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News Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind attraction confirmed for Epcot

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ImperfectPixie

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Disney hasn't been building to DISNEY's standard for many years. The old norm is no longer the current norm for them. Hasn't been for awhile. We should all know this by now.
Yeah. But a slight decline is one thing...this blue box goes completely against the standards they'd set for themselves. It's not even a slight deviation...it's a 180 degree turn.
 

ppete1975

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Because from a story perspective, that building isn’t supposed to exist. They’re not trying to draw attention to the fact that you enter one building, get in a car, and then launch into another building a few feet away. The idea is that you are launched into space.

Disney does not want that building associated with GotG:CR in any way. That’s why guests will not enter it from the outside or exit from it to the outside. From a thematic perspective, the former UoE building is the one and only Guardians building.
they still could have disguised it as having nothing to do with the building... pretending a building is invisible is lazy.
 

mandstaft

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Disney hasn't been building to DISNEY's standard for many years. The old norm is no longer the current norm for them. Hasn't been for awhile. We should all know this by now.
Yes, and EPCOT in particular is all the worse for it. Big Dolphin and Swan followed by big blue curved box for Soarin', then big blue box for Guardians- and ultimately, big huge barges for World Showcase lagoon. On the last one, were they just trying to take our eyes off the Guardians box? You have to wonder.
 

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they still could have disguised it as having nothing to do with the building... pretending a building is invisible is lazy.

Once they decided to build a 14-story gravity building, painting it "go-away-blue" was the best option. There's just no way to theme a building that big without totally overshadowing Spaceship Earth.

The decision to build a 14-story gravity building may have been a bad one. But once that decision was made, Disney's best worst option was to make it as invisible as possible.
 

October82

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Once they decided to build a 14-story gravity building, painting it "go-away-blue" was the best option. There's just no way to theme a building that big without totally overshadowing Spaceship Earth.

Disney has been building similarly tall, and well themed, buildings for decades. They made a cost-cutting choice to leave the building un-themed. It's as simple as that.

A giant warehouse does overshadow Spaceship Earth. A competently designed gravity building would have complemented it and the rest of the park. Just as the other pavilions have done.
 
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Vegas Disney Fan

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Disney has been building similarly tall, and well themed, buildings for decades. They made a cost-cutting choice to leave the building un-themed. It's as simple as that.

A giant warehouse does overshadow Spaceship Earth. A competently designed gravity building would have complemented it and the rest of the park. Just as the other pavilions have done.

The only other building that’s comparable to this in scale is RnRs show building, and it’s not exactly hidden either. Tron is a smaller building and they still have complaints about the big ugly box.

Disney really only has three choices… 1) don’t build big coasters, 2) give up the indoor aspect and make something visible like Velocicoaster, or 3) build big ugly boxes and try to make them disappear with blue paint. No matter which they pick people will be unhappy.
 

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lazyboy97o

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The only other building that’s comparable to this in scale is RnRs show building, and it’s not exactly hidden either. Tron is a smaller building and they still have complaints about the big ugly box.

Disney really only has three choices… 1) don’t build big coasters, 2) give up the indoor aspect and make something visible like Velocicoaster, or 3) build big ugly boxes and try to make them disappear with blue paint. No matter which they pick people will be unhappy.
Building an aesthetically pleasing building is an option.
 

Vegas Disney Fan

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But an aesthetically pleasing building is an opinion.

No matter what they build, someone will be unhappy about it.
Which has to make Disney wonder if it’s worth the added expense.

Velocicoaster is being praised as the best ride in Florida… all while being a very visible coaster with no attempt to hide any of the supports or track, and ironically with the huge blue Harry Potter show building visible behind it. I find it hard to believe that hasn’t been brought up in the board room meetings at Disney. They are spending tens of millions trying to hide things and being crucified for it while the competition is being praised for not spending money trying to hide anything.
 
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UNCgolf

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I agree but it’s still going to be a huge visible building. I don’t mind how RnR looks, it’s very visible though… if you look.

Just like the Soarin building it blends into the background and most people probably never notice it unless they look for it.

RNRs building basically is themed, though -- they were lucky because the park was already designed to have giant soundstage warehouse buildings as part of the overall theme. It would be more noticeable/unsightly if it wasn't a previously established part of the park aesthetic.
 

UNCgolf

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Which has to make Disney wonder if it’s worth the added expense.

Velocicoaster is being praised as the best ride in Florida… all while being a very visible coaster with no attempt to hide any of the supports or track. I find it hard to believe that hasn’t been brought up in the board room meetings at Disney. They are spending tens of millions trying to hide things and being crucified for it while the competition is being praised for not spending money trying to hide anything.

That's already established at Universal, though. No one expects their parks to have hidden rides for the most part because they've had huge, unhidden coasters for a long time and have generally not been into fully theming areas from top to bottom. I think some people would complain if there was a huge coaster overhead at Diagon Alley, because that's a heavily themed area and the coaster would detract from the theming.

I personally think Velocicoaster is a bit of a disaster -- the JP area was probably the second best in the park outside of the two HP ones and Velocicoaster really detracts from it.

People have different expectations for Disney than they do for Universal. Of course there are people who couldn't care less about (or would even welcome) Disney building huge, unhidden coasters, but there are also a lot more people who would be upset about it than there are at Universal.
 

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