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News Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind attraction confirmed for Epcot

Kman101

Well-Known Member
@rudyjr13 This attraction is perfect for DHS. I'll even say I'd rather have them switch this for TRON and place Guardians in TL, which is more about Science Fiction than futurism. TRON is sleek, cool and futuristic. The music is EPCOT, the concept and style is EPCOT. Loud, obnoxious fun with heavy merchandising is MK. Don't even care about the similarities to TRON Track at this point

Yep. Tron would have worked better in Epcot and Guardians in Tomorrowland, which is now the Sci-Fi catch-all. I'm glad we're getting these rides but the placements (along with the placement of Runaway Railway) are wrong which while on one hand I'm excited about the rides, it's lessened by where they are going.
 

Horizonsfan

Active Member
In what way? Because they create a barrier made from "energy"? That doesn't relate to the energy crisis on earth in any way. Epcot is not a place for sci-fi, that's literally the function of Tomorrowland.

You could easily talk about smart grid technology and really how any system increases in power as it grows in scale. It's a reach, but it can still teach Joe Q. Public and his kids.

I'm willing to give this a shot if they infuse the preshows with edutainment...They sort of did this with FoP with a throwaway explanation of keystone species.
 

FigmentForver96

Well-Known Member
>EPCOT needs new rides! It hasnt gotten any love in years!
>EPCOT gets 2 new rides
> Why does EPCOT need 2 new rides BASED ON IPS?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

It boggles my mind how people can get angry that this park and that park isnt getting any improvements and then when said park IS getting improvements, they get even MORE angry. If all the parks never added or subtracted rides and they had the same ones throughout their entire lifespan, that would get pretty boring.
If by now you are unable to see what the problem is, then it's really not worth explaining.
 

Dead2009

Horror Movie Guru
And it boggles my mind how people can ignore the obvious reasons people are upset about theme breaking "improvements". But please, go on purposefully misinterpreting the thread.

Oh I see why everyone is upset, because an IP doesnt fit the vision of an EPCOT that was created several decades ago. But things change, visions change. Again, theme parks can't stay the same forever.
 

FigmentForver96

Well-Known Member
Oh I see why everyone is upset, because an IP doesnt fit the vision of an EPCOT that was created several decades ago. But things change, visions change. Again, theme parks can't stay the same forever.
Except Bob said the vision wouldn't change, that they wanted to honor and hold dear the vision of Epcot. The original Epcot. So really the ride becomes an even more slap in the face when they push it that way.
 

Kman101

Well-Known Member
No reason people can't be excited by this coming. It's in the wrong park, but other people don't view the parks the same as some of us do. No one needs to be called unintelligent or a pixie duster here. It's a shame some don't understand or have that attachment to the old Epcot but the fact is, some just don't so they are going to be excited by this. I get it. I don't like the placement at all but it's coming and it is what it is at this point. Epcot Center as it was has been dead a long time. I'm disappointed they don't get it and haven't given us great attractions like WoM and Horizons again but, again, Epcot Center as it was has been dead for a long time.

Basically it's OK to be mad about the change and it's OK for others to be excited about it :)
 

Dead2009

Horror Movie Guru
So then it doesn't boggle your mind. So then you didn't contribute anything earnest to the discussion. Great.

So we will continue being upset while we consider your counterpoint of "dont be upset because it's already broken".

I said it boggles my mind that people have complaints about wanting new things then complain when the new things arent the ones they want. That statement isnt exclusive to what is coming to EPCOT.
 

Lora Baines Bradley

Well-Known Member
>EPCOT needs new rides! It hasnt gotten any love in years!
>EPCOT gets 2 new rides
> Why does EPCOT need 2 new rides BASED ON IPS?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

It boggles my mind how people can get angry that this park and that park isnt getting any improvements and then when said park IS getting improvements, they get even MORE angry. If all the parks never added or subtracted rides and they had the same ones throughout their entire lifespan, that would get pretty boring.

It's not that they are adding rides. It's what they are doing with said rides. Most people upset about this change are happy the parks are getting money, they just don't like how that money is being spent.

I love Guardians. Does it fit in Epcot? No.

People are upset because Future World isn't about science fiction. It's about science.
 

The_Jobu

Well-Known Member
I said it boggles my mind that people have complaints about wanting new things then complain when the new things arent the ones they want. That statement isnt exclusive to what is coming to EPCOT.

You don't understand why people complain when they are given things they dont want? If you said you want a great meal like you used to have and I gave you a tin of cat food, would you understand why you would be upset?
 

DisneyExpert

Well-Known Member
>EPCOT needs new rides! It hasnt gotten any love in years!
>EPCOT gets 2 new rides
> Why does EPCOT need 2 new rides BASED ON IPS?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

It boggles my mind how people can get angry that this park and that park isnt getting any improvements and then when said park IS getting improvements, they get even MORE angry. If all the parks never added or subtracted rides and they had the same ones throughout their entire lifespan, that would get pretty boring.

This isn't really a hard concept.

Epcot. Needs. More. Rides. That. Fit. Into. The. Purpose. Of. Epcot.
 

Rodan75

Well-Known Member
>EPCOT needs new rides! It hasnt gotten any love in years!
>EPCOT gets 2 new rides
> Why does EPCOT need 2 new rides BASED ON IPS?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

It boggles my mind how people can get angry that this park and that park isnt getting any improvements and then when said park IS getting improvements, they get even MORE angry. If all the parks never added or subtracted rides and they had the same ones throughout their entire lifespan, that would get pretty boring.

Well. We've seen it before. Some of these same ppl will be first in line for the new attraction and calling it a new age of theme park design when it opens (some, not all). Or will be "I guess they didn't ruin Epcot after all".

This is a big change and Epcot purists need to take time and process this. I'm one of the people that felt a real connection to FW when I was a kid. But the last time I visited as a 'kid' was 1995, then when I went back in 2007 and saw the condition it was in. I hated it, I was/am still mad at those that let the park rot, and I mourned it.

So now I'm ready for a re-envisioned Epcot and as long as it is executed well, I'm on board. I think it is a minority of a minority of folks that felt that connection to the original FW. A vocal group, to be sure, but a small group.
 

becca_

Well-Known Member
Shouldn't we be *happy* that they aren't leaving Ellen's to rot? or closing it indefinitely without a plan? or turning it into a festival center?

Yes sure, an original energy attraction with no IP would be amazing, but I think having GoTG is better than leaving it alone, never updating or doing anything with the building/attraction inside.
 

Wishing Star

Well-Known Member
I do want Marvel in the Parks but does a Guardians even fit EPCOT? If the theme of the story that they are making fits with the ideals of the park than fine, if not than it shouldn't be there. Time well tell, as they haven't given us any info on what to expect.
 

The_Jobu

Well-Known Member
Shouldn't we be *happy* that they aren't leaving Ellen's to rot? or closing it indefinitely without a plan? or turning it into a festival center?

Yes sure, an original energy attraction with no IP would be amazing, but I think having GoTG is better than leaving it alone, never updating or doing anything with the building/attraction inside.

No, we shouldn't be happy the greatest theme park company on Earth, with all its creativity and resources, is lazily shoving in an unrelated outside IP into what was once their most cohesive and inspiring educational theme park.

We should be grumpy and cranky and sarcastic.
 

becca_

Well-Known Member
No, we shouldn't be happy the greatest theme park company on Earth, with all its creativity and resources, is lazily shoving in an unrelated outside IP into what was once their most cohesive and inspiring educational theme park.

We should be grumpy and cranky and sarcastic.
To each his own! My view is more optimistic - wait & see, hopefully they provide more details about the ride soon. Sorry for your loss - although I'd argue you lost your version of Epcot a long time ago.
 

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