News Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind attraction confirmed for Epcot

DreamfinderGuy

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Guardians for EPCOTs 40th anyone?
I think this is thread bump worthy.

To add fuel to the fire, let this be a reminder that Guardians has already taken 67 days longer (and counting!) than Universe of Energy's original construction schedule to build. And that was total time from dirt to guests on ride, while the entire theme park was being built simultaneously.
 

Disneylover152

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I think this is thread bump worthy.

To add fuel to the fire, let this be a reminder that Guardians has already taken 67 days longer (and counting!) than Universe of Energy's original construction schedule to build. And that was total time from dirt to guests on ride, while the entire theme park was being built simultaneously.
Universal built an entire Jurassic World roller coaster with real theming and rockwork and themed buildings and practical effects/props in less than half the time its taken Disney to build this Guardians coaster.

I really don't get what takes Disney so long to build a ride. It's essentially a bunch of screens in a box.
 

trainplane3

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Universal built an entire Jurassic World roller coaster with real theming and rockwork and themed buildings and practical effects/props in less than half the time its taken Disney to build this Guardians coaster.

I really don't get what takes Disney so long to build a ride. It's essentially a bunch of screens in a box.
Don't stop counting the days until the ride is taking guests. I know Universal moves faster then Disney 99% of the time but VC still isn't open yet.
 

Disneylover152

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Don't stop counting the days until the ride is taking guests. I know Universal moves faster then Disney 99% of the time but VC still isn't open yet.

Take Jurassic World out of my post and replace it with Hagrids. Hagrid and Guardians were both announced in summer 2017. One opened summer 2019 and the other will be opening in 2022.

If JW actually opens in Summer 2021, that means Universal built 2 roller coasters in less time than it is taking Disney to build 2 coasters.
 

trainplane3

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Take Jurassic World out of my post and replace it with Hagrids. Hagrid and Guardians were both announced in summer 2017. One opened summer 2019 and the other will be opening in 2022.

If JW actually opens in Summer 2021, that means Universal built 2 roller coasters in less time than it is taking Disney to build 2 coasters.
There's the comparison I wanted to see. While Hagrid is a smaller project then GotG, it took such a short time for what it was.
 

TrainChasers

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I think this is thread bump worthy.

To add fuel to the fire, let this be a reminder that Guardians has already taken 67 days longer (and counting!) than Universe of Energy's original construction schedule to build. And that was total time from dirt to guests on ride, while the entire theme park was being built simultaneously.
With huge AA’s, trackless ride vehicles, a wave machine, rotating video cubes that still impossible tech. Wise....
 

DreamfinderGuy

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There's the comparison I wanted to see. While Hagrid is a smaller project then GotG, it took such a short time for what it was.
Dueling Dragons also closed *after* Universe of Energy did. Both jobs required demolishing a former attraction, recycling a former show building, and creating a new one. Hagrid's has been open for over a year and the only noticeable work on Energy is a massive box and an ugly paint job.

Then again I guess there's no real way to know just how much has gone on inside the brown trapezoid or the blue box yet, so 🤷‍♂️
 

ppete1975

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I think this is thread bump worthy.

To add fuel to the fire, let this be a reminder that Guardians has already taken 67 days longer (and counting!) than Universe of Energy's original construction schedule to build. And that was total time from dirt to guests on ride, while the entire theme park was being built simultaneously.
times have changed alot since epcot was built
for reference .. it took only a year to build disneyland...
 

TJ Vazquez

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Dueling Dragons also closed *after* Universe of Energy did. Both jobs required demolishing a former attraction, recycling a former show building, and creating a new one. Hagrid's has been open for over a year and the only noticeable work on Energy is a massive box and an ugly paint job.

Then again I guess there's no real way to know just how much has gone on inside the brown trapezoid or the blue box yet, so 🤷‍♂️
I also think its infinitely easier and quicker to demolish 2 tracks and start from scratch than to re-purpose/retrofit a new ride within an existing 40 year old building and building a massive structure to go along with it. Its still a ton of time and I'm not sure why it has taken so much time, pre-covid too.
 
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BubbaisWoke

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Ah, well maybe not bigger but I'd think working in a building (regardless of size, dealing with movement limitations and the such) would be more difficult then working out in the open.
Too add to your point, wasn’t the GOTG track built after the gravity building was constructed? I’m sure that didn’t help speed up construction. I’m glad they did that though since it’s a brand new ride & the layout is part of the surprise.
 

Sirwalterraleigh

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I think this is thread bump worthy.

To add fuel to the fire, let this be a reminder that Guardians has already taken 67 days longer (and counting!) than Universe of Energy's original construction schedule to build. And that was total time from dirt to guests on ride, while the entire theme park was being built simultaneously.

Almost like it’s deliberate?🤔

Universal built an entire Jurassic World roller coaster with real theming and rockwork and themed buildings and practical effects/props in less than half the time its taken Disney to build this Guardians coaster.

I really don't get what takes Disney so long to build a ride. It's essentially a bunch of screens in a box.

Don't stop counting the days until the ride is taking guests. I know Universal moves faster then Disney 99% of the time but VC still isn't open yet.

Imagineering is pretty creative but it still takes time to wash and/or pocket R&D + construction money.


Feel like I say this all the time...but here goes:

Their timelines are NOT to complete things quickly. It used to be that way...but Walt and everyone that knew him are dead.

It’s about measured investment...to defer it over time, to be able to say you’re always doing something...AND to PR it as “new” for maximum gain for years.

Nothing opening under these conditions. You may get rat. May
 
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Magicart87

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Almost like it’s deliberate?🤔

Feel like I say this all the time...but here goes:

Their timelines are NOT to complete things quickly. It used to be that way...but Walt and everyone that knew him are dead.

It’s about measured investment...to defer it over time, to be able to say you’re always doing something...AND to PR it as “new” for maximum gain for years.

Nothing opening under these conditions. You may get rat. May

All true but it still doesn't explain why GotG is a money pit.
 

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