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  • Lights on Top of Railroad Station

    WHAT is up w/ these? I have seen numerouse pic updates on various sites and keep seeing light poles on top of the train station!! Is this PERMANENT now? WHY are they there??

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    Re: Lights on Top of Railroad Station

    If you are referring to my update...



    ...it's because this picture was taken not long after the afternoon Parade of Dreams had gone by. Light poles come up on top of all the buildings on Main Street too. It's not permanent; all the ones atop the buildings hinge backwards out of sight when they are not in use.

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      Re: Lights on Top of Railroad Station

      One of the work-light towers is not retracting, and it looks horrible. I'm assuming it is malfunctioning, and the department responsible for the mechanism is just too cheap to fix it.

      It would be better to leave the lights in the folded position, especially because Main Street Station is the first thing guests see.

      The stage lights on the left and the right are retracting properly. The set in the middle is the one about which the original poster is asking.

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      • #4
        Re: Lights on Top of Railroad Station

        The work light tower has a hydraulic mechanism broken, and it needs to be noticed, ordered, and shipped to Anaheim before it can be replaced. This isn't the same thing as getting new tailgate lifts on your car. These things are custom parts.
        Why don't they keep extras?
        Inventory. For a part of that nature that appears in a very limited role in the park, it's easier to order them anew each time.

        This is the same reason why when Thunder or (recently) Matterhorn blow out chains they can't just schlump a new one in.

        So it's not a matter of cheapness. Just give the company time to recieve their new part.

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        • #5
          Re: Lights on Top of Railroad Station

          Yes i was referering to the one in the middle. Thx for the info! Hopefully they willl get thier parts, replace it, and take it down!

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          • #6
            Re: Lights on Top of Railroad Station

            Now that's a light fixture that SHOULD decline by degrees!

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            • #7
              Re: Lights on Top of Railroad Station

              As to why they don't keep it down: they need it at night, and it's too complicated to go up to the station every night and find some sort of wooden or metal pole with which to prop it up.
              Not to mention the fire department wouldn't like lights that hot crashing back into the ceiling.

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              • #8
                Re: Lights on Top of Railroad Station

                Half the park is under construction anyway. It didn't really bother me tonight.

                But the massive amount of burnt out light bulbs, most of which reside on the train station, that's another story!

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                • #9
                  Re: Lights on Top of Railroad Station

                  Unfortunately, much of the lacy charm of Main Street Station, as well as skyline of many of the Main Street structures, has been altered because of the need to "hide" such lights. As you can see, there is a beige panel now behind the wrought-iron top trim along the upper edge of the roof. This used to be see-through. The effect now is something less than what its designer envisioned.

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