Published: November 18, 2012 at 11:56 PMThanks for sharing-- I enjoyed watching that. Really cool technology. I like the ability to turn your head and look at things and record what you are looking at. Also, I don't want to make the trip to Florida, but like being able to vicariously experience other versions of classic Disney rides.
Published: November 19, 2012 at 5:27 AMThere are two other effects that I'm sad didn't make it back after this refurb: The bathtub doesn't rotate anymore, and they still didn't get those possums spinning.
Published: November 19, 2012 at 6:06 AMThis made feel as if i was actually in the car and riding the Mountain. That's some piece of equipment. More info on that please Robert.
Published: November 19, 2012 at 7:00 AMGlasses cam? Robert, you've gone all James Bond on us!
Published: November 19, 2012 at 12:30 PMNice picture…
I am hoping you do not use this new toy to take ‘Adult’ videos.. hahahhaha
Published: November 19, 2012 at 1:55 PMNice video. Did the camera do all the exposure changes from inside to outside and back automatically? What kind of settings were they?
Published: November 19, 2012 at 2:55 PMActually the Big Thunder Mountain in Disneyland CA still has that effect. I went last month and it was still there.
Published: November 20, 2012 at 11:29 AMRobert, I must say, the quality of that camera is amazing. And the auto iris has a smooth transition.
Published: November 20, 2012 at 12:26 PMThe camera was all in auto mode throughout. I think the flat lighting of the overcast day probably helped with the indoor/outdoor transitions, but I'm not an optics expert.
Published: November 21, 2012 at 1:48 AM@ Tom:
I rode it two weeks ago and the Possums spun for me!
What was more disappointing was that the geysers/rock pools at the ride's end weren't working so the grand finale was a shuffle past some empty basins....
Generally speaking though the ride looked great and is still a classic piece of Disney - mild enough to be family friendly, but detailed enough and thrilling enough to give seasoned enthusiasts a good time :)