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Missing Walk Around the World Brick and Recovery

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  • Missing Walk Around the World Brick and Recovery

    Previously Posted in the Orlando Sentinel April 1, 2007:
    Byline: Greg Dawson

    Dear Greg: In 1998, my wife and I purchased a Walk Around the World brick for our daughter, Olivia, at Disney World. It was located at the Transportation and Ticket Center. We visit Disney World an average of two times a year and made it a point to go and take pictures of her brick each visit. On our visit in March 2005 we failed to find the brick. Where the brick was once located, an automated park ticket machine had been installed. I spoke to someone at Walk Around the World who said the company that installed the ticket machines was supposed to reuse the bricks it pulled up but instead must have thrown them away. He vowed to get to the bottom of it and even walked out to where the brick used to be. Weeks went by and I never heard from him again. I've tried leaving voicemails at Walk Around the World, but they were never returned. Needless to say, Olivia is very disappointed. Her brick number is H07764.

    JOHN ROMALINO
    GLASSBORO, N.J.

    Dear John: At first I thought this was about Orlando Magic Dwight Howard's free-throw shooting -- brick No. H07764. Rim shot! It seems that Disney staffers left a stone unturned in their original search for Olivia's brick. It was one of seven damaged when the ticket machines were installed, said WDW spokeswoman Zoraya Suarez. New bricks have been made and reinstalled in the general area they were located before, she said, adding "We will refurbish her paver to like-new condition in time for the family's next visit to the Magic Kingdom."

    Link to original article: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/busin...ness-headlines


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    Re: Missing Walk Around the World Brick and Recovery

    so they resolved everything?? :-/
    sigpic Blast Off Into Adventure!!


    Originally posted by TheRockr
    Space Junk once taught Peter Pan how to do Mick Jagger's famous strut.

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    • #3
      Re: Missing Walk Around the World Brick and Recovery

      My brick is somewhere by the flagpoles at the TTC. I keep forgetting to look for it before I go into MK for the day and I'm usually too dark when I try looking at night when I leave.

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      • #4
        Re: Missing Walk Around the World Brick and Recovery

        Originally posted by Space Junk View Post
        so they resolved everything?? :-/

        it's in the process of being resolved

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        • #5
          Re: Missing Walk Around the World Brick and Recovery

          must be part of the batch getting made with my brick...

          (its been ordered according to the computers at city hall, just not installed yet)

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          • #6
            Re: Missing Walk Around the World Brick and Recovery

            My family got a brick when they were first available....ours is somewhere over by the buses in the front enterance....last time we checked, there was gum all over it.....I think that they should clean them from time to time, b/c we spent alot of $$ on it...
            Originally posted by Adelade
            Chica is featured nightly on the Playboy channel

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            • #7
              Re: Missing Walk Around the World Brick and Recovery

              Originally posted by AstroBlaster View Post
              it's in the process of being resolved
              oh, ok....well i do hope everything turns out ok....id feel bad if it didnt

              good luck!
              sigpic Blast Off Into Adventure!!


              Originally posted by TheRockr
              Space Junk once taught Peter Pan how to do Mick Jagger's famous strut.

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              • #8
                Re: Missing Walk Around the World Brick and Recovery

                Originally posted by KnightStitchChica View Post
                My family got a brick when they were first available....ours is somewhere over by the buses in the front enterance....last time we checked, there was gum all over it.....I think that they should clean them from time to time, b/c we spent alot of $$ on it...
                just be happy its still there, those contracts were for 10 years...

                after that disney can remove without replacement.

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                • #9
                  Re: Missing Walk Around the World Brick and Recovery

                  Disney should also *FINISH* the rest of the walk around the Lagoon, so those of us who would enjoy a long walk to/from the parking lot to the MK would have an enjoyable time.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Missing Walk Around the World Brick and Recovery

                    Our brick was also moved when those machines went in. It was just above the machine area. If they damaged the brick it can take several months to have a new one made. We know one of the people in charge of replacing and repairing the bricks and he told us all about how it all works. He even told us that if you have a brick you can pay $50 to have it replaced with a new one. We had ours replaced with something new on it. It took about 9 months to have it made and installed.

                    The 10 year contract is not that it would be removed after 10 years but that it was guaranteed to not be removed before the 10 years. They can be relocated and after 10 years they can remove them but they said that would only happen if they had to put something else there. There are no intensions to remove the bricks anytime soon.

                    ALoha

                    Steve
                    DL 1975-2014
                    WDW 1984-2014

                    He kuikawa ka 'ikena o kela wahi ho'oku ka'a e waiho kala'e ihola ma 'o!


                    http://www.tikimanpages.com/poly/

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                    • #11
                      Re: Missing Walk Around the World Brick and Recovery

                      Originally posted by Tikiman View Post
                      The 10 year contract is not that it would be removed after 10 years but that it was guaranteed to not be removed before the 10 years. They can be relocated and after 10 years they can remove them but they said that would only happen if they had to put something else there. There are no intensions to remove the bricks anytime soon.

                      ALoha

                      Steve
                      you forget that they will remove when they get damages, or if they need to put in new machines and or barriers...

                      also, the 10 year contract is if they remove and don't replace, you get a refund or right to get a new brick free of charge even if it is 1 day to the 10th anniversary... (mine will be good till 2017 )

                      i hope they get a bigger order so they can get the new bricks made, i did see some 2006 bricks and 2 07 bricks last time i went...

                      (new bricks will cost over $300 if you don't already have a brick)

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