Hello! I saw the announcement too. I dont know whether to be happy or sad. I was all for themeing the old mill but garfield? Mabye a old west theme would of been better. Hopefully it will have some cool special effects! Will it still be a boat ride?( dumb question I guess, lol!). I will miss those skeletons! Boo Hoo! Peace, Danny O.
Yeah, it'll be 3D. Before anyone complains, the ride itself is staying exactly the same! The Old Mill scenes have needed to be refurbished for awhile, and that's all that's being done. There'll be nothing different about the ride itself or the controls.
The 102 year old ride is going nowhere, it's just being rethemed (like we always do about every 10 years.)
The air controls were replaced with newer ones when the ops panel was moved to the other side of the trough last year to keep it away from menacing guests. Same controls, just different knobs. It's still pneumatic.
Though initially I was pretty skeptical, I have to say that its not that bad, as long as they just change the existing show scenes. That way the general feel of the Old Mill will be kept alive, while the ride is made more interesting for some people.
Even so, I don't see why they couldn't have just changed something like Gold Rusher which is pretty awful and could benefit from some change...
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I agree. The Gold Rusher should have gotten the overhaul. I don't think it's awful, but I always thought that there was a certain charm in the Old Mill. GR, on the other hand, was a more straightforward attempt to scare the riders and in the early '80's, when it was new, it worked. But it hasn't aged so gracefully and should be updated to keep in line with the original intent of the ride-scare you. Why is KW killing all the good dark rides?