Escape from Pompeii Catches Fire

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Dec 10, 2014
The ride is no longer listed as closed on the website, perhaps it has reopened already or will do so today? Love this ride btw, hope it is NOT going anywhere anytime soon. Such an iconic ride for this park, though it would be nice to see the park invest in some TLC for the ride. (i.e new paint for the building)
Jun 23, 2010
Has anyone been there to confirm its status? I imagine if it reopened yesterday, we would have heard about it somewhere.
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Sep 29, 2009
Escape From Pompeii is open again.
I am sad to report that the inside ride looked like it was themed to Pompeiian ruins. Obviously the fire was much worse than we thought.

Seriously though, the beam didn’t break and the audio was out of sync with the mechanical show equipment. In the main chamber, only the speakers on the right side were working. Therefore, you only hear strings. I didn’t hear any piccolo in the overhead fire scene and the audio is still not working in the last room.

Apr 5, 2011
If I were to guess, I would say that they were more focused on getting the ride up for the summer crowds (and that sweet sweet sprayer money). If would guess that they'll be fixing the effects during the off season.

This is all speculation though.
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Jul 24, 2017
Charlottesville, VA
Still, this is much better than the gloom and doom originally in this thread about tearing the ride down. We still have a mostly functional and themed shoot-the-chute, and I would think the theming can easily be repaired over the fall/winter.
Mar 16, 2016
My wish would be for BG/SEAS had the money to have an in house creative team and engineering team to take a year off with EfP and RR over 2 years to retheme, rebuild, and have it all done so if something needs repaired they have all the schematics and someone in property that knows the workings to fix it.
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Sep 20, 2013
I actually rode this 8/2 and I have to say this fire may have actually improved the ride experince. The last time I had been on the attraction was 7/2 and there was a plethora of lighting on that I hadn’t seen functioning in years. Maybe my vision of the past is blurry, but I found many lights on that hadn’t been touched in years along with the fire effects being synced to the speed of the boat. Something I found particularly interesting was that some of the lighting would darken and brighten in the last scene. Other than the audio before the drop and the doors I think everyone is up to par. Hopefully, this off-season with only a flat ride addition the parks maintenance can focus on fully restoring the effects.
Sep 29, 2009
Interesting. Did you ride it at night, or was this in the daytime?

I'm glad to hear that since nothing was in sync when I rode it the first day it was back in operation. The sound cue that accompanies the fire in the main chamber was three seconds late and the fire started 1 1/2 seconds after the sound cue. I know the ride can be temperamental, but I hope what you saw was not a fluke.
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