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Since the beginning of 2008, I have been writing hard and working hard to make WDW Central into the wonderful community it is today – the community of passionate Disney fans that it has been for some time now.
Unfortunately, all good things must come to a close. I have been thinking about this for a while now (which explains my absence from posting), and have finally made one of the toughest decisions I’ve ever had to make: the decision to close the doors to WDW Central.
As upset as you may be, think how I feel. I have put literally hundreds if not thousands of hours into this site.
The reason is simple: I am entering a new point in my life, and I need to move on. I need to lift the commitment that this site gave me. Don’t get me wrong now – I’ve enjoyed every second of it! However it’s time for me to move on to other things that occupy my time as well.
Let me make something perfectly clear: I WILL NEVER DELETE THIS SITE. After all the work that’s been put into it, I wouldn’t dream of deleting it. It will continue to sit here and hopefully be an inspiration to more fans throughout the years through the posts, comments, pages, and more.
I urge you to read through the archives and see what’s here for you. Read through the old posts and you just might find something amazing. Feel free to link to the blog as usual. The more people coming to read it’s archives the better. The more knowledge and magic I can spread through these many posts the better.
Once again, I am truly sorry to let this wonderful community go. But – it’s just time.
If you’re interested, I can now ONLY be found through the following:
I encourage you to follow me there. You can read my INTRO post on my Tumblog to read more about this change in my life. If you have any questions, I am always available through email: tcwmatt [at] gmail.com MY TWITTER ACCOUNT WILL EITHER BE FAIRLY INACTIVE OR DELETED.
Feel free to comment on this post and share your thoughts. Once again, I am deeply sorry for this decision, but it’s the right one. I know it.
Final Statistics, as of 7:05PM, September 27, 2010:
WDW CENTRAL, Dedicated to the legacy of Walt Disney & In Honor of Austin:
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THANK YOU, READERS FOR MAKING THIS A MAGICAL COMMUNITY OF DISNEY FRIENDS. You will be missed.
#21When I first got the news that the Spaceship Earth “Epcot” signage and wand were to be removed, I wasn’t happy. I had never seen the ball without them, so to me, this was shocking. But not for long.
Since I had never seen it before the wand and other needless glitz, I was horrified at the thought of all that leaving. To me, it was a part of Spaceship Earth, and without it, things would be plain and boring.
Boy, I’m so glad I was wrong! When I saw that enormous “golf ball” for the first time after the decluttering, I was amazed. Saying it looked great would be a horrible understatement.
If I had to describe the clean Spaceship Earth in adjectives, it would be only the following – simple yet majestic.
That’s why it’s the iconic structure for such a brilliant park as Epcot. Inside it’s reflective silver shingles an adventure awaits.
Photo by JNad
#20In the wonderful world of wait times, some folks often wonder how Disney manages to constantly keep an accurate wait time up for guests. And that’s where the infamous red card comes in.
If you’ve ever been the “chosen one” to hold the Red Card, then you know exactly what I’m talking about.
Every so often, a cast member will scan the magnetic card and give it to one lucky guest. Then when said guest gets to the end of the line, another cast member scans the card, which updates the ride’s wait time.
“This card is used to help provide you with the most accurate wait time. Please hand the card to a cast member at the end of the line. Thank you.”
The fate of the ride wait time is in your hands. Now doesn’t that feel awesome?
Photo by mrkathika