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    Question Castle Paint?

    Since I know not everyone reads trip reports and I'm dying to see if anyone knows the answer to this... I figured I'd post this over here.

    Does anyone have any clue as to why they've done this horrible paint job to the two big "spires" on Cindy's Castle?



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    I don't have any answer Jenn, sorry. But I wish they wouldn't have done that. I don't like it at all
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    that's odd, when did they do that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingJamesUT View Post
    that's odd, when did they do that?
    Dunno... noticed it last week Monday when we were there. The bottom one is bad (the criss crosses) but the top one with the zig zag is just horrid. I'm realllly eager to figure out why.
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    Just checked my photos and it was there then too. 3 weeks ago
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    It's been there since they repainted after taking down all the golden decorations. I have it in photos from October '07 that way, and they were doing some of the painting back in December '06 during MouseFest, so some time in there.
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    I can't believe that in my 3 trips in that time frame I didn't even notice and I always stop and gaze. At least at Thanksgiving it was covered in beautiful lights. I loved those lights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by disneydame2004 View Post
    It's been there since they repainted after taking down all the golden decorations. I have it in photos from October '07 that way, and they were doing some of the painting back in December '06 during MouseFest, so some time in there.
    Well I can tell you that there was some time between that stuff coming down and October that it wasn't there because I grabbed some shots during our June 2007 trip right after they had repainted the castle (when the pinkish hues were added and they repainted the blue) and it's not there. So sometime between June and October they added it then.
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    OK, so that narrows it down some more. Maybe someone else has pictures between June and early October '07 that can help pinpoint the month?
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    Blech! I don't like it. I think it detracts from the castle's beauty.

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    DD seems to think it was painted that way in conjunction with the seasonal icicle castle from last Christmas. That would fit into the October - December timeline, too.

    I will have to search through my pics from our trip last October and see if I have any castle shots.
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    Wow, that is a real detractor, maybe they will paint it back if we all lodge complaints. Worth a shot.
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    That's not a bad idea Keasmom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wdw4us2 View Post
    DD seems to think it was painted that way in conjunction with the seasonal icicle castle from last Christmas. That would fit into the October - December timeline, too.

    I will have to search through my pics from our trip last October and see if I have any castle shots.
    Ahhh y'know that may make sense! It may have been something related to that. If hidden by lights it wouldn't look so bad. LOL!!
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    I actually like the lower one; I think it is more subtle in person than it is in the photo. I do wonder why they didn't use the same pattern on the upper tower as the lower (or vice-versa — but I don't like the upper one so much). Mixing two different patterns seems strange to my graphic artist's eye.

    I do find it interesting that several of you haven't noticed the difference until now, even in cases where the paint job was in place the last time you were there.

    In general, I like the new colors. Not crazy about the zig-zag pattern, but other than that, I like it.

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