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  1. Horizonsfan

    News 2018 ticket price increases

    Has a third US resort been seriously explored inside WDC at all in the last 20 years? It sure seems like there's enough demand between the coasts to start another resort complex in the middle of the country without destroying attendance at DL or WDW.
  2. Horizonsfan

    Star Wars Land announced for Disney's Hollywood Studios

    It's a shame they're not repurposing the front half of Pixar Place as a large Meet & Greet space. Seems like it'd lend itself to nicely corralling off crowds and hosting new and non-TS pixar characters, all for minimal outlay.
  3. Horizonsfan

    News Big changes coming to EPCOT's Future World?

    By 2030, it'll have been 23 years since WOL closed, 26 years since it went seasonal/quasi-closed. That's ridiculous.
  4. Horizonsfan

    News Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind attraction confirmed for Epcot

    The cars in that phooto look like they're blue, like the vehicles were in the last 10 yrs or so. Weren't they originally more of a pink? I'd suspect that's from either reconstruction of a vehicle or them being deconstructed post closure somewhere.
  5. Horizonsfan

    Na'vi River Journey reviews, comments and questions

    You want the Birnbaum's description or what? I was comparing it to ERDT, which also had screens but in a variety of scenery: ancient Mexico, beaches, etc. River Journey is screens in forest and more forest. It's not bad, but the scenery is too static for a slow moving ride with no plot.
  6. Horizonsfan

    Na'vi River Journey reviews, comments and questions

    IMO the most appropriate comparison for the river journey, quality wise, is El Rio Del Tempo. Screen heavy diversion attractions with weak-at-best plot lines. But at least ERDT spiced up the scenery, with River Journey its plants and more plants.
  7. Horizonsfan

    News Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind attraction confirmed for Epcot

    I know I'll be in the minority, but IMO that's a great use of that dead end corner & CC NE. It could solve a number of issues. Namely, you've got a replacement for the tired Electric Umbrella and a post show. Of course the gift shop and over-IP'd aesthetic isn't great, but I'll take the built...
  8. Horizonsfan

    Rumor Siemens is going to end their sponsorship with the parks - Spaceship Earth and IllumiNations

    It still seems to me, that this has to do with something at a corporate level. Why would they put out a "thanks for the memories" ad? Why the abrupt shift from highly anticipated re-signing to definitely no return? If it was a negotiation falling out, say the demolition of SSE's post-show for...
  9. Horizonsfan

    Na'vi River Journey reviews, comments and questions

    When I visited, they were putting 4 adults into each row, which was way too cramped. IMO, the dumb rider setup lowers the experience as well. Who wants to feel like a sardine for the whole ride? Any chance it could be retooled in the next couple of years? Seems like with a few more animated...
  10. Horizonsfan

    Grand Avenue and Baseline Tap House

    Sci-Fi Dine In is such an easy facade overhaul, it's surprising they didn't tie it into this project. Just paint the visible parts of the soundstage in pastels, remove any "soundstage" signage, add a few "coming attractions" posters, and you've got yourself a midcentury movie theater.
  11. Horizonsfan

    What do you think of the EPCOT Central Spine redesign?

    This whole plan is bizarre, bluesky or not. Why the demo spree? Communicore was designed around flexibility? ADA and egress wise, the typical reason for demo, isn't really an issue here thanks to the 94/99 overhaul. I could see partial demo, or switching the original interior breezeways to just...
  12. Horizonsfan

    News Big changes coming to EPCOT's Future World?

    I know it's low on the excitement index, but given Odyssey is still there in that rendering, is there a plan to refurbish it as a counter service restaurant? Seems like a natural replacement for Electric Umbrella. Sure would have some great views of those new fountains...
  13. Horizonsfan

    News Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind attraction confirmed for Epcot

    Do we have an approximate ride time for this thing? It's obviously going to be a fraction of UoE, but how small of one?
  14. Horizonsfan

    News Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind attraction confirmed for Epcot

    You could easily talk about smart grid technology and really how any system increases in power as it grows in scale. It's a reach, but it can still teach Joe Q. Public and his kids. I'm willing to give this a shot if they infuse the preshows with edutainment...They sort of did this with FoP...
  15. Horizonsfan

    News Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind attraction confirmed for Epcot

    It's crazy to me that there's no announced plan to repurpose the dinos for a diorama along MK's RR. That could easily soften the blow for some folks.
  16. Horizonsfan

    News Big changes coming to EPCOT's Future World?

    My money is on the globe dome covered building half-way to WS being the new park emporium.
  17. Horizonsfan

    News Big changes coming to EPCOT's Future World?

    Do we have any idea with this "goldilocks" option what the attraction/exhibit count would be like? All I see are restaurant and retail sized structures in a forrest. Tangentially, do we have any idea what's going to happen to the BOH built underneath Communicore? Capped and covered with...
  18. Horizonsfan

    News D23 Expo 2017

    Any chance we'll see this sleek aesthetic carried over to the queue, pre-shows, and post-show? Or are we stuck with the 00's sci-fi industrial look?
  19. Horizonsfan

    News D23 Expo 2017

    I'm not sure why there's an assumption a lone restaurant would takeover WOL. That seems to underestimate how much space there still is around M:S. The could easily build it behind the current gift shop entry or between M:S and TT. There's a lot of space left over just from the Horizons days. I...
  20. Horizonsfan

    News D23 Expo 2017

    Looks to me like a re-skin of the Mickey M&G (old Walt Disney Story complex) right to the east as you enter. They better have some good crowd control planned if that is the case!
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