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    Re: Mike Fink GullyWhumper - Prop returning? plus random pics

    Oh yeah- awesome photos! I really like the one of Cruella, the balloons, and the two monorail shots over the sub lagoon.

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    Re: Mike Fink GullyWhumper - Prop returning? plus random pics

    Quote Originally Posted by mrfantasmic View Post
    The train will be refurbished with new paint and the animation in the cars will be fixed. Nothing drastic, but sprucing up of the river show.
    At least they aren't going to wait until it falls in the river to fix it this time!
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    Re: Mike Fink GullyWhumper - Prop returning? plus random pics

    I think I overheard something during this shot.


    "I'm sorry ma'am, there's no smoking permitted in this area..."

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    Re: Mike Fink GullyWhumper - Prop returning? plus random pics

    Great pictures! DL is the perfect place to test a new camera : )

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    Re: Mike Fink GullyWhumper - Prop returning? plus random pics

    Very good news to hear about the refurbishments on the river. Would be nice if they would also fix the rapids, which weren't working the last few times I've gone on the Mark Twain.

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    Re: Mike Fink GullyWhumper - Prop returning? plus random pics

    yeah i saw that through the tram area a couple of days ago....it would be nice if you could ride it again.

    but i bet they are just painting it =/

    i hope they put it back in service
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    Re: Mike Fink GullyWhumper - Prop returning? plus random pics

    Great shots. Always love seeing backstage stuff.
    That looked like John Lasseter in the front of the Monorail.


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    Re: Mike Fink GullyWhumper - Prop returning? plus random pics

    It's good to hear Disneyland is fixing up the props along The Rivers of America; Though Gullywhumper (and Bertha Mae) we're once much more than props. I miss the Keelboats plying The Rivers of America. The origional Keel boats were the actual boats from the Davy Crockett TV show. Walt Disney was proud of those boats. Too bad the Pressler Years cutbacks killed off the Keel Boats.
    Gullywhumper is back on the Rivers of America!

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    Re: Mike Fink GullyWhumper - Prop returning? plus random pics

    Quote Originally Posted by WOKcreative View Post
    That looked like John Lasseter in the front of the Monorail.
    lol I was thinking the same thing.

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    Re: Mike Fink GullyWhumper - Prop returning? plus random pics

    Quote Originally Posted by WOKcreative View Post
    Great shots. Always love seeing backstage stuff.
    That looked like John Lasseter in the front of the Monorail.
    that's what I thought as well!


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    Re: Mike Fink GullyWhumper - Prop returning? plus random pics

    Quote Originally Posted by Gullywhumper View Post
    It's good to hear Disneyland is fixing up the props along The Rivers of America; Though Gullywhumper (and Bertha Mae) we're once much more than props. I miss the Keelboats plying The Rivers of America. The origional Keel boats were the actual boats from the Davy Crockett TV show. Walt Disney was proud of those boats. Too bad the Pressler Years cutbacks killed off the Keel Boats.
    From what I read it wasn't budget but the fact that one of them tipped and dunked a bunch of guests into the water that caused them to be shut down. Maybe folks were just getting a bit too large for them.

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    Re: Mike Fink GullyWhumper - Prop returning? plus random pics

    Quote Originally Posted by WOKcreative View Post
    That looked like John Lasseter in the front of the Monorail.

    LOL... you're right it does look like him.

    I looked at the original 12 megapixel shot and did an BIG zoom in and it is unfortunately NOT him but just a guest enjoying a nosecone ride.

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    Re: Mike Fink GullyWhumper - Prop returning? plus random pics

    Quote Originally Posted by Gullywhumper View Post
    It's good to hear Disneyland is fixing up the props along The Rivers of America; Though Gullywhumper (and Bertha Mae) we're once much more than props. I miss the Keelboats plying The Rivers of America. The origional Keel boats were the actual boats from the Davy Crockett TV show. Walt Disney was proud of those boats. Too bad the Pressler Years cutbacks killed off the Keel Boats.
    I did not know the boats were from the actual show. If that's true then wow... as to the "cutbacks"...

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottG View Post
    From what I read it wasn't budget but the fact that one of them tipped and dunked a bunch of guests into the water that caused them to be shut down. Maybe folks were just getting a bit too large for them.
    There are several site you can cross-reference, as well as comments on here. The basic issue was that the CM's heavily loaded the top of the Keelboat, then made a series of sharp turns in the rapids. The sharp turns weren't "authorized" but were a common way to simulate the twists and turns of being in rapids. But because the boat was already top-heavy the maneuvers made it splash down sideways (not a full capsize). I believe it operated for a very brief time after the accident and was then closed for good... honestly can't remember. Like I said the information is out there and readily available.
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    Re: Mike Fink GullyWhumper - Prop returning? plus random pics

    Quote Originally Posted by Athlonacon View Post
    I think I overheard something during this shot.


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    I can't believe they used to have Cruella as a rubber-face character. What a missed opportunity!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gullywhumper View Post
    It's good to hear Disneyland is fixing up the props along The Rivers of America; Though Gullywhumper (and Bertha Mae) we're once much more than props. I miss the Keelboats plying The Rivers of America. The origional Keel boats were the actual boats from the Davy Crockett TV show. Walt Disney was proud of those boats. Too bad the Pressler Years cutbacks killed off the Keel Boats.
    Quote Originally Posted by ScottG View Post
    From what I read it wasn't budget but the fact that one of them tipped and dunked a bunch of guests into the water that caused them to be shut down. Maybe folks were just getting a bit too large for them.
    I think it was both of these things. The keelboats flipped over because of their design flaws and capacity issues. So then Disney had the option of fixing the keelboats and continuing the expense of operating them, or scrapping them and keeping the profit. This being the Pressler Era... they did the latter.

    I'll admit I was a tad disappointed when I first opened this thread - I thought the Keelboat ride was actually returning to the river! Maybe someday...

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    Re: Mike Fink GullyWhumper - Prop returning? plus random pics

    wow. i hope it is true that they are going to fix the little mine train. it really is rotting away. i hope the little gophers poke up again. Also they need to bring back the straching bear!!

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