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    Re: Rumor: EPCOT wand removal!

    At least the castle decorations are temporary so once you get sick of them after 5 minutes you know you just have 18 months left. I mean the wand was an interesting concept...but I think of the wand and the graveyard out front of SE and wonder why Pressler thought that was a better investment than the El Rio Del Tiemp rehab (though I for one am VERY glad El Rio is still in it's 80s glory)...it shows how off kilter he was. Tons of money for a "money" making scheme which flopped...I mean how much was wasted on granite facades for those "rocks".

    And while I am at it what is with Disney and associating "rocks" with the future?

    And I am no hat fan. Never was. Never will be. There was much though put into the theater in relation to Hollywood Boulevard and scale...now its all gone.

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    Re: Rumor: EPCOT wand removal!

    Quote Originally Posted by tloolgb
    ...it shows how off kilter he was...
    Hey, quit picking on the boys!!!

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    Re: Rumor: EPCOT wand removal!

    Quote Originally Posted by tloolgb
    And I am no hat fan. Never was. Never will be. There was much though put into the theater in relation to Hollywood Boulevard and scale...now its all gone.
    Yes, but according to posts here before they received legal threats from the company that owns the real theatre and wanted to downplay it's status as park icon.

    The more I look at photos of the wand, though, the more I grit my teeth. All that visible steel structure noticeable underneath the letters. The backside of the "hand" being visible and ugly.

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    Re: Rumor: EPCOT wand removal!

    >>Rumor: EPCOT wand removal!<<

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    Re: Rumor: EPCOT wand removal!

    Or just leave it .. and call the place E.P.C.O.T.

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    Re: Rumor: EPCOT wand removal!

    It's one thing to inject Disney characters around to meet and greet visitors.

    But this was going too far in what was suppose to be a more sophisticated, adult theme park.

    Especially in the day when EPCOT's mission was as a permanent Worlds Fair.

    And if anyone who has been to a Worlds Fair will note ... part of the CLASS AND DIGNITY of one ....... is a sense of "intelligence", "class", and "sophistication" you feel throughout the park.
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    Re: Rumor: EPCOT wand removal!

    Its about as annoying as the hat at MGM

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    Re: Rumor: EPCOT wand removal!

    Quote Originally Posted by MickeyMania
    Yes, but according to posts here before they received legal threats from the company that owns the real theatre and wanted to downplay it's status as park icon.
    I remember that discussion, & I didn't buy it then. The real theatre in Hollywood is no great palace anymore - it's just a rundown theater. I can't believe that they would care in the slightest if there was an icon in a Disney park a continent away.

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    Re: Rumor: EPCOT wand removal!

    Quote Originally Posted by danyoung
    I remember that discussion, & I didn't buy it then. The real theatre in Hollywood is no great palace anymore - it's just a rundown theater. I can't believe that they would care in the slightest if there was an icon in a Disney park a continent away.
    Exterior-wise .. the real Grauman's may look nice .. but inside???



    What a dump!

    It's okay .. but if you look closely ... it could use another rehab.

    Grauman's should feel so lucky to have a "cleaner" replica in one of Disney's theme parks.
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    Re: Rumor: EPCOT wand removal!

    OT - Anyone remember the KISS 3D tour a few years back? I was on that tour as 3D video engineer. We did the world debut of their video Psycho Circus in 3D in the Chinese Theater (the real one). I was really disappointed at how truly dumpy the place was. But then you could say that for most of Hollywood Blvd!

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    Re: Rumor: EPCOT wand removal!

    I'm clearly in the minority, but I like the wand and the hat...they add color. That said, now that the hat is the official park icon at MGM, I doubt it is going anywhere soon. The wand...that is up to Siemens and how they would like Spaceship Earth to look in 5 years, which I am sure is very different from how it is now.
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    Re: Rumor: EPCOT wand removal!

    ORDDU: Well, you know ducklings, there are wands and then there are WANDS!! The one over Space Ship Earth should go. The many OTHER wands I like to admire--and even play with--should most definately stay right where they are--for all to enjoy...

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