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Walt Disney World (WDW) News Discuss bye bye hand!!! (pics) in the News & Rumors forums; here are some pics of this happy view and sorry for the size...
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    bye bye hand!!! (pics)

    here are some pics of this happy view and sorry for the size









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    aww un like the majority i am quite sad !
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    I'm extremely saddened by this. I always thought seeing that made the park just a little more small child friendly.
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    I think that I will actually miss the hand, just like I would miss Mickey's (Yen Sids) hat at MGM if they ever remove it. I've been going to WDW every year for the last 13 years and have seen many changes. Some good, some not so good. Even though Epcot is my most favorite park, especially during Food & Wine festival, I just thought that the hand made the park less "educational" and made it more inviting to a broader WDW guest. Dunno, I guess all change/upgrade, like it or not, is inevitable. This will NOT stop me from choosing WDW as one of my annual vacation destinations!

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    Im a bit sad by this, but i think its cool that they are bringing back that classic Epcot look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by songvilay1 View Post
    I think that I will actually miss the hand, just like I would miss Mickey's (Yen Sids) hat at MGM if they ever remove it. I've been going to WDW every year for the last 13 years and have seen many changes. Some good, some not so good. Even though Epcot is my most favorite park, especially during Food & Wine festival, I just thought that the hand made the park less "educational" and made it more inviting to a broader WDW guest. Dunno, I guess all change/upgrade, like it or not, is inevitable. This will NOT stop me from choosing WDW as one of my annual vacation destinations!
    You make a very good point. I will like it either way, but the wand did bring Mickey into the park.
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    Good pics and keep them coming. Ricky Brigante of Inside the Magic has been posting them up on his blog each day as well. I've been posting these over on the "Post a Disney Pic a Day" thread, but I don't want to turn it into the "Post a Wand-Removal Pic a Day" thread, so I'll post them here.

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    alright that sounds good benjo i would like to see more pics differently when they start takeing down the stars i want to buy one of the stars
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    The wand reminds Me of My current string of Epcot visits. It was when I first started coming, it was a naked ball, but seeing it so many times with the wand, I forgot.
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    I'm gonna miss the wand, it made for some great nighttime pictures with all the lights.....



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    So goes the hands of time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fungus_01 View Post
    I'm gonna miss the wand, it made for some great nighttime pictures with all the lights.....

    It certainly did.



    Has anyone any further picture updates?....
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    Yes, I have taken a few of those shots Myself.
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    Trip #4 (Sept 16-21-07) OKW. 1 & 2 Bdrm.
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    Trip #18(Oct 10th-16th 2009) ASR Music-1 nite, SSR Treehouses 5 nites
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    Does anyone remember the old commercials for WDW, maybe back in the late 80's, early 90's, with a flyover of e.p.c.o.t. and Mickey standing on top of Spaceship Earth waving? That was the time of Capt. EO... Just remembering things from my youth that remind me of WDW... Don't really know what that has to do with the wand, but...

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