The Condition of the Yeti AA

Nick

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The sad thing is they don't need to close the attraction to fix the Yeti. Closing it obviously would be a convenience and get it done faster, but it could easily be worked on nightly with the ride operating the next day. They just choose not too.

Why? Because people come off of Everest having had a great time. No tourist ever says upon exit, "man, the Yeti not working really ruined that for me!". So since GSATs are high, they have no incentive to fix the damn thing.
 

Mr. EPCOT

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Nov 8, 2011
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It'd be nice if they closed it for a few months and took the opportunity to really plus up the whole attraction in addition to fixing the Yeti. Like installing some sets/effects in the backwards segment, for example.
 
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SkiBum

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The sad thing is they don't need to close the attraction to fix the Yeti. Closing it obviously would be a convenience and get it done faster, but it could easily be worked on nightly with the ride operating the next day. They just choose not too.

Why? Because people come off of Everest having had a great time. No tourist ever says upon exit, "man, the Yeti not working really ruined that for me!". So since GSATs are high, they have no incentive to fix the damn thing.
I hate to admit this but that is me. I rode it when the Yeti worked but was past it so fast that I almost missed it. Then, I rode it after it had broken and the ride wasn't that much less enjoyable. To spend the time/money on that animatronic, they should have placed it somewhere more noticeable.

I do realize that I just lost a lot of points here for this post.

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Nick

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I hate to admit this but that is me. I rode it when the Yeti worked but was past it so fast that I almost missed it. Then, I rode it after it had broken and the ride wasn't that much less enjoyable. To spend the time/money on that animatronic, they should have placed it somewhere more noticeable.

I do realize that I just lost a lot of points here for this post.

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I don’t disagree it is a quick scene, but still doesn’t mean they shouldn’t fix what’s broken.
 

GadgetGuru

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Dec 2, 2011
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Now that FoP has proven to be the park’s biggest ride, Disney will definitely do a major refurb for Everest almost immediately. Or rather, after the summer ends.

There may not be another opportunity to do it for years. FoP will eventually even out and the 50th is coming up soon. Disney must realize this and wants to do a major refurb while they can. Even if it’s “early” by their schedules (it’s not)
 

Tobias

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The sad thing is they don't need to close the attraction to fix the Yeti. Closing it obviously would be a convenience and get it done faster, but it could easily be worked on nightly with the ride operating the next day. They just choose not too.

Why? Because people come off of Everest having had a great time. No tourist ever says upon exit, "man, the Yeti not working really ruined that for me!". So since GSATs are high, they have no incentive to fix the damn thing.
Pretty much this, though I'm not sure it's a nightly fix due to the base being cracked and how the AA is positioned up high/surrounded by supports of everything else.

Either way, it's all a amusing conundrum. It was one of the more advanced AA's they built at the time, yet it really didn't make a difference in the quality of the ride when it went down. An' while I get why you only see the Yeti for a brief moment, it feels like a colossal waste of the tech because of that. They could've put in a much simpler AA and it would give the same effect without the massive wear and tear.
 
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Jones14

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I’m sure they wanted to save it for the grand finale for the drama of it all (you see her handiwork, then the shadow, then the animatronic), but I can’t help but wonder if it would have been more effective having the animatronic placed in the track switch section, and the shadow at the end of the ride.

Either way, if the park’s not gonna add any rides before the 50th, they really should give the thing a revamp. Dinosaur’s upgrade was really nice, and they’re up two rides and a show from the time when they took that down for four months.