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mnelson3

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Fun thing I picked up on over being in Epcot for 2 days. CM's trying to tell people where a country is at is going to be a challenge. Someone over by Germany was trying to find the UK so they went to a CM. The CM pointed in the direction of the UK.
The UK from roughly that spot:
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"I don't see it"
"Okay, so the UK is right over there...you see that black thing? It's right behind it.
"Like is it the pointed building?"
"No, it's next to it on the left from here"
"Is it those tiny houses?"
"Just walk past France and keep going until you see the red phonebooths"


You can't make this crap up. I never ever thought it would actually make a CMs job harder yet here we are. I heard a similar interaction about 2 more times relating to other countries.


If they can sink, they'll go down probably 3-5 feet. There's AC units and open vents on the sides.

I agree. Im not buying it they sink at all. How could they? And they wouldn’t have did all that painting lol.

And the part of “It will be like nothing anyone has seen” made me laugh lol, it sure is by the barges being out all day lol.
 

Figments Friend

Well-Known Member
Paint a target on the side and put some torpedo launchers onto the Friendship boats. We'd get a unique piece of entertainment. The budget might be a little higher though.

What a GREAT idea for a Epcot 'After Hours' upcharge event!
Hey, I would be more then happy to pay for a chance to launch explosive projectiles in the direction of giant 'burnt tacos'.

They honestly just need to nuke them from orbit.
It's the only way to be sure.
Maybe that can be a 'After Hours' upcharge event, too.
I'd still pay the money for a ticket to partake in the clearing of the lagoon.
Yes, I would.
And I would not be alone....

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rreading

Premium Member
I understand that these things are massive and that it’s a tight fit heading into and out of the canal…but 9 figures is a LOT of money. While it would not be cheap to install underwater rails, were these things guided on anchored tracks, I should think they could be moved reasonably efficiently

Unless their idea of water fountain screens to hide them works out MUCH better than expected, I would hope they come up with a legitimate plan b
 

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
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MiddKid

Well-Known Member
Fun thing I picked up on over being in Epcot for 2 days. CM's trying to tell people where a country is at is going to be a challenge. Someone over by Germany was trying to find the UK so they went to a CM. The CM pointed in the direction of the UK.
The UK from roughly that spot:

"I don't see it"
"Okay, so the UK is right over there...you see that black thing? It's right behind it.
"Like is it the pointed building?"
"No, it's next to it on the left from here"
"Is it those tiny houses?"
"Just walk past France and keep going until you see the red phonebooths"


You can't make this crap up. I never ever thought it would actually make a CMs job harder yet here we are. I heard a similar interaction about 2 more times relating to other countries.


If they can sink, they'll go down probably 3-5 feet. There's AC units and open vents on the sides.

While I'm no fan of the barges this got me thinking about one of my favorite interactions while working the tip board (at this point decades ago) at the Magic Kingdom. Around noon on a hot July day...family walks up to me:

"We just got here, where are the rides?"

I get the question...arguably from the hub you can't really see any "rides" like your local Six Flags, but it still struck me as funny (and a reality check on the knowledge level of a good chunk of visitors that these boards often forget). All that to say, I think the impact of the barges on giving directions is a blip on the radar compared to a lot of directions conversations that have happening over the decades throughout all the parks.
 

trainplane3

Well-Known Member
While I'm no fan of the barges this got me thinking about one of my favorite interactions while working the tip board (at this point decades ago) at the Magic Kingdom. Around noon on a hot July day...family walks up to me:

"We just got here, where are the rides?"

I get the question...arguably from the hub you can't really see any "rides" like your local Six Flags, but it still struck me as funny (and a reality check on the knowledge level of a good chunk of visitors that these boards often forget). All that to say, I think the impact of the barges on giving directions is a blip on the radar compared to a lot of directions conversations that have happening over the decades throughout all the parks.
I totally get that. I just thought it was a fun thing to bring up since it wasn't something I thought about happening. It is an extremely minor thing to bring up but it will still be something some CMs will have to work around/keep in mind.
 

jrhwdw

Well-Known Member
The site that shall not be named said they noticed a sound board inside one of the tents.
I didn't see the report but makes sense. Esp if heavy testing/rehearsing is starting. However, I wonder where the soundboard will permently go? Let's not glue the tents to WS Plaza! THAT I'll call a Mistake!!!


Were there tents when ROE was going to EF? I don't remember?
 

uncle jimmy

Premium Member
No, most of the clutter is from the past decade or so. It’s annoying. And indicative of how standards continue to fall.
@marni1971 (I may have this wrong and will need to re-watch your IllumiNations videos again) did they have barges stationed before, but the guests (public) complained about the view and when the show changed, the barges went away each night?

Do you think there is currently a person working on alternative solutions for the barges moving into and out of place, so not in the public sight all day (water fountain doesn't count)?
 

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
@marni1971 (I may have this wrong and will need to re-watch your IllumiNations videos again) did they have barges stationed before, but the guests (public) complained about the view and when the show changed, the barges went away each night?

Do you think there is currently a person working on alternative solutions for the barges moving into and out of place, so not in the public sight all day (water fountain doesn't count)?
This is the first time obtrusive hardware hasn’t been movable. Save for the expanded inferno barge slip.
 

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