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    Captain EO final show on 12/6 - Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival to be the replacement

    I've been seeing some posts on social media from the final showing, it appears to be a packed house! HISTA got no such sendoff. I seriously doubt the next feature will either. It's a testament to people's love of either M.J. or of the old EPCOT (or both in my case) that a nearly thirty year old...
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    News Big changes coming to EPCOT's Future World?

    First off, LLAP! :D Of course you're correct, I've made that same point as well. I don't have a problem with the park progressing, that's the mission of Future World. The problem is that they've totally forgotten that the point is to "edu-tain". The attractions should have evolved from their...
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    Captain EO final show on 12/6 - Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival to be the replacement

    A little epilogue to my previous post, I was fortunate enough to get by EPCOT Center yesterday for one last viewing of Captain EO! It was awesome to see MJ on the big screen one last time! The theater was about half full, but the show still got applause at the end. It's sad to see it go...
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    News Big changes coming to EPCOT's Future World?

    I'm only three days older than EPCOT Center itself, and I've been going since I was a young child. I saw it in its golden years. I saw it slowly start to fall apart during the 90s, and I've seen the constant decline ever since. Each new revision being a dumbed down version of what it replaced...
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    Captain EO final show on 12/6 - Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival to be the replacement

    I resemble that remark. :D Right on. Unfortunately that EPCOT died in the 90s. Now we're left with a combination of rides that have been ruined by cartoons, and those that Disney hasn't yet figured out a cartoon tie-in for. They ought to just get it over with and rename the park "Magic Kingdom...
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    Captain EO final show on 12/6 - Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival to be the replacement

    I'm sad to see it go, I doubt I'll be able to get down there before the "final mission". I for one am thankful that I got to revisit a beloved attraction from my childhood. I realize that it couldn't have gone on forever, but I was hoping for one more viewing. Maybe they will do another limited...
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    Movies to watch before visiting

    Good call! I just got done watching that movie, it was total off-the-rails insanity. By far my favorite non-Disney, Disney film to date! I'm still completely blown away that they filmed that in the parks and no one noticed.
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    "Look Inside Banksy’s Creepy Disney-Inspired Amusement Park"

    A theme park that mocks the artificially sweet, superficial nature of theme parks? As a cynical and sarcastic Disney fan (to be accurate, mostly just EPCOT Center), I love seeing a sardonic counterpoint like this. I say good job sir. Next up: An ocean-based "land park" where orca handlers keep...
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    Preview of Disney-Pixar Inside Out coming to Epcot's Magic Eye Theater

    While I'm glad that EO is coming back, I know that it can't last forever. It's a great tribute to EPCOT's golden era. I like the idea of having a ride-through video of the original attraction. It would be nice for the uninitiated guests to see how great a ride USED to be there. Maybe it'll whip...
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    Work going on at Imagination? Can anyone verify?

    Totally agree! Not only does it need a paint job, it needs the original ride back with 2015 tech. Then it really could be an imaginative ride!
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    Is the clock ticking on the Sorcerer Mickey Hat icon at the Studios? YES!

    Anti-fans, I like that, much more positive. I always just considered myself a "hater", especially when it comes to the LAL tombstones! :D
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    Which ride would you sell your soul to the devil to have a refurb?

    I wanna say Journey Into Imagination, but I am terrified that they'll just make it worse. Every time they change a ride it's for the worse. They either ruin it outright (Imagination) or ruin it with moronic cartoons (Maelstrom, The Living Seas, etc). Disney can't seem to do anything right with...
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    Is the clock ticking on the Sorcerer Mickey Hat icon at the Studios? YES!

    I'm a little late to the game, but I just wanted to say how happy I am for all the MGM/DHS fans. It's never been my park of choice, but I've enjoyed my few visits over the years. That hat was as bad, if not worse than the hideous wand that SSE got disgraced with for so many years. The park...
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    Frozen complainers are finally making headlines.

    "A dumbed down princess meal" That's sort of an allegory for what all of EPCOT will eventually be if Disney continues down their current path. Just one cheap toy commercial after another. Bereft of everything that made it so great once. They may as well just merge EPCOT with MK now and get the...
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    Frozen complainers are finally making headlines.

    I'm pretty happy that the fans being unhappy has finally been brought to light. EPCOT Center being further tarnished with yet another cartoon is certainly a good cause for the purists to be upset about!
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