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    The big castle reveile on the 5th has been scraped. The other night they did a test run othis and it was a catastrufy. The wind got a hold of the curtain (made of a parachut typed material) and bluw it up tward the castle. When all was done it had broken some flag masses and other thing on the castle. All was fixed by opening the next morning, but because of the misshap they have scraped the idea.
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    You know, it's things like this, that make me wonder about Disney's ability to handle technical issues. Parachute silk getting caught by the wind? Who could have imagined that?
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      You would think the curtain would be threaded with cables down doth sides and then weighted at the top so it has no where to go but down- they would still have time to do that.........
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      • #4
        Aw, that sucks. It would have been cool to see the castle revealed in that way. Maybe they'll do something with lights now? Like the castle will be totally dark and then BOOM, tons of new lighting and decorations and stuff? Oh wait...but they'd have to do it in the daytime, in which case, lights would be stupid.

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          So that's where the scaffolding went, it was missing the other day!
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          • #6
            You would think weighted curtains, as mentioned above, would easily solve this. I guess better safe than screw up a major event like this.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by jmuboy
              You would think weighted curtains, as mentioned above, would easily solve this. I guess better safe than screw up a major event like this.
              And these are the same people responsible for the Nemo Subs... :monkey:

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              • #8
                I bet there are some worried WDI's scrambling around to pull of a nice reviel in a few days

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Soulquarian
                  And these are the same people responsible for the Nemo Subs... :monkey:

                  Hahahahaha, oh please!

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                  • #10
                    I'd believe it more if there wern't such large spelling errors in the post.
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                    • #11
                      Well, at least they gave it a pre-performance test. How horrible would it have been on May 5th to see the curtain go wacky and start breaking bits off of the castle?
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                      • #12
                        Never really thought the idea was a good one anyways.

                        They should have gotten that drawbridge working again and lowered it like on opening day.
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                        • #13
                          Disney did the right thing. They tested it and found it didn't work. So they changed their plans. Much better than finding out at the big event and having the press take pictures of a broken castle. They were thinking ahead. Kudos to the event team for avoiding disaster.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by swagdaddy
                            Never really thought the idea was a good one anyways.

                            They should have gotten that drawbridge working again and lowered it like on opening day.
                            Maybe they have. Those Disney scalawags are pretty good at coming up with impressive surprises!
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by dramaqueen
                              You would think the curtain would be threaded with cables down doth sides and then weighted at the top so it has no where to go but down- they would still have time to do that.........
                              Each of the two columns on either side of the castle were comprised of two towers fused together. Each of the two towers had rope, which I presumed was for the raising and lowering of the curtain.



                              Sorry to hear that they will not be able to do this now. It seemed like a good idea at the time...
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