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    Re: Is that a Crane I see or is Epcot just happy to see me?

    Quote Originally Posted by bcdavid View Post
    Does anyone know when it's schedule to be completely removed?
    Supposedly by October. Just in time for Epcot's 25th anniversary.

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    Re: Is that a Crane I see or is Epcot just happy to see me?

    As I posted on another thread:

    I think this is a larger image of the same webcam:

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    Re: Watch the Epcot Wand Come Down! (Merged Threads)


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    Re: Watch the Epcot Wand Come Down! (Merged Threads)

    I haven't been so glad to see a crane since the series finale of Frasier.
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    Re: Watch the Epcot Wand Come Down! (Merged Threads)

    This will turn out to be a very nice parting gift from Brad Rex to Disney fans as he was the biggest supporter of this move (as well as heading the effort to hold a month long commemoration of Epcot's 25th...unfortunately he lost that battle).

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    Re: Watch the Epcot Wand Come Down! (Merged Threads)

    Quote Originally Posted by aviator View Post
    This will turn out to be a very nice parting gift from Brad Rex to Disney fans as he was the biggest supporter of this move (as well as heading the effort to hold a month long commemoration of Epcot's 25th...unfortunately he lost that battle).
    um WHAT????

    Brad Rex was Rasolu's puppet and had absoluetly no desire or intention of bringing the wand down. When asked about an Epcot 25th. he just smiled and said "nope we have our wonderful year of a million dreams"

    he was thrown out and Jim Macphee replaced him. Macphee, being that he started out as an employee at Walt Disney World during the good years instantly saw what was wrong. He sped up the process to remove the wand and made an official announcement on it and he has been really pushing the marketing people to put together a 25th. anniversary celebration for the park which is smart because a 25th. party will bring more people to the park.

    Rex was a loser just like Phil Holmes.

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    My Photos of the Wand Coming Down

    Photos here:

    http://www.mousesteps.com/index.php?...d=34&Itemid=65

    Here is one of the photos (I have maybe 12 - 15):



    I was so excited to see it started.
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    Re: Watch the Epcot Wand Come Down! (Merged Threads)

    Brad was certainly not Rasulo's puppet. In fact, just the opposite. Leaders like Rex, Ouimet, Cockerell, and Taylor all leaving around the same time as the Disney Parks initiative is much more than a coincidence.

    Now granted, Jim (like Phil Holmes) is a long-time veteran of Disney World. But, the decision to remove the wand was fought for and won much earlier than May 17th--Brad's last day and Jim's first.

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    Re: My Photos of the Wand Coming Down

    Just a question: Was the entire side by the wand blocking, causing everyone to funnel to the right of Spaceship Earth? Just curious.
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    Re: My Photos of the Wand Coming Down

    Quote Originally Posted by yoyoflamingo View Post
    Just a question: Was the entire side by the wand blocking, causing everyone to funnel to the right of Spaceship Earth? Just curious.
    Yes, that whole section was blocked (but the park was sooo slow, it shouldn't be a problem right now). I think I didn't put one photo that might show that because it was a little uneven, but I can go find it and post it here.
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    Re: My Photos of the Wand Coming Down

    Here it is, in all it's unevenness:

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    Re: Watch the Epcot Wand Come Down! (Merged Threads)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostbuster626 View Post
    he was thrown out and Jim Macphee replaced him.
    I have to disagree with both of you. On Aviator's front, this is certainly not a parting gift from Brad Rex (nor was it a welcoming gift from Jim MacPhee). It just happened to be the right timing (right at the time its original lifespan was ending, Spaceship Earth was going under a major refurb, Siemens actually willing to shell out the money, etc). Whether or not Brad liked or disliked the structure, he obviously wasn't trying all that hard and put his effort more on Epcot's other parts (Mission: Space, balancing future world with The Land and Seas makeovers, etc). On Ghostbuster's front, Brad was not thrown out. He stepped down to become Executive Vice President of Hilton Grand Vacations. My guess, it payed more.
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    Re: My Photos of the Wand Coming Down

    What parts are being removed? That crane looks way too small to reach the stars or letters, which I heard were to be removed first...

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    Re: My Photos of the Wand Coming Down



    YAY! YAY! YAY! YAY! YAY!

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    Re: My Photos of the Wand Coming Down

    Quote Originally Posted by RoboPhred View Post
    What parts are being removed? That crane looks way too small to reach the stars or letters, which I heard were to be removed first...
    I have no idea! There was nobody removing anything at the time. I don't care what is first, as long as it all goes!
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