Weird phenomenon on S:TE & T.o.T

Thursday, August 30, 2001 1:08 AM
I watched America's Greatest Roller Coaster Thrills: The Next Generation & noticed a weird effect on S:TE. When it is moving forward, the girls' hair are blowing forward, not backward as you would expect! You guessed, it's the other way around when moving backwards, their hair is blowing backward & not forward! Confused? Grab your copy of the tape & have a look.

I've seen footage of T.o.T & the same thing happens. Are there any other coasters that do this?

I tried to get my head around this phenomenon & can't figure out why this happens. Does anyone have any explanation? :)

Thursday, August 30, 2001 1:23 AM
Maybe it's one of those things where the production editors change something, but don't make it obvious. Like how in Disney's The Lion King, the word "sex" was quickly shown in a scene on a boulder. Not a lot of people caught that.
Thursday, August 30, 2001 5:50 AM
Actually, in The Lion King, SEX is spelled out in the sky when the adult Simba is laying down on some cliff I think when he is with Timon and Pumbaa.  Also, in The Rescuers, another Disney movie, when they are flying around past city buildings, one window has a picture of a naked woman in it.  AND, look at the cover for The Little Mermaid...look at the castle, and look at the center tower.  Resemble any body part from a guy?  AND,  the priest during the wedding in The Little Memaid get's "excited", so to speak, lol.

Anyways, about the whole phenomenon, I would have to say that it's just strange editing.  I have that tape, I wanna get the DVD, but I can't find it.  I beter go watch it to see anything strange.  I hadn't noticed it.  Very wierd.

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Thursday, August 30, 2001 7:57 AM
The same thing happens in the front seat on Magnum XL-200...the nosepiece on the front of the car causes the wind to come from BEHIND you instead of hitting you in the face.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

Thursday, August 30, 2001 8:26 AM
And in Aladdin, when Aladdin is in the princess's castle, you can hear very faintly a voice saying "take off your clothes, take off your clothes"

LMAO first time hearing it

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Thursday, August 30, 2001 11:53 AM
I must prove you wrong there on the Little Mermaid thing.  It isn't that, it is his knees, just keep watching after it and you'll see. 

It may not be an edited thing though, just like Ridman said, the wind can come back the other way and up since the train is moving through.  Think about it, the air which the car is hitting when it's going backwards is being pushed below the train and coming back up in front.  he same thing happens when riding in a convertible, your hair doesn't fly totally backwards.

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Thursday, August 30, 2001 12:53 PM
And the Little Mermaid video box has been redrawn to edit out that little, uh, "mistake."  That's the only one I've found convincing, btw, the rest are just paranoid people starting rumors.
Thursday, August 30, 2001 1:26 PM
As for these Disney "perversions", The only ones I can say are 100% true, are A) The cover of The Little Mermaid, and B) "SEX" spelled out in the sky in The Lion King. As for the preist in The Little Mermaid, I too think it seems as though he gets a bit "excited", but that could very well be his knee.

*** This post was edited by Long Live The SKY WHIRL on 8/30/2001. ***

Thursday, August 30, 2001 1:33 PM
To get back on topic: they're probably running the tape backwards. One of the shows had Kumba running through the corkscrew backwards. Why? Who knows! Maybe the editors wondered if anyone would notice... 
So many coasters - so little time.
Thursday, August 30, 2001 4:06 PM
No, they aren't running anything backwards. Next time you ride a school bus, notice which way the air is flowing. Yes, it flows to the front from the back. To this day, I don't understand the physics or aerodynamics of it all.

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