It looks like Earth Station /Project Tomorrow is gone. ???? May just be the Vague art.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.
I am worried that this looks like a scenario where no new attractions/shows/exhibits will be added to the area formerly known as innoventions - that it will just be shops and food kiosks.The recent exhibits and Sum of all Thrills weren't the greatest, but they were better than nothing.
I do like the aesthetic of the FW revamp though.
All that expansive open green space with great water features should be lovely.The fountains - all of them - I think will happen and should make it very, very pretty.
+1All that expansive open green space with great water features should be lovely.
We can forget how big this park really is however. The walk from Imagination to the new GotG is really long and without interruption. This may end up making the park feel actually less hospitable in the hot summer months. It's like walking across a French Palace Garden - gorgeous but almost unendinging monotonous after a half hour.
Agree!They could always demo Mousegears and build a new shop in one of those donut shapes looking buildings ... I doubt they give up that kind of retail space. I'm sure some liberties were taken with the art and as articos said some things may stay and landscape and paths may be different.
I really like they're actually going to give Future World a makeover that includes, hopefully, more greenery and fountains. This has me more excited than most of what was announced. Can't wait to get more details on it.
The weird thing is that I'm moderately certain everything that closed in 2016 is still intact. Sum Of All Thrills is still there and clearly visible from the Colortopia area. Pretty much nothing has happened to it since it closed:Do they want to get rid of Communicore just because they don't know with it? Gone, less headache/expense?
You don't invest in what you plan to take down or significantly alter. You just wait until you are ready. One capital expenditure all wrapped in one financial package. Bonus, you reduce operations in the meantime, and earn your bonus.The weird thing is that I'm moderately certain everything that closed in 2016 is still intact. Sum Of All Thrills is still there and clearly visible from the Colortopia area. Pretty much nothing has happened to it since it closed:
I wouldn't be surprised if StormStruck was still around as well. Colortopia and the Nanooze area are still there and functioning, and the VISION House is used for passholder merchandise during events. It's weird just how much they aren't doing anything.
Could just be artistic license but could be saying "hey we have a long term blue sky plan" or both I can't really tell. I still think it could be part of Epcot phase 2 along with spine other WS announcements and the updates to land and sea pavilions.It almost seemed like the WOL building has some light coming off of it. I wonder is there a long term plan for that pavillion yet.
^Bringing this over from the restaurant thread^A lot of this proposal doesn't make sense. The art is very ambiguous.
I do know there was a push from some quarters to open up the views of the pavilions from the spine. Conversely there was a desire from others to retain as much 1982 as possible. But I think we're in the wrong thread.
Heaven forbid guests actually learn anything while visiting a theme park. It's all about dumbing down the product and keeping people stupid and then people wonder why so few people are getting STEM degrees and why half the population doesn't believe in global warming.Do they want to get rid of Communicore just because they don't know with it? Gone, less headache/expense?