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International Street's Royal Fountain


Derek
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During one week while the park was on weekends I remember seeing the fountain drained and guys going from pipe to pipe with a computer on a cart and sticking a pipe snake or something down in them, probably a fiber optic camera to check where the problems are.

I know they repainted at least the bottom of the fountain last year.

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How do I know? I was told by park management. It is not a big secret. There are lots of esthetic improvements for next year. There's another that no-one is talking about that may surprise and please some. And no, it is not a ride.....

Back to the fountains.... there was a tremdous problem with the Fountain leaking plus the filtration and pumping system was completely outdated. Honestly, most will not be able to tell that much of a difference, but the thing is a mess right now.

Shaggy

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One can only hope these improvements that are not rides, are major aesthetic improvements. Getting rid of a bunch of the blacktop and installing pavers in different patterns for PKi themes, would be a neat place to start. Still, updating areas of the park, as well as renovating them and making them look awesome would help too.

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You know, I'm really glad they're keeping up on the fountains. If they ever decided to remove it to put in something else or just blacktop it over, that would be SUCH a huge bummer. That's one of my greatest childhood memories and probably one for everybody else...coming out from under the ticket sales roof and being absolutely floored by the whole image of the fountain surrounded by shops and the Eiffel Tower in the backdrop. Even now, it's just absolutely breathtaking!!

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I would say that the biggest thing about the fountain is the entrance to the park. Without the foutain, or at least some type of reflection pool, the entrance to PKi would be very boring. The fountain helps make the entrance exciting, by adding action, to what is normally, a pretty calm area, as compared to other areas of the park.

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