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  • RobS
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    http://www.disneymissionspace.com
    Originally posted by iAmJacksDLand
    I remember hearing that one of the reasons they did away with the webcams was because of terrorism - I'm not sure how this would directly benefit the terrorists... but...
    The webcams disappeared well before 9/11. I think Disney just saw them as an added expense, and stopped taking care of them.

    Someone online had a site with a bunch of archived images and time-lapse loops from the WDW webcams. It was quite an extensive site, too. He had some pics of birds perched in front of the Epcot one, and occasionally when the Epcot one would get bumped somehow, giving a slightly different view.

    The interesting shots were the ones when the software would occasionally mess up, and the webcam would be left on all night (normally it would take its' last photo at closing time, then stay with that info until the morning). It was interesting to see the work trucks on Main Street.
    Alas, I can't find that site anymore.

    I never remember to check it when the park is actually open, but there *IS* an operating in-park webcam at Epcot.
    There's one in the post-show area of Mission: Space (at least there used to be one) If you log on and play the online Space Race game during park hours, it's supposed to give you a live image of the Space Race game being played in the park. I've physically seem the camera, and seen the "offline/park closed" still image from it online, but I've never played during the day.

    I don't have the exact URL for the page, but go to the WDW main page, click on Epcot, and there's a "Space Race" link from there.

    Also, for you techies out there, another pair of not-quite-Disney-related webcam you might want to check out are the ones at the Sally Dark Ride company in Jacksonville.
    http://www.sallycorp.com/webcam/webcam_1.htm

    Sally Corp. has done some animatronic work for Disney on Ice, as well as some work for Universal.
    It's yet another camera that I keep meaning to log onto during work hours, but forget to. They're high-quality, and update about every 20 seconds.

    -Rob
    Last edited by RobS; 02-23-2005, 02:26 AM.

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  • Taggart
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    HAHA, I'm joking. I can't wait for that horrid thing to come down!

    BTW, has anyone seen any commercials with Mickey standing on top of Spaceship Earth lately? I remember that in the early 90's it was the coolest thing.

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  • Club 33
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    Originally posted by Taggart
    You remove that wand, you remove my heart!!
    Better get yourself on a donor list.

    But seriously, as is said above, it looks like the wand will be coming down sooner or later.

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  • Taggart
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    You remove that wand, you remove my heart!!

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  • monorail_rider
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    Originally posted by figment1986
    (unnofficailly this is pointed that way.... and we could watch it get removed... but only soo far... adn the olde epcot webcam did point at SE... and we could see it get erected i think....)


    We'll all have to make sure that when/if the official word comes through, that the wand is coming down we all watch.

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  • figment1986
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    (unnofficailly this is pointed that way.... and we could watch it get removed... but only soo far... adn the olde epcot webcam did point at SE... and we could see it get erected i think....)

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  • monorail_rider
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    Originally posted by iAmJacksDLand
    I remember hearing that one of the reasons they did away with the webcams was because of terrorism - I'm not sure how this would directly benefit the terrorists... but...


    If they had one looking directly at the EPCOT wand. we coudl watch as they remove it.

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  • iAmJacksDLand
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    I remember hearing that one of the reasons they did away with the webcams was because of terrorism - I'm not sure how this would directly benefit the terrorists... but...

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  • abbyroadme@aol.com
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    Thanks for the link! I put it on fave links.

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  • Dustysage
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    Nice link. Thank you! I've been missing the WDW web cams. The Mainstreet one was fantastic. Sad that they are gone.

    Are there any other good Orlando park cams out there?

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  • Taggart
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    When Universal IOA was in its testing days with park guests, they had these amazing park webcams that were on 30 second update intervals. You could pan the camera left and right, move it up and down, zoom clearly all the way across the park and the lagoon. They were almost voyeuristic. As far as webcam tech, it was THE best I had ever seen. I used to pan the marvel camera up and watch the Hulk launch. I'm sure they created a lot of problems though. For one, you could clearly (and by that I mean CLEARLY) pan and zoom the cameras directly onto park guests.

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  • figment1986
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    bring back the webcams.. they help us know how bad the crods are.. and it isn't like universal and other competitors can see what they are doing right from most angles...

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  • horizons1
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    Yeah, it was cool because you could also play a time-lapse Quicktime video of the entire day before. Fun to watch the sun go up and then set and the lights come on.

    The others were positioned thusly:

    MK: In the train station, pointing up Main Street toward the castle
    MG: Pointing at the Mickey Globe thing on the news stand right past the entrance turnstiles
    AK: The Tree of Life. B-O-R-I-N-G webcam.

    For about a year after they turned them off you could still watch the final day online. But with the disney.com redesign they got rid of the pages.

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  • monorail_rider
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    ^^ Really? I didnt know they had that. They should bring that back.

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  • horizons1
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    I remember when disneyworld.com had a webcam for each of the four parks. The Epcot one, for example, was in an upper window of the American Adventure and pointed across the lagoon toward SE.

    This was a few years ago, but I miss it.

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  • Rainfully
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    Originally posted by Moonliner
    I was keeping an eye on that webcam during all the hurricanes last summer. I kept hoping the wand would fall over but no such luck.
    :lol: I did the same thing! (When I wasn't IN one, that is!)

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  • monorail_rider
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    I too watched during the hurricanes, but have not been back since

    WARNNING: The weatherbug cams and program are full of spyware


    P.S. Too bad there is not one closer that shows the monorail track

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  • figment1986
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    I have this as my weather bug camera.... had it on durring the hurricaines... great use and nice at night....

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  • Moonliner
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    I was keeping an eye on that webcam during all the hurricanes last summer. I kept hoping the wand would fall over but no such luck.

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  • Club 33
    started a topic EPCOT Cam

    EPCOT Cam

    There is in fact an EPCOT webcam. The camera is on top of the Swan Hotel, pointing towards the park. Mostly you can see Spaceship Earth, but it's fun to watch at night. The picture updates every 5 minutes. Enjoy!


    http://www.aws.com/wxcomm/commercial...id=LKBNV&siz=s

    Here is the latest image as of this post:





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