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    EPCOT Sign and Arm Coming Down [Including Photos][Merged]

    Finally! No more speculation....The 257-foot-tall Mickey Mouse arm, glove and wand logo structure at Epcot is coming down. Epcot Vice President Jim MacPhee announced this morning that the time has come to remove the structure.

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/busin...l_tab01_layout

    It will be completely by October 1st of this year.

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    I think that just made many people really happy.

    I, on the other hand, never had an issue with it. But then again, since I have been going to Epcot, I only have known it with the arm and wand.

    It will be interesting to see it in its natural state - much like how it is seen in old sit-coms from the mid-90's.

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    Now see I really only remember it WITHOUT the arm - that is when I worked there . But I thought it looked like a nice addition. I wonder why they are taking it down?? Well maybe it says it in the article that I have yet to read.


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    the rumor went john lassiter hates it

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    I like the animation look of it!


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    I like it with the 257-foot-tall Mickey Mouse arm, glove and wand, och!! do they have to take it down - no fair!!!


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    At first I hated the wand, but it really grew on me. But I've never warmed up to the Sorceror's Hat that blocks the GMR.


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    I didn't hate it, but Spaceship Earth will look better without it, IMO.


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    anniedg - I agree take the Sorceror's Hat, leave the hand!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by fiona1188 View Post
    anniedg - I agree take the Sorceror's Hat, leave the hand!!!!
    Maybe they'll put the hand next to the hat?



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    Yes! Awesome! *happy dance*


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    Oh happy, happy day!

    Please, no offense at all to those of you who enjoy it, but I've prayed for this day to come! I'm crying happy tears... there's no emoticon for that, is there?
    I can't explain it, but since its opening, Epcot has always been my favorite. There was something elegant and solemn about the way that beautiful sphere rose majestically above the landscape, a tribute to human potential and purity. In my eyes, at least, that majesty was turned into a cartoon when they added that blasted hand. It made the sphere look smaller, and the elegance was whisked away. Disney doesn't have to add mouse ears to everything to brand themselves. IMOHO.

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    littlej - How could you!


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    Oh... Though I certainly understand why some would want it down, I have never been to EPCOT and this was one thing that I have always wanted a picture of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DisneylandForever View Post
    Maybe they'll put the hand next to the hat?


    Isnt there already a hand there?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegitabeta View Post
    Isnt there already a hand there?!
    Yeah, on its right. I was thinking the other side! Actually I wasn't, I was just being goofy.

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    Yeah, on its right. I was thinking the other side! Actually I wasn't, I was just being goofy.
    Lol, well it could always use another one I guess!
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    You'll notice they didn't say they were going to leave it as is. Let's hope they don't replace it with something worse.


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    I heard they were going to move the hat from the Studios and put it on top of the Epcot ball, slightly off-center, and paint it yellow.

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    Lol andrew, very nice...itll look like that hamburger character...i cant recall its brand name..it has a white had and a yellow off center hat!

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    That would be Jack from Jack-In-A-Box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew View Post
    I heard they were going to move the hat from the Studios and put it on top of the Epcot ball, slightly off-center, and paint it yellow.
    Now that's bein' goofy! You've upstaged me again, Andrew. Blast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GusMan View Post
    That would be Jack from Jack-In-A-Box.

    there it is! thank you very much!
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    Aw I am sad to see it go. I would rather see the Sorcerer hat vanish. That to me kills MGM.

    But isn't Epcot's 25th this year so after YOAMD they can start a new celebration for Epcot's 25th? Maybe they are taking away the wand and Epcot sign to put this on top....

    http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/1286/img6086kf8.jpg

    or maybe they want to really please all of us and do this again...


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