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News Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind attraction confirmed for Epcot

solidyne

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Is anyone ever going to finally just talk about this ride and what technologies it could possibly use? It's probably going to be an amazing E-Ticket attraction. I'm just getting kind of sick of coming to a thread that's supposed to be talking about a new ride and all I see is people complaining because it's in the wrong park and Epcot isn't how it was 30 years ago...
Well, the word "confirmed" is in the title of the thread. Some want to talk about the attraction; others, its confirmation. I think both are fair. :)
 

Jenny72

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I understand the complaining about the complaining. Even I don’t want to hear myself complaining. But ack, I can’t help it! I think the Disney theme parks represent a lot more to me than just a fun vacation. I had a pretty miserable childhood, but Disney made me feel like everything was going to be all right. Maybe that’s a little crazy, but it’s kind of like it was a little beacon of goodness when I didn’t have much else. I want my kids to have that “Disney feeling”, but sometimes it feels more like they’re at a commercial for various movies. Maybe if I go to a psychologist, I will be able to get excited about Guardians at Epcot, haha. But I’m not buying my kids a Groot doll.
 

BrianLo

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As far as I know it's not a flyer. Standard on-the-track ride system with a few new ideas. If they work.

But I've been wrong before.

The other rumour we've heard is that it would be a Dynamic Attractions SFX coaster... which sort of sounds like what you are hinting at? A tilt table, side slide and a drop track seem like the more obvious 'new ideas' concerning Disney parks.
 

odmichael

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It won't be hard to buy a plush Groot.
You may even be able to buy a real groot for that matter.
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Sunset7132

Active Member
As much as I am sure this is will good, I am sad Ellen is closing so quickly, missing it by a week along with the great move ride...
On the plus side the concept art looks great and I am glad the original building looks to be staying.
I'll miss GMR it was on our dec itinerary , but won't miss Ellen's boring energy adventure lol
 

ChewbaccaYourMum

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I'm hoping for self-deprecating humor. A nod to nostalgia with specific jokes geared toward him missing out on the Wonder's of Life pavilion, Feeling like Captain E.O, Being weirded out by Dreamfinder, riff on the Giant Golf Ball and massive nods to Universe of Energy. I'm hopeful they can make it work.

I'm looking forward to this as well. The Guardians are very funny imo I can't wait to hear what they say about Epcot and just all the dialogue in this ride. I just came back from going to D23 for my first time and went to Disneyland as well. I personally loved Mission Breakout and the script in that ride. I'm hoping this isn't just a straight coaster and has story elements tied into a thrilling coaster. Maybe something like Mummy in Uni, but way better.
 

MansionButler84

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I'll be curious to see how Disney feels working with Mack on Slink.

I would never expect a B&M monstrosity at Disney. I'm sorry. I used to enjoy B&M coasters but find them to largely rest on their laurels, innovate less than their competitors, and largely the same coaster from a selection of about five options over and over and over.

Also, somehow Slink will be a family coaster with more air time than a B&M hypercoaster.
 

bclane

Well-Known Member
I'll be curious to see how Disney feels working with Mack on Slink.

I would never expect a B&M monstrosity at Disney. I'm sorry. I used to enjoy B&M coasters but find them to largely rest on their laurels, innovate less than their competitors, and largely the same coaster from a selection of about five options over and over and over.

Also, somehow Slink will be a family coaster with more air time than a B&M hypercoaster.
The more air time the better!
 

celluloid

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They'll make it in any color you want, but they pretty much won't alter their basic ride system to suit. Whereas Disney typically walks in with a design and says "Hey, Vekoma/Arrow/Whoever... build this for me to this spec".

(Exception: Rock n roller coaster which is an off the shelf ride)

This would be incorrect. The Incredible Hulk Coaster was a custom Launch Design with special theming, lighting audio and water effects triggered in 1999 and now even more with headlight trains and onboard audio. Bgt has a custom Rooster tail water effect/Manta themed trains, Kraken VR(as horrid as I think it is) involved remodeling of the harness design.
 

doctornick

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Huh? This new ride, by all indications, is going to have little to do with the theme and mission of Epcot.

To be fair, we don't really know much of any details about the GotG ride. It's conceivable that WDI has some up with some fantastic storyline where the GotG somehow are used to express the ideals on Epcot's dedication plaque.

I'm not the least bit optimistic that it will happen, but we don't at this point know that it won't happen either. I will say that I am at least impressed with how well Mission Breakout ended up, so I'm hoping that this ride ends up "working".
 
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egg

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To be fair, we don't really know much of any details about the GotG ride. It's conceivable that WDI has some up with some fantastic storyline where the GotG somehow are used to express the ideals on Epcot's dedication plaque.

I'm not the least bit optimistic that it will happen, but we don't at this point know that it won't happen either. I will say that I am at least impressed with how well Mission Breakout ended up, so I'm hoping that this ride ends up "working".

You're right, we don't know that it won't happen, but nothing we've heard gives me confidence. Five things off the top of my head:

- Tom says Epcot is about optimism, which is true, but vague. The cynicist in me says they'll use that as a thematic stretch for any ideas that don't fit. I guess I need some of that optimism...
- They did not utter the words "Future World" and instead called it "the front of Epcot."
- Comments from people in the know on these boards do not give me much confidence.
- The fact that all they said is "Peter Quill visited Epcot as a child" makes me worried. If the ride actually fit Epcot, don't you think they would've said something about that instead?

And finally, Mission Breakout is exactly what worries me. Yes, it's a great ride, but in what way does it fit the California theme? The fact that the attraction is set in the park is it's only thematic excuse. I fear the GotG coaster will use the same excuse...

I'm not opposed to movie-IP-based attractions, so long as they are used properly. Tom mentioned Turtle Talk with Crush, and that's a good example... you learn something about turtles in an engaging way. If this ride reaches that same balance, I'll be content.
 

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