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    Re: Last place you'd want to be in an electrical failure

    I would want to be in the TOT that would be soo awesome and so neat and yet soo scarey

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    Re: Last place you'd want to be in an electrical failure

    Quote Originally Posted by localdisnyfan
    NOOOOOOOOooooooo......

    I'm thinking Tower of Terror!

    1) You're at the top, power dies on the way down. How do they stop this thing? What kind of braking system do they use?

    2) Not like it's already spooky enough. What happens if the doors don't open?

    3) Or if they open on the twilight zone floor...and it's pitch black and you have to crawl out.....at night.....
    Well it all depends on tower at the time. If the VAR is out then there will be an auto e-stop which power is lost to the shaft. If the VAR is on then it will compensate for the power but put ADI on all shafts and you could only run two rather then three.

    If the horton doors dont open nothing really happens if the shaft doors dont open auto-estop.

    LOL funny I have seen that hallway scene comp dark pretty freaky

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    Re: Last place you'd want to be in an electrical failure

    Quote Originally Posted by figment1986
    dont the ride =vehicles susually have some GPS computer that will activate brakes installed on some vehicles?? (special E-stop?)

    otherwise.. i would be they have generators to activate magnetic or pressure breaks as soon as a power failure and a train passes.
    Yes there are breaks on the vehicles as well as the slack that holds the Cab. If all fails there is a buffer zone in the bottom of the pit 40 feet in the ground.

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    Re: Last place you'd want to be in an electrical failure

    AARRGGHHH@you people!! Do you think Disney, or any other reputable ride manufacturer never actually considered what would happen if the power went out? What backwards, third-world country do you think we're in???

    First of all, the emergency power comes on very quickly, almost instantly; it's designed that way, folks, othewise what would be the point?

    The Matterhorn would not stop more suddenly "because its old". What do you think they do every year when its down for a couple months, just brush Harold's hair?? Maintenance and upgrades.

    The normal position of the brakes on coasters is in the closed position, so that if the power goes out the trains will automatically stop in each brake zone. The power is used to keep the brakes OPEN so that the trains can go through, unless of course, the computers tell them to close. Hence, if the power to the computers goes out the brakes automatically close. (Braking accidents on coasters happen when the power is on).

    Finally, all those cheesy scary films that show theme park and rollercoaster accidents... they're movies!! And full of crap! Just because it happened in Final Destination 3 does not mean it could actually happen. Geez.

    This is the silliest thread ever... unless your'e talking about mere inconvenience, in which case my guess would be the Sun Wheel, but again, I don't know what mechanisms they would use to rotate it without main power. It might actually be kind of cool up there for a while, depending on who you were with!

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    Re: Last place you'd want to be in an electrical failure

    I'd hate to be stuck in the Hallway to Limbo in the Haunted Mansion - Not sure why, I guess just because I'd know I was underground there and it would be pitch black dark. I'd also hate to be stuck on Pirates. You'd pretty much be stuck unless you wanted to swim out - but to where if you couldnt see anything?! And the Sun Wheel - oh man.... Definately no way to get out there!

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    Re: Last place you'd want to be in an electrical failure

    ^^ I agree, which is why I mentioned that it would be pretty hard to get stuck on the loop of Screamin'.

    The reason I said Sun Wheel is, because, like you said, I'm not sure of the method of evacuation. I'm sure there is one, but I don't know where it is.

    Most other rides you can see the E-stop exits.


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    Re: Last place you'd want to be in an electrical failure

    Quote Originally Posted by Jessicalover
    I believe it is a magnetic braking system. Hmmm That takes electricity to work that could be super bad. I would really hope there a serious back up system for that one. Any one of the coasters in the parks would bother me because the braking systems a totaly computer controlled. No power + no computer = no breakes. I really hope there are serious back ups so things like this are dealt with safely in case of this type of emergancy.
    All depends on how they rigged it. I'm sure this ride Autobrakes during a power falure just like it normal elevator cousins.

    The place I would want to be is on the Matterhorn as any you look at it there is a long walk down after the CM come to get me.

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    Re: Last place you'd want to be in an electrical failure

    If it's the Sun Wheel (which I swear I'll never go on again anyways), it would be the death of me, evacuation gives me the idea of REALLY long ladders! Way up high!!!!!
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    Re: Last place you'd want to be in an electrical failure

    Quote Originally Posted by speederscout
    AARRGGHHH@you people!! Do you think Disney, or any other reputable ride manufacturer never actually considered what would happen if the power went out? What backwards, third-world country do you think we're in???

    First of all, the emergency power comes on very quickly, almost instantly; it's designed that way, folks, othewise what would be the point?

    The Matterhorn would not stop more suddenly "because its old". What do you think they do every year when its down for a couple months, just brush Harold's hair?? Maintenance and upgrades.

    The normal position of the brakes on coasters is in the closed position, so that if the power goes out the trains will automatically stop in each brake zone. The power is used to keep the brakes OPEN so that the trains can go through, unless of course, the computers tell them to close. Hence, if the power to the computers goes out the brakes automatically close. (Braking accidents on coasters happen when the power is on).

    Finally, all those cheesy scary films that show theme park and rollercoaster accidents... they're movies!! And full of crap! Just because it happened in Final Destination 3 does not mean it could actually happen. Geez.

    This is the silliest thread ever... unless your'e talking about mere inconvenience, in which case my guess would be the Sun Wheel, but again, I don't know what mechanisms they would use to rotate it without main power. It might actually be kind of cool up there for a while, depending on who you were with!
    this is the best responce to the power outage question. I use to work for one of the main casinos at Lake Tahoe Nevada (Harveys) with our back up system, if the power went out our back up system would start in 1 second. most people would not even know we were on backup. I am shure it is the same at DL.

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    Re: Last place you'd want to be in an electrical failure

    Anaheim has had major power outages in the past....DL was not affected, they DO know what they are doing!
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    Re: Last place you'd want to be in an electrical failure

    Quote Originally Posted by pancakesaregood
    Soarin' is my fear-provoking thought, on one hand your stuck ??ft up, or the mechanism could fail and slides back a little too violently...
    I just thought about this, too. I think it locks into place, though.

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    Woof! Yeah, I think that's about first prize for Worst Place To Get Stopped. It's kind of a creepy vision, too.

    Quote Originally Posted by localdisnyfan
    3) Or if they open on the twilight zone floor...and it's pitch black and you have to crawl out.....at night.....
    Wait a second, I thought that floor only existed at WDW because of budget cuts?

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    Definitely Small World... those dolls are evil I tel lyou... EVIL!
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    This is the silliest thread ever...
    True, but at least it's not the umpteenth "Who would win in a steel cage match between Eisner and Roy?" or "What is your favorite hour of the day to eat a Churro?" thread.

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    Re: Last place you'd want to be in an electrical failure

    Indiana Jones. I am terrified of skeletons and everytime that I get on that ride I wonder why and pray the whole time "please don't break down..." Tha being said, I was there when it first opened and have ridden it many times.

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    Re: Last place you'd want to be in an electrical failure

    If you include Yesterland attractions, imagine what it would be like if you were on the Skyway, and all of Disneyland went dark underneath you? THAT would creep me out....no matter how long the blackout lasted, even just a few seconds....
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    Re: Last place you'd want to be in an electrical failure

    Me thinks the subs.
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    Re: Last place you'd want to be in an electrical failure

    Quote Originally Posted by MickeyMania
    I just thought about this, too. I think it locks into place, though.


    Woof! Yeah, I think that's about first prize for Worst Place To Get Stopped. It's kind of a creepy vision, too.


    Wait a second, I thought that floor only existed at WDW because of budget cuts?


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    True, but at least it's not the umpteenth "Who would win in a steel cage match between Eisner and Roy?" or "What is your favorite hour of the day to eat a Churro?" thread.
    ya.. the churro thread would be here..http://micechat.com/forums/showthrea...787#post492787

    LMAO..

    I would say... hmm... either IASW (I'm thinking WDW's version really.. the floor is flooded there) or well.. no clue.. lol

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