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    Re: Rocket Rods/PeopleMover Backstage Area?

    Quote Originally Posted by SS77 View Post
    I was wondering, if you look at this video and pause at 1:48, is that the switch track to the backstage area of the Rocket Rods? If so, does anyone have a picture of it? I would love to see it.

    BTW, was the area used for the PeopleMover too?

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    That switch you mentioned is actually the exit from the maintenance bay. The entry switch is in the long curved tunnel before it (at about 1:44).

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    Re: Rocket Rods/PeopleMover Backstage Area?

    Quote Originally Posted by BassBone View Post
    Too bad it didn't work.
    Oh, it worked - problem was, it was too toned down because of the track parameters, and it didn't KEEP working.

    They stopped development too soon and mass-produced the Beta cars before they had really debugged them, and we had to live through the debugging breakdowns. I would love to see the logbook of all the breakdowns by time and cause.

    The tires on each vehicle wore out in under two weeks a set, because the drive axle geometry was all wrong and the electric motors were over-powering them. And with the mounting and balancing and mechanic's time that was like $400 a pair...

    They had computer issues with processors in each car and multiple server units at Wayside, and one vehicle or wayside computer going BSOD knocked the whole ride into Maintenance Mode till they could get the bad car offline. (Blue blinking strobes everywhere, and the cars in safety creep speed.)

    And then the steel guide track and the reinforced concrete guideway started slowly failing, and that was what really put a stake through the heart of the ride.

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    Re: Rocket Rods/PeopleMover Backstage Area?

    Quote Originally Posted by mark View Post
    Man, RR was a fun attraction. Only got to ride once due to lines but I sure liked it!
    I agree, I loved that ride. Although only rode twice. Besides the downfalls Bruce Bergman mentioned, I just can't seem to agree with those who didn't like it.

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    Re: Rocket Rods/PeopleMover Backstage Area?

    ive never read either, but both rocket rods and people mover seem to not have a real purpose. generally speaking disney rides have an in depth theme or a purpose. they have a story, are used to get people from point a to point be, etc. the both seem to have none of that. they kinda just throw it out as "here, this is what youre gonna ride in someday" and thats about it.

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    Re: Rocket Rods/PeopleMover Backstage Area?

    I presume this is what it looks like inside:



    (source: I don't know! It's an old photo I've had for years and I don't remember what the origin of it was).

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    Re: Rocket Rods/PeopleMover Backstage Area?

    OMG!!!!!! Thanks!!!!! lol :-D
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    Re: Rocket Rods/PeopleMover Backstage Area?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nautilus View Post
    I presume this is what it looks like inside:



    (source: I don't know! It's an old photo I've had for years and I don't remember what the origin of it was).
    looks like it could be RR maintenance area.
    Def. looks like the old Skybucket depart/arrive area
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    Re: Rocket Rods/PeopleMover Backstage Area?

    Yeah I think it is because if you look, that big pipe looking thing is the the guidance rail for the Rods and the two platforms on each sides are for the tires.
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    Re: Rocket Rods/PeopleMover Backstage Area?

    Quote Originally Posted by DLFreak71 View Post
    looks like it could be RR maintenance area.
    Def. looks like the old Skybucket depart/arrive area
    You think?
    Maybe they took the skybucket ,because of the Rocket Rods......
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