Anonymous asked: Gotta question for you. I was on Spaceship Earth last night for New Years and a girl jumped out of the vehicle an ran around for a little bit. The ride was stopped and CMs checked it out. After about 20 minutes the ride starts moving again. So what does it take to get an evac from SE? I was at the very top of the ride and would have loved to ring in the new year with an evac lol
SSE had a few intrusions yesterday. When you are on Spaceship Earth one side of the ride is lined with a pathway that has mat sensors and the other side is lined with photo-beams. If someone sets of one of the sensors by touching or dropping something on them the entire ride Auto-EStops. The computer notifies the Cast Members where the intrusion happened and they send the appropriate Cast Members to investigate the situation. This can take a little while considering how many stairs are in the attraction. When the ride goes down for a considerable amount of time or a situation occurs that is unrecoverable a manager usually give the go ahead to EVAC. If you were at 180 top during the stop you could be going one of two ways. If you are in the Data Tunnel just before the cars turn around for their decent you will travel down the fun side with the animatronics and exit out near Gutenberg Press. (This is the zone I call dibs on EVACing every time, so much fun!) If your car has started the decent you will be travel all the way down the stairs on that side of the sphere. It’s a shame you weren’t riding right at Midnight because they did ring in the new year with an Evac!