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Old May 27th, 2008, 09:29 PM
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When your argument fails, throw in some apples to oranges comparisons. Very nice..
Yeah, he does that alot.
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Old May 27th, 2008, 09:43 PM
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"I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained."
Great quote and very appropriate for this thread. That quote you posted earlier in this thread was probably the one I'm thinking of, but it seems like I remember one where he specifically referred to not wanting the parks to become museums.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 04:22 PM
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I see you're still defending that high tech rip-off of the Chevy Show.

At any rate, my beef about the hang glider thing is that it has nothing to do with the theme of the pavilion.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 04:31 PM
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I haven't been on the ride, but I've heard enough positive feedback to believe that the only thing it rips off is the original ride in California.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 04:58 PM
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I was only teasing. Hence the grinning smiley.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 06:07 PM
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I've been on both the WDW and the California one, they are both exactly the same. I think really you could justify it being in The Land at Epcot, because it really shows you the "natural beauty and resources" of California. The only thing that might have been better is if they shot another show for WDW covering Florida. Fun ride though I recommend it.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 06:26 PM
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Like you're going to be gliding through swamps and gators.
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Old September 9th, 2008, 07:22 PM
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Default Mine Train - The old computer system was the most fun!

Pre-1989, the Runaway Mine Train was the most fun ride to drive. I remember driving 4 trains, moving really, really fast, and having the best time getting those really high readings. They replaced the computer system in '89, which took away the grid of lights that would indicate the trains exact locations. I went to the park recently, and I could tell that the kids don't have as much fun working Mine Train as I did when I was their age.
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Old September 9th, 2008, 07:38 PM
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I went to the park recently, and I could tell that the kids don't have as much fun working Mine Train as I did when I was their age.
They also don't run 4 trains anymore. Or 3, except on the very rare occassion.
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Old September 10th, 2008, 07:23 PM
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Hey Daryl... good to see an old school name from my early days chiming in.

I got to be among the last few 4 train drivers at Mine Train for the last few years they ran it that way, being a supervisor on that side. It was fun, but stressful. I'm just glad I didn't have to do it the old way, which required every finger to be depressing a button at once, and the ride phone on the shoulder at all times... that fly by the seat of the pants way stressed me out the few times I worked dock while someone else was driving that way. It was definitely among the most prestigious rides dept positions... along with engineer and lead ride foreman (back when they still had those.)
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