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    Re: Grand Canyon Diorama & Primeval World

    You might end up with baby ducks in there if the glass was removed.

    Baby ducks....ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.


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    Re: Grand Canyon Diorama & Primeval World

    Trevor hit it on the nose. Back in the fifty's Walt actually had a taxidermist on staff, the animals you see are real and would fall apart due to real weather getting in that tunnel. Also to protect that giant mural that is one stretched piece of canvas (one of the largest in the world)!!! As a conductor it is our job to spiel about not using flash, doesn't seem to do any good though as there are many flashes every trip...

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    Re: Grand Canyon Diorama & Primeval World

    Wow...I wonder where they got all those dinosaurs to stuff?
    (j/k)

    Everyone has mentioned the reasons...inconsiderate guests, grime, etc. It's simply a lot easier to clean the glass every day than it would be to crawl into the dioramas every night to retrieve the assorted junk people would throw, clean off the food stains, etc.

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    Re: Grand Canyon Diorama & Primeval World

    It is possible to take nice pictures without a flash. Just need patience and the right lens.




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    Re: Grand Canyon Diorama & Primeval World

    the diorama is a really nice attraction. it even uses a lot of space

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    Re: Grand Canyon Diorama & Primeval World

    Quote Originally Posted by drafter View Post
    It is possible to take nice pictures without a flash. Just need patience and the right lens.



    I never use a flash and my camera is a Fuji Fine Pix camera and it turns out pretty decent looking pictures for a cheap camera (what are they? $80?). Just look at my Youtube slideshows. Less than .10% of those pics were taken with flash. Some photos, especially from the 2010 trip, were taken on the photo setting of my cheapo Kodak for cheapskate flip style video camera and it has no flash whatsoever and still, you can get some decent photos.

    No flash photography=no flash photography!!

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    Re: Grand Canyon Diorama & Primeval World

    Plus imagine how expensive it would be for disney to remove it.

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    Re: Grand Canyon Diorama & Primeval World

    To be honest, my first thougt wasn't of the littering guests, but just the general dirt from the steam, and dirt blown up everytime a train goes through. That would probably cause more damage than litter from inconciderate guests.

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    Re: Grand Canyon Diorama & Primeval World

    There's also the accessibility problem...if the dioramas could be accessed from the train, you just know there are people who would hop off and check it out up close.

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    Re: Grand Canyon Diorama & Primeval World

    The Grand Canyon one is air conditioned, to help preserve the taxidermied animals (yep they are real "stuffed" animals). Getting rid of the glass would make it impossible to keep it air conditioned.

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    Re: Grand Canyon Diorama & Primeval World

    Quote Originally Posted by SnorkletsMom View Post
    There's also the accessibility problem...if the dioramas could be accessed from the train, you just know there are people who would hop off and check it out up close.
    This occurred to me, as well, especially during fireworks shows or other times when the trains are not running--you iknow someone would try to sneak in there.

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    Re: Grand Canyon Diorama & Primeval World

    The dioramas are like the ones at the Natural History museums really--the glass is there to protect the scenes from both train passengers and to control the environment (remember, the animals are stuffed). Without the glass, the stuffed animals would not have survived nearly as long.

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    Re: Grand Canyon Diorama & Primeval World

    Totally of subject, but if I were a goat or a mountain lion, I think I'd rather live on at Disneyland than to perish in the wild.

    I do agree that the dioramas are glassed in for reasons. And as others have pointed out, spectacular photos can still be taken of them with the right components, skills, and patience.

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