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Topic: are the storybook boats on a rail?

Sun 12/16/2012 2:55a
something i just thought about, are the storybook boats on a rail? or are they free floating?i would assume they are on a rail, since they all seem to go the same route..but i idon't recall ever seeing a rail whenever the water has been drained..
Sun 12/16/2012 10:50a
yes, they are on a rail.
Sun 12/16/2012 11:10a
Mon 12/17/2012 5:23a
Oh yes. In Paris they are even on an automated one. No drivers.
Tue 12/18/2012 3:50p
The verion in Paris actually has the boats connected to an underwater cable, not a rail. The cable is stretched between several horizontal wheels (also underwater) to guide the boats around the turns. The circular loading platform constantly moves, keeping pace with the boats (similar to an omnimover), which are all spaced apart evenly by staying attached to the cable.

Conceptually, the system is kind of like an upside-down underwater chairlift (one of the traditional, non-express, ones).

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