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    Re: Indy Appreciation

    the best youtube video is the tokyo disney sea version...i totally need to ride that one. It Pnumatic instead of hydrolic!


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    Re: Indy Appreciation

    Indy is truly a unique ride, and the experience really is different everytime. I always look forward to seeing which of the three temples my jeep will be led into.

    For a while, Indy was in disrepair. Last time I went on it, the rat light effect was finally working again, so that's a step. Last time, however, I did get stuck on it for like 20 min. If I had been one jeep ahead, we would have been back at the loading area. I have ALWAYS wanted to get stuck on the shaky bridge in the temple room. Some people have all the luck....

    But back to the original point, Indy should probably be closed for a multi month refurbishment soon. It seems that it is about time for that.

    Still........
    I LOVE INDY!!!

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    i can honestly tell you have not had a perfect indy ride in a while. something everytime seems to not work. either lighting in the chamber of destiny's not on. or rat room effect isn't working. or well stall out at the finale totally ruining the ride. grrrrrr
    pshhh i guess

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    DanC, thank you for the inside scoop on Indy, my favorite ride ever at DL!

    p.s. did you notice that if you say your name quickly, it's dancey?

    Thanks again!

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    Re: Indy Appreciation

    Well, I know that if the lights in the queue are not flickering and are shining brightly then the ride is broken down. That may be common knowledge, but I haven't ever seen anyone mention it before so I thought I'd throw it in.

    To me it always seems like the rat projection isn't working well. And it always bugs me that the painting of the last three skeletons at the end of the ride is part of a door or something that's always cracked slightly open. Does anybody know what I'm talking about?

    Regardless, it's still a top ten Disney ride ever and I will gladly make it the last ride of the night anytime.

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    Re: Indy Appreciation

    Quote Originally Posted by Rex View Post
    Well, I know that if the lights in the queue are not flickering and are shining brightly then the ride is broken down. That may be common knowledge, but I haven't ever seen anyone mention it before so I thought I'd throw it in.

    To me it always seems like the rat projection isn't working well. And it always bugs me that the painting of the last three skeletons at the end of the ride is part of a door or something that's always cracked slightly open. Does anybody know what I'm talking about?

    Regardless, it's still a top ten Disney ride ever and I will gladly make it the last ride of the night anytime.
    i know exactly what your talking about. i think it has something to do with the rolling ball chamber???
    pshhh i guess

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    yeah that door painted like skeletons at the end really does bug me too! ehh REFURB!


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    That door is TERRIBLE! The troop transport lunges right towards it, forcing you to look right at it for a while. Every time I see that scene, a part of my brain seriously believes that this is part of the show--you know, a gag that I'm just not getting, or some aspect of ancient Indian temple architecture that I missed in school--but I keep coming back to the conclusion that this is just an astonishing error in an attraction that otherwise has incredible production values.

    Indy impresses me without fail. Yes, the effects tend to break down, but the ride as a whole is genius. It terrified me when I was a timid youngster, but I quickly became amazed by it. The idea of building the ride so far from the queue entrance seems like foolishness, but it works so well. The queue is one of the best WDI has ever cranked out, if not the very best. The ride may lack realistic small-scale detail, but the overall impression (especially on the first ride-through!) is unbefreakinglievable. Sure, a hard-core thrill addict would probably find it weak sauce, but anyone who likes a perfect blend of thrill and atmosphere is bound to love it.

    For those of you who don't know, the ride itself takes place inside a huge green building that you can see from the tram stop; from the other side, it looks a little like THIS RENDER. Its front is covered by a large mural, as are parts of its sides. The track layout is insane, using both floors and an intricate design to utilize the available space in amazing ways. You don't realize that the loading zone is right next to the big lava pit, or that the bug room is over the rat cave, or that the cliff overlooking the fire bridge is just above the room with the three doors. You also don't realize that when you view the aforementioned final horrid Indy AA, you're less than 150 feet from POTC's Wicked Wench.

    I really want to know how the queue is built. It would make me so incredibly happy to see detailed blueprints and elevation plans of the entire queue and ride. Anyone who can provide us with that kind of information gets a very special e-hug.

    Also, to anyone who happens to have those cool construction photos for Indy's show building on their hard drive...would you mind posting them again? The original thread containing them has disappeared from the board. They were very cool, showing all the steel infrastructure seen from the tram, I believe. Anyone? PLEEEEAAASE?!


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    Re: Indy Appreciation

    Indiana Jones is by far the most immersive ride at Disneyland.

    In my opinion.
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    I dunno...the Haunted Mansion is pretty immersive, too. So's Pirates. Those two plus Indy form the triumphant trio of dark rides. And all in Disneyland's southwest corner, too. So much immersive magic in so little space...


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    definitely on of my top 3. probably in this order- pirates, indy, space.
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    Re: Indy Appreciation

    Quote Originally Posted by DanC View Post
    As a indy cm I thank you for your support.

    -Ride vehicles cost $750,000 each, front wheel drive 4 wheel steering. (except creep mode) 63 gallons of hydraulic fluid, 50hp motor drives the wheels. Wet weight without guests is 12,500lbs.
    -NO the cars cannot move backwards! This would trigger an auto-e. The rolling boulder effect cleverly tricks you though.
    do you still work indy? or you did a while ago?
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    Current, in fact I work tommorrow during the day. Thats why I try to observe OPSEC and avoid spilling any big secrets that would land me in the adventureland offices!

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    Current, in fact I work tommorrow during the day. Thats why I try to observe OPSEC and avoid spilling any big secrets that would land me in the adventureland offices!
    does much after-hours renovation and refurb happen on the ride?
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    It's definatly not as good as Dinosaur.....







    LMFAO! I couldnt keep a straight face for that one!!!!!!!

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