This was posted by FIGMENT at Intercot.com. He is a pretty reliable source so when he posts his opinion on a rumor, it is pretty well founded.
"Lets start with something that is very much a rumor but very much good news if it is true. Rumors are now showing up on the net that Disney management is considering removing the Epcot wand for the Epcot 25th celebration in 2007. The word is that management feels to celebrate Epcot's 25 year history having the more contemporary wand on the parks icon, would not be suitable. Oddly, this seems to be the exact opposite of what Disney does regarding icons and celebrations at face value, but looking deeper it makes some sense. Reasonably Disney changes it's icons for celebrations for something different and marketable, well since the wand has become "normal" so to speak taking it down would be exciting and different. The rumor acknowledges that the structure is a permanent one, and management is justifying the budget to remove such a permanent object in that it can generate alot of promotion buzz for the celebration and thus more revenue. Again just a rumor, and the rumor is that they are considering it, but to me the optimist this is good."
I would love to see them remove that awful thing!