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Question: Will you ride Big Thunder Mountain Railroad again? :: Total Votes:82
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Yes, I will ride Big Thunder Mountain Railroad again. 70  [85.37%]
No, I now don't want to ride Big Thunder Mountain Railroad after Disneyland's accident. 0  [0.00%]
No, I didn't want to ride Big Thunder Mountain Railroad before and I still don't want to ride it. 7  [8.54%]
I'm not sure. I haven't decided yet. 5  [6.10%]
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Posted: Sep. 19, 2003 12:06 am/pm Quote

I don't know why but for some reason this topic keeps appearing on my New Posts with each connection even when nothing new has been added to it, and doesn't always show the latest replies to it.

A couple of times it will but other times it claims the new reply is still the "You add some good points, Kirby!" reply. It just did that to me again and I know that's incorrect since Rich just added an update yesterday that I saw. Unless the reply got deleted or something.

Apparently this thread thinks its David Copperfield :o Anyone else having this happen?


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Posted: Sep. 19, 2003 12:52 am/pm Quote

Quote (Goofyteer @ Sep. 19, 2003 11:06 am/pm)
I don't know why but for some reason this topic keeps appearing on my New Posts with each connection even when nothing new has been added to it, and doesn't always show the latest replies to it.

That happens when someone has voted but hasn't added any comments. I hope that explains the "phantom" replies.
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Posted: Sep. 19, 2003 7:01 am/pm Quote

So the topic is haunted? ;)  :ghostface:

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Posted: Sep. 19, 2003 7:48 am/pm Quote

No, I think Andrew Lloyd Webber just wrote a smash hit musical play, bound for Broadway, a sequel to "Phantom of the Opera" called "Phantom of the Disney Echo."  Christine Diea (sp?) is a smash hit opera star, but wait 'til you see how she fares when she leaves the glittering confines of the Paris Opera House for Disneyland, and the haunting singing spirits who await her there.....ooooooooooooooooooooooh! :ghostface:

Whereupon we are definitely in off-topic spam territory now, yessiree.  :beer:  :clapping:  :happydance:  :music:  :alien:


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Posted: Sep. 20, 2003 2:43 am/pm Quote

I apologise for my remark Carol :blush:

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Posted: Sep. 20, 2003 3:18 am/pm Quote

Goofyteer, what remark?  What apology?  You and Rich brought up "haunted" and "phantom" and I ran with it.  Just having fun, although if we're entering kidding around to this thread it does veer into the sidelines off the playing field, but so what?  Some one else will post back on topic and we're all in business!  And I'm not the moderator, anyway.  :-)

So:  We're a few weeks away from a sad fatal accident on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Disneyland, and that attraction is closed.  Big Thunder at WDW is down for rehab anyway.  DL Paris and Tokyo DL say the attractions at their parks called "Big Thunder Mountain Railroad" check OK for safe human ridership.  Two rides up in the world, two rides down.  The question and on-topic of the moment:  Would you want to ride that particular Disney attraction again?


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Posted: Sep. 20, 2003 5:28 am/pm Quote

Oh good, for a moment there I thought you were trying to hint I might be being disrespectful :blush: Glad to see that wasn't the case.

I personally wouldn't want to ride it. But that's only because I don't care for coasters, they make me nauseated. But if I was someone who did enjoy them, I can say I'd ride it again without worrying.


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Posted: Sep. 20, 2003 6:48 am/pm Quote

Terrific, Goofyteer!  When you put the smiley-faces on a post that helps add facial expression and softens or adds nuance to a printed interchange such as what these chat forums offer.  No harm done or taken, Goofyteer!  People sometimes naturally tend to make lightheartedness out of tough news, such as the jokes that came up after the space shuttle Challenger's accident in the '80s.  I don't think anyone here intentionally or unintentionally intends the families of those killed or injured any harm or disrespect or ridicule.  Reference I made had more to do with the coincidental use of words and that "Phantom of the Opera" tour is coming to our city later this year in relation to wondering why a glitch in the site's software is sending you messages.  No intention was made to make light of the accident at Disneyland recently.  

Anyone else with thoughts on riding Big Thunder once all this is resolved?  

I'll express one on-topic concern I have:  With the "lively" politics now going on in California, I wonder how their state agency covering amusement and theme park ride safety will be affected by the volatile political atmosphere?  Seems to me to be a complex situation.  The horse race that is the gubernatorial campaign is distracting attention away from this story of the accident at Disneyland a few weeks ago.  Would Disney, or that state agency, or both, take advantage of the distraction to let law enforcement slide, or would they be more strictly enforcing and obeying existing laws governing amusement park ride safety?  Would justice be served, and for whom?  Would Disney lobby the legislature to get laws governing ride safety more tailor-made to Disney, or will politics and politicians get in the way of that, for the good or for the bad?  And how long will it take for it all to play out, several months, years?


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Posted: Sep. 20, 2003 9:35 am/pm Quote

Thank you very much Carol. As a matter of fact your reply reminds me of how maturely the Echo has handled the news of the tragedy right from the beginning. Everyone here has handled the updates and talks on it with lots of compassion and respect from what I've seen. So I guess this means that not only is the Echo the friendliest Disney pad on the web but maybe also the most comforting and supporting as well :mickey:  :minnie:

I'm not too sure how long it would take, maybe years. I'm no expert on the subject at all. But I do bet that the pressure is going to be on for Disney regarding park care. At least for a while I think. I wish I knew if it would help in the long run.

I was talking with my travel agent yesterday and we happened to talk about the Disneyland accident. She says that despite what happened attendance apparently hasn't dropped from what she's seen. No one on her end has cancelled reservations or anything from what she can tell. She also says (correct me if this is wrong) that while this is the tenth fatality at Disneyland since its opening it is the second one that is sheer accident while the others happened due to other situations. People seem to be realising that it is just that, an accident, and nobody can live in a bubble.

I think what will happen for now is that Disney will be safer than ever for a while after this. Sorta like airports. When something terrible happens with an airplane it is actually safer to go on one right after something wrong happens because that's when safety will be upped to even higher levels.

Now the big question is what happens in the long run? Does this mean Disney will be watched more carefully? Will pressure continue after this or will watchdogs sort of "relax" after a while?

And here's something to think about. Wouldn't the CMs working at Disneyland be voluntarily working extra hard to be sure of safety at the moment since this happened? We've heard about how the CMs were just as upset that this happened, how could they not be? They're just as devestated and upset as everyone else who loves the park. Even though the accident and death statistics are from what I hear much better at Disneyland than at other theme parks, that wouldn't matter to the CMs working there. The point is still that it happened, it happened at their Disneyland, and the CMs all have the same feelings and humanity as everyone else. They care about safety and taking care of the guests as much as the guests do. So I'm willing to bet that right now this has got everybody over there on their toes no matter what's happening with those high up at Disney (meaning those above the tops at the parks) or lawyers may say or do.

But I would guess that maybe the higher-Disney people might play this out to whatever allows them to look the best in the public eye. Maybe not, but it seems to be how businesses are run these days. I guess we'll see how Disney compares to others out there as this continues.


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Posted: Nov. 24, 2003 11:20 am/pm Quote

I definately don't have a problem with riding BTMRR again. As thorough as Disney is I am sure that they will test and evaluate every nut, bolr and wirenut on it and I am sure it will be in tip top condition before it is riden again.

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