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    candyman Earning my ears

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    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
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    I think the wand was originally put up for the millenium. SE in now bare!
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    They removed it for the anniversary of EPCOT last year I think to make it look original
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    i think it looks very plain now much better before
    steve
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    I like it better now the wand has gone again, I never thought it looked right while the wand was there and it was certainly not how the designers intended it to look.
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    most people seemed to dislike the wand & find it tacky. I can remember many discussions about that on the other forum. It never really bothered me one way or another. But having had younger kids when it first went up I know they LOVED it. It was just something else big & glittery to catch their eyes & make them go oohhhhhhh! so for that reason I kind of liked it :)
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    I agree. :thumbsup:
    The "bare" globe is the icon of Epcot so why mess around with it?
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    I far prefer the original Spaceship Earth! I'm one who loathed that silly wand. :sorry:
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    Dare I mention the Pepto pink castle circa 1997?? heheheheeh :tongue:
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    AAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bugeye: I thought you LIKED me???
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    that was without doubt one of the worst tings I have ever seen - upset an awful lot of people
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    must say i really did not like the castle like that
    steve
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    I never had the pleasure of seeing it, the photos were bad enough :thumbsdown:
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    You mean SE like this? I love this pic I took of it!

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    Yeah the castle was a pink nighmare. But I am still glad I was able to see it and even more glad that I can't anymore.

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