The hiding space wasn't very big and didn't provide a much needed view of the oncoming ride vehicles.
Hoot took a peek.
No empty cars!
Just then the unthinkable happened. The ride stopped running!
They could hear some little kid talking to his dad.
Just then the little cuss saw something...
The kid actually spotted Hoot!
Hoot pulled himself in tighter. This must have been the longest breakdown in history. Minutes turned into tens of minutes. There was simply no way out.
Eventually hunger set in and poor Chief, with no "Hot Pockets" on hand, snapped.
Human beings stand little chance of surviving under these conditions.
Hoot started to look mighty tasty! Chief was going for the breast meat. (he doesn't like chicken on the bone)
Suddenly the ride started up again!
It was time to get out of there.
Chances were slim that they'd get an empty car without being seen.