hi all i have a strange question about space ship earth .
our friend has just come home from WDW and has taken a picture of space ship earth
and we were very surprised as it was different from it looked on our last 2 visits
when we were there it looked like

ttp://www.wdwinfo.com/Photos/Epcot_spaceship_earth/pages/Spaceshiip_Earth_Exterior_05f.htm

but now it does not have the hand with the wand

if that just a christmas decoration or has it been removed for some other reason

hope you can enlighten me cause its driving us mad wondering why
thanks
steve