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News Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind attraction confirmed for Epcot

mightynine

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Note the brand name and logo of the blue sheathing material is blurred out in every single picture. You might think it was for artistic effect, but then you see it continued into all of thr pictures.

Legal and Marketing must have had their way with everything involved in this PR event. Nothing at all in these posts are organic or genuine.

That, or they accidentally turned on portrait mode.

Up next, a close-up look at the stunning metal bars used in the queue to keep the line moving. As you know, metal bars have been used for decades in Disney Parks to move the magic along.....
 

mitchk

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Magicart87

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I wish Zach Riddley wasn't the mouthpiece for everything Disney is doing in Epcot. I get why (sort of ) just that if they want to go full "inclusion" let some other imagineers get a word in edgewise.
 

J4546

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is it the facade work itself or just that its being shown on instagram thats got people upset? I get that these are small things, but still a direct source of insider information sharing upclose pictures of work being done....I dont get why so negative? I like the way it looks btw, I didnt even know there was a greeter station up front so Im interested to see what thats gonna look like as well. I really wanna see the ship soon!
 

HauntedPirate

Park nostalgist
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Don't know what's more confusing, why Disney chose to post a picture of a few metal slabs or the fact that the Disney community is setting itself on fire (once again) because Disney chose to post a picture of a few metal slabs.
I’d call them “unnecessary, self-congratulating, vapid Instagram posts generated by the PR department”. But that’s just my $2 (it used to be 2 cents, but between Disney price increases and inflation, I’ve had to adjust… 😉😂). It’s still just 10 pounds of crap in a 5 pound bag, complete with a THE Zach bow on it all.
 

gorillaball

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He doesn’t think it is actually possible to rotate the cars with any sort of precision while the train is moving at more than a slow speed.
It's been done - Time Traveler at Silver Dollar City has been open several years - Rotations at high speed. No show scenes, but that's not the subject matter Hawg G thinks can't happen.
 

HauntedPirate

Park nostalgist
Premium Member
Note the brand name and logo of the blue sheathing material is blurred out in every single picture. You might think it was for artistic effect, but then you see it continued into all of thr pictures.

Legal and Marketing must have had their way with everything involved in this PR event. Nothing at all in these posts are organic or genuine.
Obviously Di$ney doesn’t have a sponsorship agreement with the company, so a fuzzed-out-name it is. Can’t be giving away free advertising like that, you know.

These posts by THE Zach are nothing but PR fluff. The post that included the “editor’s comments” kind of gave it away (not that many around here didn’t already figure it out).
 

lazyboy97o

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is it the facade work itself or just that its being shown on instagram thats got people upset? I get that these are small things, but still a direct source of insider information sharing upclose pictures of work being done....I dont get why so negative? I like the way it looks btw, I didnt even know there was a greeter station up front so Im interested to see what thats gonna look like as well. I really wanna see the ship soon!
What insider information was shared? It’s a completely fake, nonsensical set of photos that present a false image that hides the people actually doing the work while likely now making that work more difficult.
 

tommyhawkins

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Here's a one second clip of what was shown at IAAPA today with cars running on the track -

Yeah, I breakdown the implications for throughput now its confirmed to be trains - this is good news. it will be a total people eater and not another Rise/SlinkyDog


It has also had an effect on my model as I have managed to drop the Launch speed down to 45mph, it maybe can go even slower. Also had to put trims on the Helix after the second lift zone because it was absolutely hauling (55mph+)
 

SplashZander

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Yeah, I breakdown the implications for throughput now its confirmed to be trains - this is good news. it will be a total people eater and not another Rise/SlinkyDog


It has also had an effect on my model as I have managed to drop the Launch speed down to 45mph, it maybe can go even slower. Also had to put trims on the Helix after the second lift zone because it was absolutely hauling (55mph+)
I thought we've known they were 4 car trains for years now?
 

ifan

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I have no construction background, but I did work for an Apple store many, many years ago that used similar metal panels on the exterior. They were imported from Japan, and even though they had used similar ones at other stores around the world, something unexpected happened a few weeks prior to a new flagship store opening. A few days/weeks after being exposed to the summer sun, they started to discolor. Apple had to delay the store opening by over three months after already onboarding all the new employees, and it cost them several million dollars to replace the panels. The panels came in via boat across the Pacific Ocean.

I'm curious to know how these panels will hold up in the harsh Florida sun and if Disney can avoid the same mistake Apple made. I do love the look of them. Peeling the protective layer now to ensure they can handle the elements is probably a smart decision.
 

lazyboy97o

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I have no construction background, but I did work for an Apple store many, many years ago that used similar metal panels on the exterior. They were imported from Japan, and even though they had used similar ones at other stores around the world, something unexpected happened a few weeks prior to a new flagship store opening. A few days/weeks after being exposed to the summer sun, they started to discolor. Apple had to delay the store opening by over three months after already onboarding all the new employees, and it cost them several million dollars to replace the panels. The panels came in via boat across the Pacific Ocean.

I'm curious to know how these panels will hold up in the harsh Florida sun and if Disney can avoid the same mistake Apple made. I do love the look of them. Peeling the protective layer now to ensure they can handle the elements is probably a smart decision.
They are metal composite panels similar to those on Spaceship Earth.
 

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