Bob Chapek Confirms Disney Will Overhaul Epcot


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GotG coaster is an example of an attraction that will no doubt be popular and fun, but placed in the wrong park.

There is zero reason other than the almighty dollar that they couldn't have "plussed" the UoE into a blockbuster attraction with cutting edge technology and even some thrills. They went with GotG because it will sell merch.
Possible if we didn't get the franchise at Epcot it would have taken over ToT.


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Or Rock N Roller Coaster.
That would’ve been my preference. That ride is certain to get an overlay at some point, and they proved they can do Guardians quickly with Tower in Cali. I imagine it would’ve been even easier for them, since Rock’n’Rollercoaster has far less going on both inside and out than Tower did.

If they’re dead set on bringing a coaster to Future World, turn Energy into one where you learn about the science of rollercoasters a la Sum of All Thrills.

DHS gets a facelift, EPCOT gets a thrill ride and gets to keep its theme intact. Everyone’s happy.


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...only by critics who are looking to find fault in everything WDW. I get it, the building is big, and the theme of the attraction might not be the perfect fit, but either wait for it to open before criticizing, or state your opinion and move on. The non-stop bashing over the course of 2-3 years of construction, and then more after opening is tiring.

...and it's not just GoTG. It's TRON, it's Rat, it's everything that is announced or even rumored.

This is not just directed at you, rather all members, and I am critical of TDO at times myself, but try and resist repeating myself over and over and over again.
I don't need to wait for it to open to know that it will be a thematic disaster... There is no way that a ride based on a franchise that is set on the present (and in space) will make sense in a park wich the theme is OUR FUTURE...

PS: I have no doubts that if instead of GoTG they had chosen Time Racers for that space everyone in this forum would be celebrating even with that horrible building.


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Personally? It’s one I didn’t really want. Could have been worse, could have been an awful lot better.
Well, I'm taking this as a real positive, and here's why- I think you wanted as much of the original spine restored, so I'm assuming your disappointment means it won't be. But you aren't too negative either. So I’m guessing this means a more drastic change that won't cater to nostalgia, but may still prove a decent replacement nonetheless.
If we lose the Earth Station and Communicore structures I personally think it's a step in the right direction though it will ultimately depend on how those spaces are utilized.
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Pi on my Cake

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Alright, here goes some random guessing based on the info we have.

East side has the big concrete wall. West side has trees.

East side, past the wall, has Mission Space, Space restaurant, GotG. I'm noticing a trend. That side past the wall becomes "Future World Space Station" or whatever as a land within Future World

West side, past the trees, has the Land and Sea pavilion that both fit the naturalistic style and nature focus of the trees. That side past the trees becomes "Future World Earth Stuff" or whatever as a land within Future World.

The center is just a generically Future World area with Spaceship Earth and an updated shop and an updated restaurant. It becomes "Future World Classic" or whatever.

This leaves Test Track and Figment as the outliers thematically from their respective sides.

Well, Test Track is already cyberspace so that fits enough I suppose. Or they could drop the "space" theme for that side and just make it a technology theme with space travel being very high tech. Maybe Wonders of Life building becomes an animated innovention except instead of cool exhibits and edutainment it is meet and greets with baymax and star lord and a small theater that shows old Ludwig Von Drake Cartoons on a loop.

Figment is the real outlier. What does imagination have to do with nature? That is why the redo is being put off and why imagineers are so split on how to handle the update. Do they scrap figment for something that fits the nature theme better and make Figment just a mascot role for the next 5-10 years before doing something? Do they add some funky, crazy looking plants and just update figment based more on the comics and just ignore that the smooth visual transition of funky topiaries into the world of imagination does not make figment based aorund nature? Do they move Figment to a new home closer to Spaceship Earth and the "Future World Classic area and bulldoze the glass pyramids to do a new build as @marni1971 hinted at as a possibility? Do they make the dividing line for "Future World Classic" have a weird L shape and just have the nature theme end at the Land Pavilion? Lots of options, not many super hopeful for Figment if the West side does take on a nature/earth theme. Which would explain the contentious nature (pun intended) of all this and why it keeps getting delayed and why imagination is a last step for this.

Anyways, that's my guess based on the info we have.

Half nature, half space/tech. Hard dividing lines between those, practically separate lands. Generic Future World in the middle.


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Typically I agree with your thoughts about the parks, but I'm going to have to disagree on this. The Beverly is so bad that it's good, if you know what I mean. Even if they just moved it to the Coca Cola store in Disney Springs that would be fine with me. I don't really think anybody cares about the rest of the sodas available at Club Cool, but Beverly is legendary.
I believe Beverly is included in the International Tray sold at the store’s rooftop bar. These days Beverly is a bit of a lie, as it is only made for the tasting stations so I imagine it would be in any future ones.
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