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Spaceship Earth closed August 18th-24th for refurbishment.

Goofyernmost

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Why did they ever turn him around in the first place?
The story is that the original location is the back of the building or the ally. They moved him so he would be standing on the street selling papers. They didn't take anytime to explain that, if that is what it was, so it just looks weird to most everybody.
 

Figments Friend

Well-Known Member
I always liked where the Paperboy used to be..as it seemed as if he was hawking papers to the passerby as he should, as in, the Guests going by in the ride vehicles.

Now he just looks so lonely and desperate for a nickel....hawking to a wall painted like a alleyway...
 

WDITrent

Active Member
Hopefully any track replacement will be at the top of the initial lift, the dawn of time. It gets noisier each trip. Parts of the track are trashed from incompetent investment and this must be the worst part.
But that's part of the charm! I for one hope they don't replace the track with new smooth omnimover track like the stuff that's in the Little Mermaid. That ride goes way too slow.

(I jest, everyone)

;)
 

HMF

Well-Known Member
I always liked where the Paperboy used to be..as it seemed as if he was hawking papers to the passerby as he should, as in, the Guests going by in the ride vehicles.

Now he just looks so lonely and desperate for a nickel....hawking to a wall painted like a alleyway...
I know this will be controversial but I feel if the paper boy is indeed causing WDI problems forcing them to have him face the wall. It would probably be wiser to use that spot for a new vignette.
 

t3techcom18

Well-Known Member
If the track replacement turns out to be right in the end, the only places that will have replaced track are load/unload, reason being is that its the pieces of track with the most stress on them (basically think as if the entire weight of the building's track is in that area).

Any more track replacement would cause SSE to be down for 4-6 weeks at the least.
 

spacemountain89

Active Member
If the track replacement turns out to be right in the end, the only places that will have replaced track are load/unload, reason being is that its the pieces of track with the most stress on them (basically think as if the entire weight of the building's track is in that area).

Any more track replacement would cause SSE to be down for 4-6 weeks at the least.
they are replacing track at unload. 2 days to remove cars, 3 days to replace track, and 2 days to put back in the cars.
 

montyz81

Well-Known Member
they are replacing track at unload. 2 days to remove cars, 3 days to replace track, and 2 days to put back in the cars.
This makes sense. I'd imagine that it is a pretty substantial undertaking just to remove a handful of ride vehicles. If you don't prop them right, they all come tumbling down to load and unload.
 

Goofyernmost

Well-Known Member
Didn't his face get melted at some point? I heard that is why they turned him around, and it fit into the story so it was a low cost way to fix the problem. Just turn him around.
I never heard about that and it would also beg the question of what would have caused it to "melt". There has never been a fire in there that I remember hearing about. When it started out, he was very close to the track, so not only did they turn him around but they moved him as well, I think. Why wouldn't they just have taken it out. It's not terribly crucial to the ride, just an extra detail. I think it would have been less missed then it is noticed for it's weird location now.
 
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wm49rs

A naughty bit o' crumpet
Premium Member
I'm confused! Why is the Spaceship Earth is closing for refurbishment. is the Spaceship earth needs more special Effects?:confused:
No one knows for certain what they're going to do while the ride is down. But it's a short refurbishment, so I wouldn't expect anything too major, Jeany.
 

JenniferS

You’re nothing. But not to me.
Premium Member
I could see this in a CoP update of the final scene. No dialog at all. Just everyone texting / cruising facebook. lol
Darn, I wish I had read further in the thread before posting a similar response.
Let's chalk it up to - great minds think alike.
 
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