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News Guardians of the Galaxy attraction confirmed for Epcot

trainplane3

Well-Known Member
Makes sense. Looking forward to this ride even more now. No delays! No delays! No delays!
It's Intamin. There's bound to be some kind of issue on opening day.



I'll drop the subject before I get smacked though. Just wanted to make a point that outdoor coasters can thematically fit a surrounding area.
 

shortstop

Well-Known Member
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Just wanted to make a point that outdoor coasters can thematically fit a surrounding area.
This is a lot easier when the coaster is actually supposed to take place outdoors (see Potter, E:E, BTMRR). GotG presumably takes place in ‘space’ which would obviously be a difficult setting to create outdoors.

In other words, no matter how to spin it, GotG does not work in this location - but I digress...
 

MisterPenguin

Rumormonger
Premium Member
Did you take this shot? And if so, did the building look as invisible in real life?
Yes. Yes and no.

Human perception is quirky. When you're purposely looking for something, you can distinguish millions of colors and fine shades of contrast such that the thing stands out for you. And when you're not purposely looking, what is considered by one's brain as unimportant goes unregistered in consciousness. Things that don't move and blend in the background especially 'go away.'

So, to answer your question... when you're looking for it or at it... it's obvious and no amount of color matching will hide it. Otherwise... what building?
 

MansionButler84

Well-Known Member
It's Intamin. There's bound to be some kind of issue on opening day.



I'll drop the subject before I get smacked though. Just wanted to make a point that outdoor coasters can thematically fit a surrounding area.
Thought it was Mack?
Did you take this shot? And if so, did the building look as invisible in real life?
I only see palm trees and a filthy monorail track.
 

LittleBuford

Well-Known Member
Yes. Yes and no.

Human perception is quirky. When you're purposely looking for something, you can distinguish millions of colors and fine shades of contrast such that the thing stands out for you. And when you're not purposely looking, what is considered by one's brain as unimportant goes unregistered in consciousness. Things that don't move and blend in the background especially 'go away.'

So, to answer your question... when you're looking for it or at it... it's obvious and no amount of color matching will hide it. Otherwise... what building?
Thanks! I'm still struck by how changeable the blue appears to be. It's curiously responsive to the surrounding conditions.
 

Jobacca

Member
I know this will absolutely enrage everyone here,but considering the massive success of the Guardians Tower on the West Coast,and the problems with GotG vol. 3 not filming anytime soon,I would honestly rather see them clone the West Coast Tower Ride at the Studios and retheme this EPCOT coaster to something else.
 

eddie104

Well-Known Member
Yes. Yes and no.

Human perception is quirky. When you're purposely looking for something, you can distinguish millions of colors and fine shades of contrast such that the thing stands out for you. And when you're not purposely looking, what is considered by one's brain as unimportant goes unregistered in consciousness. Things that don't move and blend in the background especially 'go away.'

So, to answer your question... when you're looking for it or at it... it's obvious and no amount of color matching will hide it. Otherwise... what building?
I agree it blends in the background really to a untrained eye.
 

Movielover

Well-Known Member
I know this will absolutely enrage everyone here,but considering the massive success of the Guardians Tower on the West Coast,and the problems with GotG vol. 3 not filming anytime soon,I would honestly rather see them clone the West Coast Tower Ride at the Studios and retheme this EPCOT coaster to something else.
First off... *Barf!

Sencond, they can't clone Guardians Tower here on the east coast becasue the basic structure of the 2 rides are very diffrent. A massive rework of the guardians story and flow would have to be changed to fit Orlando's tower.
 

MansionButler84

Well-Known Member
Decent number of issues with manufacturing and timing of track elements. I can't get into much more detail, but Intamin was smart enough to refuse the final payment for the coaster and instead worked directly with Universal to attempt to fix the issues.
Ah, so it’s Intamin’s fault that the ride story contradicts the books and films. I knew it.
 

ChewbaccaYourMum

Well-Known Member
Ah, so it’s Intamin’s fault that the ride story contradicts the books and films. I knew it.
Number 1 issue I have with the ride and why I don't care for riding it that much when I'm there. Actual ride and tech is cool and fun, but the story.... so bad bad bad. I find myself looking around when we're at different scenes and seeing how the track is moving you, other than watching the screenz. Can't believe JK Rowling approved the butchering of her story. But then again, she did make The Cursed Child which completely turns everything around for. no. reason. sooo uhhh idk.
 

Movielover

Well-Known Member
But then again, she did make The Cursed Child which completely turns everything around for. no. reason. sooo uhhh idk.
Yeah it's very clear after reading that story that they just slapped her name on that script.
As for Gringotts, I'm happy they tried to weave a story through it compared to Forbidden Journey, which just feels like a series of creature encounters (still a fantastic ride). But it does raise questions for us that are invested in the story.
 
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