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On July 29, 2016 at 3:10 PM, Sydney said:

Not sure if this is old news or not, but Brittany Servidio said that Waterworld is definitely closing for a month-long refurbishment in January. Again, sorry if this has already been discussed, but last I heard it was only a rumor.

Well, I guess this proved to be true

During the time of refurbishment what do you think will change or improve? I think new LED lighting instead of fluorescent and a new speaker system though I'm probably wrong. Wasn't there rumors of an improved and redesigned queue? Anybody know any details?

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23 minutes ago, ush.hacker said:

Well, I guess this proved to be true

During the time of refurbishment what do you think will change or improve? I think new LED lighting instead of fluorescent and a new speaker system though I'm probably wrong. Wasn't there rumors of an improved and redesigned queue? Anybody know any details?

The queue will be redesigned to accommodate additional guests. As for lighting and audio, the show has a relatively new audio system so I'm not sure why it'd be replaced completely. I'm sure they'll do some touch-ups here and there, but don't expect a radical redesign. That already occurred when Action Horizons took over.

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The 21 year old computer system that runs the show will be replaced.The pyro firing system will be updated. I'm sure lighting will be updated

 

Last day for a while (3 months?) will be Jan 9.

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3 hours ago, ItsAtrap said:

'm sure lighting will be updated

 

 

Lighting should be updated to LED. Same with as in Jurassic Park, but, thats another topic of conversation.

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On December 27, 2016 at 8:42 AM, ItsAtrap said:

The 21 year old computer system that runs the show will be replaced.The pyro firing system will be updated. I'm sure lighting will be updated

 

Last day for a while (3 months?) will be Jan 9.

January 2nd is actually the confirmed last day at the moment, and yesterday I was told by a cast member that Waterworld will return around April 7th, so yes, it'll be closed for about three months. 

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21 minutes ago, Jon said:

Anyone want to watch WaterWorld's last pre-2017 refurbishment show?

Awesome, thanks for uploading! 

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On 12/27/2016 at 8:42 AM, ItsAtrap said:

The 21 year old computer system that runs the show will be replaced.The pyro firing system will be updated. I'm sure lighting will be updated

 

Last day for a while (3 months?) will be Jan 9.

That "21 year old computer system" was changed out years ago. There are a few original parts like the main control panel in the booth that Bill (SET) uses and some hardware. 

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Perhaps you are correct. I was talking talking to SET John about the referb and that's what he told me. The system they are currently using is the same one installed when the show opened and they are replacing it for a current system.  But you seem to know more about this than I do. I heard the peninsula is being completely replaced as is the entire show areas in the audience and the fuel tank. Is that correct?

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WaterWorld's show software - ShowMan - is original, but the hardware that it runs on has been updated. They performed the hardware upgrade in the mid-2000s if I recall correctly.

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8 minutes ago, Jon said:

WaterWorld's show software - ShowMan - is original, but the hardware that it runs on has been updated. They performed the hardware upgrade in the mid-2000s if I recall correctly.

ShowMan was not original. In 2007, ShowMan replaced a Amiga computer running Windows 95.

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Heard that WaterWorld may actually be reopening later than anticipated. Don't take my word for it, but thought that I'd let everyone know as one of the actors from WaterWorld told me this.

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They were supposed to open Friday (7th). They finally did a show for guests today (12th). Should be up and running on Saturday. Look for some unannounced shows the next two days.

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