Readers' Opinions

From 71.129.47.228 on November 18, 2012 at 11:56 PM
Thanks 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.
From Tom Rigg on November 19, 2012 at 5:27 AM
There 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.
From Rob P on November 19, 2012 at 6:06 AM
This 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.
From Rod Whitenack on November 19, 2012 at 7:00 AM
Glasses cam? Robert, you've gone all James Bond on us!
From Brian Emery on November 19, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Nice picture…

I am hoping you do not use this new toy to take ‘Adult’ videos.. hahahhaha

From Tony Duda on November 19, 2012 at 1:55 PM
Nice video. Did the camera do all the exposure changes from inside to outside and back automatically? What kind of settings were they?
From N O on November 19, 2012 at 2:55 PM
Actually the Big Thunder Mountain in Disneyland CA still has that effect. I went last month and it was still there.
From M. Ryan Traylor on November 20, 2012 at 11:29 AM
Robert, I must say, the quality of that camera is amazing. And the auto iris has a smooth transition.
From Robert Niles on November 20, 2012 at 12:26 PM
The 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.
From David Brown on 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 :)