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News Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind attraction confirmed for Epcot

Lensman

Premium Member
Read back through this thread you will see plenty of people upset that the panels are being removed. I don't believe it's because of the loss of power generation, but more due to an attachment to what the pavilion once was.
I'd bet there'd be support for the idea that if you're going to "replace" UoE/EEA with the Guardian's coaster, the ideal conversion would involve preserving as much as possible about the old pavilion - ride vehicles, animatronics, maybe even the movie. After the dinosaurs segment, Peter would pop in and say they need our help with something and we'd move from the theater vehicles into the coaster vehicles.

And of course the solar panels would stay on the roof because the premise is that we're going on the UoE attraction before we're drafted into helping the Guardians.
 

trainplane3

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I'd bet there'd be support for the idea that if you're going to "replace" UoE/EEA with the Guardian's coaster, the ideal conversion would involve preserving as much as possible about the old pavilion - ride vehicles, animatronics, maybe even the movie. After the dinosaurs segment, Peter would pop in and say they need our help with something and we'd move from the theater vehicles into the coaster vehicles.

And of course the solar panels would stay on the roof because the premise is that we're going on the UoE attraction before we're drafted into helping the Guardians.
It'd be incredible to use the big bang sequence part of the EEA movie. Start it off with a blast.
 

Monorail_Red_77

Well-Known Member
Here are some pics taken today, Sunday 10-21.
Viewed from the parking lot.
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The dark spot on the bottom left appears to be outer wall panels being installed. On the outside facing wonders of life.55B3C64A-DE68-47C6-859A-DB3F4D9EC8A8.jpeg

Looks like the track ramp supports mentioned earlier bumping further developed. Inside the connection between load building and gravity building.3871A892-8D6C-4472-8042-AABF6627311B.jpeg

Close up of the connection to load building (UoE)7A4909F3-C3D4-457A-B7EE-C7420CF07CF7.jpeg
 

Lensman

Premium Member
I don't think they've quite figured out that "Go-Away Green" loses its effectiveness once a building reaches gargantuan proportions, unless they're planning on planting gigantic trees to block most of the view.
So then it'll look more like this (landfill). :)
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I'm getting even less confident about this building.

No reason to have the panels pre-painted green, if they are just going to put theming over them. It is interesting to note that the highest panel in that picture is a lighter shade of green.
You're giving me more hope!

Maybe they're going to go for dazzle camouflage?
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lazyboy97o

Well-Known Member
From page 300:

While we don't know the exact material or color, it's quite clear from the foundation and steel structure thus far that this will be nothing more than a box. Based on the framing we can tell that the siding will be a lightweight material (if I were a betting man, I'd put money on insulated metal panels) without any meaningful shape/depth/protrusions to add architectural interest or theme.

They can pick whatever color they want. They can paint a giant mural on the side. They can attempt to landscape the perimeter to make it disappear (at that height, good luck!). But none of that changes that it is a very utilitarian structure on a very large scale. It's a box that will look like a box, and will tower over almost everything in the park.

The most dimensional treatment we can expect is some inoffensive contrasting trim and accent panels, like what DL is getting on the back (parking garage-facing) side of their Star Wars project. It may be the best-looking warehouse in the industrial part of Anaheim, but it's a long way from being "good architecture", let alone the iconic futurism we've come to expect in Future World.
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With the GOTG build roughly twice as tall, it may be better to go for something bland, to keep the eye from focusing on it. And when your best plan is to hope that people don't notice the elephant in the room, you haven't done a good job as a designer. If only the existing empty buildings in Future World were big enough to hold compelling attractions of their own...
 

Timothy_Q

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No reason to have the panels pre-painted green, if they are just going to put theming over them. It is interesting to note that the highest panel in that picture is a lighter shade of green.
And that looks like the same material they're using for the Ratatouille building.

Didn't someone say you couldn't attach anything on those walls?
 

Cesar R M

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Which is why Disneyland (1955) should not have opened with:
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride (1949)
Mad Tea Party (1951)
Peter Pan (1953)
20,000 Leagues Under the sea Exhibit (1954)
Davy Crockett Museum (1955)
Sleeping Beauty Castle (1959)
King Arthur's Carousel (1963)
Ah yes, comparing the 50's.. where there was limited amount of entertainment offered vs the current insane widespread variety and huge competition..
 
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