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Old 02-07-2014, 08:54 AM   #16
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Very sad to hear I'm going to miss seeing him in the MK!
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I saw a quick mention somewhere else today that says he may not be going after all. Keep your fingers crossed.
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I read that the rumor was started by the creator of PUSH who is in negotiations with Disney over pay... he was hoping that by using the public, he might get more money? No idea! I am just happy that it looks like he will be there when we go in May!
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I also saw somewhere that PUSH is not going anywhere either. I am hoping so as I can on the look out for him in May!
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Well, good news! PUSH is staying:

Disney says 'nothing to' PUSH the talking trash can rumors - Orlando Sentinel

Mom forwarded that to me today
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According to another site, who has been in contact with a CM who works in Tomorrowland, PUSH was most definitely disabled this evening and is no longer appearing in Tomorrowland.
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According to another site, who has been in contact with a CM who works in Tomorrowland, PUSH was most definitely disabled this evening and is no longer appearing in Tomorrowland.
I saw this too.
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According to another site, who has been in contact with a CM who works in Tomorrowland, PUSH was most definitely disabled this evening and is no longer appearing in Tomorrowland.
Got a link for this? I would be quite curious to read it! I can't imagine they would get rid of it after all the uproar the masses have made.

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I'm so confused now. lol I also saw a post on FB from another Disney site saying that he was gone. Not sure what to think now?
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Got a link for this? I would be quite curious to read it! I can't imagine they would get rid of it after all the uproar the masses have made.

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When I originally posted, it had just been reported on their Facebook page. It was immediately confirmed by the CM who was their source on that post's comments section. The next day, it was posted on their site's blog: The Main Street Mouse - The Best Disney Fan Site

It has since been confirmed by Orlando Attractions Magazine --- Push, the talking trash can, makes his final appearance after 19 years at Walt Disney World - Orlando Attractions Magazine

And the Orlando Sentinel --- Disney removes PUSH the Talking Trash Can - Orlando Sentinel

And the NY Daily News (among others!) --- Disney World PUSHes out talking trash can after contract ends with robot's maker - NY Daily News

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The Orlando Sentinel says Push is most definitely gone
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That's a shame I never saw him in any of our trips and had made a special note to find him in August but now i'll never see him
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