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    http://darkbeer.smugmug.com/gallery/491525/8/20086818

    On that picture at Darkbeer's website what is that thing with the wires on the Rocket Rods loading platform? Near the rails where you'd line up. See it? what is it?
    Last edited by Kevie; 04-20-2005, 10:53 AM. Reason: spelled something wrong

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    That looks like the remains of the ride control podium.

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    • #3
      Wonder why the wires are hanging out of it. The podium looked different than that before...hmm...

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      • #4
        This picture is from the Disneyforever update. http://disneyforever.com/disneyland/...ges/pic050.htm

        It doesn't look like these guys are painting. I don't think they are planning some huge surprise for the 50th, but it is interesting.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jaybee
          This picture is from the Disneyforever update. http://disneyforever.com/disneyland/...ges/pic050.htm

          It doesn't look like these guys are painting. I don't think they are planning some huge surprise for the 50th, but it is interesting.
          The guy on the left has a paint brush in his right hand and what looks like a small can of paint in his left.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by jaybee
            This picture is from the Disneyforever update. http://disneyforever.com/disneyland/...ges/pic050.htm

            It doesn't look like these guys are painting. I don't think they are planning some huge surprise for the 50th, but it is interesting.
            What are you talking about the guy has a paintbrush in his hand lol.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by MotorBoatCruise2005
              Wonder why the wires are hanging out of it. The podium looked different than that before...hmm...
              Like I said, the remains. I assume the podium was removed, possibly salvaged for parts, leaving the wires exposed.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Disneyfreak
                What are you talking about the guy has a paintbrush in his hand lol.
                You guys have better eyes than I do. :bow:

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jaybee
                  This picture is from the Disneyforever update. http://disneyforever.com/disneyland/...ges/pic050.htm

                  It doesn't look like these guys are painting. I don't think they are planning some huge surprise for the 50th, but it is interesting.
                  WHY IN THE WORLD ARE THEY PAINTING ON TOP OF THE TRACK!???
                  Could this possibly mean a new ride is in the works?
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                  • #10
                    hmm

                    Intresting indeed :P
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                    • #11
                      Perhaps a new ride is coming but it would probably take until 2007-ish for it to open. After all, only the main part of the track is now painted. Still the rest of it needs to be like the parts around Innoventions, Autopia, Submarine Lagoon, etc.

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                      • #12
                        They may just be painting it to protect it from wear.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jaybee
                          This picture is from the Disneyforever update. http://disneyforever.com/disneyland/...ges/pic050.htm

                          It doesn't look like these guys are painting. I don't think they are planning some huge surprise for the 50th, but it is interesting.
                          Those aren't real guys. There just AA's. Heck, they didn't even bother to hide the power cord to the guy on the left! :lol:
                          "Yesterday, a man walked up to me and said, 'Isn't it a shame that Walt Disney couldn't be here to see this?' and I said, "He did see this, that's why it's here."
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Derekuda
                            WHY IN THE WORLD ARE THEY PAINTING ON TOP OF THE TRACK!???
                            Could this possibly mean a new ride is in the works?
                            Because guests will be able to see the track from the top floor of the Starcade, Space Mountain, Innoventions and the Monorail. Can't have it be TOO MUCH of an eye sore.
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                            • #15
                              That would be the electrical cables and supports of the former ride control console.

                              I guess the electronic components went on to bigger and better things.

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