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News Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind attraction confirmed for Epcot

Incomudro

Well-Known Member
I was responding to these complaints about the coaster ride system:


I think the ride system sounds promising. It's new to WDW and, even if it's not 100% original, it is rare. And as the only park without a coaster, I think EPCOT is a good place for the ride system. That doesn't mean that the Guardians theme fits, or that the attraction is a good use of resources, or that the enormous gravity box is an acceptable addition to the WDW skyline. But at this point I have no complaints about the ride system itself.
And don't forget, viewing the ride in it's entirety.
Tower of Terror is "just a free fall" if we strip away everything else.
Expedition Everest is a runaway train.
The Guardians ride is doubtless going to have an excellent pre show, and the entire ride, pre show, ride, show elements, music - is going to make it a ton of fun.
 

tparris

Well-Known Member
Gravity building is just as big as ever…
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I really hope they fix up the paint job on this building. You can still see the patch on the first rib where they tried fixing that rip from a few years ago. The second rib just has visible brush strokes all over it.
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On back corner of the building you can see where they raised the roof a bit, there’s a clear seam where the new bit starts. I hope they hide that a bit better before this thing opens.
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New doors they added a year or two ago, where the mirrored tiles used to be.
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One of the former exits from Energy, with what I guess is an AC vent on the wall.
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There were some workers up on the roof installing more of those serrated metal panels.
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DreamfinderGuy

Well-Known Member
There were some workers up on the roof installing more of those serrated metal panels.View attachment 567169View attachment 567170
Weird how they're curving the new whatever they're doing up there. I knew it was in the concept art but I figured it was artistic license. I guess another example of them digging deep into old EPCOT concepts with the curved Energy building? Curious to see how it looks considering the pavilion was not designed with any sort of curvature in mind.
 

sedati

Well-Known Member
Both versions of UoE were dated from their first day because of the dinosaurs, which had nothing to do with energy. It was bad edutainment because the education part was bad. Bill Nye wand-waving it away because "they're cool" is still bad edutainment.
Even re-using the 60's dino moulds from the World's Fair when knowledge of Dinosaurs had advanced significantly was unfortunate. (Which isn't to say the buildup, reveal, and execution of the diorama isn't one of the flat-out greatest things imagineering has ever done.)
 

Sandurz

Well-Known Member
Like Gringotts?
Gringotts system isn’t capable of any real thrills though if I remember correctly. It barely qualifies as a coaster. This is at least an actual full blown coaster that also supports the ride control requirements needed for show scenes without much compromise for the thrill portion of the ride.
 

TJ Vazquez

Well-Known Member
In the Parks
No
Gringotts system isn’t capable of any real thrills though if I remember correctly. It barely qualifies as a coaster. This is at least an actual full blown coaster that also supports the ride control requirements needed for show scenes without much compromise for the thrill portion of the ride.
Gringotts gave me and my wife plenty of thrills our first few times. Can't tell you how many times we rode it in a row. Never saw my better half so excited about an attraction. I dare say its her favorite in Orlando.
 

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