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News Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind attraction confirmed for Epcot

EricsBiscuit

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I dunno man... Little Mermaid is pretty much the cartoon, beat for truncated beat. FEA, pretty much beat for beat... I'll give 7DMT coaster a pass since it's, well, a coaster. Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy is an attraction (in the technical sense), and it sorta goes on a new adventure, but it's kind of a stretch to say it's a repeatable thing to see. My 4 year old son was pretty meh afterward.

Trying to think of anything else they've built down there in the last decade, but I'm coming up woefully short.
FEA is not a book report at all. TLM is in Fantasyland but it is also the exception.
Historically Fantasyland attractions are book reports, new and old. I am very much in favor of things that continue or evolve the story rather than retell it. Frozen Ever After for example is a solid enough C-ticket boat ride that would be great in Fantasyland. The objection I have with it is 100% location based.

But bringing this back to the original point - recreating a movie environment can be spectacular, but ultimately it's less impressive to me than building a new concept that's inspired by the land. The former prays on familiarity to illicit emotion, the latter needs to exist on it's own. The degree of difficult is higher but I think the payoff is often better.
Neither SWL nor Pandora are places recreated from the movie. GotG doesn’t look like a book report either. These new IP attractions take the IP and world they’re in and expand them. In the end, all that really matters is that it’s a good attraction. And, Disney hasn’t built a real dud in a while at least here in the US.
 

rle4lunch

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FEA is not a book report at all. TLM is in Fantasyland but it is also the exception.

Neither SWL nor Pandora are places recreated from the movie. GotG doesn’t look like a book report either. These new IP attractions take the IP and world they’re in and expand them. In the end, all that really matters is that it’s a good attraction. And, Disney hasn’t built a real dud in a while at least here in the US.
FEA seems to be loosely telling the same story. There's no twists or newness to it, it's all the same characters. to me...
Agree on SWL and Pandora. Don't know what to expect from Guardians, but I think it'll be the rider going on a ride along during one of their missions (duh, lol). I'm guessing familiar faces will pop up on it.
 

EricsBiscuit

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FEA seems to be loosing telling the same story. There's no twists or newness to it, it's all the same characters. to me...
Agree on SWL and Pandora. Don't know what to expect from Guardians, but I think it'll be the rider going on a ride along during one of their missions (duh, lol). I'm guessing familiar faces will pop up on it.
True but the point is it’s not a book report. They’re taking a concept and exploring it in a new direction.
 

trojanjustin

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FEA is not a book report at all. TLM is in Fantasyland but it is also the exception.

Neither SWL nor Pandora are places recreated from the movie. GotG doesn’t look like a book report either. These new IP attractions take the IP and world they’re in and expand them. In the end, all that really matters is that it’s a good attraction. And, Disney hasn’t built a real dud in a while at least here in the US.
While not a new build, Incredicoaster is uniquely terrible.
 

Imagineer777

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I wonder if the events of Endgame will factor into the storyline of this attraction, or if they're aiming to place it at a random, pre-IW time.
That's a good question! I've been working on a timeline that combines the MCU with the Disney Parks attractions, and certain things kept not adding up within the MCU that we know, for example:

-Peter still has his Walkman after the events of GOTG 2.

-The Milano is seen in perfect condition after Mantis is on the GOTG's team, even though it was destroyed and replaced by the Benetar.
Awesome Mix Live mentions this, referring to the Benetar even though Groot is still a baby in the show instead of a teenager; also mentions Drax and The Sovereign.

-Ant-Man and Iron Man teaming up, even though there's been little to no interaction between them since CW/Endgame.

-Wasp being an active part of the Avengers during Hydra attacks, which once again doesn't add up because of AMATW/IW/Endgame.

After seeing this, I did some research and came across this article which gave me a solution:

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If I had to guess, GOTG at EPCOT is probably set between GOTG 1 and 2, we see:

-Nova Corps/Xandarians.

-GOTG 2 outfits for Gamora and Rocket outside.

-Adult Groot inside and outside, GOTG 1 Quill, Gamora, and Rocket in the pre-show (more conflicting details).

-GOTG 1 & 2 Milano.

-Pre-show is set aboard Yondu's ship seen in GOTG 1 & 2 (before it exploded), The Eclector, as seen below in this handy dandy image I made!
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It also seems very coincidental that the multiverse is about to be introduced to us in Far From Home...
 
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lazyboy97o

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I wonder if the events of Endgame will factor into the storyline of this attraction, or if they're aiming to place it at a random, pre-IW time.
That's a good question! I've been working on a timeline that combines the MCU with the Disney Parks attractions, and certain things kept not adding up within the MCU that we know, for example:
The theme park attractions do not exist within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. They are a similar but distinct universe.
 

RSoxNo1

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That's a good question! I've been working on a timeline that combines the MCU with the Disney Parks attractions, and certain things kept not adding up within the MCU that we know, for example:

-Peter still has his Walkman after the events of GOTG 2.

-The Milano is seen in perfect condition after Mantis is on the GOTG's team, even though it was destroyed and replaced by the Benetar.
Awesome Mix Live mentions this, referring to the Benetar even though Groot is still a baby in the show instead of a teenager; also mentions Drax and The Sovereign.

-Ant-Man and Iron Man teaming up, even though there's been little to no interaction between them since CW/Endgame.

-Wasp being an active part of the Avengers during Hydra attacks, which once again doesn't add up because of AMATW/IW/Endgame.

After seeing this, I did some research and came across this article which gave me a solution:

View attachment 379538

If I had to guess, GOTG at EPCOT is probably set between GOTG 1 and 2, we see:

-Nova Corps/Xandarians.

-GOTG 2 outfits for Gamora and Rocket outside.

-Adult Groot inside and outside, GOTG 1 Quill, Gamora, and Rocket in the pre-show (more conflicting details).

-GOTG 1 & 2 Milano.

-Pre-show is set aboard Yondu's ship seen in GOTG 1 & 2 (before it exploded), The Eclector, as seen below in this handy dandy image I made!
View attachment 379539

It also seems very coincidental that the multiverse is about to be introduced to us in Far From Home...
I know at a time, they were looking to have all of the Marvel rides effectively take place in the theme park location they're in. It makes them be a bit self aware from a story telling standpoint and it's safe to assume the Guardians ride at Epcot will hold true to that. The Peter Quill visited Epcot as a kid backstory supports this.
 

Mac Tonight

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I know at a time, they were looking to have all of the Marvel rides effectively take place in the theme park location they're in. It makes them be a bit self aware from a story telling standpoint and it's safe to assume the Guardians ride at Epcot will hold true to that. The Peter Quill visited Epcot as a kid backstory supports this.
Worst. Backstory. Ever.

What's interesting though is that with SW, they're taking the completely opposite approach. Trying to make it seem like you're actually on a remote planet outpost in the galaxy. I guess you gotta draw the line of immersion somewhere.
 

RSoxNo1

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Worst. Backstory. Ever.

What's interesting though is that with SW, they're taking the completely opposite approach. Trying to make it seem like you're actually on a remote planet outpost in the galaxy. I guess you gotta draw the line of immersion somewhere.
I disagree. When the ride was a rumor, myself and others threw that backstory out there as a workable story treatment. The problem is, I suspect it won't be a major component of the attraction. They could make this attraction a love letter to classic Epcot with that backstory but there have been zero indications that's the move that they're going to do.
 

Timothy_Q

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Also, Epcot is a different park, in that it's not meant to transport you to a different time and place.

The park itself is the place, the world's fair.

So, having Guardians take place in the actual park works, in that sense
(even though the ride is obviously in the wrong park)
 
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