No wonder, the helicopter just needs the switch to be on? Not sure if it's left off because it's broken or it's just not a thing that someone remembers or cares to turn on. I can see why the explosions don't always run, gas is expensive.
Backlot's effects were run off the same propane source as Volcano my understanding is that they had to break the line when they Demoed Volcano and that a fix will happen as part of the construction in that area.I was watching a video tour of Soak City and Clint Novak noted that they built a second gate to close off Soak City deeper down the ramp past the locker rooms and general stuff at the front of Soak City. That makes me wonder if they're considering doing something significant with Backlot, the space Tornado used to be, and the location of those locker rooms at some point down the road. I mean they appear to have given up on Backlots effects too. I don't have any sources or anything other than that video I just thought it was interesting they installed a second gate to Soak City further down the hill. Maybe a subtle planning thing?