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Guardians of the Galaxy coming to Energy Pavilion at Epcot

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ChrisM

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Glad to hear my idea isn't awful, haha

Also, it's kind of weird to finally post and interact with users when I've read their posts for many years. Kind of like, "wow! You're real people!" :p
Sorry to harsh your mellow, but we are more like 99% chatbots, the occasional natural language emulator (in beta, of course), and the very rare appearance of an IBM Watson test. Oh, and jt - but that's more like the forum equivalent of the Mechanical Turk.
 

Kman101

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@marni1971 So, as of June 2017, when should we expect the closure to happen? Or will they prolong it while they do all the back of house construction that was in the recently filed permit?
It typically takes Disney three years to build anything, LOL. If they want something done by 2021 they'd have to get started by sometime in 2018. Unless they suddenly speed things up.
 

marni1971

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@marni1971 So, as of June 2017, when should we expect the closure to happen? Or will they prolong it while they do all the back of house construction that was in the recently filed permit?
It's in a bit of a mess at the mo. It's missed one timeframe already. Right now it could be this summer, another option is before Christmas.

Another option is let it fall apart into next year.
 

UpAllNight

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I'm a little concerned at the pace they're going at Epcot changes. I love the park but are we really talking another 4 years before we see changes to Energy? It's already arguably 10-15 years late. If the attendance report is anywhere near accurate, Epcot suffered a drop in attendance last year despite Frozen and Soarin...I fear for the park if this is the pace they're working.
 

Kman101

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I'm a little concerned at the pace they're going at Epcot changes. I love the park but are we really talking another 4 years before we see changes to Energy? It's already arguably 10-15 years late. If the attendance report is anywhere near accurate, Epcot suffered a drop in attendance last year despite Frozen and Soarin...I fear for the park if this is the pace they're working.
Exactly. And with the Tomorrowland (Stitch, Speedway) plans. They need to make a decision and get started. I don't understand why they keep putting it off.
 

clemmo

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Exactly. And with the Tomorrowland (Stitch, Speedway) plans. They need to make a decision and get started. I don't understand why they keep putting it off.
I feel like between this and the rest of the FW work, the new country pavilions, and TL work over at MK there is a lot proposed but it seems like none of it is going to be ready for the 50th which is probably the goal.
 

jyn erso

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Sorry to harsh your mellow, but we are more like 99% chatbots, the occasional natural language emulator (in beta, of course), and the very rare appearance of an IBM Watson test. Oh, and jt - but that's more like the forum equivalent of the Mechanical Turk.
At the risk of sounding ignorant, I'm not too sure what some of that means, but thank you for the welcome. :)
 

HMF

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I'm a little concerned at the pace they're going at Epcot changes. I love the park but are we really talking another 4 years before we see changes to Energy? It's already arguably 10-15 years late. If the attendance report is anywhere near accurate, Epcot suffered a drop in attendance last year despite Frozen and Soarin...I fear for the park if this is the pace they're working.
I fear for the park regardless.
 

RSoxNo1

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I think there's 7 of us, thank you very much. It's still not a ride worth cloning.
I've only seen a YouTube video. I'm inclined to agree, but it does appear to add decent kinetics to Shanghai's Tomorrowland. It looks cool, but I'd rather see it in Tomorrowland.
 

EricsBiscuit

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Tron can't be cloned because of the way you load. If you sit on the far side, you walk behind a row of light cycles and board the one on the other side. When you cross, there is a gap between where you step and the platforms on each side about 1-2 inches long. If you have ever been lucky enough to have been on Test Track when the ride shuts down, you know that when you cross the gap, the CMs have to take out a metal bridge and basically hold your hand as you walk across that two inch gap. That's my theory and something to consider. I'm sure that there's a way to engineer a solution, but it would take time and money.
 

jyn erso

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As I've stated before, Tron is one of my favorite franchises, so I may be a bit biased as to its presence in the parks. However, while I can't speak for everyone, I want Epcot to be true to its opening day version and not just Tomorrowland 2.0 with IPs shoved everywhere. I would be ecstatic to see Tron getting any kind of recognition in the parks, at least at first, before theming/quality comes into the picture. This is where I have a problem with it in Epcot.

From what I've seen from videos, Lightcycle Power Run looks awesome, and I will admit, I would love to see it come stateside. Does it belong in Epcot, though? This is where I'm torn: I am eager for Tron in the parks, but am I okay with the little of what's left of Epcot's thematic integrity being shot? I'm not really sure.
 
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