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News Big changes coming to EPCOT's Future World?

jt04

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I'm thinking AK will attract many more people then it does now and slow down park hopping. I think part of the crowding problems at WDW are park hoppers all heading to one park at certain times, in theory if the crowd spread out more evenly over the day and night capacity over all would go up through out WDW. I know personally I had seen all the shows at DHS so there wasn't much for me to do there. I'm not much on watching the same shows over and over again but I will ride rides over and over again. For my family DHS became a 3 ride park, hit and get out. Happens my favorite ride in all of WDW is ToT so I l aways hit DHS.

I do not think SWL and TSL will draw very many people who weren't coming to WDW in the first place. I don't think it will be like Potter. Also Potter took a while to really gain numbers, at first sure there was a bunch of people who came to see the new attraction but it's more a steady overall incline in attendance at Universal. Universal also upped the amount of hotel rooms drastically.

We will see as always. Doesn't matter to me spend theme park guys, spend, build, do something new.

The one twist to all this is the US is way over do for a recession. The things I look at seem to tell a story of continued economic strength but the US is over due.
I think you underestimate the power of Star Wars fans. Much much bigger fan base than Potter. Very much multi-generational too.
 

MCast

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In my opinion, Wonders of Life needs to go - it's been sitting derelict for far too long (outside of holding pop-up festival kiosks).

If they were to level UoE and WoL, that leaves a sizable area to play with to do something big. Even though bigger isn't necessarily better.

But it does leave a lot to one's Imagination (pun intended).
 

MCast

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Look at the size of the backlot tour area compared to the coming product. Be careful what you wish for.
Right - that's why I articulated in my post that bigger doesn't necessarily mean better. It offers the potential to do something ambitious, but whether that's executed appropriately is a whole other topic of conversation.
 

clemmo

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Is anything planned for Epcot before 2020 besides the upcoming MS updates? It seems like 2020-2022 will be the majority of the work with RAT, coco in Mexico, the potential new country pavilion, GOTG, and the new spine.
 

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
Is anything planned for Epcot before 2020 besides the upcoming MS updates? It seems like 2020-2022 will be the majority of the work with RAT, coco in Mexico, the potential new country pavilion, GOTG, and the new spine.
Plenty of places to eat. Because Epcot doesn't have enough of them.

MS this year.
AmAd should go digital. As hopefully Canada will also do now.
More places to eat.
RoE replacement.
 

clemmo

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Plenty of places to eat. Because Epcot doesn't have enough of them.

MS this year.
AmAd should go digital. As hopefully Canada will also do now.
More places to eat.
RoE replacement.
I guess FW could use some updates dining but between the endless festivals and WS I think epcot needs the least amount of help in the food department. Mk on the other hand really needs help there imo.
 

Oriolesmagic

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If TAA goes digital, does that mean a new edit of the closing sequence, perhaps?
This. Tiger Woods and Lance Armstrong being featured during the climax of the song for so long is almost laughable and just makes it seem like Disney doesn't care about the attraction too much.

With that said, a switch to digital is definitely a step in the right direction and I'm happy to see that it's getting some love!
 

MCast

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There's actually been 3 of them near Epcot. Hopefully it looks like the one that'll do the least damage is moving forward.

Assuming they need another hotel.
Do you know if it will be a part of Crescent Lake? Any insight into theming or walking access to Epcot?
 

SpaceMountain77

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There's actually been 3 of them near Epcot. Hopefully it looks like the one that'll do the least damage is moving forward.

Assuming they need another hotel.
@marni1971 , please help me to understand this logic. Within three years time, three longhouses and an entire wing were subject to Disney Vacation Club conversion at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort and Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort, respectively. Moreover, two islands will soon be razed at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort, so that a DVC tower can be constructed.

If Disney Vacation Club conversions are necessary to address occupancy rates at existing resorts, then why are more resort hotels necessary?
 
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