Published: August 31, 2009 at 5:51 AMI can't say I'm all that surprised. Wasn't the dragon supposed to be incredibly sophisticated? The way I see it, the more sophisticated it's gotta be, the longer it's gonna take to work properly. I mean, there's plenty of great examples of this in theme park attractions that I can think of.
Like, y'know, a certain mummy.
Published: August 31, 2009 at 6:22 AMI didn't break it! Don't blame me just because they decided to name the Dragon after me!
But yeah, the bigger story is that they dragged Robert Niles out of bed. I am more curious of why it seems that the Dragon at DL never works, but I have never seen DHS's dragon go down. Bigger? Better maintained, better secure
Published: August 31, 2009 at 9:17 AMHey, Disney has gotten me out of bed at many early hours before. Of course, back then, it was paying me. :-)
The DHS dragon, from what I am told, is the old model, and nowhere near as advanced as the new dragon.
Though, at this point, I am beginning to see the upside of the really old-school approach of sending someone out there in an enormous rubber suit....
Published: August 31, 2009 at 12:54 PMMethinks that with the Marvel deal and the SoCal wildfires, no one was going to give much airtime to Murphy today anyway.
Published: August 31, 2009 at 8:11 PMIt looks like the Dragon will make an incredible addition to the show when (and if) it functions correctly. Fingers crossed that next time you get the call it will be "for reals"!
Published: August 31, 2009 at 9:15 PMOh my god!
That dragon is cool! No wonder you got up so early! I want DHS to have it! How could they not have it! If DL can do it, then DHS can!
Published: August 31, 2009 at 11:38 PMRobert, I went twice to Disneyland myself this summer (not as early as you) to catch a glimpse of the new dragon. Disappointed on both occasions.
This summer's biggest flop was not Land of the Lost.
Published: September 1, 2009 at 10:18 AMWhats wrong with the Dragon? I personally think it looks great! Now if it breaks down to no end, I see a problem, but LOOK AT IT!!!
Do you have any idea how they do it?
Published: September 1, 2009 at 7:20 PMMaybe "Murphy" can be roommates with "Disco Yeti" in room 101 at the "Millions Wasted" retirement home for brokendown animatronics.
It's a shame they can't get either of them working right.