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MisterPenguin

Fully Pfizered!
Premium Member
I think you are forgetting just how steep they are. I noticed that back when I first went there in 1983. And I was young then, (at least relatively young). Going up isn't as much of a problem as coming back down because it is more difficult to stay upright. Trust me when you get older the inner ear doesn't work to the degree it did in our youth. Hanging on to the hand rail for dear life isn't exactly a fun way to leave an attraction. I don't remember where the other ramps are right now. I think that there is one in Pirates which is much longer and no where near as steep. Is there one in Space Mountain? I haven't been in that one since about 1986.
When going down, turn around and go down backwards.
 

Goofyernmost

Well-Known Member
When going down, turn around and go down backwards.
If older people have a problem going downward facing forward just imagine what it would be like to go down backwards and then not fall on their a$$ at that bottom. So technically I'm not aboard with that suggestion. On the surface it did seem like a reasonable cure though. However, after a short time imagining the outcome it didn't pass muster. 🤔 ;)
 

KBLovesDisney

Well-Known Member
When going down, turn around and go down backwards.
Go to town!

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(I'm so sad my brain went there.)
 

MansionButler84

Well-Known Member
In the Parks
No
If older people have a problem going downward facing forward just imagine what it would be like to go down backwards and then not fall on their a$$ at that bottom. So technically I'm not aboard with that suggestion. On the surface it did seem like a reasonable cure though. However, after a short time imagining the outcome it didn't pass muster. 🤔 ;)
He’s just saying to face upward as you go down the ramp. It is easier on your sense of equilibrium to tackle a hill facing up.
 

seabreezept813

Well-Known Member
Yes, you are
I’m sure I’ve missed the info somewhere. But the exit was much shorter before or at the very least less walking right? Doing parent swap our last day I rode twice as the tagalong and my feet practically fell off just from going through the queue twice. It was a 9 day trip so we were already beat...
 

trojanjustin

Well-Known Member
I’m sure I’ve missed the info somewhere. But the exit was much shorter before or at the very least less walking right? Doing parent swap our last day I rode twice as the tagalong and my feet practically fell off just from going through the queue twice. It was a 9 day trip so we were already beat...
Before it was a moving walkway that took you up the incline, now it's walking-only with a much steeper incline at the end.
 

Bocabear

Well-Known Member
And really, the moving walkway was meant to keep traffic flowing past the "Home Of Future Living" display... An amazing ending to the attraction... Unfortunately became dated and lost their sponsorship...and the sets were destroyed...Incidentally th3 2 story sets were also visible from the People mover traveling above. With ne new walking exit they would never bother to redo the displays because they don't want people stopping to look... Such a shame and a real loss overall.
 

mikeymouse

Well-Known Member
The slope of the speed ramps is shallow enough to fit into the ceiling of the Lunching Pad. Something steeper would drop down into the Lunching Pad.



An escalator landing on the ground in the same place as the speed ramps wouldn’t have enough clearance above due to the unload platform disc location. Hope that makes sense. The whole structure really is quite an engineering marvel.
I'm amazed how much weight this structure is supporting.
 

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