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Main Street Emporium columns refurbishment

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by WDWtraveler, Jan 13, 2017.

  1. COProgressFan

    COProgressFan Well-Known Member

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    I think its a bit more complicated than that, though.

    Everyone wants to see things in pristine condition, and we understand that refurbs are necessary. Over the past five years or so every single building on MSUSA was completely rehabbed. Which is great.

    The concern is whether these refurbs are scheduled and planned to occur in a way that minimizes interruption to onstage areas or minimizes cost to Disney? There is a balance involved, (time/cost/quality - remember, you can only pick 2!) and often times it seems like these projects drag on and on. They don't seem particularly motivated to get the jobs done quickly (even if it costs a bit more in labor) and move on.
     
  2. 38053WDW

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    Sorry if it impacted your day, but it's nice to see it raining in central FL.
     
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  4. ford91exploder

    ford91exploder Resident Curmudgeon

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    And before Iger much of this maintenance occurred WITHOUT impact on the guest experience.
     
  5. tirian

    tirian Well-Known Member

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    Maybe that was true in the 80s through 90s. In the 2000s, the maintenance simply didn't occur.
     
  6. ford91exploder

    ford91exploder Resident Curmudgeon

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    That's also true the '00's were when CHEAP entered the DNA of Disney.
     
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  7. peter11435

    peter11435 Well-Known Member

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    In the 80's and 90's those buildings weren't nearly half a century old
     
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  8. EricsBiscuit

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    Update from today:

    Also a new steam powered water pump on the Liberty Belle. It's not fully installed as you can tell by the red thing. This is a great sign for a new boiler next year hopefully.
     

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  9. Kman101

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    It's not. I really like the new red roof. It looks much better than the olive that was there before.
     
  10. jt04

    jt04 Well-Known Member

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    This is clearly wrong. But I understand you are so committed to this meme you can't process reality.
     
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  11. SteamboatJoe

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    I can't complain too much. It was the final park day of the trip and the weather had been more or less beautiful the entire week up to that point. The wife and I had already spent the equivalent of two days in Magic Kingdom and done all of our must haves by that point. The only real disappointment was the canceling of the FoF parade. We were hoping to see it one last time before we left. We were still able to watch HEA for the second time so that made up for it.
     
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  12. ford91exploder

    ford91exploder Resident Curmudgeon

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    You had 9/11 which virtually stopped tourism for months. TDO cut way back because there was no other choice. But when tourism recovered TDO found they could keep cutting and they did and thats when CHEAP began to infect Disney's DNA
     
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  13. jt04

    jt04 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry I can't hear you over all the construction noise on property.
     
  14. PullTheLeverKronk

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    Personally I am really liking the new red roof - the small touches can really add more character to the place in my opinion :D
     
  15. MansionButler84

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    You'd have to actually visit.
     
  16. jt04

    jt04 Well-Known Member

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    No. It pretty much echos around the world due to the scale of it.
     
  17. HauntedPirate

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    TSL and SWL = Massive construction? Apparently scale is subjective...
     
  18. MississippiBelle

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    Wow, the level of scrims escalated quickly. It's like they went from "paint the scrim to pretend like it's not there" to "screw it, there's a scrim here, haters gonna hate"
     
  19. peter11435

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    ???

    The emporium has a printed scrim..
     
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  20. MississippiBelle

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    The last pic I saw from @WDWtraveler on page 2 had plain brown scrims. They could have been updated though!

    Edit: I'm not mad about it though, refurbishments and refreshers are always okay in my book!
     
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