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News Guardians of the Galaxy attraction confirmed for Epcot

larryz

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I think it was a custom layout made for Disney. Mainly because there's only one other version of this ride (as far as I know) and it came after RNRC. I think an off-the-shelf model would constitute something like an Arrow Corkscrew, which was all over the place.
Premiere Rides opened Flight of Fear in 1996 at Kings Island and Kings Dominion, essentially a "ball of track at the end of a LIM launch." Disney bought a Vekoma clone, which we know today as RnRC.
 

tparris

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I don’t understand why this would take so long, other than artifical delays or pure laziness on Disney’s part. They could easily have the Gravity Building, Track, and structural overhaul of UoE done by this time next year. Then give about six months for T&A, prop installation, etc. No reason why this shouldn’t be a Summer 2020 opening
Yeah, UoE has been sitting there completely empty for quite some time now. It seems like they could have been much further along with that by now. Although maybe that situation with the support beam caused delays. Also, is it just me or does it seem like they haven’t installed any more exterior panels on the gravity building since like a week and a half ago? Like they just stopped halfway through.
 

larryz

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Yeah, UoE has been sitting there completely empty for quite some time now. It seems like they could have been much further along with that by now. Although maybe that situation with the support beam caused delays. Also, is it just me or does it seem like they haven’t installed any more exterior panels on the gravity building since like a week and a half ago? Like they just stopped halfway through.
Maybe they have to wait for 1Q of 2019 to continue funding...
 

Rich Brownn

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I think it was a custom layout made for Disney. Mainly because there's only one other version of this ride (as far as I know) and it came after RNRC. I think an off-the-shelf model would constitute something like an Arrow Corkscrew, which was all over the place.
The custom was lopping off about 300 feet of track. Otherwise the layout is the same. I dunno about Paris, but I know theres an outdoor version of DHS in Europe. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xpress:_Platform_13. I remember someone stating both were ordered at the same time, and the layout had been advertised by Vekoma before RnR was built.
 
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LittleBuford

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What's impressive to me about the latest pictures is that the blue panels seem to shift in hue with the sky. I'm not sure what's causing the effect, and no doubt it'll have its limitations (when it's overcast or the sun is setting, for example), but in all the pictures so far, the parts of the building that are clad really do appear to fade into the background.
 

MisterPenguin

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What's impressive to me about the latest pictures is that the blue panels seem to shift in hue with the sky. I'm not sure what's causing the effect, and no doubt it'll have its limitations (when it's overcast or the sun is setting, for example), but in all the pictures so far, the parts of the building that are clad really do appear to fade into the background.
It'll have to be judged in person. Compressed jpgs aren't the best source for accurate color. So, I'll let you know in a few days... :cool:
 
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