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News Guardians of the Galaxy attraction confirmed for Epcot

Kman101

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I can't believe I'm saying this, but I feel like I would have rather seen the UoE building removed completely instead of having that monstrosity built behind it. A new building altogether would have opened up more possibilities for a better use of the space.
I never really complain about these type of things, but the building is ridiculous. Massive is an understatement. Staying at my Disney Springs hotel room last week I could get a great shot of Disney Springs and the surrounding area and you could clearly and I mean clearly, see this insane structure blocking SSE. Just unbelievably massive ... a big ole blue box. At least almost everything around it looked 10x more appealing. I get it serves their purpose but ... and then I wonder if I'd rather it be themed and see it and I'd rather stick with the big ugly box. We just wouldn't win here either way with that thing.
 

sedati

Well-Known Member
Can somebody spill now on just what the thought was behind the multi-colored Innoventions buildings? Wasn't that supposed to the beginnings of something that never panned out?
I believe it was a visual guide for helping to orient guests who unlike ourselves, have not memorized the park layout. The colors help break up and differentiate aspects of the monochromatic plaza. Being surrounded by beige and glass can be disorienting for some tourists, and also offers no visual information about what lay beyond those stylish battlements. I love the logos used at EPCOT Center, but the park relied WAY too much on signage.
On my last trip I was surprised how mixed up those in my party got in this area of the park. It was actually pretty handy to point and say a color as a direction.
"Hurry, we have to get to Soarin'!"
"Go through the green part!"
"Hey, where's that free Coke place?"
"Down there at the brownish corner."
"Hurry, now we have to get to Test Track!"
"Go through the blue part!"
"Where's the free coke again?"

Why there isn't a cart there selling neopolitan ice cream bars is baffling.

You don't have to like it, but I think it's a creative aid to a problem (yes, I believe Epcot has problems in its basic design.)
 
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tigerlight

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I have to say, you people truly amaze me when you complain about the look of the building. Disney World has not ONE, not TWO, not THREE, but **SIX** new E-Ticket attractions actively under construction!!! Never in my lifetime have so many E's been under construction at once. How many did AK OPEN with? Two? Studios? One or Two?

Disney is far from perfect, but common, is the look of that building really worth complaining about? What do we really want? I think 95% us want amazing, cutting edge, super-high tech attractions and that's EXACTLY what they are delivering to us...

Let's give credit where credit is due. We are a long ways from the Paul Pressler era....
 

mikejs78

Premium Member
I have to say, you people truly amaze me when you complain about the look of the building. Disney World has not ONE, not TWO, not THREE, but **SIX** new E-Ticket attractions actively under construction!!! Never in my lifetime have so many E's been under construction at once. How many did AK OPEN with? Two? Studios? One or Two?

Disney is far from perfect, but common, is the look of that building really worth complaining about? What do we really want? I think 95% us want amazing, cutting edge, super-high tech attractions and that's EXACTLY what they are delivering to us...

Let's give credit where credit is due. We are a long ways from the Paul Pressler era....
I partially agree, but I want more than just e-tickets. Disney has always been about the theming, the little details, and thats what make the parks so enjoyable to me. Sure, FoP is great, but the aesthetic of Pandora makes the whole experience better. Same with Galaxy's Edge. I'm looking as much forward to the land as I am to the attractions.
 

lazyboy97o

Well-Known Member
I have to say, you people truly amaze me when you complain about the look of the building. Disney World has not ONE, not TWO, not THREE, but **SIX** new E-Ticket attractions actively under construction!!! Never in my lifetime have so many E's been under construction at once. How many did AK OPEN with? Two? Studios? One or Two?

Disney is far from perfect, but common, is the look of that building really worth complaining about? What do we really want? I think 95% us want amazing, cutting edge, super-high tech attractions and that's EXACTLY what they are delivering to us...

Let's give credit where credit is due. We are a long ways from the Paul Pressler era....
The theme park is distinguished from the amusement park by the inter connectivity of experiences. It is more than just a collection of rides and attractions. Even the best collection of rides and attractions does not make a theme park.

That Disney is now desperate to add capacity and more and more additions must be marquee attractions is the result of the continued guidance of Paul Pressler’s model.
 

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
I have to say, you people truly amaze me when you complain about the look of the building. Disney World has not ONE, not TWO, not THREE, but **SIX** new E-Ticket attractions actively under construction!!! Never in my lifetime have so many E's been under construction at once. How many did AK OPEN with? Two? Studios? One or Two?

Disney is far from perfect, but common, is the look of that building really worth complaining about?
Yes.

Es are wonderful. In the right place. With the right theme.
 

HauntedPirate

Premium Member
Yes.

Es are wonderful. In the right place. With the right theme.
Exactly. And current management has no clue about either the right place or the right theme.

Rip-and-replace (yes, I know not all of the current projects are replacing things that they closed) isn't a growth strategy. So yes, they are building, undoubtedly. But we won't get into the discussion that exactly one new E ticket was built from 2006 to 2017...

I wonder why they released concept art and announced the spine redo last year if they weren't confident that they were going with what was presented at D23. Perhaps they realized that guest satisfaction would tank if Future World was a warzone during construction, and decided it would be best to look at options that wouldn't involve the mess that comes with tearing down Communicore?
Because that's what today's management does. Release concept art. Generate buzz to get people thru the turnstiles... err... tapsiles, and spending money. Mission accomplished. Whether or not they actually follow through on all of what they announce (eg. guest satisfaction/guest experience) is tertiary to increasing per-guest spending and profit margins.
 

DreamfinderGuy

Well-Known Member
So there are versions of the spine redo that keep the Communicore buildings ?
I’m not Martin, but from what i’ve heard, at least East is going down next year. I could be entirely wrong because I know there are plans that keep the buildings, but it’s just what i’ve heard. Timeline is looking at sometime early next year if i’ve been hearing correctly.

Edit- It would also go along well with the fact that Ralph is moving from Innoventions to JII soon, and that SpectacuLab’s contract (which expired last month) has supposedly been extended to February. It all seems to add up for me.
 
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marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
I'm curious about the reasoning for expansion.

Considering current Disney can't even fill the current space, what would they use the expanded buildings for?
Indoor expo-themed theatre space. This was part of the version I was personally happy with but doubt they’ll go with it sadly. I’ll go into this version more once I’m sure it’s not happening.
 
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