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News Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind attraction confirmed for Epcot

EricsBiscuit

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You have to watch the full interview to understand the context of what Chapek is saying. A lot of people criticize Bob Chapek but I think he has the right idea: utilizing the whole company as a team to enhance their brand as a whole. See the movie, buy the merchandise, visit the theme park, watch it again on your iPhone. He has the same vision Walt Disney had: synergy.
 

lazyboy97o

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You have to watch the full interview to understand the context of what Chapek is saying. A lot of people criticize Bob Chapek but I think he has the right idea: utilizing the whole company as a team to enhance their brand as a whole. See the movie, buy the merchandise, visit the theme park, watch it again on your iPhone. He has the same vision Walt Disney had: synergy.
Except that Walt didn’t believe that theme parks could only follow movies or that movies had to be a franchise to work as a themed experience. Per the Bob’s criteria, most of Walt’s Disneyland is nondescript and only Snow White’s Adventures would have been worth the investment.
 

Professortango1

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Wouldnt that have meant turning ToT into GotG? Better they chose Energy IMO.
Guardians taking over Florida's TOT makes a whole lot more sense than DCA's considering the studio setting, slower pacing of the buildup, and actual showroom space for larger scenes in the 5th Dimension Room and ending. Turn Rockin Rollercoaster into Big Hero 6 or another Marvel brand they have access to and you have the start of a fun area.
 

jt04

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Guardians taking over Florida's TOT makes a whole lot more sense than DCA's considering the studio setting, slower pacing of the buildup, and actual showroom space for larger scenes in the 5th Dimension Room and ending. Turn Rockin Rollercoaster into Big Hero 6 or another Marvel brand they have access to and you have the start of a fun area.
An Incredibles theme could also work. Whatever they choose hope they leave the exterior of ToT as is.
 

EricsBiscuit

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Except that Walt didn’t believe that theme parks could only follow movies or that movies had to be a franchise to work as a themed experience. Per the Bob’s criteria, most of Walt’s Disneyland is nondescript and only Snow White’s Adventures would have been worth the investment.
Well keep in mind Disney didn’t own the quantity of quality IPs it has today.
 

EricsBiscuit

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What bullocks. There is absolutely nothing to support the suggestion that Walt Disney turned to original content for Disneyland our of desperation.
Strawman. I never said out of desperation. He created lands he thought represented Americana. He would have utilized more IPs if he had them. You can bet Indy and Luke Skywalker would have been there opening day, just as Davy Crockett was.
 

lazyboy97o

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Strawman. I never said out of desperation. He created lands he thought represented Americana. He would have utilized more IPs if he had them. You can bet Indy and Luke Skywalker would have been there opening day, just as Davy Crockett was.
The whole notion is that original content was a choice forced by circumstance, not one desired and intentionally pursued. That describes desperation. Walt did not even use the properties he had developed and his direct involvement with the Studio’s output continued to dwindle during the last decade of his life. Even Mary Poppins, the film with his most personal involvement in decades and a huge hit did not have an attraction seriously considered until planning of the Magic Kingdom started after his death.

Davy Crockett was created for Disneyland.
 

EricsBiscuit

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The whole notion is that original content was a choice forced by circumstance, not one desired and intentionally pursued. That describes desperation. Walt did not even use the properties he had developed and his direct involvement with the Studio’s output continued to dwindle during the last decade of his life. Even Mary Poppins, the film with his most personal involvement in decades and a huge hit did not have an attraction seriously considered until planning of the Magic Kingdom started after his death.

Davy Crockett was created for Disneyland.
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mdcpr

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That would be an enormous shame...lots of autistic kids really identify with him. Forgive me for being uninformed, but how is Drax in the Uni contract? I was under the impression that contract was mainly about characters considered part of the Avengers.
They did? Mine didn't, so I'm curious to know why was this. I'm pretty interested in this.
 

ImperfectPixie

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They did? Mine didn't, so I'm curious to know why was this. I'm pretty interested in this.
Because he has such a hard time understanding metaphors and figures of speech, and is very literal. He's also blunt, speaks his mind (sometimes without thinking), has difficulty understanding emotions, and is extremely focused on specific end goals, even though they are different from those of his friends. My autistic 13-year-old could be a mini-Drax.
 

mdcpr

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Because he has such a hard time understanding metaphors and figures of speech, and is very literal. He's also blunt, speaks his mind (sometimes without thinking), has difficulty understanding emotions, and is extremely focused on specific end goals, even though they are different from those of his friends. My autistic 13-year-old could be a mini-Drax.
This is really interesting. My son's favorite super hero is the Black Panther, probably because he was trying to fit into different worlds. How our kids relate to characters is really fascinating.
 

mdcpr

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Because he has such a hard time understanding metaphors and figures of speech, and is very literal. He's also blunt, speaks his mind (sometimes without thinking), has difficulty understanding emotions, and is extremely focused on specific end goals, even though they are different from those of his friends. My autistic 13-year-old could be a mini-Drax.
Btw, I can relate to Drax. :)
 
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