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News D23 Expo 2019

sedati

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Just outside the berms sounds like a new hotel. And i really hope it isn’t a revival of that god awful Epcot hotel idea.
Of every park (in the world) Epcot seems the one to lend itself best to the idea of an adjoining hotel.
Execution is another thing, but to me it makes sense. Wasn't it a huge component of Westcot, aka Epcot 2.0?
 

jpeden

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Of every park (in the world) Epcot seems the one to lend itself best to the idea of an adjoining hotel.
Execution is another thing, but to me it makes sense. Wasn't it a huge component of Westcot, aka Epcot 2.0?
If I remember correctly the execution of the plan was the issue at Epcot. I don't think it was going to be a Grand Californian/Costa Mira level of design and execution, and certainly not a WestCOT plan - I think those days of design at TWDC are long gone.
 

pdude81

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Epcot entrance hotel is dead. Thankfully.
I'm curious about your opinion here. Are you glad it's dead because you think it was a poor design, ruining sightlines, or just the logistics of trying to do something like that in the front of an active theme park? This assumes you meant the idea of something in the middle and not out towards the bus lots.
 

prberk

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So yeah.....
How about that D23 Expo...?

Here are a few quick drawings I did that sum up the Expo experience....from a certain point of view.
I drew these a couple of weeks before attending my first ( and only ) Expo in 2015.

Turned out, these were quite spot on.

The 'Fantasy' and 'Reality' of attendee expectations.


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Your drawings left out the glaring sun and 100-degree temperature outside for the 2½-hour line to get in for opening day.
 

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
I'm curious about your opinion here. Are you glad it's dead because you think it was a poor design, ruining sightlines, or just the logistics of trying to do something like that in the front of an active theme park? This assumes you meant the idea of something in the middle and not out towards the bus lots.
Poor design, location, ruining sightlines. Paris proved its logistically possible but this isn’t Paris.

The original reveal and entrance of the park was a masterpiece of design.
 

insert name here

Well-Known Member
boat stuff
I was hoping this might be hinting at a new boat ride in World Showcase or something, but it's almost definitely related to the cruise ships.
And the thirds of Futureworld.
My guess here is that they are done with the current naming of Future World. I bet the thirds are what we currently know as Future World East, West, and the Innoventions area in the center. One or more of the newly titled areas may have world in the name.
 

DoubleJ21

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If anyone still believes anything they read online, expect this presentation to be Epcot heavy. There should be something for Shanghai and something for Hong Kong, a few Marvel things for DCA (but don’t call it Marvel) including something I don’t think is “out”’yet - well not in the US (and it’s not Slingshot), boat stuff as well but plenty about Epcot. New CV film details. The UK project everyone’s waiting for. SSE. And the thirds of Futureworld.

Plus a few other WDW items outside of the berms. One of them just outside.
So nothing for DHS or DAK? That sucks.
 

sedati

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TJ Vazquez

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Poor design, location, ruining sightlines. Paris proved its logistically possible but this isn’t Paris.

The original reveal and entrance of the park was a masterpiece of design.
While I know it won't touch the original revel of the park, will the improvements being made to the entrance at least be a step towards a better reveal?
 

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
While I know it won't touch the original revel of the park, will the improvements being made to the entrance at least be a step towards a better reveal?
I don’t think the changes will alter the reveal. My biggest disappointment is the moving of the tram station away from the multi modal interchange it strived to be. But that’s the world we live in now and I’m surprised it took so long.
 
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