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News Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind attraction confirmed for Epcot

montyz81

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Bill Nye is an ivy league credentialed engineer and has been a distinguished science educator for decades. I understand that some people don't like him, but not liking him doesn't make him an idiot or unfit for an Energy pavilion.
An argument that has been discussed many times, but both Bill Nye and Neil DeGrass Tyson both admitted they were wrong. Both stated that a ball filled up in 90 degree temp and cooled to 50 degrees could drop up to 2 psi. For him to go on TV and claim everyone is wrong without doing proper research first makes him an idiot in my book, especially with his degrees and distinguished career. Do I believe it was the entire story? No. I just think he should have done more work before opening his mouth. Maybe idiot is a strong word, perhaps sellout is a better adjective to describe him.
 

Magicart87

〝𝘙𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘺-𝘖!〞
Premium Member
That Is probably exactly what they plan to do as a cynical gesture towards us.
I could see Peter Quill humming along then throwing in the line "Through the Universe with Guardians of The Galaxy." 10 imaginary reps to anyone who creates new GotG lyrics to the classic song.

They could easily reuse the exit music! Frankly I'd think it an insult NOT using it!
 
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October82

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An argument that has been discussed many times, but both Bill Nye and Neil DeGrass Tyson both admitted they were wrong. Both stated that a ball filled up in 90 degree temp and cooled to 50 degrees could drop up to 2 psi.

I don't want to derail this thread any further, so feel free to PM me if you'd like to talk more.

However, I want to point to two things I mentioned in the post that you're responding to here. The mistake they made is a subtle one and, even accounting for it doesn't mean that their conclusion was wrong. It also isn't as simple a conclusion as you stated. Yes, they should have been more careful, but we all make mistakes, and mistakes are amplified in the public eye, especially when the public doesn't understand the physics either.

For him to go on TV and claim everyone is wrong without doing proper research first makes him an idiot in my book, especially with his degrees and distinguished career. Do I believe it was the entire story? No. I just think he should have done more work before opening his mouth. Maybe idiot is a strong word, perhaps sellout is a better adjective to describe him.

Calling them an idiot is certainly a "strong" word, and "sellout" is unjustified (a sellout to who?). Why do you need to use any word to describe them? Why not just say simply that their credibility was hurt? Why should one high profile mistake define them entirely in your view? Especially a mistake that is subtle enough that most people who lack technical training themselves can't accurately recall?
 

FettFan

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And Test Track was in the world of motion pavilion.

They can rename it anything they please. There's no reason whatsoever it has to be about "energy" any more than Pooh has to be about 20K leagues because it's built on top of it.

Wrongo.
1. Test Track is in the Transportation Pavilion. The Transportation Pavilion formerly hosted World of Motion and now hosts Test Track 2.0.

2. Pooh was built on top of Mr Toad's Wild Ride. There was also a massive backlash against closing Toad, including in-park picketing.
www.savetoad.com
 

FettFan

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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.

He no longer has the Walkman; Ego crushed it during their fight. He upgraded to a Zune.

"We picked this up for you. It's called a Zune and it's got three hundred songs." - Kraglin

"THREE HUNDRED?!" - Quill
 

JenniferS

This is getting old fast, Dolores. Knock it off.
Premium Member
Honestly, I won't miss UoE. I made my peace the last time I rode it. It's time has passed. The symbolism of losing another original attraction (even though it has changed) is sad and makes me long for the other great lost attractions..

Losing things is part of life, sadly. I reminded of these words from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (probably the best part of the movie):

"We seem to have reached the age where life stops giving us things and starts taking them away."​

It's a painful thing, but at least in this case we are losing something and getting something back in return.

There's nothing like experiencing something new for the first time. I'm excited for that first ride. Thankfully and amazingly, there are going to be lots of "first rides" in the next few years. That alone is exciting.
I love this post times 1000!
 

HMF

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I could see Peter Quill humming along then throwing in the line "Through the Universe with Guardians of The Galaxy." 10 imaginary reps to anyone who creates new GotG lyrics to the classic song.

They could easily reuse the exit music! Frankly I'd think it an insult NOT using it!
This whole thing is an insult.
 

rawisericho

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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.

I agree. The MCU is as big as Star Wars and Harry Potter at this point. But for Disney it's Star Wars only.
 

Maeryk

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I agree. The MCU is as big as Star Wars and Harry Potter at this point. But for Disney it's Star Wars only.

On the East Coast at least. West coast is getting.. something. Shanghai got the Iron Man ride, and there's other stuff in development.

The problem that Disney has is that other parks own the licensing for the characters in parks. So they would basically have to compete against their own IP between their park and a competitors, which seems kind of like reinventing the wheel. If, at some time in the future, IOA, etc, lose the contract, I'd expect to see them end up in Disney parks tut suite.. but not until that happens.
 

Captain Neo

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I could see Peter Quill humming along then throwing in the line "Through the Universe with Guardians of The Galaxy." 10 imaginary reps to anyone who creates new GotG lyrics to the classic song.

They could easily reuse the exit music! Frankly I'd think it an insult NOT using it!

People thought they would play the Horizons song at the exit of Mission:Space and were disappointed when that didn't happen. Also many insiders hinted that Tomorrow Child would be in the Siemens version of Spaceship Earth and that ended up not being the case. So sadly I'm not holding my breath.
 

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