Tuesday, May 23, 2006 1:06 PM
came across this video, I'm assuming from a recent grad night.
Tuesday, May 23, 2006 1:25 PM
Is this supposed to be Rockin Rollercoaster? I cant really tell its kind of a boring video labeled "Cant tell".
The site has a bunch of other interesting vids though. Good Find.
Tuesday, May 23, 2006 1:27 PM
this is the 'rockit mountain' they switched on for grad night at disneyland. it's space mountain, with what people seem to agree to be a hoobastank track on the soundsystem.
Tuesday, May 23, 2006 2:44 PM
And it will not open to the general public. Rushes to get the ride reopened last year and budget cuts basically killed the whole "Rock-it" Mt. for the general public.....it will run every grad night and that's it.
And, this is a good thing....they discovered they would have to shut down the ride for at least 30 minutes, and empty the queue every day to get it switched over to night-time music and effects. Not a good thing for any crowded park!
Either way, the new space Mt. is a top 10 coaster for me!
Tuesday, May 23, 2006 2:48 PM
i'm glad. i actually prefer the original space mountain,
without any audio track. at least the new one looks nice.
Tuesday, May 23, 2006 4:42 PM
I have a hard time believing it would take a half an hour to switch over. As for letting the last people ride, there is a lot of queue space up top. They could simply cut off the line for five minutes and then allow people to begin queueing for Rockit Mountain in a holding queue up top until the rest of the line cycles. Then, after the last folks ride, switch the effects and bring the Rockit Mountain crowd in. Come on, when the current effects turn off for an E-stop, they turn off immediately. You can't tell me it takes a half an hour to turn them back on when everything is ready to roll.
But yah, I heard that was one of the reasons (half hour downtime). My feeling is that the effects weren't really up to snuff. Also, I think the Rockit effects allowed the guests to see the infrastructure which kind of ruins the idea of travelling through space.
Heck, I rode the new and and improved SM a couple months back and I must say I'm impressed. I don't think they really need the Rockit Mountain stuff. Although I was a little intrigued about being able to check out the supports. Perhaps I should enroll in high school again. ;)
Edit: To learn how to spael. ;)
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Tuesday, May 23, 2006 5:22 PM
^While the effects will automatically go down during an E-stop, it can sometimes take a while for them to turn back on again. I once road through the last half of Splash with no audio (and before you say different ride, remember Disney does their own in house themeing on every ride so techincally they are the same kind of ride in that department.)
Tuesday, May 23, 2006 7:37 PM
I like the Space Mountain in Disneyland Paris the best!!! It has a actual launch and 4 inversions. That beats the other 5 Space Mountains hands down!
Click this link for pics
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Wednesday, May 24, 2006 10:39 AM
I'm a HUGE fan of DL Space Mountain 2.0. I think it's absoultely brilliant during the normal sequence. It's got the slightly cheesy, retro future thing going on. I think that the Rockit Mountain version (at least as shown in the video) is just outright cheesy in the not-so-good way.