Thursday, September 17, 2009

Splash Mountain! Part 1

10/28/1988 Disneyland Line:
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This article from the Disneyland Line employee newsletter was a bit optimistic. Splash Mountain ended up starting employee testing in May 1989 after the original logs were chopped to bits and replaced. The replacement logs seated 7 and were slightly shorter.

The grand opening was 7/17/1989--about six months late.

Note the Drop 5 runout rails; originally the runout was designed to be adjustable to adjust the splash seasonally. That feature never came to be.

I wonder what the final Audio-Animatronic count was?

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