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  Disneyland -- Rocket Rods (Disney Lies)
The Rocket Rods were a grand experiment that, largely for budgetary and political reasons, was doomed from the start.
The Rocket Rods were conceived as a high-speed attraction that would both spruce up Tomorrowland and make use of show areas left empty by the extinction of Circlevision, the People Mover, and the Rocket Jets, and by the city's abandonment of an extension to the I5 freeway.
After months of testing, it was found that the Rocket Rods could be operated safely on the unmodified track with an acceleration of five feet per second and a top speed of eight miles per hour.
www.disneylies.com /disneyland/tomorrow/rocketrods.shtml   (669 words)

  Rocket Rods - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rocket Rods was an attraction in Tomorrowland at Disneyland in Anaheim, California.
Rocket Rods were the first attraction to house a Single Rider lane due to its long lines and limited capacity.
The Rocket Rods closed in September 2000 for a refurbishment that was to last until Spring 2001, but no work was ever seen on the attraction.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rocket_Rods   (846 words)

 BaseballJunk.Com - Rocket Rod   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Because the Rocket Rod is slightly heavier than the bat you use in the game it will develop quick wrists and bat speed, it's like putting a swing weight or doughnut on your bat but the Rocket Rod already has the weight built in.
The new 2002 Rocket Rods unique design allows you to change the swing weight of the bat simply by inserting one of the three weights available into the handle or barrel of the bat giving you 12 different handle to barrel weight ratio combinations, no other bat offers that, I told you it is versatile.
The patented design of the ROCKET ROD allows you to adjust the swing weight of the bat you are using, simply by inserting one of the three threaded weights available into the handle or barrel of the bat, allowing for 12 different handle to barrel weight ratio combinations.
www.baseballjunk.com /rocketrod.htm   (718 words)

 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Rocket Rods
A rocket is a vehicle, missile or aircraft which obtains thrust by the reaction to the ejection of fast moving exhaust gas from within a rocket engine.
Rockets where the heat is supplied from other than the propellant, such as steam rockets, are classed as external combustion engines.
Rockets must be used when there is no other substance (land, water, or air) or force (gravity, magnetism, light) that a vehicle may employ for propulsion, such as in space.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Rocket-Rods   (3604 words)

 List of past Disneyland attractions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1998, the theater became the ride-queue for the short-lived Rocket Rods attraction.
After the closure of Rocket Rods, the theater sat empty except for a short period after September 11 in 2001, when the theater opened and "America the Beautiful" was shown.
Retro-styled rockets that seated up to 5 people followed the track, periodically accelerating rapidly until they rose onto their back ends, then decelerating until the front end dropped back to the track, repeatedly for the rest of the ride.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_past_Disneyland_attractions   (2291 words)

 Fun Facts of Disneyland's Rocket Rods
In the waiting area in the Rocket Rods there is the video with Walt Disney talking about the tranportation of the future and the tie tack he has on is in the shape of an STR which stands for the name of the summer ranch that he and Lillian owned.
In the area of the queue for the Rocket Rods that used to be the waiting area for Circlevision, all of the Tomorrowland vehicles you see are completely real, including the Mark III Monorail front car- it's just stripped out inside to keep it from being so heavy.
In the 3rd part of the Rocket Rods queue area, the part in which there is a board of future Rocket Rods boarding stations there is a song sung by Nathan Lane which plays in the background.
www.oitc.com /Disney/Lost/DLSecrets/RocketRods.html   (1986 words)

 Rocket Rods: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The Rocket Rod takes guests through Space Mountain[For more facts and a topic of this subject, click this link], EHandler: no quick summary.
The Rocket Rods closed in September 2000 for a refurbishment that was to last until Spring 2001, EHandler: no quick summary.
Another reason is that the Rocket Rods did not have a large enough budget to bank the curves of the track, EHandler: no quick summary.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/R/Ro/Rocket_Rods.htm   (1194 words)

 Rocket in TutorGig Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
A booster in space related applications is usually a solid rocket booster a solid fuel rocket of which two or more are attached to the main rocket to provide the main thrust in the initial phase of the rocket..
The WAC was a liquid fuel rocket, with fuming nitric acid and aniline used as oxidizer s and furyl alcohol as rocket fuel fuel.
Rocket launcher is a vague term which could mean various things a mobile launch platform for an ICBM or cruise missile a launcher for multiple smaller missiles, such as Stalin s Organ a shoulder launched..
www.tutorgig.com /es/Rocket/1   (851 words)

But because the budget for Rocket Rods was so severly sliced, the Rocket Rods always had a quite unfinished feel.
Additionally, the track was not built for the stress of a fast ride such as Rocket Rods (it had been made for the slow, 5mph Peoplemover).
Rocket Rods opened May 22, 1998, but was closed most of summer 1998 due to technical problems.
mysite.verizon.net /res76ewa/disneyheaven/id1.html   (782 words)

 Rocket Rods to close? - DisneySites!! Messageboards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The Rocket Rods at Disneyland are one of the most popular attractions there, and I have never seen them closed for any duration.
It has been considered to turn the Rocket Rods into a transportation mode, going back and forth to the Pond for Ducks games, for instance, but if so, that is a long way off.
I enjoyed the rocket rods although I've only been on them at night I don't know if it's any different during the day.My mom told me they were closed when we went in June but I denied it and didn't get a chance to go on them.
www.disneysites.com /boards/showthread.php?t=34   (599 words)

 Defense Tech: Weak Standard for Space Rods
The rods’ speed would be so high that they would vaporize on impact, before the rods could penetrate the surface.
A better solution, Pike argues, is to pursue the original concept: Place the rods atop intercontinental ballistic missiles, which would slow down enough during the downward part of their trajectory to avoid vaporizing on impact.
The real argument against the Rods from God is: how do you target the thing and guide it in when the plasma sheath from plowing through the atmosphere at that speed will eliminate the use of GPS and you'd need a REALLY stable IMU to carry on from the last update.
www.defensetech.org /archives/001606.html   (1047 words)

 Disneyland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Tomorrowland station in Disneyland remained and was used as a maintenance bay for Rocket Rods beginning in 1998.
It was removed shortly after the Rocket Rods closed in spring 2001.
Employees told her to stay in her rocket and that rocket would be removed from the track.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Disneyland   (6817 words)

 DisneyCentral.com - EPCOT Speedway?
I know they took out Rocket Rods :mad: over a year ago and I was upset to see them go.
The cars are based on the same chasis as Rocket Rods in DL, but the ride is completely different.
I rode Rocket Rods once, I had to wait nearly two hours to do so, and it wasn't worth it.
www.disneycentral.com /forum/printthread.php?t=424   (368 words)

 CAR . CO . NZ Hot Rods: New Zealands premier website for motoring and motorsport enthusiasts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
It is an affiliated Club to the N Z Hot Rod Association and caters for those enthusiasts that own hot rods, street rods, street machines, and muscle cars of predominantly American origin.
The Club's aim is to promote the sport of hot rodding in it's area in such away that it is safe and enjoyable for the members and their families.
The crew at the Northern Street Rod club are currently in the midst of organizing the 2002 National Hot Rod Show which will be held at the local Sports Stadium complex over Queen's Birthday Weekend (1st to 3rd June) 2002.
www.car.co.nz /hotrod.asp?action=article&articleid=1205   (651 words)

 Disneyland Officials Confirm Closure of Rocket Rods - News
Closed since September 2000, the Rocket Rods to undergo a major rehab in preparation for a Spring 2001 reopening.
The Rocket Rods debuted in May 1998 along with the opening of the new Tommorrowland.
Only weeks after the debut the Rocket Rods were shut down due to maintenance problems and remained closed throughout the summer.
ultimaterollercoaster.com /news/archives/may01/stories/050301_01.shtml   (306 words)

 Hidden Mickeys of Tomorrowland's Rocket Rods XPR
In the waiting area in the Rocket Rods there is the video with Walt Disney talking about the tranportation of the future and in his pocket the handkerchief has a Mickey Mouse on it.
While waiting in line for the Rocket Rods in the old Circle Vision, which is now used to entertain you while standing in line, there is a Hidden Mickey is in a film they show.
While waiting in line for the Rocket Rods in the old Circle Vision, which is now used to entertain you while standing in line, a Hidden Mickey can be found in between film clips while the Tomorrowland symbol is on the screens.
www.oitc.com /Disney/Lost/DL/RocketRods.html   (1427 words)

 DesCon 3: Ted's Tower   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
This is a design for a portable launch pad for rockets up to Level 1 HPR which can handle launch rods up to 1/2" diameter and a tower for rockets up to 29 mm in diameter.
As shown here, the solution was to create rods which fit into a variety of sockets, which are themselves rigidly aligned in a base and arranged in a pattern to accommodate rockets of standard sizes.
These rods are adjustable in that twisting them slightly varies the diameter of the circle that they define, thus accommodating slight variations in rocket diameter without the need for a halo.
www.rocketreviews.com /reviews/descon3/teds_tower.html   (1279 words)

 Pin Pics: Pin Groups
Rocket Rods is one of 67 pins released as a series in 1998 (before pin trading had officially started) to commemorate some of Disneyland's favorite attractions - both present to that time and from the past.
This pin features the Rocket Rods, which replaced the People Mover in 1998 but has since been closed itself.
"ROCKET RODS" is in purple on a yellow background; below is the yellow Disneyland logo on a maroon background.
www.pinpics.com /cgi-bin/group.cgi?group=5&pin=360   (158 words)

 Penn Senator Rods
In looks and performance, these rods are the perfect match for rugged Penn reels - and more than a match for any fish.
II handle that allows easy removal of the rod from a rod holder or rocket launcher - even with a fish on.
rods also feature heavy duty, machined, anodized aluminum reel seats for a solid connection and cushioned foam fore grips for comfort.
www.gbtackle.com /rods/pennrods/senator.html   (194 words)

 Rebirth - Rocket Rods: Better,Faster,Higher - MouseInfo.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The ride that will be the E ticket that Rocket Rods should have been to begin with.
The rocket would be divided in half with the front guest seated two, two, one facing forward.
Rocket Rods:Better,Faster,Higher would be the lift that Disneyland needs now and the new E ticket that Tomorrowland has been begging for since Star Tours.
www.mouseinfo.com /forums/showthread.php?t=250   (1511 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Another notable difference is the fact that the cars are not covered, but the track is. The attraction was renamed Tomorrowland Transit Authority when the new Tomorrowland opened in 1994.
The next room of the queue was the nine-screen CircleVision theater, where guests watched old transportation videos, excerpts from the CircleVision film "America the Beautiful," and even a video featuring the evolution of General Motors cars to...
Another reason is that the Rocket Rods did not have a large enough budget to bank the curves of the track, so the Rocket Rods had to slow down substantially to maneuver the turns.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/P/PeopleMover.htm   (984 words)

 Visions Fantastic, A Multimedia Guide to Walt Disney World and Disneyland - Rocket Rods   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
It was best to experience Rocket Rods at night (it's scarier when you can't see exactly where you are going).
A single-rider option greatly reduced the wait for single riders, but because of the slow nature and limited capacity of the attraction, wait times usually exceeded two hours or more when the attraction first opened, and continued to be plagued by technical issues throughout it's short life.
Rocket Rods permanently closed after a lengthy downtime in the Fall of 2000.
www.visionsfantastic.com /main.php?page=rocketrods   (816 words)

 Daveland Disneyland Tomorrowland Photo Page
The original Rocket Jets ride mechanism remained intact atop the Rocket Jets queue, converted into an unmanned show element dubbed the “Observatron.” Two EPCOT attractions were added, “Honey, I Shrunk the Audience!” and “Innoventions.” The land was painted in bronzes, golds, and dark browns, with emerald green trims on some attractions.
At the top the rockets would make a 200 degree turn to the left and pass by a red-orange glowing geodesic sphere, there's a slight calm before the rockets climbed a short third and final lift in the vast openness at the top of the ride's dome.
The re-entry tunnel was formerly just orange lights spiraling around riders, but now the rocket sleds appear to zoom by stars, but the effect's highlight is when the stars suddenly start zooming forward, implying that the rocket sleds have stopped and the stars are traveling in their normal fashion.
davelandweb.com /tomorrowland   (2649 words)

 Laura and Lee's Disneyland Day
We stopped at the ride time board, and saw that Rocket Rods *was* running, but the wait was listed at 2 hours, so we decided to do the Matterhorn instead (we try to ride *all* the mountains at least once every trip).
When we wandered past the Rocket Rods queue again the wait was down to 90 minutes, and Lee decided to go for it.
Rocket Rods was still running when we got done eating, so we went into the gift shop, which is where the exit for Rocket Rods is, and where they take you in if you have a head of the line pass.
www.travelswithtigger.com /dl0698/dl0698.html   (2303 words)

 Rocket Rods at Yesterland
Also, there are actual Yesterland ride vehicles — including two Rocket Jets, cars from the PeopleMover, and even the front of an old Monorail — which are painted blue and covered with a grid of orange stripes glowing under fl light.
At Disneyland Park, the Rocket Rods attraction premiered on May 22, 1998, as the centerpiece of the biggest overhaul of Tomorrowland since 1967.
The Rocket Rods covered the old 16-minute PeopleMover route in just three minutes, but the Rods had to slow down substantially at every curve rather than offering thrilling banked turns as enjoyed by riders of Test Track at Epcot.
www.yesterland.com /rocketrods.html   (874 words)

 Why was Rocket Rods at Disneyland closed?
Rocket Rods was a great ride, but like in the other responses Disney was too cheap to make the ride better.
I was on Rocket Rods on the first break down and I was in the car that caused the brake it down.
Rocket Rods was an OKAY ride, but it was really popular, and they should use some of that money to improve the rides at Disneyland.
www.themeparkinsider.com /news/response.cfm?ID=167   (2740 words)

 Rainbo Animation Art: Disneyland's Tomorrowland 1998 Rennovation
The rocket sleds rise and fall as they spin around a space sculpture that's a moving model of orbiting planets at the center.
Once past the first section with large diagrams of the blueprints for the rocket cars adorn the walls, the queue area takes guests through a spiral pattern as a bit of entertainment is shown on the Circle Vision screens.
Rocket Rods is now the fastest ride in Disneyland with speeds approaching 30 miles per hour.
www.rainbo.net /tland.htm   (2503 words)

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