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    Re: Have you ever had to be evacuated off of a ride?

    To me personally, whenever I've been on the TTA it's always easy to see SM. There's a little screen over it? Amazing pictures btw!

    The only time I've ever been on a ride and officially the lights going on was Spaceship Earth. It was a clear definition of the reasoning behind the "dark ride". In the position I was stuck in you could see everything and then we finished the ride that way. My friend was bummed, but I thought it was amazing.

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    Re: Have you ever had to be evacuated off of a ride?

    Omg must search for pics of that!!! Was always curious about what it looks like with the lights on!
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    Re: Have you ever had to be evacuated off of a ride?

    I think there is an on ride video of it on youtube with the lights on.

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    Re: Have you ever had to be evacuated off of a ride?

    I was evacuated from The Little Mermaid in MK last year. It was cool at first...but then I heard the same single verse of Part of Your World at least 30 times it began to loose its wonder and was getting downright annoying. Right as I started praying for Ursula to take Ariel's voice away...she did! But then it was creepier because Ariel kept moving with no sound coming from her mouth.

    It was interesting because I had never noticed sebastian scuttling around before, and it was neat to walk through the escape exit and really get to look at things!

    The bad part was that I think they stopped it because a guest got hurt trying to get out of their clam shell. O.o

    Oh well, I got a re-ad!

    My roommate worked at Space Mountain and of course dealt with evacs a lot. People would be mad at first but calm down once they got their re-ad. Although evacuating from the actual coaster part is apparently a mess. Lots of crawling.


    Another fun experience was being on Space Mountain when the Peoplemover was down. There was just enough light shining in from their track that you could see shadows of the track and trust me...seeing the track makes it way more terrifying. You don't realize how close you are to the frame of the track until you see it like that. And that is why I will NEVER put my hands up on Space Mountain.
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    Re: Have you ever had to be evacuated off of a ride?

    I got evac'd off of Everest at the spot where you end the backwards ride, by the track switch. It was cool to see the inside of the mountain and to actually look at the different structures and how they interacted.

    You could tell it was a spot that was planned as an evacuation point as there were concrete stairs poured next to the track.

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    Re: Have you ever had to be evacuated off of a ride?

    Cool stuff, everyone! I forgot all about this topic I made!

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    Re: Have you ever had to be evacuated off of a ride?

    Yeeeeears ago. I must've been like 10/12(I'm 22 now), my parents and I were evacuated off Pirates. I didn't think it took away from the magic. It was super cool and I felt I got to see some "behind the scenes" stuff. I remember walking through what looked like lockers but and me thinking omg this is where the characters change! Still think of that experience everytime I ride pirates

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    Re: Have you ever had to be evacuated off of a ride?

    11 months ago I decided I’d try to ride Tower of Terror at Disney’s California Adventure for the first time in years. This ride has always spooked me. I grew up with the Twilight Zone, but this was different, this felt real. My mom finally talked me into it, saying “it’s not busy, lets just go”. So, we waited in about a 15 minute line. I entered the elevator with my mom, sitting in row four. The ride began as usual, showing your ghost, starting with a few drops. But when we reached the 13th floor, the top floor of the ride, we stopped. The giant metal doors showing the view of the park slammed shut and the music turned off. “We have intentionally stopped your ride. You will begin your descent soon. Please keep your feet flat on the ground.” We sat for about 5 minutes. People cracked jokes, trying to diffuse the tension. We then slowly dropped back down to our starting floor. The ride attendant came and told us we’d be going again. He told everyone to refasten their seatbelts. But he kept staring at me. He got on his phone, left, and came back. He walked up to me and asked me to leave. My mother and I left, and the rest continued on their ride.
    I have no clue what happened. I assume my seat belt wasn’t working? Either way it was cool to see the ride with the lights on. I just feel like I did something wrong to get kicked off the ride...

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    Re: Have you ever had to be evacuated off of a ride?

    We were at WDW about two weeks ago, and had to be evacuated off of Space Mountain. (photos at the end)

    Let me tell you, that ride was meant to be experienced... not seen. There was dust, ladders, and all kinds of things that were not meant for the public to see. That said, it was really interesting and I took a lot of pictures (we had about 10 minutes of waiting, so there was plenty of time for photos and video)

    There seem to be 3 cars active at any given time in the ride. We were the last of the 3 to be escorted out. When the ride emergency stops, it brakes HARD. It happened very fast, but I THINK it braked in two stages, kind of a *brake* *BRAKE* in short succession. So it wasn't a full on whiplash kind of stop, but it was still very strong. I think we were really thrown forward because that wasn't a part of the ride where you were normally meant to stop and we still had quite a bit of speed. Almost the moment we stopped all the maintenance lights came on, and the music stopped.

    There seem to be several estop points that catch the cars at spaced intervals to prevent the car behind you from smashing into you. (since for most of the ride you are carried through by momentum) I was kind of worried at first, because when we estopped, and I could see and hear people talking on another car had also estopped high above us... but I could also still hear one car running on the tracks. That was scary, because I didn't know if something had malfunctioned and if that running car was headed for us. If it was, we were sitting ducks and unable to get out of the ride.

    Shortly later, that remaining car seemed to stop fairly low to the ground. We could hear them talking and yelling, but not see them.

    Where we stopped was at a point where there was a drop off to our left, that fell straight down about 15-20' to an emergency access door, and a red fiberglass ladder. On our right was the walkway. So when they came to get us, it was kind of unnerving to be released from the safety of the restraints. They had us turn sideways, and scoot off our butts to land on the walkway. It was a small drop, but everyone managed it fine, including my wife who is afraid of heights.

    We had to stay inbetween the two attendants (one in front leading, and one in back following) as they walked us around on the catwalks, and out of the ride. My wife was a little freaked, but I found the whole thing really interesting, and a neat 'behind the scenes' look at a very complex feat of engineering.

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    Re: Have you ever had to be evacuated off of a ride?

    Quote Originally Posted by caitlinCADE View Post
    I was evacuated from The Little Mermaid in MK last year. It was cool at first...but then I heard the same single verse of Part of Your World at least 30 times it began to loose its wonder and was getting downright annoying. Right as I started praying for Ursula to take Ariel's voice away...she did! But then it was creepier because Ariel kept moving with no sound coming from her mouth........
    I did some behind the scenes work on the roof of that ride, and let me tell you, after an hour or so of working right next to one of those giant speakers, you really get to know all the different version of the ship dance theme from that movie, as they are pounded into your head.

    The best part of the music kicked on at full volume when I was absolutely not expecting it, and my head was literally inches from the speaker.

    I think almost had a heart attack on top of the Little Mermaid ride.

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    Re: Have you ever had to be evacuated off of a ride?

    @JCW Those are some awesome pics of Space with the lights on. I have seen videos but this is better like I am seeing it in person in a way.

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    Re: Have you ever had to be evacuated off of a ride?

    Cool! Thanks for the pics of Space with the lights on!

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    Re: Have you ever had to be evacuated off of a ride?

    Yes. Here's my report from being evacuated off of the Jungle Cruise in DLR a couple years ago. Awesome experience:

    Jungle Cruise boat came off the tracks... what an experience!

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    Re: Have you ever had to be evacuated off of a ride?

    I have a video of riding through Space Mountain on the TTA during September showing everything. I will post the video in a bit.

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