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View Poll Results: Do you agree that they should take the sign (hand and wand) off of Spaceship Earth?

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  • Yes! Get rid of the awful thing!!

    146 45.77%
  • No! I love it.

    164 51.41%
  • What wand and hand?

    9 2.82%
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  1. #1
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    Default Spaceship Earth and Wand!

    Since we have been talking about the wand and Spaceship Earth rumour, I wanted to see some real numbers as to who likes it and who doesn't.....

    I personally hate the wand and hand and sign. I wish they would take it away.....
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    I like it, I think it really spiced up an Icon that was looking dated.
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    Keep it!
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    I say keep it...
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    I love the wand, I think it makes a trip more magical when I see the wand
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    Keep it!

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    this post went around not too long ago about the wand but anyways I like it.
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    Keep it! It makes a boring sphere Exciting!
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    I HATE the hand
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    Quote Originally Posted by darthmacho
    Keep it!
    I rarely disagree with you, darthmacho, but this time I do. Spaceship Earth is an impressive enough structure that no decoration is necessary. The wand and sign is a cheesy addition to the most incredible structure in Walt Disney World.
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    Keep it.
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    I also think it distracts from the purity of the sphere, which is really lovely by itself.

    I think it's tacky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Disney_nut
    I rarely disagree with you, darthmacho, but this time I do. Spaceship Earth is an impressive enough structure that no decoration is necessary. The wand and sign is a cheesy to addition to the most incredible structure in Walt Disney World.
    Interesting that you should say that, because I'm kind of surprized that I keep voting to keep it. I must have become accustomed to it, and in a way, can't imagine SE without it anymore.

    I've only been to WDW three times, and each time, SE was different. In 1998, it was the original version, with no ornamentation, and indeed, I was quite impressed with the structure. Then, in 1999, I visited, and there was the wand, with the year 2000. When we arrived at Epcot, it was early morning, and it was semi-dark, and the wand was lit and gave the structure a magical glow.
    While it didn't look as impressive during the daytime, it looked great again 12 hours later when the sun went down. Then, when I visited in 2003, I wondered what it would be like with the new Epcot sign, which I had seen only in pictures on the Internet. Turns out, I still liked it.

    Now, having said that, there is a part of me that longs for all of the old Future World architecture. One of the things I recall from my first trip was loving the way all of the FW pavilions looked so unique. While we still have the Imagination Pavilion, most of the others have changed quite a bit. I guess that is the price we have to pay in order to have new things.
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    I don't mind the wand because I never had a chance to see the sphere without it in person. Epcot wasn't built yet when I went to WDW as a kid -- and I didn't get a chance to return until 2004. By then the wand was up and a part of Epcot's magic for me.

    I do wish that that the wand didn't affect the beautiful symetry of the sphere and its surroundings so much. If WDW felt the need to add signage to the sphere, I wish it would have been designed to sit at the very top, centered so it lines up with everything else.
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    I am surprised that so many people like the wand.
    On the last Vacation planning video {Happiest Celebration On Earth} they have erased the wand from the pictures and SE looked amazing. I knew I wanted them to take it down but after seeing the pictures I think it can't be soon enough.
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    Yes! Get rid of the awful thing!!
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    I kinda like it!

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    I can not say I love it, but I do think it represents the magic that is an integral part of DW.
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    I love the wand and i think it adds a little more magic.

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    I was really surprised that they kept it after 2000. I have to say that it has grown on me. But if they decide to get rid of it I won't feel bad at all.
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