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    Re: Is The Davy Jones Effect Just Too Scary?

    More than likely the same reason the 'Rats on a Branch' at Indy doesn't look good most of the time. It's a difficult effect to pull off. Any little breeze will mess it up. Add that to less fog being used, and you have a problematic effect. Hopefully next time POTC goes down that effect will get some TLC.
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    Re: Is The Davy Jones Effect Just Too Scary?

    It's a very difficult effect, and the technology behind it is (as many technologies at Disneyland) cutting edge and developing. Give it time, it will be perfected.

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    Re: Is The Davy Jones Effect Just Too Scary?

    I thought this was resolved a while back, that is the reason behind the bad effect, not the cure.

    When several boats go through they can create a breeze that disturbs the fog screen and so you don't get to see the bottom of the projection.
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    Re: Is The Davy Jones Effect Just Too Scary?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1disneynut2another View Post
    It was lame then and its lame now.
    agreed. get rid of the cheesy effect!

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    Re: Is The Davy Jones Effect Just Too Scary?

    Ah! I *wondered* why it seemed different! I thought I was imagining things. XD The effect wasn't that cheesy, it actually worked quite well...when it was working order. I just hope they figure out a way to repair it.




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    Re: Is The Davy Jones Effect Just Too Scary?

    More than likely the same reason the 'Rats on a Branch' at Indy doesn't look good most of the time.
    Well, it used to consistently look bad, but for the last few years now, I've never seen that particular effect looking under-the-weather.


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    Re: Is The Davy Jones Effect Just Too Scary?

    As an above poster said, I think it's because they are sending boats too fast. Last time I went on it, 4 boats went through back to back and ruined the effect.

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    Re: Is The Davy Jones Effect Just Too Scary?

    Not only is it not very scary anymore, I'd be fine if it just went away.

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    Re: Is The Davy Jones Effect Just Too Scary?

    Personally I enjoy the effect the way it is now. I didn't like going through the smoke since it made my eyes feel odd while it came in contact with it.

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    Re: Is The Davy Jones Effect Just Too Scary?

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    Re: Is The Davy Jones Effect Just Too Scary?

    Quote Originally Posted by TikiRoomLiz View Post
    Personally I enjoy the effect the way it is now. I didn't like going through the smoke since it made my eyes feel odd while it came in contact with it.
    Maybe you are thinking of the old Injun Joe's Cave back in the 70s.

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    Re: Is The Davy Jones Effect Just Too Scary?

    I'm just scared that they won't make adjustments to make the effect work in it's original position, and that the operators stop bunching boats up too close to eachother.
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    Re: Is The Davy Jones Effect Just Too Scary?

    The dispatch interval is computer controlled and the boats go the same speed they always have. It's just the effect being weaker and not an operational problem.

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    Re: Is The Davy Jones Effect Just Too Scary?

    I enjoy the effect. I'm not sure if I've ever seen it go all the way to the water, but whenever I go on it, I go through fog...

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    Re: Is The Davy Jones Effect Just Too Scary?

    I didn't know they changed it. I went back in September of 07 and it worked fine...I'm very saddened to hear this news that it is changed.
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