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    Attraction elements that no longer work or were removed...

    If thread started before... I apologize.

    Just thought we could CHAT about attraction / queue elements that you remember liking but are no longer working, working consistently, removed or replaced.

    A starter list:
    Matterhorn: Lift hill had snow storm visual effect curtain off to the left or right of the lift hill.

    Matterhorn: THICK mist as at the TOP of the lift hill. Stayed in tunnel until GRRR!! abominable eyes. Worked even better at night.

    Indiana Jones: Ice falling effect from ceiling as you 1st enter the main temple chamber after meeting INDY.

    Space Mountain: DARK section of queue now replaced with lights and monitors. Also if memory serves...there was a section of window that alowed a tinted view of the ride interior. You could see ride vehicles occasionally zip by. Original entrance escalators eerr (edit) speed ramps.

    New Orleans RxR station: Telegraph recording of Walt's dedication.

    Haunted Mansion: LIVE CM knight standing in the corridor of door. Didn't fit the theme...I agree....but I just can forget the @#$@# being scared out of me the first time.
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    Re: Attraction elements that no longer work or were removed...

    The Davy Jones effect in POTC. I wasn't pleased they took the speil out of that area but now the waterfall is a shell of what it used to be when it started.

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    Re: Attraction elements that no longer work or were removed...

    Brer Fox is missing his canoe in the Laughing Place scene of Splash Mountain. He is now sitting directly on a column of water with an oar in his hand without a boat to paddle... The canoe has been missing for about 3 years...
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    Re: Attraction elements that no longer work or were removed...

    Matterhorn: Lift hill had snow storm visual effect curtain off to the left or right of the lift hill.
    Still there and functioning, as of yesterday at least!

    New Orleans RxR station: Telegraph recording of Walt's dedication.
    Still there and functioning, as of yesterday at least!



    I miss the old captain in POTC.


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    Re: Attraction elements that no longer work or were removed...

    brer fox was never in a canoe in laughing place... that was the "blood in the water" dog from america sings wasn't it..

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    Re: Attraction elements that no longer work or were removed...

    I miss the Space Mountain speed ramps too. Them and the Space Stage. The whole area was more open and seeing a live show under the towering Space Mountain was amazing.
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    Re: Attraction elements that no longer work or were removed...

    the singing dog from POTC, he hasn't been there in months
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    Re: Attraction elements that no longer work or were removed...

    Quote Originally Posted by Skunkwerx View Post
    If thread started before... I apologize.


    Indiana Jones: Ice falling effect from ceiling as you 1st enter the main temple chamber after meeting INDY.
    It's actually just in one of the places now, but I forget which one it's in. It might be the far left room.

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    Re: Attraction elements that no longer work or were removed...

    Haunted Mansion: the fruit in the centerpiece on the ballroom table used to alternatingly come back to life then rot.
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    Re: Attraction elements that no longer work or were removed...

    Quote Originally Posted by Skunkwerx View Post
    Matterhorn: THICK mist as at the TOP of the lift hill. Stayed in tunnel until GRRR!! abominable eyes. Worked even better at night.
    Ooooo...! There used to be fog-machine fog at the yeti encounters in the dark with the strobe lights further down the mountain. This was back in 1990 for sure--had completely forgotten about it. (Not 100% certain though; may have just looked this way because of the strobe light effect.) I don't remember mist at the top though.

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    Re: Attraction elements that no longer work or were removed...

    Quote Originally Posted by Keeky View Post
    It's actually just in one of the places now, but I forget which one it's in. It might be the far left room.
    I think you may be talking about a different effect because the ice falling was on the main line... consequently there are no separate "rooms" it is all one track with a very effective effect to make people think there are 3 options.

    As a small child I remembered something about Thunder, older CM's mentioned it... the barn doors that used to closer and you would "bust them open" as the train finished climbing C Lift.
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    Re: Attraction elements that no longer work or were removed...

    It's actually just in one of the places now, but I forget which one it's in. It might be the far left room.
    Techskip is right that there's only one track, despite the clever illusion of there being three different ones, and the ice effect hasn't been operating for years. I'm told the ice machine isn't even there anymore.


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    Re: Attraction elements that no longer work or were removed...

    This is a great thread! It's super tough since it involves details that I can't remember from most of the rides.

    Quote Originally Posted by DL_CRAZE View Post
    the singing dog from POTC, he hasn't been there in months

    This is the only one I can remember besides the snow storm stuff from the Matterhorn.

    I was gonna say that the whole screen and film of Star Tours just looks like an old film from the 80's with all the dirt and damage.

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    Re: Attraction elements that no longer work or were removed...

    This is the only one I can remember besides the snow storm stuff from the Matterhorn.
    That effect is still there, unless they removed it yesterday or today...


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    Re: Attraction elements that no longer work or were removed...

    Matterhorn Snow has been there every trip we've ever made. It is faint sometimes as your eyes adjust to going from blinding sunlight to very dark.

    I miss the Space Mt. speed ramps as well.

    And another no longer working effect are the barn doors on BTMRR as well as the Hat Box Ghost who lasted a mere weeks before being removed (though I don't remember this one personally).

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