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Old 02-20-2014, 10:04 AM   #16
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one more thing...

A description of the castle on the Disney website:

"A Classic Design
Boasting soaring spires, ornate turrets and regal royal-blue rooftops, the 189-foot castle invokes both the magic and mystery of real-world castles—such as Fontainebleau and Versailles—and fictional palaces like the one seen in Disney’s animated classic Cinderella.

Adding to the enchanted environment, the castle is surrounded by a tranquil moat, lush green grass, rose bushes and a wishing well, providing perfect picture-taking opportunities from nearly every angle."

If they remove this and replace it with more concrete for guests to stand on it will look HORRIBLE. just my two cents. i doubt they are going to replace it with beautiful gardens like at the real palace of Versailles.
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:11 AM   #17
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I have to believe if they drain the moat it would be simply for maintenance purposes, which is understandable.
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:10 AM   #18
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I have to believe if they drain the moat it would be simply for maintenance purposes, which is understandable.
I agree based on those pictures I don't know why or how they would make that viewing areas.
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:16 AM   #19
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The talk from Disney wedding photography is that the moat will be drained on the 23rd for some kind of construction.

I really hope they don't get rid of the moat. We already had our wedding 12/8/12 and our MK/Epcot portraits in Feb 2013... But I completely understand other brides wanting that shot. It was my number one!

Plus every time we now pass by that spot from the bridge it reminds me of that magical morning of our shoot.
Can I ask who your photographer was? Did you ask for that shot or was it the photographers idea? I haven't seen any photos there before, it came out great!
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:33 AM   #20
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I agree based on those pictures I don't know why or how they would make that viewing areas.
wel, I could see using part of it - that are a bit further away from the castle ... so perhaps they would "shrink" the moat ...

... but the part that is right at the base of the castle, I can't imagine that would give much of a view
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If they drained the moat I'm assuming they'd probably block it off from the other waterways. That way it wouldn't look like MK is in perpetual drought
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Old 02-20-2014, 01:27 PM   #22
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So I guess I was hallucinating when I saw water in the moat last Friday?
I think you mis-understood my post. I wasn't saying that the moat is currently drained, just that they have drained the moat in the past to do maintenance work on the castle.
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I think you mis-understood my post. I wasn't saying that the moat is currently drained, just that they have drained the moat in the past to do maintenance work on the castle.
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Hmm DLRP's Disney Dreams coming to WDW maybe?
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Can I ask who your photographer was? Did you ask for that shot or was it the photographers idea? I haven't seen any photos there before, it came out great!
This info did not come from me... My photo shoot was in Feb 2013... But I guess it's the talk now.
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It will look horrbile if they take away the moat
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There should be a save the moat movement. A quick google search and I saw these horrible photos: http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/...oto-update.htm I really hope they don't drain all this water...it will take a way from the beauty of the park , especially since according to this post all of those waterways are linked. Build on top of a building on main street and add a dang viewing area. Don't take away from the castle.
This link has a date of January 15, 2010.
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This link has a date of January 15, 2010.
this is an example of what it would look like without the moat they wasn't saying that is currently looks like that.
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Old 02-21-2014, 06:03 AM   #29
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I like the moat and hope to see it filled in May
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Hmm DLRP's Disney Dreams coming to WDW maybe?
Good point. This would be my bet. Heard rumors something similar is coming to Animal Kingdom
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