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    Re: Have you ever gotten stuck on an attraction? I haven't.

    Got stuck on Peter Pan's Flight once, back on a weekday during the first week of November, 1985. The Park was unbelievably uncrowded -- almost eerily so. I was having fun by myself, while my Dad was attending some conference at the Disneyland Hotel. He told me to meet him there (probably at the old "Travel Port" -- was that the name of the area?) at a specific time so we could catch a taxi and get to John Wayne airport for our flight home. Well, I realized I had about a half hour before I had to meet my Dad, and I noticed the queue to PPF wasn't too bad, so I figured I'd get one last ride in. Whoops! As soon as my galleon sailed out the window of the nursery and turned towards the second star to the right, everything stopped and all the house lights came on. I was giddy with excitement as I reveled in the details revealed below. I took a bunch of pictures (slides -- which are buried someplace in the archives...). It was surprising to see how the "clouds" and "fog" above London were effected: just big clear plastic bags -- reminded me of the kind that cover your dry-cleaning. The most jarring yet humorous sight was seeing the overall-clad maintenance guys tromping through the "city", Godzilla-like! I must have been stuck in there for a good 15 minutes or so. I didn't have to evacuate my ship; I got to ride on through (I think the house lights were kept on). Meanwhile, my Dad was having a fit, worrying that we'd miss our flight. But we made it OK.

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    Re: Have you ever gotten stuck on an attraction? I haven't.

    I love getting stuck on Disney Attractions! I am not sure why this is so great (maybe a bit of the nerd in me), but I think it makes me feel like I have done some thing Disney that few else have and it sort of makes me feel like even if just for a few minutes, I may have an inside scoop.
    When I was younger I got stuck on Haunted Mansion, Alice, Pinocchio, and Snow White. Recently I was stuck on Pinocchio and got to walk off half way throughthe ride. The Cast Member walked us backwards clear through the entrance. There is some thing great about walking over track that I have only seen from a ride vehicle. The cool part was that he gave us a history on the original hand carved characters and showed us were all the hidden Mickeys were. I love Pinocchio so this was great to me!
    I would love to be stuck on POTC! I have seen that video of people having to walk off the ride and wish it was me.
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    Re: Have you ever gotten stuck on an attraction? I haven't.

    Back in June of 1997 my friends and myself got stuck in Splash Mountain. It was during Grad Nite and it was our last ride just as the sun was coming up. We got stuck just at the end of the ride after the big drop. We waited there for about 20 minutes and they couldn't get the logs unjammed so we had to be escorted out of the ride. It was actually kind of cool. We all then had to run to make our bus before it left us there.

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    Re: Have you ever gotten stuck on an attraction? I haven't.

    Does a sputtering ride count? Easter 2010- The ghosts were running the ride that time through the Haunted Mansion. First we got stuck for about 2 minutes by the grandfather clock, about 5 minutes just around the corner by Leota, a couple of minutes coming down the hill by the gravekeeper, 5 minutes amongst the Grim Grinning Ghosts, and a final couple of extra minutes with our hitchhiker. I think it was pretty cool hearing the music loops independently and getting a closer look at the sets (without the rapid perspective changes of the doom buggies!)

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    Re: Have you ever gotten stuck on an attraction? I haven't.

    We got stuck last month on the Matterhorn, it was kinda cool I took pictures with my little digital , then with my toy fisheye camera , then took a video of my son going yo! get me outa here!!! The castmember came up and said " I finally found you" , that was a little alarming. She explained the ride lost power on one side , so they had no computer video of where we were. We got to go in the elevator and we were given 1 fast pass. The bad thing was it ate up our whole early entry morning as we got out the gates were open and the crowds were pouring in. That was sad. I think more then 1 fastpass should have been issued , we could have rode space 3 times at least in the time that took.

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    Re: Have you ever gotten stuck on an attraction? I haven't.

    I got stuck on Grizzly, RIGHT before the big drop. It stopped for effect, I guess...then it just never started back up. We waited there for a good 15-20 minutes before they let us drop. Rushing water+Building tension=Dire need for a restroom for 20 minutes. Awful.

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    Re: Have you ever gotten stuck on an attraction? I haven't.

    I once got evacuated from Pinocchio about 2/3 of the way through.
    It was neat to see the rooms from a view point outside of the "car".

    Just before exiting I thought to snap a picture, it's my mom (before she passed) and one of my son's standing next to the mural at the exit, just before the car enters the loading area. I wish I had thought to get pictures with the sets that we passed.

    That is one of my favorite Disneyland pictures of all times.

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    Re: Have you ever gotten stuck on an attraction? I haven't.

    Quote Originally Posted by JADP View Post
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    I would love to be stuck on POTC! I have seen that video of people having to walk off the ride and wish it was me.
    Link to the video?

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    Re: Have you ever gotten stuck on an attraction? I haven't.

    its like my GOAL to get stuck on the big rides lol.

    ive been stuck on thunder mountain twice. first was right before the dinosaur/last drop. we were walked off because luckily we were at a brake point. the 2nd time was the train made it 1/2 way into the station, stopped and the first half were able to get off and the last half of the train where i was couldnt leave. each time it was no more than 15 minutes before they got us off

    ive been stuck on the worst ride ever...small world...we were in the rain forest area for 20 minutes.. all the boats backed up THAT far; we didnt get walked off but it was torture lol

    the other time was indiana jones, got stuck right as we were going under the bridge into the dark area. we were there for 20 minutes.. then with the lights on, slowly creeped into where the projection of the rats/tree branch is, then slowly creeped up again to the shooting arrows where we were finally walked off. its such a steep hill where the boulder scene is and there mustve been about.. 12 12" subwoofers for the bass haha definitely fun for me

    i did get stuck on space mountain right under the cameras to take your photo. we sat there for.. 10 minutes before castmembers pushed us back to the station. i was disappointed because i didnt get stuck in space and see the inside with lights on.

    and...thats all i can remember being stuck on but it is my goal to be stuck on every ride =P
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    Re: Have you ever gotten stuck on an attraction? I haven't.

    In the late 70's, my niece and I were stuck on Pirates in three different places during the ride. It took about 45 min. before we were able to complete the ride. There was no evacuation, just the announcement to remain seated. A couple of years ago, my grandson and I got stuck on Pinocchio. They came to walk us off the ride.

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    Re: Have you ever gotten stuck on an attraction? I haven't.

    I've been stuck on a few but the one I liked the best was on Winnie the Pooh in the Heffalumps and Woozles scene. It was eerie watching all the movement with no sound. And my son and I were the only ones in that room and pretty much on the ride. It was a slow day.


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    Re: Have you ever gotten stuck on an attraction? I haven't.

    Space Mountain: After enjoying some "adult beverages", we rushed to SM upon arrival, only to get stuck on the top lift. After waiting for what seemed like an eternity to our bladders, they finally cleared the cars below us and activated the chain - we got to ride the entire length with the lights on! When we arrived at the Space Port, the CM asked if we'd like to stay on and ride again? We all shouted "NO!" and bolted to the bathrooms!

    Matterhorn: My wife and I were halfway up the lift when the ride stopped - my daughter and brother-in-law had already cleared the top. We were escorted down the stairs, and then lead through the "shop" (for lack of a better word - lots of parts and work benches - very cool). I asked if we could see the basketball court, but was politely told "uh, no." Turns out my daughter's bobsled had struck a five gallon bucket a worker had left behind that had fallen onto the track, which caused the 101. They got to take the elevator!

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    Yes, we were stuck on Thunder Mountain on the 3rd hill, they eventually made us walk off the ride, so that was kind of cool walking through part of the ride with the light turned on. The best part was that my niece was terrified of all the rides that year (we couldn't even get her on Pirates), but talked her into TM since you could see the whole ride (no big surprises). she was scared to dealth after it stopped, but after having to walk out of the ride, I think she realized that nothing major was going to go wrong and that you can just walk off (of course we didn't mention the death a few years earlier on this very same ride). Now (5 years later) we can't keep her off any of the rides at either park.

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    Re: Have you ever gotten stuck on an attraction? I haven't.

    Some similar stories and themes, but one I haven't heard yet that happened to me: We were escorted off Thunder Mountain, but instructed all to hold hands in one long line...just like in kindergarten...as we walked off. Anybody else do this?

    It was a bit of a tricky walk-way we were exiting, but they made us hold hands all the way to the exit.

    And: Here's a bit of the Walt Disney era that WASN'T as good as it is today: In the mid-60s my parents and I waited in the Peter Pan line forever...and just as we were about to board the boat made a grinding noise and stopped short of the loading mark. Ride closed. "Sorry" was all we got...no fastpass or no "No Strings Attached" pass.

    That said, it was probabkly due to the fact that in Walt Disney's era, fewer breakdowns occured requiring less apology procedures to begin with!


    Other breakdowns:
    • Haunted Masion (WDW) in the singing busts area for 11 minutes...zzzzzzzz (no evac)
    • Pinnochio, which I had to plead with my 4 year old son to go on because he was scared of Monstro. I told him he could close his eyes during that part...yes, that's where we halted for 15-20 minutes, lights on and evac. I thought the lights on would help him see the whale is a big painted piece of cut-out plywood...but it didn't help.
    • Grizzly...what a pain, father's day, 2008. The whole family went on it 3 times already, so we were soaked and it was park closing time and we were halted for 45 minutes just before the first drop into the caves. Cold, wet, bored...we worked on having a good attitude but it was touch and go. Boat was finally released and we finished the ride.
    • Matterhorn stoped right by the Frank Wells memorial, no evac
    So enough of the same ride breakdown stories....anybody have a breakdown story from, say, Mickey or Minnie's house? :-)

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    Re: Have you ever gotten stuck on an attraction? I haven't.

    Two I have been stuck on Indiana Jones right as the ride started and Mr. Toads rild ride




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