Originally Posted by Goover
What?? It's tinkerbell in there??
I didn't know that...
So how does that explain the nights where tinkerbell flies and dumbo doesn't? (for whatever reason)
Lets sort out the flight pattern first...
Tink starts out flying from the Matterhorn and ends at the fake tree in Frontierland. Then Dumbo appears from Frontierland and exits back to Frontierland. Tink then reappears from Frontierland...and yet again, makes an exit in Frontierland.
The crew and tink performer have four and half minutes to make the transition (Pinocchio and Mary Poppin Scenes).
As soon as she arrives, they have to unhook the cables, and pluck the wings off the costume as well as the battery pack that power the wings. She then has to climb into the puppet dumbo. The techs then have to reattach all cable hook ups. Then run saftey tests to make sure everything is properly attached. Keep in mind, all in 4 mins. and safety is number 1 priority.
If the transition doesn't go smoothly or a tech spots a problem, all bets are off, no questions asked (until after the show, haha).
Then keep in mind, if Dumbo flies, they have to reverse the process in 3 mins. to have Tink appear for the finale. It's all about timing and safety.
Originally Posted by dogtherock
Ya! Why would they have Tink inside?
Why hire two performers when one can do the job just fine. Either way, if there were a second performer, it wouldn't speed up the process much, they still would have to wait for the harness system to come in and for Tink to make a safe and happy landing.