Rapunzel's tower has arrived.

danlb_2000

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I wanted to ask that very same question, but I assumed that it was something that i was supposed to already know.
Dyson Air Blade hand dryer (http://airblade.dyson.com/hand-dryers/airblade-mk2/airblade-mk2.aspx), and they are actually pretty cool. You put your hands down inside the unit (which is why it's mounted so low) and the dryer turns on blowing a very high speed narrow blade or air, then you slowly pull your hands out. Dries your hands much faster then the normal dryers. They have them in a few restrooms in Universal but it's the first time I have seen them at Disney.
 

G00fyDad

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Dyson Air Blade hand dryer (http://airblade.dyson.com/hand-dryers/airblade-mk2/airblade-mk2.aspx), and they are actually pretty cool. You put your hands down inside the unit (which is why it's mounted so low) and the dryer turns on blowing a very high speed narrow blade or air, then you slowly pull your hands out. Dries your hands much faster then the normal dryers. They have them in a few restrooms in Universal but it's the first time I have seen them at Disney.
But why not put them higher up and horizontal? Maybe for wheelchair bound people? If so, then put in two.
 

lazyboy97o

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But why not put them higher up and horizontal? Maybe for wheelchair bound people? If so, then put in two.
Part of the problem with conventional hand driers, including the Xlerators, is that they blow water around. The Dyson Air Blade is able to collect the water.
 

unkadug

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Dyson Air Blade hand dryer (http://airblade.dyson.com/hand-dryers/airblade-mk2/airblade-mk2.aspx), and they are actually pretty cool. You put your hands down inside the unit (which is why it's mounted so low) and the dryer turns on blowing a very high speed narrow blade or air, then you slowly pull your hands out. Dries your hands much faster then the normal dryers. They have them in a few restrooms in Universal but it's the first time I have seen them at Disney.
Pretty darn cool....


Being a techie type of guy I also found it interesting that the Owners Manual for this hand dryer is 52 pages long! :eek:
 

danlb_2000

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Pretty darn cool....


Being a techie type of guy I also found it interesting that the Owners Manual for this hand dryer is 52 pages long! :eek:
I just looked at the manual, it's actually only 2 pages of information but it's repeated in 25 different languages. The bigger shocker is the price tag compared to other hand dryers, although this is not un-expected for Dyson products.
 

KatMaria

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The new area is beautiful. I love the theming and detail, it is very well liked by everyone I have talked to. Yes, its just a bathroom but goodness it is the biggest bathroom I have seen. The charging stations are awesome, it is just a nice place to sit and relax and if you brought food, enjoy it there at the tables. I saw many families eating there at the tables with food they brought. The new walkway makes going into Liberty Square easier and not so crowded, which was needed on extremely busy days like this week.
 

disneyfan1995

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Saw the area this past weekend and I loved it. It was very well themed. My one complaint about it is that you can see Rapunzel's tower from the Liberty Square and while in the Haunted Mansion queue. Personally, I think they should do something about it as it ruins the quality of the show from Liberty Square.
 

sedati

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Sorry to dredge up an old thread, but something just came to mind and I thought I'd bring it up. In New England there's this weird trend where at one point we dressed up all our ugly water towers and dressed them up to resemble medieval structures. Here's one I just discovered near me that I'm going to explore tomorrow:
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This is down the street from some colonial structures that would look right in place in Liberty Square. But the best example of this and one I remember most is a tower I used to see off in the distance from my school that we used to call "Roxbury Disneyland." It's more formally known as the Roxbury High Fort and covers the Cochituate Standpipe. Here's a pic and you'll understand why I'm posting this:
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This structure dates to 1869, which is post-colonial, and yet five years younger than the Dutch Gothic Harry Packer Mansion which inspired the Haunted Mansion itself. So, while still a bit anachronistic to be seen from Liberty Square, Rapunzel's Tower may not be as out of place as it seems.
 
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