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News Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind attraction confirmed for Epcot

The_Jobu

Well-Known Member
Ridiculous comment.

Looks like my opinion is the direction they are heading so I'll be there at Epcot enjoying the new experiences. What are you going to do?

Sit here and continue being right, I guess?

I'm glad you can finally enjoy Epcot now without that pesky theme in the way. Maybe one day they'll bulldoze world showcase to make room for more rides and characters for you.
 

thepirateking

Well-Known Member
So let's talk about the actual ride. From what I remember @marni1971 saying it seems like it will be a lot of endless queues and preshows with a very short show presence in the on-ride experience.

If this is true that is very disappointing. I think Guardians could be done well, and queues and preshows can be great, but I really don't want a RNRC type ride where you're flying by cutouts/screenz.

Give me animatronics (more than just Rocket), give me sets, give me something that looks great.

If the queue and preshows are in the gigantic Energy building, hopefully they include lots of cool scenes, AAs and effects. As some have said, queues are the new attractions. I'd rather spend time in looking at a nice scene in a queue than speeding by it at full speed. I wonder if the queue will be something like Universal has for the Jimmy Fallon ride. More of a place to hang out vs. waiting in a serpentine line?? I'm not sure an approach like that would work on something this scale (crowd-wise), but I have to hope it will be innovative. I hope they make good use of all that space.
 

Lora Baines Bradley

Well-Known Member
I can't speak for everyone else against this change, but for me, my main beef is where this is going and pretending you are adding something that is in line with the original purpose of EPCOT Center, when it obviously is not.

I don't have anything against GotG, in fact, I am a huge fan of the MCU and would have been ecstatic if this was going in RNRC. I was earnestly refreshing the Live Action panel today just for a snippet of Infinity War news.

The dislike towards this is mainly fueled by the fact that recent IP insertions into EPCOT have been lackluster. It's not in line with what EPCOT is about, which is why people on here are so upset.

I'm not in denial that this isn't happening. It is, for better or worse. But, like you said, I can dislike this news. I can post negatively about this news. That's the purpose of a discussion board like this one. For the record, I'm 17 years old. A target demographic. So I'm not pining for the good old days, because I never lived them. But I want to. I want to ride Horizons and get the sense of awe that everyone talks about. I want to ride the original Journey Into Imagination and feel like anything is possible. But I can't, and probably never will. I hope this ride will be good. I was very happy with the rest of the announcements today at D23, for the most part.

I just want to experience EPCOT Center one day, that's all.

I wasn't expecting this many likes from this post, thank you all! And I am now considered a well known member...o_O As a long time lurker (been browsing since I was 12) of these forums, getting that title is sort of surreal...:jawdrop:
 

HonorableMention

Well-Known Member
If the queue and preshows are in the gigantic Energy building, hopefully they include lots of cool scenes, AAs and effects. As some have said, queues are the new attractions. I'd rather spend time in looking at a nice scene in a queue than speeding by it at full speed. I wonder if the queue will be something like Universal has for the Jimmy Fallon ride. More of a place to hang out vs. waiting in a serpentine line?? I'm not sure an approach like that would work on something this scale (crowd-wise), but I have to hope it will be innovative. I hope they make good use of all that space.
I agree, but Disney could do something like Mummy or Gringotts where scenes are unfolding around you until you finally get to the thrilling parts. I am always okay with well themed queues and preshows, but the ride matters too.

On the topic, that concept art of Rocket and Groot next to the Milano is giving me serious Star Tours queue vibes.
 

Movielover

Well-Known Member
I don't know about the rest of you guys but I'm super excited for this! Can't wait to strut into EPCOT listening to that Awesome Mix!

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FettFan

Well-Known Member
I'm sure it will be great....but I have two concerns....
1. How exactly does Guardians of the Galaxy tie in to the theme of Energy? That's what UoE is supposed to be....Energy. The only reason it had dinosaurs in it for so long is because the primeval world scene was meant to be the birthplace of fossil fuels.

Speaking of dinosaurs...
2. Really not a fan of saying goodbye to the dinos. They've been an integral part of Epcot Center for 35 years, created from the same plans used for Ford's Magic Skyway at the 1964 World's Fair.
I hope they get re-homed at Dinoland USA. Maybe put in a gentle Omnimover ride for them as an alternative to loud and intense "Dinosaur!".


I am fully hoping for something at least a little bit educational here. I don't know, like have them on an Alternative Energy Adventure or something. Not just another damn thrill ride.
 

zakattack99

Well-Known Member
In the Parks
Yes
The only thing Peter Quill would be doing on a return trip to EPCOT is complaint to Guest Services about removing Harizons and the lack of Dream Finder.

On a side note very sad that we won't get our last ride in on either GMR or Ellen before they close. Was really hoping for a post labor day close for both attractions.
 

Riddick

Member
I'll reserve judgement on this, hopefully they can make it something special.
But Disney better not close anymore rides during October, it's getting a little ridiculous...
 

AquaDuck

Well-Known Member
This is great news. Current ride is a joke. I, as well as millions of others, love Guardians and will be fun to experience a new attraction based on their IP. It's not 1986 anymore. I was there as a 6 year old and it was neat but we have to move on with the changing times and environments kids are growing up in today. This, along with Ratatouille will get me to spend MORE time in Epcot in the future. Redo Imagination finally as well already.
I think this might be the most offensive thing I've ever read on WDWMagic
 

FettFan

Well-Known Member
Dinoland in AK. Enclose an area around the MK railroad track and put in dinosaurs, like DL. Two ideas that come to mind.

Dinoland would be the best option, as an omnimover or a boat ride featuring the classic dinos would give folks a gentle alternative to the loud and rough "Dinosaur!"....something where the kids could see dinosaurs but without that pesky 48" height requirement.
 

Hakunamatata

Wake me up when its over
Premium Member
Glad it's there and not Tower of Terror. Sad to see Universe of Energy go, but the Ellen ride never did too much for me.
They could have taken the whole Ellen theme out, put benches in the Dino areas and made it a walk through attraction and I would have been perfectly fine with it. This attraction, SSE and Journey blew me away when I was a sophomore in high school. I know things need to change bu this park is nothing like the park that I stood in awe of back in the late 80s.
 

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