what I figure is this... the sub lagoon needed an area to get backstage to a dumping ground... however the show building still has subs... so instead they drained and damed up half of the Motorboat lagoon to use as a transfer path of the old props being taken away... front half is still there and full of water.. back half is empty...
Ok lets all walk through this logically:The Sub Lagoon is easily 10 or 15 feet deeper than the Motor Boat Cruise. The wall the seperates them has been in place for a long time and in fact may have detoriated or been damaged. Also the two water levels are the same so the forces against the wall should be relativly similar.
As the water is being drained from the lower of the two water areas the pressure of the water in the cruise would be exerted against that wall. That water in the Motor Boat Cruise is not or has not been actively part of the dark water system for quite sometime and is filthy as hell.
Now if you were gonna be a crew member, cleaning and redoing this Sub Lagoon and there was the possibility that the wall holding back a huge load of gunky nasty water was 10 to 15 feet above you, wouldn't you want to drain it for safety reasons?
Hahahaha, the ride didn't look very exciting anyways... You can go boating in the ocean...
And it's far more exciting. Motorboat Cruise was cruddy...one ride I did not lose any sleep over losing, and if they replace it with a heavily-themed E-Ticket (and giftshop), I'll be ecstatic. If that is the plan (no Pooh's PlayPlace or whatever FL is getting), I say BULLDOZE 'ER!
-Kyle, Member of the DCA Lovers Alliance I'M GOING TO YALE!!!!!!!