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    Question about Cosmic Waves

    I was wondering, why did they close the fountain in Tomorrowland (Cosmic Waves)? It looks terrible with the plants around it. So why did it close? It was always popular when I was there (although I don't like how they listed it as a real attraction).

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    For the most part some parents apparently thought Cosmic Waves was a great place to bathe their children. As popular as it was on a hot summer day....the diapers that were left behind tended to ripen in the sun. For that reason alone, it is a much nicer place now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10-8atDisneyland
    For the most part some parents apparently thought Cosmic Waves was a great place to bathe their children. As popular as it was on a hot summer day....the diapers that were left behind tended to ripen in the sun. For that reason alone, it is a much nicer place now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MotorBoatCruise2005
    I was wondering, why did they close the fountain in Tomorrowland (Cosmic Waves)? It looks terrible with the plants around it. So why did it close? It was always popular when I was there (although I don't like how they listed it as a real attraction).
    If I remember correctly, the ground that the fountain shoots were built into was deterre....falling apart..... as for the big ball, I thought someone had gotton hurt by it. A little girls hair got caught in the ball as it rolls under it.
    Thats why they turned off the ball.

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    it's true...too many people used it as a public bath or let their kids drench themselves on a cold day, and then lodged concerns when their children got sick the next day. Additionally, there was some considerable maintinance problems with the waterworks as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Derekuda
    If I remember correctly, the ground that the fountain shoots were built into was deterre....falling apart..... as for the big ball, I thought someone had gotton hurt by it. A little girls hair got caught in the ball as it rolls under it.
    Thats why they turned off the ball.

    I thought the ball was still on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derekuda
    ... as for the big ball, I thought someone had gotton hurt by it. A little girls hair got caught in the ball as it rolls under it.
    Thats why they turned off the ball.
    That's incorrect, actually. The marble orb is still spinning to this day.

    As for people getting hurt by it, that would be their own damn fault (such as my friend trying to spin it sideways, slipping off of it and landing on his knee).
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    When we were there May 17th the ball was still "on."
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    I heard that they needed to "clorine" the water better.. and that caused the "pad" to deteriorate.... so they finally turned off the foundtian and installed plants.... the ball should still spin...

    (who in their right minds would have kids baith in it...)

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    Does the ball still have water coating it? Or is it totally dry over there?

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    Personally I don't miss the water part of that "attraction" it made the entire area smell like the inside of a clorox bottle. I never let my kid play in it, it took "public pool" issues to an entirely new level for me.
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    They need to just rip that whole area out and pave over it. It's an eyesore with all the plants, and the ball really isn't anything spectacular. If anything they could just get the ball and put up high with the new tomorrowland logo cleverly affixed to it with nice lighting at night at the entrance to Tomorrowland once the Astro Orbiter is put back up on the platform.

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    Does the ball still have water on it? So you can still get mildly wet over there?

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    its still wet

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    Quote Originally Posted by eyes_of_mara
    That's incorrect, actually. The marble orb is still spinning to this day.

    As for people getting hurt by it, that would be their own damn fault (such as my friend trying to spin it sideways, slipping off of it and landing on his knee).
    Woops, my bad. Last couple times I went the ball was off, and then I thought Al had said a girl got her hair caught and so they turned it off.

    I'm glad it's still on, I like the ball.

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