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News Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind attraction confirmed for Epcot

thequeuelinelectures

Well-Known Member
This may have been covered already, I have followed the thread pretty closely but have not seen this hypothesized. There is something that has been bothering me and let's see if I can illustrate it well enough. Please shoot this theory down as you see fit.

The one internal view we have had of the coaster we all (or at least I did) assumed to be looking towards the corner that connects to the Energy building, but something about that picture hasn't seemed to line up in my head.

If you look at the amount of slope the track goes down until you get to the front of the building (yellow), it's a pretty decent vertical drop (red)..
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But if you look at this picture of that drop - between the top of the coaster until it hits the front of the building it appears to be much much smaller.
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So is it an optical illusion I'm confusing myself on or could we actually be facing a different section of the building in the internal view? and the track is actually not entering/exiting the building at that point?

The below is just a guess as to alternate orientation of the internal photo.

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To my eye, that drop off looks exactly like the launch up into the building. Could be wrong but the slope looks right to me
 

EeyoreFan#24

Active Member
To my eye, that drop off looks exactly like the launch up into the building. Could be wrong but the slope looks right to me

I agree. Also, I don’t think it would be possible for a train that estopped to make it over that curve/incline before the drop, it looks like it would be gravity fed out the other direction.

On the photos, I think they are correct. It looks like the return brake run is semi visible in the middle heading out of the building.

the photos and time difference do kind of make you take a double take though.
 

gorillaball

Well-Known Member
To my eye, that drop off looks exactly like the launch up into the building. Could be wrong but the slope looks right to me
Let me try to illustrate a different way. Orange line is wall of the building. Point A to point B is much further in pic 1 vs pic 2, IE: more track from the top of the hill (A) to where the track would intersect the wall of the building (B). IF that's true (and pics aren't an illusion or I'm way off base) then these two pics are of different portions of the track... IE: the internal view is not looking at the exit/entrance slope corner.

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lazyboy97o

Well-Known Member
Let me try to illustrate a different way. Orange line is wall of the building. Point A to point B is much further in pic 1 vs pic 2, IE: more track from the top of the hill (A) to where the track would intersect the wall of the building (B). IF that's true (and pics aren't an illusion or I'm way off base) then these two pics are of different portions of the track... IE: the internal view is not looking at the exit/entrance slope corner.

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There is no door in Image 2. They’re not looking at the same point.
 

JT308

New Member
The issue you're having is that the Door you see is for an internal staircase of the building (you can see the scaffolding for it in the second picture), which is to the left of the incline (from the first picture's perspective). The orange line you drew representing the wall of the building needs to be shifted further right in this first picture to line up with what you're measuring in the second picture. That shortens the distance of the drop you measured.

Edit: To explain the optical illusion, the incline happens behind the door/staircase, you drew it as if it was in front of it. If that makes any sense.
 
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rick_

Member
Then this speculative drawing someone did many months ago is the wrong perspective, because we are not actually looking in the orange outline.
the 2 points circled in red show the last known location of the track before it passes through the wall to the left of the frame. Considering the track only enters/exits the gravity building in 1 corner, there's only one possible perspective that the photo could have been taken from.
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lazyboy97o

Well-Known Member
The issue you're having is that the Door you see is for an internal staircase of the building (you can see the scaffolding for it in the second picture), which is to the left of the incline (from the first picture's perspective). The orange line you drew representing the wall of the building needs to be shifted further right in this first picture to line up with what you're measuring in the second picture. That shortens the distance of the drop you measured.

Edit: To explain the optical illusion, the incline happens behind the door/staircase, you drew it as if it was in front of it. If that makes any sense.
Looking at this more I think you are correct. I was thinking that stair was the other roof stair.

Having two stairs that close together both going that high, with the non-roof stair being protected so that it is an Exit is just another one of those bizarre design choices. It’s a lot of expense when it seems it should have been possible to have a single stair.
 

gorillaball

Well-Known Member
The issue you're having is that the Door you see is for an internal staircase of the building (you can see the scaffolding for it in the second picture), which is to the left of the incline (from the first picture's perspective). The orange line you drew representing the wall of the building needs to be shifted further right in this first picture to line up with what you're measuring in the second picture. That shortens the distance of the drop you measured.

Edit: To explain the optical illusion, the incline happens behind the door/staircase, you drew it as if it was in front of it. If that makes any sense.
hmmm, I was actually ignoring the stairs entirely, my orange line is meant to be along the external wall in both pics.
 

jagiord1

Well-Known Member
You can tell the development of this ride has taken a long time. We’ve now moved on to the “Zapruder Film” level of analysis
In fairness, the development of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol III has taken a long time as well, so the cast hasn't been able to reunite to film their scenes for this ride yet. I'd slow production too if the rest of the ride would be done, waiting on filming/editing/effects as well.
 

brettf22

Premium Member
In fairness, the development of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol III has taken a long time as well, so the cast hasn't been able to reunite to film their scenes for this ride yet. I'd slow production too if the rest of the ride would be done, waiting on filming/editing/effects as well.
Anything’s possible. But I’m not sure they’d slow development of a ride just so they could wait until the cast is filming GotG3. I have no insight into what the cast contracts say, but extra cost of flying each cast member in for a day of makeup and shooting is probably minuscule compared to the cost of the rest of the ride.
 

gorillaball

Well-Known Member
You can tell the development of this ride has taken a long time. We’ve now moved on to the “Zapruder Film” level of analysis
I think I've come full circle on this and see what you guys are saying... well that is IF these 3 orange lines on beams are all in alignment. Yes I think the internal stairway is throwing me maybe.

Need some new eye candy to analyze, something other than the outside of the building.
But actually a part of me hopes they keep this completely under wraps until it's open, too many internal pics of Rise of the Resistance were released beforehand.
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EPCOT-O.G.

Well-Known Member
What's the latest guesstimate on when this ride opens? I think the consensus is Tron in the Spring/early Summer 2022, and this in the second half of the year?

(I'm also holding out hope they keep Spaceship Earth open until this is finished)
 

Bocabear

Well-Known Member
What's the latest guesstimate on when this ride opens? I think the consensus is Tron in the Spring/early Summer 2022, and this in the second half of the year?

(I'm also holding out hope they keep Spaceship Earth open until this is finished)
I see no reason to close Spaceship Earth since the refurbishment was cancelled and pushed out indefinitely... if it does happen...
 

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