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    Question Pond/fountain behind the Astro Orbiter

    Is there a name for the pond and fountain area behind the Astro Orbiter and is this area used for anything special?

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    Re: Pond/fountain behind the Astro Orbiter

    Ummmm... not sure what you mean?

    Directly behind Astro Orbitor in Tomorrowland is a pylon for the PeopleMover track.

    The only thing I can think of is Pixie Hallow, which is to the left of AO. The pond is part of Pixie Hallow, which is a meet-and-greet for Tinker Bell and the other fairies in the Disney Fairies franchise.

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    Re: Pond/fountain behind the Astro Orbiter

    I think that must be it!

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    Re: Pond/fountain behind the Astro Orbiter

    Prior to Pixie Hollow, it was Ariel's Grotto. The pond was Triton's Gardens.
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    Re: Pond/fountain behind the Astro Orbiter

    Considering that Disney just loves removing falling water(Skull Rock, Cascade Peak, Bonita Tower Falls) I'd say the name of these fountains might be .......

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    Re: Pond/fountain behind the Astro Orbiter

    ^ Ah, good argument. but they just added in a _ _ _ million (?) fountain show, so they are trying to trick us! we are gonna get attached to WoC, they will then tear it down, and return PP to peace at night, and close the park at 5 again LOL..

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    Re: Pond/fountain behind the Astro Orbiter

    Quote Originally Posted by The Disney Ninja View Post
    Prior to Pixie Hollow, it was Ariel's Grotto. The pond was Triton's Gardens.
    And before that it was a pond beneath the House of the Future


    So .. as early as 1957 ... this area has always been a body of water in one form or another.

    (And before that ... '55 - '57 ... a patch of grass and some landscaping. Imagine that!! But the company actually believed in making advances in aesthetics, and over time .. it's evolved into the peaceful lovely area it is today.)

    And between the demise of the House of the Future in 1967 to the time of King Triton's fountain in the 90s ... the pond walkpath (seen here) was just another way to connect from the hub to Tomorrowland.
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    Re: Pond/fountain behind the Astro Orbiter

    Quote Originally Posted by sleepyjeff View Post
    Considering that Disney just loves removing falling water(Skull Rock, Cascade Peak, Bonita Tower Falls) I'd say the name of these fountains might be .......

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    You know ... the area does require so much maintanance, energy, and water ... Disney should do a reversal and revert back to that patch of grass and light landscaping ...so they can have weddings in Disneyland! If it's good enough for the DLH, it's good enough for Disneyland.

    After all ... if it's not making money .. and aesthetics do seem to mean a lot less these days .... every piece of property should make the company money!

    What could be more appropriate with the castle in the background ... and Tomorrowland next door ... to perfectly match the theming of the new bride and groom as they make their "future" plans together.

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    Re: Pond/fountain behind the Astro Orbiter

    Disneyland already has a small wedding garden - it's just in front of and to the left of the castle by the little bridges.

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    Re: Pond/fountain behind the Astro Orbiter

    Quote Originally Posted by MouseketeerCole View Post
    Disneyland already has a small wedding garden - it's just in front of and to the left of the castle by the little bridges.
    The Carnation Plaza Stage was not meant for weddings, it was meant for small stage shows and music.

    Snow White's Wishing Well on the other side was meant to be a tranquil area, not a "wedding garden"
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    Re: Pond/fountain behind the Astro Orbiter

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric5675 View Post
    The Carnation Plaza Stage was not meant for weddings, it was meant for small stage shows and music.

    Snow White's Wishing Well on the other side was meant to be a tranquil area, not a "wedding garden"
    not talking about the carnation plaza stage but the area of grass between the stage and caste. Seen many bride/grooms taking pictures there.

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    Re: Pond/fountain behind the Astro Orbiter

    There used to be a little gift shop there as well, before it was the Ariel Meet and Greet. Here are some pics of it.

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    Re: Pond/fountain behind the Astro Orbiter

    Quote Originally Posted by MouseketeerCole View Post
    Disneyland already has a small wedding garden - it's just in front of and to the left of the castle by the little bridges.
    Quote Originally Posted by Eric5675 View Post
    The Carnation Plaza Stage was not meant for weddings, it was meant for small stage shows and music.
    Quote Originally Posted by dmomof4 View Post
    not talking about the carnation plaza stage but the area of grass between the stage and caste. Seen many bride/grooms taking pictures there.
    It's the area in te planters across from the castle on the Carnation Plaza Garden side.
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    Re: Pond/fountain behind the Astro Orbiter

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric5675 View Post
    The Carnation Plaza Stage was not meant for weddings, it was meant for small stage shows and music.

    Snow White's Wishing Well on the other side was meant to be a tranquil area, not a "wedding garden"
    I wasn't talking about the stage . There's a small area of grass just south-west of the castle, before you get to Plaza Gardens. Doesn't hold too many people, but must be very nice for a small, intimate wedding.

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