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    Re: Jungle Cruise boat came off the tracks... what an experience!

    Man, that sounds like one of the coolest evacs you could have!

    Getting to climb from one boat to another, sounds awesome!

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    Re: Jungle Cruise boat came off the tracks... what an experience!

    Glad you had fun!

    I'm glad everybody stayed positive and calm:D. It helps a lot for the cast members!

    And, congratulations on your new little one! Let us know how the birth goes!


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    Re: Jungle Cruise boat came off the tracks... what an experience!

    Gold Mickey says:
    I would have been yelling save the mouse - Save The Mouse ! ! !

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    Re: Jungle Cruise boat came off the tracks... what an experience!

    Did the skipper keep telling jokes while you waited?

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    Re: Jungle Cruise boat came off the tracks... what an experience!

    Free dining vouchers are never a bad thing.
    Please... put Guardians of the Galaxy in Tomorrowland.













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    Re: Jungle Cruise boat came off the tracks... what an experience!

    Sounds well handled - oh and its Albert Falls, not Alexander...lol

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    Re: Jungle Cruise boat came off the tracks... what an experience!

    Was it awkward sitting there so long? Did the Skipper seem like he had to keep "entertaining" you?

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    Re: Jungle Cruise boat came off the tracks... what an experience!

    thanks for sharing.

    did they get the boats slightly side by side, or did you have to walk over the bow? seems like that might be a little risky for some folks.

    I wonder what the guidelines are for vouchers and extra passes. waiting time on the ride or having to transfer like that.

    I remember being stalled several times around 5-10 miutes on Pirates. walking out after a 15-20 wait on the People Mover. being turned away halfway through the wait line of Indiana Jones. we only got extra passes for the Indiana Jones breakdown.

    I'm not complaining. I'm just wondering how Disney views when inconvenience to the guest is worth a complimentary meal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clara View Post
    Wow thanks for sharing. I have never heard of that happening. I did know that the number of gun shots the Skipper shoots off means something. I guess 6 means S.O.S.?
    You're right! The number of gunshots a skipper fires is "code" to tell the folks back at the dock and the other boats if there is a problem or not.

    One shot is not used.
    Two shots are normally fired at the hippos. This is the "all clear" signal.
    Three shots indicate a mechanical problem (normally a stalled boat).
    Four shots indicate serious emergencies, like a fire on the boat or if a guest suffers a medical problem during the ride. Everyone hightails it back to the dock if someone fires four shots.
    Five shots are also not used.
    Six shots indicate a derailed boat.

    I also read somewhere that skippers have two types of ammo: normal ammo and louder emergency ammo. They are trained to only use the emergency ammo if they are firing more than two shots.

    So if you ever experience something like the OP did, now you'll know the gunshot "code"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MickeyM View Post
    You're right! The number of gunshots a skipper fires is "code" to tell the folks back at the dock and the other boats if there is a problem or not.
    Oh! What do I win?! What do I win?!?

    Then all the skippers both in boats and CM's on the dock have to always be listening whenever they hear the gun shots. Talk about being on your toes!

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    Re: Jungle Cruise boat came off the tracks... what an experience!

    popped a back guide probably at the point which means either he was going too fast or something was already wrong. 20-30 minute response time seems odd since it didn't sound too busy. Not sure why they went forward through the Jungle to pick you guys up either. Veldt isn't "ideal" to re-rail but it's deep enough to do it. No telling what happened under the waterline. "Every other month" scares me to be honest. All in all a fun little adventure, glad your wife is ok.

    don't have emergency ammo anymore.

    Quote Originally Posted by jcruise86 View Post
    Great post, Supertank! Thanks!

    (I predict an awesome commentary post from Techskip!)

    That was an excellent response by Disney. Something went wrong, but I wish I had been on that boat. I wouldn't have liked to have been the guide on that trip though.
    Hey, did I mention that I used to be a Jungle Cruise Guide? It was a very different jungle back then, meaner and wilder. . .
    Maybe I'm reading it wrong but this comment to me seems insulting and goes against the message you sent me asking for me to comment. Either way thank you for the message. I hadn't seen this thread (been busy). Not much to add, the original author did a fine job laying everything out. The "every other month" comment is interesting though.

    As to the shots, we always listen. Even when we no longer work there we listen as we walk past. It's a habit. Thankfully the shots can be heard from the dock. There was a time when the guns were gone that they used airhorns... which were useless out there if you were more than 30ft away!
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    Quote Originally Posted by techskip View Post
    The "every other month" comment is interesting though.
    Yeah, I don't know how accurate that was... it was just what the skipper told me, and I didn't press any further than that. It could be more or less frequent, I had just asked him how often it happened, and he responded every other month.

    Someone up there asked if the skipper continued telling jokes or entertaining us, and no, he didn't. The skipper let us know what was going on and then responded to peoples questions if they had any. We mostly just sat there and tried to keep our daughter from eating leaves that fell into the boat, haha.

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    Re: Jungle Cruise boat came off the tracks... what an experience!

    I wonder why they don't have a radio for emergency calls?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Werner View Post
    I wonder why they don't have a radio for emergency calls?
    They do, it was underneath the steering wheel at the bow. However, it was really tough to hear on it (I was sitting right next to the skipper and had a tough time, anyway). He had to repeat himself a couple times and vice versa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supertank View Post
    They do, it was underneath the steering wheel at the bow. However, it was really tough to hear on it (I was sitting right next to the skipper and had a tough time, anyway). He had to repeat himself a couple times and vice versa.
    Interesting. I'm surprised that they'd rely on such a klunky system. I always figured Disney would have state-of-the-art stuff. I mean really, in this age of "mobile devices" it would seem like truly important messages (e.g. a guest just had a heart attack in the hippo pool) would be able to be transmitted as quickily and clearly as, say, someone's Facebook status telling the world that they just broke a nail...

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