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Live EPCOT Center updates - Friday, August 14th, 2009

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by Mr.EPCOT, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. Mr.EPCOT

    Mr.EPCOT Active Member

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    Hello all! I'll have a few photo updates for you from around the Eighth Wonder of the World today! First off, well... it looks like we kind of got our wish for a new guidemap cover... :lookaroun
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    EPCOTPluto Well-Known Member

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    Well, it's nicer than Nemo...

    But why is it so hard to not put something else besides the current attractions on the maps?
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    It looks worse :/ They need SOARIN on it.
  4. Mr.EPCOT

    Mr.EPCOT Active Member

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    Sad fountain...
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    There appears to be a new-ish pin starter set for each park...
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    Dreamfinder still continues to appear in new merchandise. Hopefully this is a good omen, that this is Disney trying to keep a minimal awareness of him in the minds of the average Guest who would be more prone to buy this kind of thing.
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  5. EPCOTPluto

    EPCOTPluto Well-Known Member

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    :eek: FoN not working again or was it temporarily down?


    And yes, was tempted to buy the booster set, but realized that most likely, Figment will pop up in a CM's hip lanyard somewhere else later...

    And Dreamfinder has been appearing for a few years here and there. I guess it'll take time, but it seems to me he's returning.

    Not yet, but still... :)
  6. WDW1974

    WDW1974 Well-Known Member

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    The guidemaps at WDW are a continuing joke to anyone who recalls when they actually had guidebooks with substance.
  7. EPCOT Explorer

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    NEW MAPS!?:sohappy: :sohappy: :sohappy: :sohappy: :sohappy: :sohappy:


    YES!:lol: even they are not SSE, or even something newer, WOOHOO! :D M:S looks much better on the front then Nemo.:lol: Fits the park spirit better.

    Can't wait to pick one up on Mission: EPCOT in a few days.:D

    Nice pin set, too...Love that DF is making his slow return. Sad is right about FoN, though...But at least it has water.


    Nice work, Matt!
  8. CaptainMichael

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    Regarding the map:

    "Holy 2003/2004 Batman!"
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    alleluia! Our long national nightmare is over.
  10. EPCOT Explorer

    EPCOT Explorer New Member

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    Better than 2006.:king:
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    I love that Nemo is gone off the map cover, I rather see something that actually is something more Epcot instead of a character. I would wish they would ditch the light blue color scheme on the guide map and change it to grey and black when they first displayed M:S on the cover(I still have the guidemap). Light blue just does not fit with the color the guidemap is now.
  12. EPCOT Explorer

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    This is true, however. I don't know what 1970's MK Maps were like, but the 1982 EPCOT Center Wheel Maps were and are amazing. Very happy to own a original one.:eek:
  13. CaptainMichael

    CaptainMichael Well-Known Member

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    But not even close to 1982 or October 1, 2007:xmas:
  14. RoRo

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    Same here :sohappy:.
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    That's a given, Mike!:lol:


    And those two are my favorite maps in my collection.:D
  16. CaptainMichael

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    The one from October 1, 2007 should have been on the map for the entire year.
  17. EPCOT Explorer

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    C25 should not have been a day.
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    DMC-12 Please, spare my ankles.

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    Oh boy *exits thread*
  19. EPCOT Explorer

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    :lol: Just Map talk while we wait for Mr.EPCOT's next update...:lookaroun:lol:
  20. Mr.EPCOT

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    Updated Innoventions Guidemaps! It's too bad they don't include ALL of Innoventions like they should, the southern quadrants with MouseGear, Fountain View, and Club Cool.

    East side, notably with a blurb about the upcoming Sum of All Thrills.
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    West, including the new Great Piggy Bank Adventure.
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    The new Safety Smart Lab addition to the UL Test the Limits Lab in Innoventions East looks to be almost done. This will feature Timon and Pumbaa.
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    You know, sitting here in Innoventions East, working on this post, has made me realize what a perfect example the UL 'exhibit' (I use that word lightly) is of the terrible contrast between CommuniCore and Innoventions. You walk into CommuniCore and it was open, inviting, light, somewhat soothing, somewhat compelling, not at all noisy, maybe a little soothing, easy to navigate, and all-around pleasant. Innoventions dark, very noisy, chaotic, visually abrasive, maybe a little intimidating, obviously very randomly laid out, claustrophobic, and overall quite meaningless. I've seen at least three or four parties walk in, take a look at what's going on, and walk right back out, all within the past few minutes. Setting aside any personal bias, it would seem to me that the CommuniCore model for the pavilion would be more attractive to potential sponsors. How many people walk in here on a daily basis, see the insanity that's going on, and move right on without even getting a glimpse of the companies that might be displaying cool stuff?

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