Why Disney Water Rides Smell Different

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TS13 : Nothing beats the pirates smell

Ace Edmonds : Just one thing I feel I ought to say that I feel you missed: pools that "smell like chlorine" are in one of two states. Either they have an excess of chlorine or an excess of chloramine. Swimming pools are not supposed to have the "chorine smell." A well balanced water chemistry body of treated water should emit no odor.

إلاهة ღ : Can anyone describe it? Lmao I've smelled pools with chlorine but not bromine. Never been to Disneyland etc

Network 1901 : mmmmmm I love this video. It smells good! -Dale

Mycel : so really, the main reason is the smell, isn't it? familiar smells are one of the strongest memory-triggering impulses for humans, and that chlorine smell would permanently make the guests think of the disney ride as essentially a high-tech swimming pool. it would smell mundane and dead, whereas disney wants their rides to be unique and magical experiences (to one degree or another), and probably wants guests to feel a bit more like they're in nature. natural rivers and lakes are more beautiful than pools. I have never smelled that bromine pool water, ao I don't know how strong or how noticably unnatural it is, but I think both smelling plausibly natural or smelling entirely unique and distinct would be good for disney. a completely unique and not unpleasant smell could add to the sense of magical uniqueness of the experience, it could directly make the experience more memorable, and it certainly would help to bring back either the memory or just the enjoyment of the experience even many years later when the guest smells it again. that smell is almost certainly a strong factor in the enjoyment of a water ride by returning visitors who had fun on a disney water ride years or decades before. especially if the first great experience occurred in early childhood, customers could have extremely positive reactions to the smell without noticing it, and enjoy the rides significantly more, because they associate the smell with fun. it's a thing: humans remember smells better than anything else, and they trigger strong emotional responses as well as potentially bringing back memories of a past event with impressive intensity.

Ryan Lamont : This was so fascinating - I've always wondered about the unique smell of water rides!

Bianca Da Drummer : I thought I was the only weirdo who noticed the difference 😂😂

Scion tC : I was 7 years old the last time I was at Disneyland so I couldn't remember what those water rides smell like.

Lewbella : To me the smell from all these water rides always smelled musty to me, like it hasn't been cleaned out for a while.

Jewol Jewol : When I first saw this, I immediatly thought of the theories about people dumping their dead family members ashes into the water and freaked out...glad to know that that isn't the case!

marcjtdc : They use that in hot tubs.

Rin Brennan : 1:37 he's so happy about the murder he's just committed

Aliisa Kalma : bromene? this is hilarious why isn't anyone pointing it out

lance c : It's Caribbean not Caribbean

HeartlessChocobo : a smelly smell that smells ..... smelly

John Case : Huh, I always thought Disney used the blood of Chinese kids that died of exhaustion in their factories making their products to keep the water clean. You learn something new everyday.

Pillow Talk : Pirates has its own unique smell anyway just because of the Blue Bayou restaurant being a part of the ride itself. You get to smell all that awesome food at the beginning of the ride. :D

Javvster : My city pool uses bromine nothing special

AdrG11 : That smell is part of the magic. Just thinking about it brings great memories and hypes up my trip to WDW in September even more!

Matt Kacar : the water smells so good at disney water rides

Michael C : I love the smell of bromine in the morning

Alex Stewart : As an instructor with the National Swimming Pool Foundation, as well as a former Jungle Cruise Skipper, this video is right up my alley! I actually didn't know that Disney went with the bromine choice. One thing that might interest you, though you may already know this, is that both Chlorine and bromine are degraded by UV rays. But certain chlorine types can be "conditioned" using Cyanuric Acid that slow the effects of UV degradation. Bromine is not protected by Cyanuric Acid, so it makes sense that they would use it on the dark rides that are mostly not exposed to the harsh So. California sunshine. Though, they may actually use straight bromamines to disinfect the water. It tends to be less harsh doses of disinfectant released into the water, but still making it safe for guests who may put their hands in the water and then, God forbid, get a taste of the water...Disney is very smart for using bromine for all the health and safety reasons mentioned in your video. Enough water and Disney nerding out for now. Thanks for the fun video!!

Chakat Nightsparkle : to make this bit easier IE cost wise. Chlorine on avg is between $1 to 4$ a gallon. While Bromine cost around $15 to 25$ a gallon on avg. So Cheaper for Pools cost wise to use Chlorine and Not Bromine.

Andrew the wizard : Thay should start using borean at my pool because I went blind for 20 minutes I could barely see my eyes wouldn't stop watering

13th Evergreen : Dude, why are you so Bro-mean today. You're welcome

merkanoidpeanutbutter : Never been there but if its called brony it must smell like sweat and energy drinks

xxdestïnyy : idk bout you but i just went to disneyland and i rode on the pirates and the smell is GOALS🙌💕😂😂

The Hydroconomist : LOOOOOOOVE THE DISNEY WATER SMELLS!! - and i know it's not Disney, but I get the same exact nostalgia from the E.T. Ride at Universal In florida, lol!

Bella Correa : I've been saying this for years and I feel like everyone thinks I'm crazy for thinking it. Glad to know there's some science to back me up now!

Kyle Davey : this was absolutely the best video i have ever watched with my own two disney eyes. So enlightening! I love the smell of Splash Mountain and Pirates more than I love to breathe. Thank you for this valuable information! I will be going to this beautiful land in 2 weeks from today and I can't wait to tell all my family members about this new knowledge!

Ray Rogers : My Father worked for WDW for thirty years. He was an Imagineer, working in a building behind The Magic Kingdom park known as The Central Shop. That's where all the audio-animatronic figures are taken when they have to be repaired and where new figures are built. He installed or re-installed countless figures in the rides in all the WDW parks, including Splash Mountain, Small World, Pirates and the Mexico river ride. He told us about how he'd have to take three separate showers after these installations to wash the Bromine smell off his skin.

ChubbyBu : all I smealt on the pirates of the Caribbean ride was shit since the kid infront of me shit his pants

Mason Veselsky : Side note: a series with the science behind things at Disney similar to this would be awesome, just saying'.

NeveYT : Omg yasss the water smell at Disney is the best! It is memorable and that’s the smell I think of Disney

Austin Champion : Best smell ever

bubbah deh sibbins ma eh : Did you know that the familiar chlorine smell at pools is actually just PEE being KILLED by CHLORINE?!?

Sean Loves You : I thought it was dead skin with a splash of used Band-Aids

tappenfeat : Makes 100% sense to me!!! The smells are part of my favorite memories.

The Shining Reshiram : I wanted to ride Splash Mountain on my last Disney Land trip, but the line was past the designated area and we couldn't get fast passes... sigh...

Gamer 2.0 : I have a question? Why didn't the old shutdown water park River country use this for sure they had enough money the time?!....

THE REAL KING FRANCES : My mom says my farts have a unique and memorable smell

Nintendogslpsgirl : I was thinking it was because of urine.. but close enough

ian2802911 : I can smell the water just watching this video

Joshua Graham : pirate's of the what ? xD 0:17

1775Dreamer : Bromine is also a neurotoxin, and can create feelings of calm, mild euphoria, and compliance. Do the math. Just sayin'...

Swagger Son : 1800: we will have flying cars in the future! 2018: THIS

Humberto Celli : dad was right about this told me long time ago. Bless great vid

Angie Burgs : I always tell people I love the smell of the Disneyland water!

ryan50ryan : That feeling when you don't know the smell. :(

Cam Marooni : What kind of niche side of YouTube is this