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I noticed on my visit to the park yesterday, that for the first time in my life every single one of the rope pulleys on Da Vinci's cradle are working! This is a thing the park seemingly never accomplished, even in the AB days. Very much better than when there was only one working for most of this season.
 

Luke

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Da Vinci's Cradle pic

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sereniv

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weird question, but are guests not allowed to raise their arms up on this ride because of a rule? i rode this once over the summer and the operators stopped the ride because some kids wouldn't put their hands down. they didn't make us get off and continued once the kids stopped, but i was confused as to why it was such a big deal
 
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Is it still missing a bunch of pulley structures on the back side of the ride?
 
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We have been to BGW 6 times in July with out of town family and The Cradle has not been open once.

Is it broke or is BGW being cheap and cutting costs by keeping it closed?
 

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We have been to BGW 6 times in July with out of town family and The Cradle has not been open once.

Is it broke or is BGW being cheap and cutting costs by keeping it closed?

It's not a costly ride, and it has a history of being closed a lot. It's a finnicky bugger that doesn't like moist weather. You never know when it'll be open
 

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It's likely getting harder and harder to source parts for Da Vinci's Cradle. Zierer stopped making Flying Carpets a while back and, at this point, there really aren't very many left operating. ?

As long as BGW continues opting to keep it around, I'll be happy—even if that means waiting for parts shipments from Germany from time to time.
 

Lord Robert

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Da Vinci's Garden of Inventions wouldn't be the same without it. I would be quite sad if it did get removed in a few years. Thankfully it's still here.
 
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