Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 43
  1. #1

    • Minion
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    3,061

    That owl at the end of spash is starting to scare me.

    I've noticed this for a long time, but something needs to be done with the very end of Splash Mountain. There is a cute little owl sitting on a branch next to a screen, and it used to say "Whoo, whoo, how do you do? Here's a picture of you a'whoopin' and a'hollerin' and having a good old time!" And on the screen would be the picture it took of you on the big drop- or at least, it should have been you! Sometimes, if I remember right, it got out of sync with the logs and showed you someone else. Then for awhile it showed a generic pic of Brer Rabbit and Brer Fox on the log. Then I think they gave up on it completely, because I never see the screen in use. They still shine a light on it and everyone looks at it, and it's kinda weird after seeing so many talking and singing animals one who's clicking its beak and moving like it's talking to you but it's not doing or saying anything. The least they can do is stop shining a light on it, or maybe they can do what they used to...or can they do something else with it? Any thoughts?

  2. #2

    • Disney worshipper/geek
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Westchester, California
    Posts
    905

    Re: That owl at the end of spash is starting to scare me.

    I kind of agree, it creeps me out somewhat. It kinda takes away from the magic. I don't know why they don't just put the pics back up there.
    My mind won't rest
    and I don't sleep
    Not even in my dreams...
    -"If You Ever Did Believe"
    written by Stevie Nicks

    Chasen Matthew Pacheco
    1985-2005

  3. #3

    • Senior Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    5,572

    Re: That owl at the end of spash is starting to scare me.

    Get rid of the damn thing. Splash Mountain is the only Attraction where Disney has the arrogance to actually sell Guests merchandise while they are still aboard the vehicles! .... Unbelievable!

    That owl should have never been installed in the first place.

  4. #4

    • Senior Minion
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    8,797

    Re: That owl at the end of spash is starting to scare me.

    I just want it fixed period. I can't understand why Disney can't fix such a simple thing that people are used to seeing. They are building new theme parks, they have the money, fix it.
    1st Amendment-Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

  5. #5

    • Minion
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    3,061

    Re: That owl at the end of spash is starting to scare me.

    First, Pragmatic, excuse you.

    Second, I thought the idea was not a bad one. Showing you your pic while still on the ride and recovering from the fun of that great drop is, well, let's face it, a good selling tecnique, while also being creative. I don't fuss over Disney selling on-ride photos, at least they only do it on a few attractions.

  6. #6

    • Senior Minion
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    8,797

    Re: That owl at the end of spash is starting to scare me.

    Im not in too the selling feature, I just would like it back the way it was. If You look at it(the projection screen) it looks like someones Tobacco is stuck to the screen. Gross! The Owl not talking is creepy yes.
    1st Amendment-Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

  7. #7

    • MiceChat Round-Up Crew
    • Pineapple Queen
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Tiki Juice Bar
    Posts
    5,247

    Re: That owl at the end of spash is starting to scare me.

    It is rather annoying. They could have fixed it somehow during that refurb period easily.

    Something needs to be done, in any case. Being such a popular ride, it's bad showmanship.

  8. #8

    • Senior Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    5,572

    Re: That owl at the end of spash is starting to scare me.

    I do not have a problem with Disney selling the photos. I have a problem with the owl hawking, if you will, merchandise to a captive audience.

    I used to love Splash Mountain until that owl was added.

    When Disney installed the system at Splash, they paid little heed to maintaining Show standards. The flash, for example, is not in keeping with the storyline. At the very least, Imagineering could have made the effect into lightning or something similar.

    The owl, though, serves no purpose other than to push those pictures and the related merchandise. If there is a huge profit margin in sight, Theme Park Operations couldn't care less about the Show.

  9. #9

    • Iron-Clad Allie
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    39,572

    Re: That owl at the end of spash is starting to scare me.

    I really don't give a hoot, as long as the owl doesn't molt on me. As it stands there clicking away, maybe it would be fun to create words for him. You might have him say, "Brer Owl is broken, and so is the screen. If I am not repaired soon, I will bust the #@$%&* screen, and peck out the damn light.

  10. #10

    • Minion
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    3,061

    Re: That owl at the end of spash is starting to scare me.

    Ride Warrior, excuse you. We don't need the profanity to make a point.

  11. #11

    • Iron-Clad Allie
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    39,572

    Re: That owl at the end of spash is starting to scare me.

    Quote Originally Posted by 2DieFR
    Ride Warrior, excuse you. We don't need the profanity to make a point.
    "Owls" about this then, 2DieFR?

    I shall carefully embark on the process of removing the screen from it's unsightly location. Afterward, the elimination of the light will be worthy of thoughtful consideration.

  12. #12

    • That's Hawt
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Tahoe
    Posts
    6,989

    Re: That owl at the end of spash is starting to scare me.

    2DieFer ... I just belched .... are you going to excuse me?
    Quote Originally Posted by drunkmom
    this is my first buzzed post in the DMCA -- I'm really in this club because I'm a bitch more than anything. I've only had to hit the backspace 4 (oops, make that 5) times in (now 7) in this (now 9) (now 15) in this post! Damn, now I'm up to 18! Our neighbors were (19) (20) making tequilla sunrises. I thought I couldn't do tequilla (22) anymore but (24) this stuff (26) was good! It started (27) with an s



  13. #13

    • Minion
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    3,061

    Re: That owl at the end of spash is starting to scare me.

    Yup. Excuse you.

  14. #14

    • That's Hawt
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Tahoe
    Posts
    6,989

    Re: That owl at the end of spash is starting to scare me.

    Thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by drunkmom
    this is my first buzzed post in the DMCA -- I'm really in this club because I'm a bitch more than anything. I've only had to hit the backspace 4 (oops, make that 5) times in (now 7) in this (now 9) (now 15) in this post! Damn, now I'm up to 18! Our neighbors were (19) (20) making tequilla sunrises. I thought I couldn't do tequilla (22) anymore but (24) this stuff (26) was good! It started (27) with an s



  15. #15

    • On Autopilot
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    On the Axiom
    Posts
    515

    Re: That owl at the end of spash is starting to scare me.

    I think Ride Warriors first idea was awsome XD!

    I must be blind because I never saw the owl on my trips... *must have been too busy yelling at her friends* .... *shrugs* Why not just take the thing out?



Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Scare MiceChat II
    By Tui in forum MiceChat Main Lounge
    Replies: 51
    Last Post: 10-25-2006, 03:10 PM
  2. Anything Scare U As A Kid At DL?
    By ChiKnLittle in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 94
    Last Post: 07-05-2006, 03:54 PM
  3. Scare MiceChat!
    By Tui in forum MiceChat Main Lounge
    Replies: 82
    Last Post: 10-29-2005, 05:30 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •