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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. MansionButler84

    MansionButler84 Premium Member

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    Let's start with not currently represented: South America, Australia, Antarctica. Also something in the middle of Eurasia.

    A lot of Aussies and South Americans visit WDW if that matters.
     
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  2. *Q*

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    Quick, everyone start listing countries! There's only like 140 of them, we can do this! I'll start with Djibouti!
     
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  3. Tiki Queen of Outer Space

    Tiki Queen of Outer Space Well-Known Member

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    UGANDA!!!!!
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    (Tired joke but still wonderful!)
     
  4. TeriofTerror

    TeriofTerror Well-Known Member

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    Hmm... I'm trying to think of unrepresented countries with a possible IP tie-in - channeling my inner Disney villian -- I mean executive -- if you will...
    Australia with The Rescuers Down Under?
    South American country of your choice with The Emperor's New Groove?
     
  5. MansionButler84

    MansionButler84 Premium Member

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    Can the ride have an instrumental "Hasa Diga Eebowai"?
     
  6. BEARSHOUSE4

    BEARSHOUSE4 Well-Known Member

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    I once had a product trainer at work who was an employee of GM. He said he was once assigned to WDW test track for maintenance/R&D on the ride vehicles. I remember being amazed when he quoted some numbers like how many tires they went through etc..I wonder if this still takes place with GM being closely involved?
     
  7. PorterRedkey

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    Between Spain and Puerto Rico, which is more likely? This is assuming Brazil is in the front running.
     
  8. MisterPenguin

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    Oh, making Puerto Rico a "national pavilion" just is a non-starter. That would open up a whole big can of political worms regarding its status as a territory and its interminable internal debate of whether to stay that way, become a US state, or become independent. So, take PR off the list.
     
  9. MansionButler84

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    Still lots of tire changes. It's the nature of the ride. Wonder if they improved this for Radiator Springs Racers.
     
  10. PorterRedkey

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    I always thought PR was a weird choice since it is part of the United States.
     
  11. MansionButler84

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    It's not PR.
     
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  12. Magic Feather

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    Spain is considered, but not the front runner IIRC.
     
  13. uncle jimmy

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    What about:
    Greece (I've said this before ;)
    New Zealand
    Iceland
     
  14. RSoxNo1

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    Perhaps @lentesta can attest to this, but when Jim does this sort of rumor run down for the Unofficial Guide he's typically throwing out a lot of long range items. It seems historically that most of them have to do with the success of a movie tie in. Perhaps he puts it out there too early, and people forget the "if this movie hits big" caveat. That's when you get things like Lone Ranger making Jim look like he's got a bid of egg on his face (he even mentioned this on the show). On the other side of it, he had Frozen in Norway well before anyone else.
     
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  15. MisterPenguin

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    Doesn't this mean that if you think every big movie coming up the pike is going to do gangbusters and predict a big presence of that movie in the park that you'll always be right if the movie is really big and be off when the movie doesn't do well? In that case, how is Jim's predictions any different than "if the movie does really well, it will get a park presence!"?
     
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  16. RSoxNo1

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    There's generally a bit more to the actual source of the info, but your point is still valid.
     
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  17. PJBuckeye

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    It's pretty obvious by Jim Hill's mentioning and Martin's (and others) dismissing that it is 1. Brazil and 2. Spain. I am pretty sure Jim didn't pull that out of his backside. I know he is inconsistent but I don't think he pushes anything that he doesn't believe to be true.
     
  18. tribbleorlfl

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    JH used to be a lot more reliable with his scoops in the late 90's, when his time with the mouse was more recent. I think now, many of his contact have either moved on or just don't want to funnel any more Intel to him for fear or reprisal. Most of his updates now are just well-read conjecture.
     
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  19. marni1971

    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    Spain, as others have already said.
     
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  20. Next Big Thing

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    Is Disney looking for the countries to pitch in money as a part of this? That would automatically eliminate any thought of Puerto Rico i'd think. They're having major financial woes right now.
     

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