Dave, any idea what the (for lack of a better term) horse-shoe shaped things are? There appear to be eight of them along side and behind the hippo. To blow air bubbles maybe?Thanks.
Air bubble blower is a good guess; could also be some kind of lighting for nighttime voyages. Any experts out there know?
I think lighting effects is the most likely. If you watch the video < http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUVIk6xS5qY&feature=related > you will not see any air bubbles at all. Amazing what you can find on the web.I always thought it was a shame the the emagineers couldn't find a way to stop the jumpy-bouncy movement of the animals. The modeling was fantastic, but the movement took away from the realism. Great historical photos Dave. Thanks.
I think the hippos are my favorite!
Hi CoxPilot. I can't seem to open the YouTube video, so I don't know what was there. I don't recall any underwater lighting effects in 1986 - 1994. I wonder if the horseshoe shaped pieces were supports of some kind. I checked out Club 951 photos and I can't see those horseshoe shapes at all from any of the Rehabs. I have not a clue. Bubbles in 86 – 94 were created by blowing compressed air into what looked like a rounded VW bug hubcap, hinged on one side. When the air filled the space under the "hubcap" the hinge would open on its own and release a large bubble to the surface. Pretty basic stuff.
fascinating! dave, i really, really, really love your blog. thank you!
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