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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. Ralphlaw

    Ralphlaw Well-Known Member

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    Great minds think alike. I mentioned Bill Gates' TED talk a couple dozen post ago.
     
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    Or just any type of similar setup; I mentioned awhile ago that I've love to see space in Communicore/Innoventions dedicated to having talks/demonstrations/debates/performances/etc. with people from academia, science, the arts, and more. You could have schools come in for trips to see it, involve local colleges, or do like what some people mentioned earlier, e.g. a "baseline" ticket to an event like that and then the regular daily ticket to visit the rest of EPCOT. It'd be a nice way to distinguish the park from anywhere else in the theme park world, plus it'd give a nice excuse to resurrect the old school pavilion logos (e.g. somebody coming in to demonstrate alternative fuel sources would have a patch or tag with the Universe of Energy logo, a collegiate chamber orchestra could wear the Imagination logo, city planners debating the future of urbanism might have Horizons, diplomats in World Showcase compass logos, etc.).

    Then you bring back a form of the Centorium to sell books and various odds and ends pertaining to the subjects covered. No, it wouldn't have to get rid of Mouse Gears, but it'd be something extra to tag on.

    Armchair imagineering during work hours, I've got to cut back on that.
     
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  3. jhendrix

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    No new concrete plans for Test Track? How about some gravel or asphalt then? ;)
     
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    Clamman73 Well-Known Member

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    With that new Cars character...it has Test Track colors to it, so I wouldn't say a TT overlay per se...I would do something like the car you make competes against that character within the ride.
     
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    rushtest4echo Well-Known Member

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    You're going to give people coronaries with talk like this.
     
  6. Donald96

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    No chance of losing the giant canopy blocking any aesthetic appeal of the original structure and architecture?
     
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    Has anyone yet mentioned Jim Hill saying Spain is the frontrunner for WS due to a tie-in with the upcoming set-in-Spain version of Jack & the Beanstalk, Gigantic?
     
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    I think he is mostly misses but I'll never forget that he was the one with the Art of Animation scoop years before it finally happened. So he does get lucky at least every once in a while. I hope he's not this time. If the worst happens and Cars is shoehorned into Test Track I hope that means we can at least get the TRON coaster.
     
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    HauntedMansionFLA Well-Known Member

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    Awesome! But that means big things coming to WorldCase instead of FutureWorld. The Rat ride, BatB and now Gigantic!
     
  10. marni1971

    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    Spain is not the front runner.
     
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    "Ok animators, we have word that we'll have to quickly change the setting for 'Gigantic' to Rio de Janeiro. Might have to put in a few extra hours, but you can do that, right?"
     
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    Haha...I know it's blasphemy...I mean just imagine you're coming around that last corner and the on-ride audio says "Lookout Mack!" and it's Mack in his Paint The Night appearance...OK...just kidding. Let's not think about these hypotheticals... :p :angelic:
     
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    I would think test track is at the bottom of the list right now, so many other pavilions and things need attention first.
     
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    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    It's not even on the list I'm aware of.
     
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    larryz Well-Known Member

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    When?
     
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    Test Track does not need characters :)
     
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  17. Ralphlaw

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    Nothing is happening to Test Track. The current multi-multi-multi million dollar redo didn't disappear after GM hit bankruptcy, and I can't imagine that it will happen now. Chill, people. Test Track is a whopping success, and GM is again a very profitable company. Disney rarely ever does anything to mess up a whopping success. Yes, many look back fondly at attractions that were removed or overlayed, but the fact generally is that the old attraction was not as popular anymore and/or that a huge redo was needed for maintenance and age anyway. I cannot think of a single hugely popular attraction in good working order that was replaced. And don't rehash the old Horizons and World Of Motion and Wonders Of Life arguments. Those attractions had lost popularity and/or needed major maintenance rehauls anyway.
     
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    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    And whose fault was that?
     
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    TeriofTerror Well-Known Member

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    If we guess the correct country will you tell us? ;)
     
  20. Tiki Queen of Outer Space

    Tiki Queen of Outer Space Well-Known Member

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    You make it sound like Disney cannot afford to keep up their own attractions.
     
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