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Wizarding World - Diagon Alley Discussion - Part 2

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Disneyhead

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Jul 24, 2008
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Orlando, FL
Sorry it is taking me so long to post my video. I am in the process of moving and when I got around to working on it last night I realized I don't have the proper cable to connect my camera to my laptop that I have my HD editing software on. I can only hook it up to my desk top. The video needs some editing and I would really like to slow mo the good parts since it is fairly shaky.

I may just throw it up on YouTube as is and call it good since moving continues today.
 
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RedRobin

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Apr 15, 2013
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Some amazing shots. This is going to be huge!

Would someone in the know mind annotating one or two of the pics to give us a better idea of what everything will be? It would be very much appreciated.
 

Rwberger

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Mar 10, 2013
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The great photos just keep coming - what a treasure trove of information! Thank you seems inadequate. I particularly loved that close up of the cable guides on the curve exiting the Platform 9 3/4 station. I also saw the HE trains lined up just behind that curve in the back lot. Any chance there's a close up of the detailed side of the locomotives?
 

Bryce

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Nov 21, 2012
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Florida
Yeah, the Hogsmeade station is right on top of the Sindbad buildings. I wonder what they're going to do with that...
 

bobwadd

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Feb 20, 2010
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Great work Bob, surprised they came out so clear from a chopper. How low did he go for you?
Just over 20 minutes total. About 12 minutes of it was spent over OUR,

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Amazing Shots guys! Now I just have one question. In last picture in the second batch from "Our Buddy", the train track looks like it's banking. Am I seeing this right or no?
No, I believe the track is flat. It's just an illusion.
 
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Rwberger

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Mar 10, 2013
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The cable guides are offset towards the inside of the curves to help pull the train through the curve. I don't think the track is banked, although the cable guides might be. Remember that the train probably isn't moving very fast.
 

Teebin

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Oct 12, 2009
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North of the Wall
WOW! I am very pleased. Very.

I have sooo many questions and statements now.

And it could not be any more fitting that it is BobWadd peeking up their skirt.
 

bobwadd

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Feb 20, 2010
3,160
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Okay,

Yesterday we started with the beginning . . .



Today we move on to the middle . . .



Later we will have shots of both the Cabana Bay Beach Resort and I-Drive Live.
 

Teebin

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Oct 12, 2009
20,733
North of the Wall
Ok, as ever, Teebin first had to figure out what kind of Helicopter you were all flying in. Appears to be a Robinson R44 Series. :smiley:
 

bobwadd

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Feb 20, 2010
3,160
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^ Correct.

Specifically it is a: Robinson R44 Raven II Helicopter

I would like to throw a big thank you out to the heli charter company at this. They met and exceeded all our requirements and expectations. :thumbs:
 

Teebin

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Oct 12, 2009
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North of the Wall
First thing I must write about here is the custom concrete retaining walls of the south station. If it was executed in the same way that I have seen Disney do it (once), then the forms were all custom made of bent plywood with custom cut wooden ribs holding the shape. While the big perfect half circle is something, note the nuanced curves further along. Boggles my mind.

Next, the custom bent steel work of the north station and Diagon's roofs astounds me. It makes me wonder, was it bent on site or prefabbed at another location? How engineers and/or builders got their heads around such wacky shapes and angles leaves me with a headache.

All these photos are absolutely incredible. A 1200% return on my investment!
 
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