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The Miscellaneous Thought Thread

Darkbeer1

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Since Midget Autopia used electric motors and a busbar like the dark rides, it looks like the CMs would manually push the extra cars on or off? Is that how it worked?
Yes, and many similar rides today still use that system. A section of track can be swinged away, and vehicles can be pushed off, using the wheels on the vehicles.

Heck, I think Disneyland in the 1950's would take the vehicle, and push it down the sidewalk (when the park was closed) to take it backstage for major repair/service. Minor stuff was done at the ride,
 

egg

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How has the removal of all smoking sections that started on May 1st impacted operations? You guys aren't losing your brains like the people on the main forum.
 

Darkbeer1

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How has the removal of all smoking sections that started on May 1st impacted operations? You guys aren't losing your brains like the people on the main forum.
We live in California, where there have been strict smoking restrictions for years.

The biggest impact will be foreign visitors, and they might break the rules on occasion.

Live and let live.
 

socalifornian

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How has the removal of all smoking sections that started on May 1st impacted operations? You guys aren't losing your brains like the people on the main forum.
Weeds been way more popular here and it already wasn’t allowed in the parks. I couldn’t get over how many cigarettes I smelt in NYC last year. Definitely not something I’m used to anymore unless I’m passing through a Vegas casino
 
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mickEblu

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The Jungle Cruise needs some love. Not movie IP tie in love but some love. Most of those AAs need to be upgraded.
I pretty much only ride it with non AP fam and friends ( meaning they haven’t been to the parks in a while) that aren’t only looking for thrills. So if I’m on the Jungle Cruise it probably means I’m with a party that contains a few babies or old people or I just haven’t been on it in a long time and think it’s worth checking out again. Basically ive noticed in my experience it’s used as a filler attraction by a very selective group of guests. The Jungle/ foiliage is amazing but the jokes and AAs are tired. Not that AAs alone are the answer. I will say though, a good skipper goes a long way.

I wonder how first time guests view the attraction? Not sure these attractions were created to remain entertaining on the 1000th visit. I mean how many times can you watch the same movie without being bored?
 

Mac Tonight

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The Jungle Cruise needs some love. Not movie IP tie in love but some love. Most of those AAs need to be upgraded.
I pretty much only ride it with non AP fam and friends ( meaning they haven’t been to the parks in a while) that aren’t only looking for thrills. So if I’m on the Jungle Cruise it probably means I’m with a party that contains a few babies or old people or I just haven’t been on it in a long time and think it’s worth checking out again. Basically ive noticed in my experience it’s used as a filler attraction by a very selective group of guests. The Jungle/ foiliage is amazing but the jokes and AAs are tired. Not that AAs alone are the answer. I will say though, a good skipper goes a long way.

I wonder how first time guests view the attraction? Not sure these attractions were created to remain entertaining on the 1000th visit. I mean how many times can you watch the same movie without being bored?
My last trip down river was about a 6/10. The microphone wasn't coming through very clear, so most of the Skipper's jokes were muffled. Though I will say he gave an almost night and day different speech than the Skipper on my last visit. I wonder how much leeway they give the Skippers to make it their own. Or if for every scenario they have a few options of what they can say.

That said, I agree. It could use a touch-up. I do enjoy the recently added(?) explosions right before you reach the monkeys in camp. I also think our Skipper pointed out two animals I don't recall ever seeing before.

I still slightly favor the MK's JC because of the sweet temple you go through.
 

Phrubruh

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My last trip down river was about a 6/10. The microphone wasn't coming through very clear, so most of the Skipper's jokes were muffled. Though I will say he gave an almost night and day different speech than the Skipper on my last visit. I wonder how much leeway they give the Skippers to make it their own. Or if for every scenario they have a few options of what they can say.

That said, I agree. It could use a touch-up. I do enjoy the recently added(?) explosions right before you reach the monkeys in camp. I also think our Skipper pointed out two animals I don't recall ever seeing before.

I still slightly favor the MK's JC because of the sweet temple you go through.
I usually try to sit near the skipper and recite their lines at least a second or two before they do. It really throws them off. Once I was "invited" to skipper myself. I gave an older funnier but still clean version of the script. It was a lot of fun.
 

SuddenStorm

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I usually try to sit near the skipper and recite their lines at least a second or two before they do. It really throws them off. Once I was "invited" to skipper myself. I gave an older funnier but still clean version of the script. It was a lot of fun.
So how do I go about getting this invite?
 

Rich T

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The Jungle Cruise...iused as a filler attraction by a very selective group of guests.
...I mean how many times can you watch the same movie without being bored?
But Jungle Cruise nearly always has a hefty line. For many, including my family, it's a must-do on every visit. We LOVE Jungle Cruise. It's beautiful, it's relaxing, it's good-natured. It is pure, 100% classic Disneyland, and it's aged very, very well.

It's not a movie, it's a living environment effected by weather, time of day, skipper, passengers and ducks. That moment when you enter the Elephant Bathing Pool and everyone just oohs and ahhhs in delight, even if they've seen it a hundred times... It's one of the best moments of any Disney attraction. The Hippo pool's a gem, too. Everything else can be swapped out and re-arranged, but those scenes need to stay forever (Lost Safari, too).

My advice to Jungle Cruise riders: Just relax. Soak it all in. You're in a freaking jungle in the middle of ANAHEIM. That's genuine magic.
 
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