have to go through an offsite maintence and checkout schedule, if i am not mistaken
I have been fearing this for years. my local six flags has a diesel train. If this actually happens I am through with Disney. Not just the parks but the whole company. It just sickens me to think they may even consider this let alone do it. Universal you are my last hope, save me. lol. I'm not kidding, at least I still have Universal and Potter that are willing to give me high quality for my Money. I have truly been dreading the thought of this for years, and knowing how TDO works I'm not surprised if it does happen. This could be the end of me vacationing at WDW it truly could. To much has been lost already for me, this is the last straw.
Sorry if I got to emotional I hope others are not as upset as I am about this.
I can tell you this was indeed looked at about a year ago because of concerns regarding the longevity of the current fleet (because of issues with Lilly)..
It was deemed feasible, both financially and otherwise, but more recently it's been more focus on improving maintenance and care of the existing 3 (plus lillys refurb)... and on that point.. Lilly Bell won't be gone much longer
I am 100% with you on this one. I have watched them slowly alter and destroy many things I love about the parks, but this is one that I will not accept. If they take away the steam trains, I'm done as well. It may sound emotional, and to some degree that's true, but I'm not taking my money to a place that simply doesn't care anymore. Save money here, cut from there, I'm done with it honestly. People on this forum for years have been saying that the only way Disney reacts is from people not spending, and for years I've been part of the problem. If these rumors ever turn out to be true, I think it would be time to stop spending and my family simply wouldn't go to Disney parks anymore.
Some rides and attractions can be argued that nostalgia simply isn't a reason to keep it around. I'll conceded on some of those, but those steam trains are nothing but nostalgia. It's not an aging thrill ride, parade, etc. it's a living part of the parks and appeals to all of your senses (smell, visual, audio, etc.). I'll wait out this steam train rumor, but hopefully it isn't true.
You've got that right. Here in KY we have the Belle of Louisville and L&N 152 steaming around. The sights and smells are amazing. Have you ever been to the Henry Ford museum? They have a large collection of steam engines and we'll worth the trip!There is NOTHING like a steam engine, I've built a couple small static steam engines and I have a bunch of Wilesco model steam engines even the tiny ones have that wonderful 'steam smell'
Designing Disney: Imagineering and the Art of the Show by John Hench. A great book.-- More seriously, I just think of the story I read where one of the imagineers was questioning the use of authentic leather straps on the Disneyland stagecoaches, because a more modern suspension would be cheaper, and how could any guest notice the difference? To which Walt replied something along the lines of: they'll know. Maybe only subconsciously, but they'll know.
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