CommuniCore is just stores and M&Gs at this time. Anything worthwhile can be done in new buildings better suited for their purpose. Otherwise, any new idea will be constantly having to be altered to fit the CommuniCore buildings. Although, new buildings are costlier and may cause cutbacks elsewhere...Wasn't the removal of CommuniCore not the favorite route?
Some things will change, but the end should resemble what is here, give or take some buildings and landscapes and paths and fountains. One side of CommuniCore may stick around, or may not. For the most part, it should end up pretty close to this.Fine with me because I think the art is beautiful!
This was my initial reaction as well - that they are tearing down communicore, the fountain, most of the spine and replacing it with empty green space a la the MK plaza. However, looking more closely at the fuzzy, vague art, it does look like there are a bunch of small buildings amidst the trees. Hopefully a higher res version of this will show up at some point for us to scrutinize more closely.
Do you know whether SSE (the ride) is safe? I fear they might gut it, IP overlay it or something similar. Especially with the sponsor gone...Some things will change, but the end should resemble what is here, give or take some buildings and landscapes and paths and fountains. SSE may retain its ground floor, or it may not. One side of CommuniCore may stick around, or may not. For the most part, it should end up pretty close to this.
This isn't the version that made me optimistic. And I believe it's still a blue sky concept.@marni1971, since you posted somewhere else that you are a tad more comfortable talking about some of these things now that they have been announced, can you decipher some of what is going on in this blue sky concept art photo of FW? It is so hard for me to interpret most of it - especially the side with The Land, The Living Seas and Imagination.
Again, I always understand if you can't. And thanks for all that you can share.
Looks like the artist took some inspiration from various incarnations of proposals for Epcot over the years and other projects.If that's the Odyssey the bridges to it are a bit different, that area though resembles this early Epcot model from the 70's though, which didn't include the Odyssey but had a lot more water features in Future World
I don't know on SSE. If the load/unload building is removed, the ride will have to go down, but that's a part of the concept art I'm not sure will make it out of concept. It looks neat, but that's a lot of work. I'm doubtful. But who knows if they want to make a statement on a new Epcot, it's a good way to do so. We aren't at that point yet, though.Do you know whether SSE (the ride) is safe? I fear they might gut it, IP overlay it or something similar. Especially with the sponsor gone...
The Future World concept art is actually pretty, new fountain looks nice. Though I would have preferred they actually do something with the buildings instead of getting rid of them outright. Though as they are currently, the biggest loss will be the nice air conditioning they provide while cutting through to get to The Land (hopefully LWTL is also safe).
There was one proposal (my favourite) that took the CCore buildings and gutted them without removing them to reveal something sleek and futuristic. They were actually expanded too.
I would think certain things from those buildings would need to remain in this area in some form. I don't see them getting rid of MouseGears entirely, and I think there would still be a need to restroom and some form of quick service dining in this area.I'm also amazed at the, apparent, removal of MouseGears. Unless it's moving into one of those donut shaped buildings
Was there more than two versions? Not sure if you're neutral to this one or dissapprove.This isn't the version that made me optimistic. And I believe it's still a blue sky concept.