I recently had a discussion with a few people about getting stuck on rides, and I thought I’d ask all of you, my readers, if you’ve gotten stuck, what you’ve gotten stuck on, and what the experience was like. Walt Disney World has nearly 100 attractions (not all of which can break down), and from time to time they go down with guests on them.
I’ve been to Disneyland, Walt Disney World and Disneyland Paris over a dozen times, (quite a feat since I’ve traveled there from New York and South Dakota!), and I’ve been on a number of rides that have gone down for a short period while on them. One of the most recent was on the TTA PeopleMover, where we got stuck inside a tunnel for about 20 minutes. While some people would be upset, maybe freak out, or be generally annoyed, my wife and I, as well as an aunt and uncle, thought it was actually kind of neat. We had no idea why we’d stopped, but after a couple of minutes they turned all of the lights on, and two cast members came running along the track, flashlights shining, looking for something.
(photo is Disney copyrighted, found here)
While it didn’t break down while we were on it, my wife and I visited The Enchanted Tiki Room, Under New Management on the afternoon of January 12th, 2011. Why do I remember the date? Because there was a small roof fire that evening, and it was shut down for a period of time. When it reopened, it had been brought back to its original version. That means, whether you loved it or hated it, that we were among the very last to see Iago and Zazu running the place. *We take no responsibility for the fire*
For more New Management info, check out http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/The_Enchanted_Tiki_Room_(Under_New_Management)
Are there rides that you feel go down more often then others? Have you ever had a memorable experience on one? Please share your thoughts in the comments below!