In the last 3 weeks I've ridden Indy four different times and on each occasion the boulder has been missing in action! I don't mean to complain, or be negative, I'm mostly just curious if these 4 incidents have been isolated and simply due to my bad luck, or if this is an ongoing problem.
Each time as the vehicle enters the scene, everything seems to be working correctly, you can see the boulder appear out of the dark and it's spinning... until the vehicle takes the sudden drop, it looks like the boulder is 20 ft away hiding in the dark (not the usual in your face sort of effect). Its like the mechanism that pushes it forward is broken, making the boulder seem small, dark, and nonthreatening. Its pretty anticlimactic and frankly a little embarrassing.
The boulder scene is a fantastic finale to a great ride, and in my opinion if it's down the whole attraction should be down. I understand an effect not working here and there, but I'm concerned that this is an ongoing problem. Anybody have any info?