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News Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind attraction confirmed for Epcot

Maeryk

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i'm actually pretty okay with this attraction because i knew a replacement for ellen was long overdue, but one thing about the announcement left me unhappy:
"The Guardians of the Galaxy-inspired attraction will be added to Future World, adhering to the original vision of Epcot’s Future World as the place to experience the excitement and adventure offered by space travel."
....except that's not EPCOT Future World's "original vision"??? (right??)


Horizons and WoM both had space involved. As did at least one of the original communicore attractions. So.. it was certainly part of it.
 

Maeryk

Well-Known Member
I love the MCU and I love Guardians. Unabashedly.

But considering the MCU is the crown jewel of franchises, the series every other studio desperately wants, the property that has changed how all of Hollywood does business... the way Disney has been using it in the parks really gives the impression they think its not very important at all.

I mean, TRON gets a new build, and the MCU gets shoved into pre-existing structures. Its a bad message to send.


they are extremely limited, contractually, on what they can use on the Eastern side of the US, as far as Marvel IP in parks. It's been utilized in other countries, and is being increased in California as well.

But for whatever reason, the GotG are not restricted under the same contractual obligations as Avengers, Spidey, Xwhatever, etc are.
 

FettFan

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I don't think he's having a very magical day.

He ran into Mr. Reality.
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egg

Well-Known Member
I'm optimistic that they will incorporate the Guardians of the Galaxy characters in such a way that it is still relevant to Future World and educates us about energy. If you think about it, Universe of Energy currently uses Jeopardy to teach us about Energy. Jeopardy is an IP not owned by Disney and Marvel is, so you could argue that this would make it "more Disney". Just like Figment teaches us about imagination, the Guardians will replace Bill Nye and Ellen to teach us about energy.

That would be wonderful, but my crystal ball suggests that's not what's happening.

After all, what do Ellen and Jeopardy have to do with the energy crisis on Earth?

Of course Ellen and Jeopardy have nothing directly to do with energy. They are simply used in an effort to make the topic and ride more engaging. Effort being the key word.
 

JBIRDTO

Active Member
I can assure you there is no pretense or masquerade here. The way I present myself online is not too different from my real world personality. I refuse to associate myself with anyone who is stupid enough to support change like this. Those who know me in real life know that when it comes to Disney, and especially Epcot, you either see things my way (a purist) or I consider you a pixie dust shill. There is no in between. It makes no difference to me how people perceive me because of that. It's the same way when it comes to the individual in my profile avatar. It absolutely is some form of mental illness, but I frankly don't care. Outside of seeing this wonderful park destroyed, life is good.
Glad this is not a political thread.
 

Fantasmicguy

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I don't get why Disney will not just let us know what the new Future World purpose is? I mean it's clearly not the same as classic EPCOT's and everything will make a lot more since when they finally just let us know. Right now everything is just looking like a mess.
 
@marni1971 - Don't know if you can say anything but big fan of yours so thought I'd ask anyway (your videos are INCREDIBLE!): with the "Peter Quill visiting EPCOT Center as a kid" element a part of the official announcement, is EPCOT Center nostalgia going to factor into the ride in any way?

Personally I'm very uneasy about this ride, but I think this could be an interesting angle; a way to celebrate the park's history in an engaging way.
 
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EPICOT

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This thread just proves what is wrong with the average American's view and understanding of science these days. They want to sit their fat arses with a 64 ounce Mountain Dew on a ride based on the latest fad that happens to mention the word "energy" once or twice. They'll then walk off praising Disney as the greatest company ever and *feel* like they learned something. Yet when there actually is a ride with some educational value, they'll call for its destruction and replacement another fad. Anything beyond the surface level is too much. RIP EPCOT Center. Hello IPCOT. Shame on you who are ok with this.
 

Dapper Dan

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I don't get why Disney will not just let us know what the new Future World purpose is? I mean it's clearly not the same as classic EPCOT's and everything will make a lot more since when they finally just let us know. Right now everything is just looking like a mess.
I'm sure they'll let us know as soon as they figure out how to spin "please see our movies" as Epcot's original vision.
 

MisterPenguin

Fully Pfizered!
Premium Member
Actually, it would be "this way to the egress."

I came here to make the same response! You beat me to it.


I don't get why Disney will not just let us know what the new Future World purpose is? I mean it's clearly not the same as classic EPCOT's and everything will make a lot more since when they finally just let us know. Right now everything is just looking like a mess.

Because Disney doesn't know. If they're putting out an artist's rendering of where FW is going and then have to immediately disclaim that it's just 'blue sky', then it's clear they don't know. This jibe's with @marni1971 's insights about how their plans are still in the air. All we know is what they're committing to right now. Trying to discern a comprehensive rationale for everything currently in FW and approved is like trying to figure out what makes a Disney Princess a Disney Princess when the answer is "because it's marketable."

And that just may be the final justification for what FW becomes: if it's marketable as being family friendly, Disney branded, and 'timeless' (IOW they don't have to keep updating it), then it will be put into FW regardless of any other thematic aesthetic.
 

Maeryk

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I don't get why Disney will not just let us know what the new Future World purpose is? I mean it's clearly not the same as classic EPCOT's and everything will make a lot more since when they finally just let us know. Right now everything is just looking like a mess.


Because that's not what Disney does. They leak bits and pieces to keep people interested. They leak opening dates to keep people booking hotel rooms. They change things here and there so they can keep work in one park to a minimum at one time. (four projects in/around epcot at the same time is a pretty high level of work at the same time) And, as we know, plans change as time goes on. (Epcot being a particularly good example of that, because the plans for the park were being scaled back even as it was being built.. the africa pavilion ended up being removed and a few other things that were supposed to happen, shown in the "final" concept art, and planned for failed to happen as well).

When Disney was the only game in town, it was one thing. Now they have rather stiff competition right down the road, and they know it. But you don't really see bold 10 or 20 year plans anymore, simply because the tech and the industry evolve far faster than that, and the consumer base is fickle about what it will/wont show up for.

Dribbling out bits of info here and there is the current Disney style, so it's what we get. Plus, if they were going to, say, close and raze Imagination (as rumors have floated), I'd expect them to not say a single word.. people would just show up one day to see scrims.
 

JohnD

Well-Known Member
Since Peter Quill has been to EPCOT Center as a kid and he loves music if this song isn't on his Walkman it'll be a crime.

If they can fight to the Jackson 5 on Mission Breakout this shouldn't be a problem either.

I get people being insulted by this concept -- like releasing Horizons T-Shirts to remind you of the fact that ride was torn down. But, if done correctly, they could incorporate this music and even the old Energy pre-show (I love the revolving windows) into the new pre-show/queue before boarding with a good retro vibe.
 

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