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    Re: Why the lower water level?

    Quote Originally Posted by aashee View Post
    I have a strong feeling Disney does not spend thousands of dollars heating Grizzley River's water. Maybe they don't replace the water for a while and the heat outside heats the water, but no way does Disney have a huge expense heating GRR water.
    Well there are some naturally warm liquids but I hope they didn't take that path ...

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    Re: Why the lower water level?

    Quote Originally Posted by JeffYardDog View Post
    Well there are some naturally warm liquids but I hope they didn't take that path ...
    The seat belts soak up most of that warmth.

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    Re: Why the lower water level?

    Pirates water level is computer monitored. The pumps keep it consistent. Perhaps you were seeing splash marks or themed areas (sand that is "wet").

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    Re: Why the lower water level?

    The water is evaporating due to Global Warming. Just ask Al Gore. He won some award for this. He would also tell you that we keep having rain in normally dry december SoCal because of the warming. Hmmmm. How does that work exactly?

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    Re: Why the lower water level?

    Quote Originally Posted by JeffYardDog View Post
    The water shrinks when it gets cold ...
    You flunked physics, right? Water grows when frozen; that is why you don't place soda cans or glass bottles in the freezer. Didn't your mother ever tell you this?
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    Re: Why the lower water level?

    Quote Originally Posted by lazyboy97O View Post
    The water at the bottom is not a constant. It too will be at a lower level. The boat thus does not travel as deep into the water, and there is less water to be pushed around by the boat.
    I think the difference is the boat isn't free to float at that point... it bottoms out to the track I would assume. So lowering the water level would lessen the draft of the boat.

    Otherwise, the water level would make no difference... the boat is going to displace the same amount of water regardless of the depth of the water if its free floating. Any difference would be on what happens to the water after its displaced... if it is dampened by other objects, that are more or less exposed with water level.
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    Re: Why the lower water level?

    Quote Originally Posted by JeffYardDog View Post
    The water shrinks when it gets cold ...
    "There was shrinkage!"


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    Re: Why the lower water level?

    Quote Originally Posted by BringBackTheCoP View Post
    You flunked physics, right? Water grows when frozen; that is why you don't place soda cans or glass bottles in the freezer. Didn't your mother ever tell you this?
    Actually, I didn't. Did rather well.

    But, nobody said anything about freezing (converting to a crystalline state), just cooling.

    And I reserve the right to defy the laws of physics when it serves my creative goals.

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    Re: Why the lower water level?

    Quote Originally Posted by BroncoBob View Post
    "There was shrinkage!"

    I prefer action photos.

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    Re: Why the lower water level?

    Quote Originally Posted by aashee View Post
    I prefer action photos.
    Nice....
    I couldn't find that one. Trumped once again.

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    Re: Why the lower water level?

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    Re: Why the lower water level?



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    Re: Why the lower water level?

    You guys are making me sound like I'm crazy!
    On Pirates, the water level was very low. I noticed something was different at take off. It was much bumpier than normal. My sister noticed it too. Then when we noticed the water level, it made more sense. My girls even asked me why they could see the track. This was the 4th time this year that I had been at DL (been on these rides way more than that this year though). I know for sure that the water levels were much lower!!!

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    Re: Why the lower water level?

    I think someone stole the water and are the same folk who stole the Goat, Indy's Pole and Goofy's Car.

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    Re: Why the lower water level?

    Quote Originally Posted by flyinshirer View Post
    You guys are making me sound like I'm crazy!
    On Pirates, the water level was very low. I noticed something was different at take off. It was much bumpier than normal. My sister noticed it too. Then when we noticed the water level, it made more sense. My girls even asked me why they could see the track. This was the 4th time this year that I had been at DL (been on these rides way more than that this year though). I know for sure that the water levels were much lower!!!
    K, well it wasn't. The ride cannot operate with lower water levels. It is computer controlled, and the pumps speed and slow based on the water level.
    Some imagination, huh?

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