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News Exploratory geotechnical borings for new Epcot retention pond suggest new projects are in the works

TJ Vazquez

Well-Known Member
In the Parks
No
Future World needs a 2032 plan not an MK 50th anniversary plan.

If they want to sink money into Epcot for the MKs 50th then WS seems a more logical place.

GotG is in my opinion a great first step towards 2032.

Hopefully the shutter it before 2032 to make way for something that actually fits the original intent of the park.
 

jt04

Well-Known Member
Hopefully the shutter it before 2032 to make way for something that actually fits the original intent of the park.

1. Tech advances exponentially faster that it did in 1982

2. Theft of IP is a growing threat as global competition increases

3. Because of point 1. And 2., companies will not be willing to share their R&D in a public setting. They are even abandoning Tech fairs.

4. Disney gave up trying to stay ahead of advances at FW awhile ago because it wasn't feasible. It is even more of a challenge now. If not impossible.

The only possible change I could see happening is a different IP being chosen because GOTG is in development heck. But I would guess it is too late to change tracks. Pun intended because this is a Disney forum.
 

TJ Vazquez

Well-Known Member
In the Parks
No
1. Tech advances exponentially faster that it did in 1982

2. Theft of IP is a growing threat as global competition increases

3. Because of point 1. And 2., companies will not be willing to share their R&D in a public setting. They are even abandoning Tech fairs.

4. Disney gave up trying to stay ahead of advances at FW awhile ago because it wasn't feasible. It is even more of a challenge now. If not impossible.

The only possible change I could see happening is a different IP being chosen because GOTG is in development heck. But I would guess it is too late to change tracks. Pun intended because this is a Disney forum.
Its good to see you back btw. I actually do mean that. Its refreshing that even though we don't agree you aren't calling names at others posters because they don't agree, its usually just a good conversation for the most part.

I agree it was tough for Disney to keep up with the Tech advances, but there were countless of opportunities they had to improve some of the dated tech. Tech-wise UoE wasn't outdated. While the film and dialogue had aged, the ride system, show, diorama and animatronics were not. They simply needed the occasional refurbishment/investment to keep them up to date.
 

ChrisFL

Premium Member
1. Tech advances exponentially faster that it did in 1982

2. Theft of IP is a growing threat as global competition increases

3. Because of point 1. And 2., companies will not be willing to share their R&D in a public setting. They are even abandoning Tech fairs.

4. Disney gave up trying to stay ahead of advances at FW awhile ago because it wasn't feasible. It is even more of a challenge now. If not impossible.

The only possible change I could see happening is a different IP being chosen because GOTG is in development heck. But I would guess it is too late to change tracks. Pun intended because this is a Disney forum.


1. and 2. yes, but they can still showcase products already on the market. Innoventions was a good platform for that, and even that has been abandoned. The big change was the marketing landscape. A faster, easier marketing that can reach globally via the internet was not possible in 1982, but ironically predicted at EPCOT Center and I believe mostly what led to it's sponsorship downfall.

4. Disney management completely changed from when EPCOT Center first opened only a couple of years later and their focus also changed. I think we're very lucky we got The Living Seas at all (though to take traffic away from Sea World I guess they considered it worth it....all speculation on my part)
 

mandstaft

Well-Known Member
The fact that Future World's thrills will lie on one side of the park is a concern. I hope there are plans for more traditional Epcot dark rides there to balance it out.
 

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