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Big changes coming to EPCOT's Future World?

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by djkidkaz, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. djkidkaz

    djkidkaz Well-Known Member

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    I recently saw Tom Fitzgerald and another Imagineer walking around Future World pointing out different locations and what appeared to be discussions about making changes. Obviously there was talk a few months ago about Epcot getting an influx of cash that had been approved by the board of directors. Just found it interesting and hopefully we'll hear something in the near future about updates coming to EPCOT.
     
  2. Master Yoda

    Master Yoda Pro Star Wars geek. Premium Member

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    I am assuming that they were discussing what can be torn down in future world to make room for more food and wine kiosks.;)
     
  3. DisneyFans4Life

    DisneyFans4Life Well-Known Member

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    Or large planters for Flower and Garden...
     
  4. sshindel

    sshindel The Epcot Manifesto Premium Member

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    Since I have not been contacted to help with the redo, I'm assuming it will be an utter failure.

    It's likely just paint and more food and beverage locations though.
     
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  5. Master Yoda

    Master Yoda Pro Star Wars geek. Premium Member

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    Naw. F&W has a much better ROI.;)
     
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  6. montyz81

    montyz81 Well-Known Member

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    Lets be optimistic. Perhaps the future will return to Future World.
     
  7. Cmdr_Crimson

    Cmdr_Crimson Well-Known Member

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    *Cough* Discoveryland *Cough* Sorry...little dry around here....:hilarious:
     
  8. Chris82

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    lol

    I wouldn't get too cynical though. They could be discussing any number of things. How about adding a fourth Soarin' theater? Converting Journey into Imagination into a "lounge" consisting of six tables? Or the Universe of Energy into a Starbucks location?
     
  9. Master Yoda

    Master Yoda Pro Star Wars geek. Premium Member

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    I could get on board with a second Starbucks location in Epcot.
     
  10. TJ Vazquez

    TJ Vazquez Well-Known Member

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    Sadly I would too!
    But in all honesty, how embarrassing is Universe of Energy at this point? 20 year old dialogue.. non-functioning/missing AA's. What a colossal waste of space along with Wonders of Life.
     
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  11. GhostHost1000

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    they were pointing out there to put the park benches and the new frozen bathrooms ;)
     
  12. mandstaft

    mandstaft Well-Known Member

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    If its true, I say- "It's about damn time!"
     
  13. MickeyMario

    MickeyMario Well-Known Member

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    I'd rather wait until Iger leaves for anything (else) to be greelit for Epcot.
     
  14. sshindel

    sshindel The Epcot Manifesto Premium Member

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    Just think of all the festival even space they could squeeze into the pyramids in Imagination!
    Innoventions is filled with tons of areas for special hard-ticketed events!
    They could be about to get a new sponsor, coming soon, the Universe of Cliff Energy Bars!
     
  15. DisneyFans4Life

    DisneyFans4Life Well-Known Member

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    With all this talk about Iger being so bad for Disney, what is the general opinion of who would be a better successor? Is there someone out there (besides yourself lol) that would be perfect to take over Disney?
     
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  16. sshindel

    sshindel The Epcot Manifesto Premium Member

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    If they were walking around and pointing, they probably were just doing a modified version of The Chris Farley Show:
    Imagineer: "Remember the time that pavilion was a hilarious celebration of all modes of transportation and not just a car commercial?"
    Tom: Yeah
    Imagineer: "That was awesome!"

    Imagineer: "Remember the time that pavilion made you think about oceanic exploration and undersea research bases and not just a poorly executed bastardization of a fantastic film?"
    Tom: Yeah
    Imagineer: "That was awesome!"
     
  17. Lucky

    Lucky Well-Known Member

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    They don't need to contact you. It's all in your thread.
     
  18. sshindel

    sshindel The Epcot Manifesto Premium Member

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    True, and if they happen to google the words Epcot and Manifesto, they might run into a few more ideas...
     
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    What AAs are broken or missing in Energy? It definitely needs an update (though, who would've predicted that Ellen would be a bigger star now than she was back then?) but the only AA that's missing is the one of her poking a dino with a stick, which I thought was removed because of guest feedback (i.e., it sucked).
     
  20. Eastonm7

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    I honestly wouldn't be upset to see a tron coaster placed where UOE and the wonders of life pavilion are. I like the second Starbucks idea in UOE but that is a massive space that could be used for more than just a Starbucks.
     

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