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  1. #16

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    Re: Has anyone else seen this???

    24: The sails visible along the roofline of New Orleans Square were installed to cover giant searchlights.
    In 1994, Disneyland began “The Lights Fantastic,” a network of gigantic searchlights positioned at various points around the Park, where the colored beams could synchronize in a nighttime display. Each searchlight was 7,000 watts and fully automated, with twenty-one total in the park: five atop Pirates of the Caribbean, five at Mission to Mars, five more behind Toontown, and three on each side of Fantasyland. An Herb Ryman conceptual painting of New Orleans Square, created to provide tone before more specific designs were drawn, includes just such a scene of sails peeking over the roofline, and this view inspired designers to capture Ryman's original concept when covering up the Lights Fantastic.



    From: 101 Things You Never Knew About Disneyland by Kevin Yee and Jason Schultz

    http://www.laughingplacestore.com/Product-5461.asp

    It appears that there was to be a show invovling (or maybe there was, I don't remember) massive search lights around the park. When they went to cover up the lights, the used the sketchs drawn by Herbert Ryman to design them. Good book by the way. Fun to read. Short though.

    Our revels now are ended. These our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits and Are melted into air, into thin air: And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep. mycroft16 on Twitter

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    Re: Has anyone else seen this???

    Here are some pictures of the sails, both from the ground, and the air.

    http://local.live.com/default.aspx?v...&scene=1129659
    http://www.google.com/maphp?hl=en&q=...01636&t=k&om=1

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    Re: Has anyone else seen this???

    Quote Originally Posted by TheCoasterNut
    Here are some pictures of the sails, both from the ground, and the air.

    http://local.live.com/default.aspx?v...&scene=1129659
    http://www.google.com/maphp?hl=en&q=...01636&t=k&om=1

    yes! awesome , its just theming , they actually look quite boring from the sky

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    Re: Has anyone else seen this???

    Great Pics.

    On the 50th IllustRATED MAP, over POTC there's the wicked wench but that could also be a hint to the boat.
    Friend walks into line of The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh-
    "Come on, Let's go see Country Bear- .......Oh."
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    Thanks for the pics. I can't believe I've never seen this! Whatever the reason it's there, I like it!

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    Re: Has anyone else seen this???

    Quote Originally Posted by DiSnEyFrEaK21
    I've seen it and i believe that it is part of the NO theme.
    YOU KNOW IT!!!! YEA!! *Head Shake*


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    Re: Has anyone else seen this???

    wow ive never noticed that ill look for it next time in there

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    Re: Has anyone else seen this???

    Quote Originally Posted by disneythug
    wow ive never noticed that ill look for it next time in there
    Same here, I had no idea that this existed. Thanks for pointing it out Walt Jr.

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