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    Re: Mount Prometheus only gets four pages in the book "Disney Mountains"

    Like I said, a large portion of the Mountain is DRESSED with real rock. Small rocks, gravel and other agregate that are pressed into the sculpted concrete.

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    Re: Mount Prometheus only gets four pages in the book "Disney Mountains"

    Quote Originally Posted by tasman View Post
    ^^ A solid rock structure with rides going through it would be very difficult to support. IMO the real rock is probably only on the surface.
    That's probably true. Too bad I can't seem to find early construction photos. But like I mentioned above, real rock is still a major component in the structure of Mount Prometheus.
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    Re: Mount Prometheus only gets four pages in the book "Disney Mountains"

    Quote Originally Posted by composerboy View Post
    Like I said, a large portion of the Mountain is DRESSED with real rock. Small rocks, gravel and other agregate that are pressed into the sculpted concrete.
    750,000 square feet of real rock seems to be a bit too large for simply surface decorating. My source says that it was real rock piled up 167 feet high, with steel supports inside most likely.
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    Re: Mount Prometheus only gets four pages in the book "Disney Mountains"

    Rock settles - Rock Moves. There is zero chance Disney allowed a ride system to have structural rock or piles of as part of its mountain. Especially in an earthquake zone.

    750,000 square feet is an area measurement - not a volume measurement.
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    Re: Mount Prometheus only gets four pages in the book "Disney Mountains"

    Quote Originally Posted by TDR_Fan View Post
    750,000 square feet of real rock seems to be a bit too large for simply surface decorating. My source says that it was real rock piled up 167 feet high, with steel supports inside most likely.
    Since when did you have sources?
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    Re: Mount Prometheus only gets four pages in the book "Disney Mountains"

    Quote Originally Posted by Malin View Post
    Since when did you have sources?
    Was that meant to be a snarky response? If you all must know, I got it from DisneySea Revealed. They had a series of interviews which contained many interesting facts I never knew. Surely you of all people know about this.
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    Re: Mount Prometheus only gets four pages in the book "Disney Mountains"

    I've been telling my friends back home that I'm going to TDS and no one seems to care. I forced one friend to see some of the pictures here. He was sold just on these messageboards. He asked me why the travel channel hasn't ever done a piece. I just figured OLC was making more money that Disney.
    The Travel Channel has done a series on Tokyo, it just doesn't get aired very often. I've seen it once, before I knew much about this park. I wish I could see it again now.

    That said, the reason Grizzly Run gets more space than Mount Prometheus is simple. Your average person reading this book doesn't care about the Tokyo parks. We Disney geeks of course know all about it, and how much we're getting shafted here in the states, but that doesn't apply to your average reader. They just want to hear about the things they know of. I also wouldn't be surprised to see Disney downplaying the wonder of DisneySea so as not to make the people in the state feel as let down by what we have.

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    Re: Mount Prometheus only gets four pages in the book "Disney Mountains"

    Quote Originally Posted by TDR_Fan View Post
    Was that meant to be a snarky response? If you all must know, I got it from DisneySea Revealed. They had a series of interviews which contained many interesting facts I never knew. Surely you of all people know about this.
    It was actually a question and once again you are misleading people in where you get your information from. Why not of just said well according to DisneySea Revealed. Instead of trying to make it out that you actually had sources or people in the know!
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    Re: Mount Prometheus only gets four pages in the book "Disney Mountains"

    I heard a rumor that Mt. Prometheus was made from real rock. Any truth to this?

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    Re: Mount Prometheus only gets four pages in the book "Disney Mountains"

    Quote Originally Posted by DearScotty View Post
    I heard a rumor that Mt. Prometheus was made from real rock. Any truth to this?
    According to "DisneySea Revealed", Mount Prometheus is constructed out of real rock. But since early construction photos seem to be hard to come by, we have no way of knowing if there are steel supports or concrete holding up the more than 2000 pieces of rubble. The video also mentions that no plaster of Paris or chicken wire was involved and that it is the largest man made rock structure ever built by Disney.
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    Re: Mount Prometheus only gets four pages in the book "Disney Mountains"

    I heard it was made of candy. Rock Candy
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    Re: Mount Prometheus only gets four pages in the book "Disney Mountains"

    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey joe View Post
    I heard it was made of candy. Rock Candy



    mmm... edible prometheus

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    Re: Mount Prometheus only gets four pages in the book "Disney Mountains"

    Yay! Candy Mountain Charlie!

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    Re: Mount Prometheus only gets four pages in the book "Disney Mountains"

    Yesterday I was listening to an episode of WDW Radio from a few weeks back and Mongello did an interview with Surrell regarding The Disney Mountains. Aside from Mongello saying one line from the book about Mount Prometheus being "the crown jewel of Tokyo DisneySea" there was absolutely nothing said about Mount Prometheus. The whole thing made it seem clear that somebody (either the company or Surrell) does not want to discuss Mount Prometheus. It will be interesting to see how much attention is given to The Lost River Delta in The Creative Force, especially with its post-Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull publication.

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    Re: Mount Prometheus only gets four pages in the book "Disney Mountains"

    They skimped on Prometheus and over-did it on Everest.

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