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    Does anybody think they will finally put the lights in that were supposed to "Send messages to other intelligent life"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Chaney
    I saw it operate soon after it was installed. "Big-Whoop-A-Tron."

    Based on recent changes in TL, I suspect that thing will be sold for so much a pound fairly soon.
    Is there anything NOT wrong with the Observatron?

    1. It's parked in the space clearly labeled "Reserved for Rocket Jets."
    2. It's hella lame.
    3. It's a pain in the *** for CMs at Innoventions and Honey who have to shout over its din every fifteen minutes. Of course, it's not nearly as loud as those bloody acrobats they brought in a couple of summers ago, but still.

    The only thing I'll say in its favor is that it turned me on to James Horner's score for The Rocketeer, which I like very much.

    And yes--if there's any justice in the universe, it will soon be making itself useful as concrete reinforcement somewhere near Chino.
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    I saw some of the pieces (large saucer sections) backstage recently...I think it may get re-painted.
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    AP2CH said:
    I saw some of the pieces (large saucer sections) backstage recently...I think it may get re-painted.
    Maybe it's being dismantled! (Please, please, please)
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    I'm not sure exactly what they should do with the space, but I think it's a cop-out to just put spinning rockets up there.

    Personally, I'd either put a theming element that's much flashier up there or just tear the whole motor out and make it, you know, a roof. Then focus on putting something on the loading platform below.

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    TL 98 was wrong on all fronts and perhaps the biggest misstep the park ever took. The observa-deal was and is an abonimation. It makes me wince everytime I glance up there. *ouch* Take it down.
    Permanecer sentado por favor...

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    Well even if they took a swan and made it a ugly piece of junk you have to respect that it is the same Rocket Jets we all know underneath.

    Hopefully it will be transformed back to its beautiful state.
    Even if they kept it I wouldn't mind it staying for a little while longer if they painted it to match tomorrowland's new paint scheme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MickeyMania
    I'm not sure exactly what they should do with the space, but I think it's a cop-out to just put spinning rockets up there.

    Personally, I'd either put a theming element that's much flashier up there or just tear the whole motor out and make it, you know, a roof. Then focus on putting something on the loading platform below.
    That space belongs to the Rocket Jets. They shall be painted red and white. Children and adults will ride in them and be thrilled. Screams and laughter shall fill the air... and nothing will be flashier. I have spoken.
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    from what I've understood so far the same source that fortold months (as far back as october?) ago of the new tomorrowland paint would happen has also said that neither the Orbiter or the obseritron would recieve new paint for now

    however that source also said there are several concepts competing with each other for what may eventualy go up on that platform, only the future will tell

    but look for more changes as Tomorrowlands 5 year plan continues

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