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    Re: Big Thunder Mountain Set to Close Down for a Lengthy Referbishment

    Quote Originally Posted by piratesusie View Post
    THISSSSSSS is the only thing i care about, THAT goat trick better still work!
    Excuse my ignorance, but what is the goat trick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quarar44 View Post
    Excuse my ignorance, but what is the goat trick?
    When going down the second lift hill, there is a goat to your right.
    The trick is to look at it as you go down the drop. You can feel those G-forces doing their job.

    You would have to turn your head to look at the goat on the way down, which is why headrests will make it hard if they did add them.

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    Re: Big Thunder Mountain Set to Close Down for a Lengthy Referbishment

    Thank you for the update AL -

    Big Thunder Mountain is always a favorite of mine to Ride (even if the animatronics have been lagging for some time & the splash @ the end isn't what it used to be) ... I'm hoping this rehab makes getting ON & OFF easier (& speeds it up since the Ride can get backed up with a long queue sometimes) with minimal changes to the seating (please don't eliminate leg room a la the Matterhorn) ...

    With so much maintenance & preparation for Disneyland's 60th (in 2015), I'll be taking a break from the theme park until everything is running as smoothly as your paid park admission should guarantee ....


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    Re: Big Thunder Mountain Set to Close Down for a Lengthy Referbishment

    Thunder is not EE. It is considerably less intense than EE. If you changed the BTMRR trains to the more rigid and restrained EE design, I'm thinking a lot of the thrill factor would be taken away and the ride would be boring.


    Anyway, please no NextGen McPlayland ADHD interactive queue. Please.

    One thing that might be nice though is if they could find a way to redo the track/train lift system so that riding in the front rows doesn't suck.

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    Re: Big Thunder Mountain Set to Close Down for a Lengthy Referbishment

    Quote Originally Posted by Diznygrl View Post
    Thunder is not EE. It is considerably less intense than EE. If you changed the BTMRR trains to the more rigid and restrained EE design, I'm thinking a lot of the thrill factor would be taken away and the ride would be boring.


    Anyway, please no NextGen McPlayland ADHD interactive queue. Please.

    One thing that might be nice though is if they could find a way to redo the track/train lift system so that riding in the front rows doesn't suck.
    You would have to simply shorten the train. I cannot stand the front seats either. I always have a simple request: Back row please, or as close as you can get me!

    I LOVE BTMRR. Probably my 3rd favorite ride in the resort.

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    Out of curiosity, when did NextGen start meaning interactive queues? If I remember, the NextGen project was a way for an on-site Disney guests to personalize their visit by making reservations (rides/restaurants) ahead of their visit.

    Al's rumor only mentions the queue is being prepped for NextGen additions. I read it as another line/path in addition to the Stand-by/Fast Pass/GAC queues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timicus View Post
    Out of curiosity, when did NextGen start meaning interactive queues? If I remember, the NextGen project was a way for an on-site Disney guests to personalize their visit by making reservations (rides/restaurants) ahead of their visit.

    Al's rumor only mentions the queue is being prepped for NextGen additions. I read it as another line/path in addition to the Stand-by/Fast Pass/GAC queues.
    It could also mean adding fiber optic lines for RFID readers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by calsig31 View Post
    It could also mean adding fiber optic lines for RFID readers.
    Yep. That, as well. They've been doing it at WDW and it is only a matter of time before they prep the Park here. Might as well do it during these various refurbs.
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    Re: Big Thunder Mountain Set to Close Down for a Lengthy Referbishment

    Quote Originally Posted by OliviaVonDrake View Post
    Aside from the other five, no.
    Let's see... a show, an arcade, a petting zoo, and two transports.

    Nope, no other attractions, to be honest.

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    Re: Big Thunder Mountain Set to Close Down for a Lengthy Referbishment

    Quote Originally Posted by BlAcKoUt510 View Post
    When going down the second lift hill, there is a goat to your right.
    The trick is to look at it as you go down the drop. You can feel those G-forces doing their job.

    You would have to turn your head to look at the goat on the way down, which is why headrests will make it hard if they did add them.
    Actually, the "Goat Trick" is to keep your eyes on the goat as the train rounds a sharp corner...

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    Re: Big Thunder Mountain Set to Close Down for a Lengthy Referbishment

    Quote Originally Posted by BlAcKoUt510 View Post
    When going down the second lift hill, there is a goat to your right.
    The trick is to look at it as you go down the drop. You can feel those G-forces doing their job.

    You would have to turn your head to look at the goat on the way down, which is why headrests will make it hard if they did add them.
    the goat trick is so fun and it goes faster down there

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    Re: Big Thunder Mountain Set to Close Down for a Lengthy Referbishment

    Quote Originally Posted by disneyhound View Post
    Actually, the "Goat Trick" is to keep your eyes on the goat as the train rounds a sharp corner...
    That's what I said though lol.


    Quote Originally Posted by Rex Dopey24 View Post
    the goat trick is so fun and it goes faster down there
    Yeah it really is a lot of fun. I love doing it over and over again as BTM usually at some point at night has only about a 10min or less wait.

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    Re: Big Thunder Mountain Set to Close Down for a Lengthy Referbishment

    Quote Originally Posted by second blue teacup View Post
    Let's see... a show, an arcade, a petting zoo, and two transports.

    Nope, no other attractions, to be honest.
    Tom Saywer's Island, Canoes, Mark Twain, and Columbia. 4 other attractions beside Thunder Mountain.
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    Tom Saywer's Island, Canoes, Mark Twain, and Columbia. 4 other attractions beside Thunder Mountain.
    Mark Twain and Columbia I give ya as good Attractions in Frontierland, Tom Sawyer and Canoes are Frontier Attractions but do not attract crowds to the Frontierland area sadly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coolwowzer View Post
    Mark Twain and Columbia I give ya as good Attractions in Frontierland, Tom Sawyer and Canoes are Frontier Attractions but do not attract crowds to the Frontierland area sadly.
    The rafts to Tom Sawyer's Island are always packed to capacity. I can't speak for the canoes as I've never wanted to paddle my way around Disneyland. Anyway, the question was brought up about the number of attractions, not the quality.
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