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Robert Niles

What's new on the discussion board: Save the hippos?

Published: September 13, 2011 at 11:07 AM

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Replies (4)

Adam Dodds

Published: September 13, 2011 at 2:58 PM

As a former Skipper, you wont believe the complaints if we don't use the gun. About 98% of the skippers don't aim at the hippos, and we are told not to. However, the scene was and plays that the hippos are charging the boat and we, the boat and skipper, but do something to save our lives.

Yes, skippers used to shoot the hippos, but not anymore. I don't think we should, but I think we should keep the gun.

Published: September 13, 2011 at 4:32 PM

I say reburbish those hippos! That 70's technology has passed it's prime. Last time I went on the Jungle Cruise, I just kept thinking, "Yikes.. you'd think with all the money Disneyland has, they would take better care of their props and animatronics".
Robert Niles

Published: September 14, 2011 at 8:30 AM

"From the theme park that brought you 'Buzz Lightyear's Astro Blasters,' it's... 'Jungle Dan's Hippo Shoot'!

"It's an entirely new way to experience the Jungle Cruise. Every visitor will be equipped with a special hippo pistol and will win points for every hippo blasted from the water! Get your boat's high score, and you could win 'The Pith Helmet'."

I am *so* entering this in the next Theme Park Apprentice game, by the way. ;^)

Published: September 15, 2011 at 12:41 PM

I don't get it. Why does anyone want to save the hippies?

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