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Guardians of the Galaxy attraction confirmed for Epcot

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by wdwmagic, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. wdwmagic

    wdwmagic Administrator Moderator

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    As much as I am sure this is will good, I am sad Ellen is closing so quickly, missing it by a week along with the great move ride...
    On the plus side the concept art looks great and I am glad the original building looks to be staying.
     
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    Ellen's Energy Adventure closes August 13, 2017.
     
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    Can we assume That the former engery pavilion has now become a part of the space pavilion and this is the thematic reason?
     
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    So disappointed in Disney right now - so extremely disappointed :(
     
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    I like how Bobby says GOTG fits in Epcot because Peter Quill visited when he was a child...
     
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    I wish the dinosaur animatronics could have been saved in some way...
     
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    I knew it was coming, but now that it it's confirmed, I am bummed. I still think they should have rethemed rockin roller coaster to Guardians. Also bummed about another roller coaster I can't ride being added and losing the inspirational edutainment aspect of the original park.
     
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    Yeah... This is probably the most bizarre official justification for a new attraction I've ever heard. Unless they do some meta thing, it just feels condescending.
     
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    As I said in other thread, he has been coming off very passive aggressive during all the announcements.
     
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    Extremely!

    I agree rebadging at DHS would have been fine with me. This just annoys the snot out of me much like Frozen does. If they have absolutely no connection with future world and just a GotG ride, I will be very disappointed.
     
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    I'll say this I strongly disagree with what they are doing to Epcot Center (I wanted them to go back to their roots not dumbed down "family friendly" take). However I do admire the ambition of it all. We never saw anything like this during the second half of Eisners tenure and was one of the biggest reasons I along with thousands of other shareholders voted him out.

    Big scope thinking and radical redesigns are what Walt Disney was all about.
     
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    Looks like it was the end of the line for the blue troll after all. Who would've thought? Anyway, not thrilled about Guardians, but we've all know for months it was coming. I liked the concept art for the front of the former Energy pavilion. Here's to seeing what Disney comes up with
     
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    Jeez, I expected Ellen and GMR to close in September. Still not sure why they aren't doing this at Hollywood Studios. Building from RnRC must be cheaper than doing this I'd have to imagine.

    Losing the sweet color that UoE has is gonna suck.
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    I'm actually really excited for this. Not sure about the Peter Quill visiting Epcot storyline though.
     
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    The second piece of concept art brings the memory of where they all first met in the first film. It has that kind of vibe. They should install a Stan Lee animatronic just talking to a lady in the balcony, Lol.
     
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    Just not in the same way as modern Disney is doing it.
     
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    End of Line was a Tron reference just so you understand.
     
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    Look the dude HATES the parks and loves his movies, Probably does the James Bond villian thing every time he nukes a classic WDW attraction
     
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