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    Re: Does it bother you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dlandclub33 View Post
    I say the matterhorn! can be seen from bout anywhere in the park!
    It is a Mountain! It wouldn't be much of a mountain if you couldn't see it from some distance. I guess they could build a wall around it so it won't ruin your Disney experience.

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    Re: Does it bother you?

    Quote Originally Posted by cticket View Post
    It is a Mountain! It wouldn't be much of a mountain if you couldn't see it from some distance. I guess they could build a wall around it so it won't ruin your Disney experience.
    Ha! Well said!

    Actually, I always liked that you could see the Matterhorn from all over, it's one of the Disney icons. When I was growing up in California, whenever we made a trip to Disneyland, that was always what we looked for, you could see it from the highway, and that meant we were getting close! In fact, I was so sad when I went back after years and discovered that the highway system now hides the mountain from view. :-(

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    Re: Does it bother you?

    It isn't a ride but I've always wondered what pirate sails are doing in the background of NOS. If you have ever been to the top of TSI, you can see the sails.


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    Re: Does it bother you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocker View Post
    It isn't a ride but I've always wondered what pirate sails are doing in the background of NOS. If you have ever been to the top of TSI, you can see the sails.
    You can see sails from other places as well. I always thought that they were supposed to be ships in the distance. Maybe they are blocking something?

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    Re: Does it bother you?

    The sails are there to give the impression that New Orleans Square keeps going further than the eye can see, that perhaps there's a port over yonder or something. In reality,
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    they're just the tops of the masts attached to the roof of Pirates of the Caribbean, as you can see just below the pin here.


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    Re: Does it bother you?

    The story behind the sails is that when Disney started to use spotlights in one of their fireworks shows, one of the places that they put them on were on top of Pirates. But to hide them from the puublic, they put the sails up, which also makes it look like a dock in New Orleans is just over the buildings. I got this info from Jason Surrell's Pirates of the Carribean: From the Magic Kingdom to the Movies.

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    Cool Re: Does it bother you?

    Nope, nothing bothers me. I enjoy everything. (Almost)

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    Re: Does it bother you?

    I love the sails ... the idea of the docks is pretty awesome, me thinks.

    I think if there's any intrusion, it would be Space from Main Street. The trees have helped a bit I think, but other than that ... the mountain, the castle, all of the other things are somehow excusable.

    The only sight I don't like seeing ... and this is going to sound odd ... is the Carrousel just beyond the Castle. It does a cool "twinkling light" thing at night (from a distance) but I've always felt that there should be something grander just beyond the moat ... what it would be, I have no idea.

    Alas, seeing IASW from the PeopleMover always kind of weirded me out, too.

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    Re: Does it bother you?

    Quote Originally Posted by WJNM View Post
    I've always felt that there should be something grander just beyond the moat ...
    The designers felt the same way. So they put a castle right there.


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    Re: Does it bother you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Datameister View Post
    The designers felt the same way. So they put a castle right there.
    Haha, thank you, Datameister!

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