Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

marni1971

WDW History nut
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Wasn’t there some issue at Everest where they used to use fog to hide the track switch but had to turn it off because it kept triggering sensors?
Yes. My understanding was it was related to the fact they were using a water mist. If you had ridden the attraction with the fog you would know the huge difference fog can make! Not seeing the track switch and falling through the fog and out of the mountain was an incredible effect.
Indeed. Being water based it was starting to corrode sensors.
 

TrainChasers

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The tricky thing about rise is there are so many moving parts. With Everest, as long as the coaster parts work the ride works. The bird, yeti, fog, etc. can all be broken and the ride still works.

With rise you’ve got a lot of moving parts. Tower of terror does too but there are basically 2 rides in the building so you can at least operate at half capacity.

Add in all of the pre-show rooms that have lots of moving parts as well and goodness that’s a lot of maintenance.
 
Smoke/fog effects with animatronics is nothing new, especially from Disney....I'm sure they could work it out if it was intended
It's the projectors.

Imagine setting off a tiny puff of smoke in a movie theater. The projectors light becomes visible for a LONG time. With all the projection mapping, there would be no way to use smoke/haze effects without revealing all the projectors and making the images murky.

Spiderman and Transformers (projection rides) have controlled blasts of cryo fog that are kept well away from the projectors (basically in fan controlled hallways). Both are designed to cascade down and dissipate like a waterfall.

Small C02 puffs could be used - but the expense and upkeep could be problematic. All day and all night - tons of C02 tanks replace constantly. Would they need to pump fresh oxygen into the show building? Expensive.
 

TrainChasers

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Small C02 puffs could be used - but the expense and upkeep could be problematic. All day and all night - tons of C02 tanks replace constantly. Would they need to pump fresh oxygen into the show building? Expensive.
Yes... a simple effect like c02 “cryo” that used to be included in attractions such as muppets 3d and spaceship earth is now too expensive for the “most expensive attraction ever built”
 

TrainChasers

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From the other thread, the preshows were down the first hour or two today, but they still chose to run the ride.
That’s what I was afraid of :-(

Just read it. Skipping the bb8 preshow and the transporter ride (and the stormtroopers room? Or do you enter that room somehow?) really takes away from the attraction.
 
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Rob562

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That’s what I was afraid of :-(

Just read it. Skipping the bb8 preshow and the transporter ride (and the stormtroopers room? Or do you enter that room somehow?) really takes away from the attraction.
From what I've read, when they're bypassing the preshows, they escort people directly through the BB8 room to outside, and then hang a left before the shuttle to a backstage corridor that leads to the left side of the hangar bay.

-Rob
 

TrainChasers

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I rode Rise today. I liked the preshow better than the ride, the cast were incredible. Maybe I expected too much from the ride and had no pre show expectations.
Boarding Group 85 had every element of the preshow.
I agree. The ride itself is less impressive than Spider-Man, Indy, etc. but the entire experience is good because of all the surprises. To me the best part is exiting the transport ship and being in an entirely new immersive experience. That’s the part with the biggest wow moment.
 
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