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News Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind attraction confirmed for Epcot

UNCgolf

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theres no reason to replace anything. And it eats a decent amount of guests. They need to use some of the empty spaces they have and lots that have never been used. Worst case push out the boundaries. Disney shouldnt even be thinking of replacing at this point unless its to plus a ride thats already there.

In most cases I'd completely agree with you but the Speedway is an ancient relic that actually makes the park worse (the sound, the smell, etc.) and kids can experience a better version of it in numerous other places. It brings essentially nothing to the park beyond capacity, and they could easily increase the capacity with two new attractions. Even just changing it to electric cars would help, but they could do something so much better with that space.

There is no additional land to build something in Tomorrowland (beyond the currently empty buildings which need to be filled, but they can't build any major attractions in those spaces like they could on the Speedway plot) now that TRON is going in.
 

ppete1975

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as much as i dislike the speedway in DL here in CA and want to see it replaced, I kinda like it in MK because with Tron and a (hopefully) Tron-esq retheming in the future, that area could be pretty cool.
i was thinking of keeping it more of in the fantasy land type role and have the scenery like storybook canals (something i wish we had)
 

RSoxNo1

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why would you get rid of one of the most iconic famous efficient and loved attractions? And i know ive beaten a dead horse, but the speedway fills a purpose and after all of its cutting down its not that big of a space anymore. Sure make it electric and maybe reimagine the scenery, to me the scenery should be plussed alot.
Revisiting things I've said before. I would move it's a small world to EPCOT and find a better spot for a Speedway style attraction. The move should have been integrating it into Toy Story Land on a layered attraction space, but that ship has sailed. I don't oppose the Speedway staying in MK, but I would like that entire area redone so that the footprint isn't exclusively the Speedway.
 

ppete1975

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Revisiting things I've said before. I would move it's a small world to EPCOT and find a better spot for a Speedway style attraction. The move should have been integrating it into Toy Story Land on a layered attraction space, but that ship has sailed. I don't oppose the Speedway staying in MK, but I would like that entire area redone so that the footprint isn't exclusively the Speedway.
This isnt roller coaster tycoon, they cant just move stuff with a copy paste. They arent going to spend that kind of money, and it doesnt fit epcot. It does fit a kiddie area and fantasy which is where it is.
 

RSoxNo1

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This isnt roller coaster tycoon, they cant just move stuff with a copy paste. They arent going to spend that kind of money, and it doesnt fit epcot. It does fit a kiddie area and fantasy which is where it is.
I'm not saying it will happen. I'm saying that it should. I disagree with your position that it doesn't belong in EPCOT. Previously, I've posted reasons behind the move and would be happy to discuss privately if you'd like, but this isn't the appropriate thread for it.
 

SplashZander

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The Speedway desperately needs to go. They could build two high quality attractions on that footprint if they were efficient (not that they have been very efficient with space recently).
More than anything, I want water there. Water underneath the people mover supports with Tron in the background on one side and Space mountain in the background on the other, simply beautiful.

Other than that, one big attraction and a small scale attraction like a spinner would be great.
 

Movielover

Well-Known Member
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The old stage location would be perfect to expand the Buzz show building, perfect to do something different than just re-using the If You Had Wings layout.
 

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
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The old stage location would be perfect to expand the Buzz show building, perfect to do something different than just re-using the If You Had Wings layout.
Ideally Buzz would be rethemed to something better and of higher quality (or just higher quality) and a new build would go in the car park. Capacity and all that. But with the SGE mess we know that won’t happen.

I’ve trotted this out before too from 1980:
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Movielover

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Ideally Buzz would be rethemed to something better and of higher quality (or just higher quality) and a new build would go in the car park. Capacity and all that. But with the SGE mess we know that won’t happen.

I’ve trotted this out before too from 1980:
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Would love at least something to be Baymax related. Seeing his Happy Ride in Tokyo makes me smile.

Btw do you happen to know the reason the original stage was removed? Capacity issues? Sound bleeding?
 

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
Would love at least something to be Baymax related. Seeing his Happy Ride in Tokyo makes me smile.

Btw do you happen to know the reason the original stage was removed? Capacity issues? Sound bleeding?
I’d love to see an original theme but that won’t happen either. I could say the stage structure needed remedial work so they thought it easier to just remove it but I couldn’t be certain.
 

DisneyDreamerxyz

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There’s still two sizeable plots

I would love to see them use that plot ! I was so excited/surprised when the Main Street Theatre was announced, but really they could add an attraction back there and have it enter at the old stage location if they didn't want to spend money on theming the back of Main Street East.
 

doctornick

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There is no additional land to build something in Tomorrowland (beyond the currently empty buildings which need to be filled, but they can't build any major attractions in those spaces like they could on the Speedway plot) now that TRON is going in.

there’s the space behind the Buzz/Laugh Floor building that can be accessed from the gap between Space and Buzz. Part of that area was going to be used for the defunct Main Street theater.

edit: sorry didn’t read ahead to see this was already mentioned
 
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doctornick

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This isnt roller coaster tycoon, they cant just move stuff with a copy paste. They arent going to spend that kind of money, and it doesnt fit epcot. It does fit a kiddie area and fantasy which is where it is.
IASW doesn’t fit Epcot? Huh? It’s a perfect fit for Workd Showcase and was in fact designed for a World’s Fair which Epcot emulates.

It’s always been an odd fit in the medieval Europe setting of Fantasyland (there’s a reason it’s set off on its own in DL).
 

jt04

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I would love to see them use that plot ! I was so excited/surprised when the Main Street Theatre was announced, but really they could add an attraction back there and have it enter at the old stage location if they didn't want to spend money on theming the back of Main Street East.

If only they had put Storybook Circus (or something very similar) off of MSUSA where it is a better fit thematically, they could have developed a better flow between Fantasyland and Tomorrowland.

Really not good especially for a Disney park. They just can't seem to let go of those two circus tents. 🎪🎪

Jokers🃏

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