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    A cave to connect the back of GRR to the main path.

    I've toyed with this idea before but never really had any pictures to explain. Memorial Weekend was a great road trip to Sequoia & Kings Canyon... so now I have the pictures for it as well! You can read the full TR here http://micechat.com/forums/other-the...gs-canyon.html I am simply borrowing some of the pictures.

    I never honestly understood the back road around GRR. It swings in towards the Vinyard, only to swing back out through GRR and into Condor. At one point (the mine doors) it is close to the main path... why didn't they make a cave? Again this is posting blind, I have no idea what is behind those mine doors... but I know what I was was there...

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    Those little drapes are actually hollow... really cool crests on them


    more from the "Drape Room"


    an example of how narrow and how dark it is in here... no natural light this far back.


    looks like something you would find on Indy


    It's not what you think... this is solid rock that was sculpted by water.


    At some point we crossed the creek


    Another cool rock formation


    Tink took all the cave shots... this is amazing... love it


    Sorry for the bad light... another cave shot.


    Heading back out


    That is the water at the bottom of these stairs


    "Sugar Falls" so named because that is what it looks like.


    The "baby" really wanted to walk. All I heard the whole time was "look rock"


    The "we got to see a real cave" celebration dance! Like I said they thought they wouldn't because I was told it would be too hard to do Crystal Cave.


    My "over the rail" shot and the flash didn't penetrate all the way down.


    another shot of the main cavern
    This was all shot at Boyden Cavern (same place we cracked the geodes which was the inspiration behind the other Frontierland thread)... I'm not 100% but i believe the general area around Sequoia served as inspiration for GRR and the themed land it occupies. Granted the "cave" from GRR to the main side would need to be flat for wheelchair access, and wider, but the theme is there. They could easily light it with mining lamps, and include internal waterfalls as well... having it "break out" roughly between the vineyad and the waterfall.

    Again this is a blind post with no knowledge of what is behind GRR... but if possible it would be a wonderful addition to the area.
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    Re: A cave to connect the back of GRR to the main path.

    I like it, I would love to see that!
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    I like the GRR path because I need to escape from crowds, and it's kind of scenic & actually feels a little bit outdoorsy with it's waterfalls and views of tourists screaming in the "river."

    I would rather have another cave start from under the Hungry Bear Restaurant (entrance to the north of the path that connects the upper and lower levels) and go under the river to Tom Sawyer's Island.

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    Re: A cave to connect the back of GRR to the main path.

    Wouldn't this place be a headache for legal? (literally, from everyone cracking open their heads?)

    I'd understand if it was a huge wide open cave, like the one from Aladdin, but anything else could be a legal nightmare.

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    Re: A cave to connect the back of GRR to the main path.

    Very cool idea Tech. Or keep it as a mine passage that has some artifacts from the mining days but wide enough not to become to congested. I don't know, I'm pulling this out of thin air, but I like the idea.
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    Re: A cave to connect the back of GRR to the main path.

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    Wouldn't this place be a headache for legal? (literally, from everyone cracking open their heads?)

    I'd understand if it was a huge wide open cave, like the one from Aladdin, but anything else could be a legal nightmare.
    I wasn't thinking of a narrow cave, the photos only served to highlight endless rock formation possibilities. TSI had a decent cave that the Pirate theme destroyed...

    There are a couple ways to go with this. You could go with a Mine Entrance or possibly a Steam Train Tunnel with fake tracks. In which case you would have the traditional wood beam support braces with lanterns on them. Or you could go the natural cave route. I'd honestly prefer the natural cave as it would accent the beautiful landscape and the mountain itself.
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    Re: A cave to connect the back of GRR to the main path.

    I believe the pumps for GRR are right where you want to put the cave, techskip. The top of the flume (where the water is pumped to) would be directly above. Great idea, though.

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    Re: A cave to connect the back of GRR to the main path.

    Then push the Cave under. I'm sure they could work around existing blocks somehow. Its a cave, its supposed to be crooked. :P

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