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Re: Fire In the Hole/Flooded Mine
« Reply #30 on: May 27, 2018, 05:56:17 PM »
Excellent comments on this thread!  You are all very much correct about these classics are what brings a lot of us back year after year.  PTB listen up!  We are SDC's biggest fans!
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Re: Fire In the Hole/Flooded Mine
« Reply #31 on: June 10, 2018, 09:20:03 PM »
I noticed on my visit today to FM, at the part where the explosion happens and water floods down from above, the explosion part seems to be working again with water blowing up from below right before the water coming from above.  In the part where the guy is trying to pump the water out and it used to come out of the pipe he was turning the pump on, that part does not work.  I don't recall any of the music playing anywhere thru the ride.  The pond out from that now has all the new buildings in front of it is starting to look more like a stagnant sewer pond. Also, I thought we were going to get stuck on it at one point.  Coming out of the station the boats seemed to have gotten stuck for a minute.  Also seemed to be moving slower than normal all during the ride.  I rode it again later and did not notice this.  On another note, the guy with the long grey hair and beard who used to work at FM was playing Alfie the train robber today. I guess he moved over there.

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Re: Fire In the Hole/Flooded Mine
« Reply #32 on: June 11, 2018, 09:52:18 PM »
Yeah I too wished they could clean up and fix the outdoor part. Along with that area giving the "sewer pond" impression I have noticed for quite some time that the audio where they yell "Fire!" and the blast sound fx from the little gunboat has seldom worked along with the water jet simulating a shot hitting the water.

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Re: Fire In the Hole/Flooded Mine
« Reply #33 on: June 11, 2018, 11:25:53 PM »
The outdoor effects will never happen again due to the new dining area — and since the water out there is stagnant due to no longer having that blast you get the sewer water. 
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Re: Fire In the Hole/Flooded Mine
« Reply #34 on: June 12, 2018, 09:35:04 AM »
The outdoor effects will never happen again due to the new dining area — and since the water out there is stagnant due to no longer having that blast you get the sewer water.

They will need to put in a couple of small fountains, or something to circulate water to eliminate this problem.. Then it  would be fine and look good..

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Re: Fire In the Hole/Flooded Mine
« Reply #35 on: June 12, 2018, 02:16:00 PM »
A good algicide treatment also. It is so bad now it needs to be killed off. A definite eyesore.

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Re: Fire In the Hole/Flooded Mine
« Reply #36 on: June 12, 2018, 07:27:30 PM »
A good algicide treatment also. It is so bad now it needs to be killed off. A definite eyesore.

The heat makes algae grow quickly.  It’s been stupid hot here lately
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Re: Fire In the Hole/Flooded Mine
« Reply #37 on: June 12, 2018, 10:26:37 PM »
Was disappointed today the music wasn't playing in Fire in the Hole.  Asked one of the ride ops why and all he said was "sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't".
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Re: Fire In the Hole/Flooded Mine
« Reply #38 on: June 13, 2018, 01:05:05 AM »
Was disappointed today the music wasn't playing in Fire in the Hole.  Asked one of the ride ops why and all he said was " sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't".

Antiquated sound cards in both FM/FITH are nearing the end of their shelf lives.  It just needs to be completely rewired and upgraded but that costs money and there’s not much ROI in doing that
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Re: Fire In the Hole/Flooded Mine
« Reply #39 on: June 13, 2018, 09:08:02 PM »
Yes, the last time I rode FITH there was no much or sounds at all except the part about the stolen pants.  There was no bridge collapse or train horn noise.

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Re: Fire In the Hole/Flooded Mine
« Reply #40 on: June 17, 2018, 10:48:58 PM »
Truly sad that this is the case. Dollywood has been able to refurbish Blazing Fury recently, and while I wish they had kept the water splash, overall the ride was looking much fresher when I last saw it. I would hope they would see the ROI in reinvesting; Six Flags over Georgia and Knott's refurbed their signature dark rides to great success not that long ago, and it would be short-sighted to not consider doing that during an off year. I think they might be surprised at how effective it can be at reviving interest in the classics.

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Re: Fire In the Hole/Flooded Mine
« Reply #41 on: June 18, 2018, 04:53:41 PM »
Rode both today and there was no soundtracks/ music on both.  FITH had the Ned Flanders line and the "Fire in the Hole" on the drop, but pretty much no other sounds.

Flooded mine had none of the sound track working at all.

it was really odd with both of them being so quiet.  And kind of sad.
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Re: Fire In the Hole/Flooded Mine
« Reply #42 on: June 18, 2018, 05:08:35 PM »
Agreed Sirwillow.  When we were there last week it just felt weird or hollow without the music.  The experience was definitely different. I think odd and sad are two good words to sum it up.
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