News Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind attraction confirmed for Epcot

matt9112

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Did we discuss this a week ago when Hollywood Reporter broke the story of the indefinite hold and all the pre-production crew being dismissed?
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/guardians-galaxy-3-production-hold-james-gunn-firing-1137400

With an anticipated production budget of at least $200 million and their bad experience with picking the wrong directors (the first time) for Solo, I'm sure that Disney and Marvel will be extremely cautious in deciding what to do about GotG v3. Solo was initially budgeted at $125 to $150 million, but ended up at $275 million after reshoots.

I'm glad Disney/Marvel is going to take their time to figure out the best way out of this pickle they found themselves in. I vote we take the movie discussion to the GotG v3 movie thread and discussion of James Gunn to the James Gunn thread in the politics forum.

As for the attraction, I agree that they're just going to do their best and get it up and running on schedule as originally themed. I'm not sure what that's going to mean for the storyline or the original content that was going to be shot for it, though. Maybe they'll use this as an opportunity to undo the garbage backstory about Peter visiting Epcot as a kid?
you mean the only thing in the entire story line that could be real. they should just make better movies...
 

AugieJ

New Member
How large is this building in comparison to RNRC or Space Mountain?

I know this coaster is to be "one of the longest indoor coasters"; will it be longer than both RNRC and SM?
 

MisterPenguin

Rumormonger
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How large is this building in comparison to RNRC or Space Mountain?

I know this coaster is to be "one of the longest indoor coasters"; will it be longer than both RNRC and SM?
GotG "gravity building" - about 120 feet tall. Footprint 1.9 acres.​
RnRC's gravity building - about 98 feet tall. Footprint 0.75 acres. Length of track: 3,403 ft​

Space Mountain - about 115 feet tall. Footprint 2.0 acres. Length of track: 3,190 ft​
 
Could the building actually be themed to the Nova Corp headquarters on Xandar? Setup the premise that you are becoming a Nova Corp officer as you go through the new queue building and first mission is to head out in one of those star shaped ships thats in the first film and also in the concept art?
 

geekza

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Could the building actually be themed to the Nova Corp headquarters on Xandar? Setup the premise that you are becoming a Nova Corp officer as you go through the new queue building and first mission is to head out in one of those star shaped ships thats in the first film and also in the concept art?
The only problem with that is that Xandar is not really someplace that is going to be training any Nova Corp members anytime soon. Then again, the folks in Imagineering probably don't really care about something like that. It has been tossed about that it may be the Xandar Pavilion for sort of an intergalactic "World's Fair" in order to keep the attraction tenuously tied to Epcot. They haven't really announced anything official yet, so even those "in the know" here can't really talk details. We'll find out soon enough, I expect.
 

HauntedPirate

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The only problem with that is that Xandar is not really someplace that is going to be training any Nova Corp members anytime soon. Then again, the folks in Imagineering probably don't really care about something like that. It has been tossed about that it may be the Xandar Pavilion for sort of an intergalactic "World's Fair" in order to keep the attraction tenuously tied to Epcot. They haven't really announced anything official yet, so even those "in the know" here can't really talk details. We'll find out soon enough, I expect.
Stop with all the logic and reasoning. We all know theming and continuity have no place in a Disney theme park anymore. ;)
 

geekza

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Stop with all the logic and reasoning. We all know theming and continuity have no place in a Disney theme park anymore. ;)
I wouldn't say no theming, but these days it seems to be, "We have these great ideas! Here are our designs." Management comes back with, "Sounds good, but we'll only give you half of the resources and money you need, so pare it down to the essentials. People are still flooding the parks and seem to be content with 'good enough.' Also, see if you can find a way to add an upcharge component."
 

HauntedPirate

Sheltered-at-home Park nostalgist
Premium Member
I wouldn't say no theming, but these days it seems to be, "We have these great ideas! Here are our designs." Management comes back with, "Sounds good, but we'll only give you half of the resources and money you need, so pare it down to the essentials. People are still flooding the parks and seem to be content with 'good enough.' Also, see if you can find a way to add an upcharge component."
Sounds about right. Cost containment, profit margins, and up-charges have more sway than any of those old, antiquated ideals that only built the theme parks that were at one time marvels of engineering and theming and wonder. No place for that in today's profits-profits-profits motivation of "leadership".
 

lazyboy97o

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I wouldn't say no theming, but these days it seems to be, "We have these great ideas! Here are our designs." Management comes back with, "Sounds good, but we'll only give you half of the resources and money you need, so pare it down to the essentials. People are still flooding the parks and seem to be content with 'good enough.' Also, see if you can find a way to add an upcharge component."
These days Walt Disney Imagineering is given obscene amounts of money for projects. Lack of funds isn’t an excuse.
 

sedati

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There's no reason to tie the look of the gravity building to the actual attraction. The old Energy pavilion needs to serve as the sole visual connection as that's where you go to ride it.
Same reason it doesn't make sense for the Soarin building to give any visual cues as to what's inside it because you only see it from places where the theme is completely different. What's more, neither the Soarin building or the gravity buildiing can work as weinies as you can't actually get to them and trying to would most likely send you to the wrong place.
I'm not saying they shouldn't be themed or look nice, but it would be better have those structures serve the area for which they are most visible, and not for what's actually inside.
Just my opinion.
 
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Edward Jackson

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I really enjoy Disney coasters and find a coaster with some type of enclosure lets me enjoy a coaster more.
I have ridden Space Mountain and Rock n Roller Coaster tons of time, but I couldn't get myself on the Hulk
coaster when I went to Universal. During construction though it really is cool to see the layout of the ride,
as with the current Harry Potter coaster being built and realizing we probably won't have an idea of the
ride elements of this coaster until we ride it, when it is opened.
 

azox

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I really enjoy Disney coasters and find a coaster with some type of enclosure lets me enjoy a coaster more.
I have ridden Space Mountain and Rock n Roller Coaster tons of time, but I couldn't get myself on the Hulk
coaster when I went to Universal. During construction though it really is cool to see the layout of the ride,
as with the current Harry Potter coaster being built and realizing we probably won't have an idea of the
ride elements of this coaster until we ride it, when it is opened.
I agree with you about enjoying enclosed coasters. I have been to other parks and none of their enclosed coasters seem to be as good as Disney and Universals. RNRC, SM and the MUMMY are all great coasters. The darkness gives them an awesome element of surprise and makes you feel like you are going faster than you really are :) I am glad to see us getting GOTG and Tron in the coming years to add to the lineup! (now if Universal would only bring Space fantasy (
)
to Orlando!!!)
 

eddie104

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I agree with you about enjoying enclosed coasters. I have been to other parks and none of their enclosed coasters seem to be as good as Disney and Universals. RNRC, SM and the MUMMY are all great coasters. The darkness gives them an awesome element of surprise and makes you feel like you are going faster than you really are :) I am glad to see us getting GOTG and Tron in the coming years to add to the lineup! (now if Universal would only bring Space fantasy (
)
to Orlando!!!)
Maybe the new 3rd gate would add something like that.
 
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