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Old 07-27-2012, 12:41 AM   #31
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If you get TDO to tear down the Hat I'll start a petition to replace you. Just kidding but I love the hat.
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:15 AM   #32
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I love the hat too. Just not where they put it. I liked the pre-BAH view of the theater when you came into the park.
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:53 AM   #33
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I love the hat too. Just not where they put it. I liked the pre-BAH view of the theater when you came into the park.
I agree!

If the OP wants to get rid of something, may I suggest the graveyard of stones they have right when you walk into Epcot? Hate, hate, hate those things.
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:13 AM   #34
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If the OP wants to get rid of something, may I suggest the graveyard of stones they have right when you walk into Epcot? Hate, hate, hate those things.
You mean the tomb of the unknown tourist.
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:45 AM   #35
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Just my opinion:

1. Don't you even begin to think Disney would not read a 100,000 signature petition, they may not admit it, but you BET they will read it!.

What they will not accept to attraction ideas as that could become a patent/copyright issue if they build something like it.

2. Please Google monorail. It is not near as expensive to build and extend as you think.

It does indeed make income because of the guests that come to ride the thing!.........remember a few months ago.the people complaining that is was running at reduced hours?.......shut down for construction and maintenance.........you BET the monorail brings people on property and to the resorts and parks,l and that bring income.

That said..............the next transportation system is 10 years oof and will likely of a light rial system or a *pod* system where you get into a automatic pod and it takes you where yo want to go..parks.........resorts......DTD...........etc.

3.The hat is cool...................just move it somewhere else!

4.....The Epcot entry.............the land of the gravestones needs to go!

5. I think Epcot is moving toward its base line........with new TT, showing the next generation of cars and how they will be made....and the possibility of a new country in WS.........2 could use 2 new counties.

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Old 07-27-2012, 07:07 AM   #36
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The hat would be nicer somewhere else. It serves no purpose and clashes with the theming in the area.

The tombstones wouldn't be nice anywhere IMO.
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:50 AM   #37
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Get your petition signed solely by shareholders and you might have a shot; get a billion of the 1.9 billion shares and you're a shoe-in!
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:54 AM   #38
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No matter how many signatures are on a petition I don't think they are going to tear the sorceror hat down, whether Disney reads the petition or not. I'd think it's be a lot of work to assemble those signatures for probably nothing.
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:59 AM   #39
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Just my opinion:

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2. Please Google monorail. It is not near as expensive to build and extend as you think.

It does indeed make income because of the guests that come to ride the thing!.........remember a few months ago.the people complaining that is was running at reduced hours?.......shut down for construction and maintenance.........you BET the monorail brings people on property and to the resorts and parks,l and that bring income.

That said..............the next transportation system is 10 years oof and will likely of a light rial system or a *pod* system where you get into a automatic pod and it takes you where yo want to go..parks.........resorts......DTD...........etc.

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That presumes that the monorail is the sole reason some guests go to Disney and if it was absent they would stay home. But, lets say you are right and people spend $100 for a ticket to ride the monorail. How many of them would it take to justify and expansion of the monorail?
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:59 AM   #40
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Hi all, I'm new to the boards, but I've been lurking here and other places around the online Disney community for a while now, and I have a question.

Seeing as so many of us Disney fanatics, particular those of us who frequent Walt Disney World agree on a few issues, has anyone ever attempted to create a massive and formal petition to affect some of the policy and infrastructure changes we so desire in the parks? I can't imagine that a petition with 100,000 or more signatures on it, politely requesting that the sorcerer hat be torn down, would be looked at lightly... particularly if the press were involved in it's presentation. Similarly a petition calling for a massive monorail expansion and returning EPCOT Center to some of it's core themes and values?

I'm just wondering if this has been tried is all. I took a look at *********** and there are a handful of petitions going over there right now, though they mostly have to do with programming on the Disney channel.

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Coffee's up to a buck twenty five these days? Good thing I don't drink coffee.

I think OP's just having fun with us. Sounds like Monkeyboy.
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Coffee's up to a buck twenty five these days? Good thing I don't drink coffee.

I think OP's just having fun with us. Sounds like Monkeyboy.
It's 2.30 at Starbucks (for just coffee)
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What's wrong with the hat? I love it and apparently a lot of others do too. It's the icon for the park.....so do you want to tear down the tree of life, spaceship earth and the castle also? they are the icons of those parks....wow...sometimes you just gotta wonder.......
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:17 AM   #44
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What's wrong with the hat? I love it and apparently a lot of others do too. It's the icon for the park.....so do you want to tear down the tree of life, spaceship earth and the castle also? they are the icons of those parks....wow...sometimes you just gotta wonder.......
I've started petitions for all those things.
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:19 AM   #45
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That presumes that the monorail is the sole reason some guests go to Disney and if it was absent they would stay home. But, lets say you are right and people spend $100 for a ticket to ride the monorail. How many of them would it take to justify and expansion of the monorail?
Not really.....the monorail is all part of the *Disney Experience*, its one of many reasons people come and like I pointed out.......when it isn't available.people get upset.

As a rule of thumb......a monorail costs about the same as a 4 lane (2 in each direction) highway to build..........cheap?.....NO.,but not as expensive as it has been in the past..........and when you add the new ones will not have to have a pilot....it gets more attractive.

That all said........I see the airport to downtown Orlando as the big reason the monorail will be expanded.

I see 2 or 3 stops at WDW.....from there you will take a bus or pod or light rial system or monorail extension to different locations, IE resorts, DTD.

If WDW relies on buses.they are just another resort......its the uniqueness of WDW as a whole that keeps people coming and the monorail is part of that.


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