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    Universal's Epic Universe (South Expansion Complex) - Opens Summer 2025

    Whether the want is there or not from management, I'm saying it's very very unlikely to be opening in 2024
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    Universal's Epic Universe (South Expansion Complex) - Opens Summer 2025

    You should all know by now im somewhat of an optimist but I urge you all to temper your expectations of a mid summer finish or anything rosey like that. Supply chain and whatever else is impacting timelines and they need every single week they can get to get it finished. The fact theyve done so...
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    Universal's Epic Universe (South Expansion Complex) - Opens Summer 2025

    The last time Universal made a significant investment they took 5% of market share from Disney. So it's absolutely right to talk about the threat EU poses to a organisation that has chronically underinvested in this division of the company for many years. Not really sure what Universal having...
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    Universal's Epic Universe (South Expansion Complex) - Opens Summer 2025

    Tron has entered the chat (in 4-9 months) Thanks for the feedback I will be sure to add this in the future 😜
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    News Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind Virtual Queue and Lighting Lane status

    You're defensive take is a strange one, but if justifying it with a bunch of waffle and ignoring the "tangent" Disney use on literally every ride helps you get your boarding group then, you do you boo.
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    News Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind Virtual Queue and Lighting Lane status

    I have explained why this is a misonomer. Its a bank holiday weekend, its a brand new ride and its awesome, demand is going to be fixed for a while yet, despite extensive AP previews. how they manipulate Virtual Queue and LL is not. the relaxed approach would be to not try get on it opening weekend.
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    News Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind Virtual Queue and Lighting Lane status

    Essentially what I was saying is things like numbers of Boarding Groups or how fast they go is somewhat arbitrary if there are manipulating how many split each day. For example, They might find on Monday they sold too many LL per hour, and unexpected downtime meant they had too many people...
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    News Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind Virtual Queue and Lighting Lane status

    The number of people the ride can take per day is pretty much fixed. Eg 2000/HR for 13 hours on an 0800-2100 day = 26,000 for the day and 10,000 before 1pm drop. The 6pm drop gives them a buffer in case they need to honour anyone from downtime. As I demonstrated the other day, how they split...
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    News Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind Virtual Queue and Lighting Lane status

    Now the how but the why? What are you gaining from knowing all boarding groups are gone in 3 point whatever seconds?
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    News Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind Virtual Queue and Lighting Lane status

    What do you mean by "load to dispatch"? they have 1 min and 12 secs from train pulling in, to load and dispatch it and still be meeting the throughput. I would be interested on date if in anybody that is able to observe the time gap between dispatches (just it leaving) on BOTH stations...
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    News Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind attraction confirmed for Epcot

    It's a steep staircase and then like 20ft to the door. They haven't retconned the hallway for those people who over analyse hallways on Disney message boards with the mirror gag to make it make sense as being implied. It's literally just a short exit with a gag. Not coming up with some outside...
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    News Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind attraction confirmed for Epcot

    You're referring to this as backstage because of the mirror gag? The stairs from unload kick right out the exit. Nothing backstage about it, it's the same colours as the rest of the unload stuff. It was going be snakes down to the shop. They clearly decided they wanted s bigger shop, so made a...
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    News Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind attraction confirmed for Epcot

    Innovative....for Disney lol. No. They aren't just flat screens, some In queue I had had trouble photographing yesterday they seem to be more holographic. But the glen close holding room and then the main room theyre double projecting onto a a transparent screen creating musion. It's adding a...
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    News Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind attraction confirmed for Epcot

    This is an extremely bad take. You have not ridden the ride. Watching a video doesn't qualify you to wax lyrical about it. The preshow screens are complex and nothing has been done like this by Disney before. The gravity building is incredible and there is no place for AAs considering how fast...
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