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    Re: Big Thunder Trail

    Oh, man, PotC wouldn't be the same without the old man.

    I worry he wouldn't withstand being outdoors well, too.
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    Re: Big Thunder Trail

    Oh, man, PotC wouldn't be the same without the old man.

    I worry he wouldn't withstand being outdoors well, too.
    Totally, completely, 100% agreed. POTC needs the old man. And while I'd rather see him displaced than totally evicted from the park, I do worry about his outdoorsy side, too...


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    Re: Big Thunder Trail

    Quote Originally Posted by EmeralineDragon View Post
    Perhaps the skunk could periodically Febreeze the smokers.

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    Re: Big Thunder Trail

    Quote Originally Posted by EmeralineDragon View Post
    We needed a new/old thread to play in, because we were running out of ideas for re-theming the piazza and parking terrace.
    You're cracking me up today!

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    Re: Big Thunder Trail

    Quote Originally Posted by EmeralineDragon View Post
    Oh, man, PotC wouldn't be the same without the old man.

    I worry he wouldn't withstand being outdoors well, too.
    He won't catch pneumonia any more than a younger looking AA, they were all built at least since the 60s making them relatively young animatronics. So they're in good health, and besides Thunder Trail is in a warm arid climate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaliforniaAdventurer View Post
    He won't catch pneumonia any more than a younger looking AA, they were all built at least since the 60s making them relatively young animatronics. So they're in good health, and besides Thunder Trail is in a warm arid climate.
    But how UV resistant are the AAs? (I dunno, I come from Nevada; the sun eats things alive here.)
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    Re: Big Thunder Trail

    Sunscreen with UV-AA protection?

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    ::gets the old man a sombrero to protect him from the sun::

    Does that break theme?
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    Re: Big Thunder Trail

    lol give him a cowboy hat

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    Hey, maybe we can say he died and move him into the Haunted Mansion! Last time I was there, they said they had room for one more...
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    Re: Big Thunder Trail

    Limited AAs do pretty well outside (think Jungle Cruise), but they do need to be refurbed more often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigThunder View Post
    Limited AAs do pretty well outside (think Jungle Cruise), but they do need to be refurbed more often.
    I could be wrong but I was lead to believe that the AA's outside are designed to be outside, thicker skin if you will. I know they have had AA's outside in the past (think Mine Train) so if they could do it 40+ years ago I am sure the technology is around to do it even better now. Maintaining it would be problematic depending on the complexity of the AA. Also if they have any IN water then it becomes a total pain specifically because of the watermarks. I would love to see simple things like a beaver pond, deer, elk, skunks, possibly a bear scratching it's back... basically most of the Mine Train AA's.
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    ^ The outdoor AAs are indeed designed to be outdoors, but they still need more maintenance than their indoor cousins - like new 'skins' from time to time.
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    The majority of the animals on the J.C. are rubber, basically bare skin. There are a few that have long hair but not many. One of the concerns with outdoor AA's would be trying to maintain a somewhat clean appearance on the furry creatures.
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    Re: Big Thunder Trail

    OK So did we establish that AAs can be operated outdoors? It doesn't have to be this particular one from Pirates of the Caribbean after all, that was ONE suggestion.

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