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News Guardians of the Galaxy attraction confirmed for Epcot

RSoxNo1

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The point is synergy has been the company's game plan for a while.
I wrote this article 4 years ago, and it remains evergreen.
 

EricsBiscuit

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I wrote this article 4 years ago, and it remains evergreen.
Well the thing is most of the attractions are not book reports. In fact, most of the old Disney IP attractions were the book reports. The new ones take the IP and go on a new adventure.
 

montyz81

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I wrote this article 4 years ago, and it remains evergreen.
I agree. That applies more now than ever. I think we are past the point of aborting a take off though. The trend is well into the air with a trip planned non stop from New York to Sydney. Unfortunately, for us older folks that remember the quality, we can’t stop it for the new generation that expects instant gratification.
 

rle4lunch

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Well the thing is most of the attractions are not book reports. In fact, most of the old Disney IP attractions were the book reports. The new ones take the IP and go on a new adventure.
I dunno man... Little Mermaid is pretty much the cartoon, beat for truncated beat. FEA, pretty much beat for beat... I'll give 7DMT coaster a pass since it's, well, a coaster. Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy is an attraction (in the technical sense), and it sorta goes on a new adventure, but it's kind of a stretch to say it's a repeatable thing to see. My 4 year old son was pretty meh afterward.

Trying to think of anything else they've built down there in the last decade, but I'm coming up woefully short.
 

RSoxNo1

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Well the thing is most of the attractions are not book reports. In fact, most of the old Disney IP attractions were the book reports. The new ones take the IP and go on a new adventure.
Historically Fantasyland attractions are book reports, new and old. I am very much in favor of things that continue or evolve the story rather than retell it. Frozen Ever After for example is a solid enough C-ticket boat ride that would be great in Fantasyland. The objection I have with it is 100% location based.

But bringing this back to the original point - recreating a movie environment can be spectacular, but ultimately it's less impressive to me than building a new concept that's inspired by the land. The former prays on familiarity to illicit emotion, the latter needs to exist on it's own. The degree of difficult is higher but I think the payoff is often better.
 

MickeyMario

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It seems WDAS IPs usually get the book report treatment, while non-Disney stuff gets original storylines

Book Report: (even if truncated / too short)
Alice in Wonderland
Snow White
Peter Pan
Pinocchio
Mermaid
Frozen (set after the movie, but still works as book report)
Monsters (dca)

Original Storyline:
Toy Story Mania
Buzz
Flight of Passage
Navi River
Smuggler's Run
Mission Breakout
IJA

Mix of Both:
Mr Toad
Radiator Springs Racers
7DMT
 

RSoxNo1

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It seems WDAS IPs usually get the book report treatment, while non-Disney stuff gets original storylines

Book Report: (even if truncated / too short)
Alice in Wonderland
Snow White
Peter Pan
Pinocchio
Mermaid
Frozen (set after the movie, but still works as book report)
Monsters (dca)

Original Storyline:
Toy Story Mania
Buzz
Flight of Passage
Navi River
Smuggler's Run
Mission Breakout
IJA

Mix of Both:
Mr Toad
Radiator Springs Racers
7DMT
Meanwhile the book report discussion stemmed from one line in a larger article discussing the flaws with focusing solely on IP based rides. We're focusing on the wrong thing.
 

EricsBiscuit

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I dunno man... Little Mermaid is pretty much the cartoon, beat for truncated beat. FEA, pretty much beat for beat... I'll give 7DMT coaster a pass since it's, well, a coaster. Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy is an attraction (in the technical sense), and it sorta goes on a new adventure, but it's kind of a stretch to say it's a repeatable thing to see. My 4 year old son was pretty meh afterward.

Trying to think of anything else they've built down there in the last decade, but I'm coming up woefully short.
FEA is not a book report at all. TLM is in Fantasyland but it is also the exception.
Historically Fantasyland attractions are book reports, new and old. I am very much in favor of things that continue or evolve the story rather than retell it. Frozen Ever After for example is a solid enough C-ticket boat ride that would be great in Fantasyland. The objection I have with it is 100% location based.

But bringing this back to the original point - recreating a movie environment can be spectacular, but ultimately it's less impressive to me than building a new concept that's inspired by the land. The former prays on familiarity to illicit emotion, the latter needs to exist on it's own. The degree of difficult is higher but I think the payoff is often better.
Neither SWL nor Pandora are places recreated from the movie. GotG doesn’t look like a book report either. These new IP attractions take the IP and world they’re in and expand them. In the end, all that really matters is that it’s a good attraction. And, Disney hasn’t built a real dud in a while at least here in the US.
 

rle4lunch

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FEA is not a book report at all. TLM is in Fantasyland but it is also the exception.

Neither SWL nor Pandora are places recreated from the movie. GotG doesn’t look like a book report either. These new IP attractions take the IP and world they’re in and expand them. In the end, all that really matters is that it’s a good attraction. And, Disney hasn’t built a real dud in a while at least here in the US.
FEA seems to be loosely telling the same story. There's no twists or newness to it, it's all the same characters. to me...
Agree on SWL and Pandora. Don't know what to expect from Guardians, but I think it'll be the rider going on a ride along during one of their missions (duh, lol). I'm guessing familiar faces will pop up on it.
 

EricsBiscuit

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FEA seems to be loosing telling the same story. There's no twists or newness to it, it's all the same characters. to me...
Agree on SWL and Pandora. Don't know what to expect from Guardians, but I think it'll be the rider going on a ride along during one of their missions (duh, lol). I'm guessing familiar faces will pop up on it.
True but the point is it’s not a book report. They’re taking a concept and exploring it in a new direction.
 

trojanjustin

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FEA is not a book report at all. TLM is in Fantasyland but it is also the exception.

Neither SWL nor Pandora are places recreated from the movie. GotG doesn’t look like a book report either. These new IP attractions take the IP and world they’re in and expand them. In the end, all that really matters is that it’s a good attraction. And, Disney hasn’t built a real dud in a while at least here in the US.
While not a new build, Incredicoaster is uniquely terrible.
 
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