Seeing Squirt from Finding Nemo in the rockwork makes me wonder if this would have been better themed to just.....water-adjacent characters.
Also disturbing... this was posted just a page back!
well obviously... but the defenders of this project in this location kept saying it was an educational exhibit about the cycle of water... not a water play area or character meet end greet... as the project has proceeded it tends to look more like that Moana Splash Pad and Meet and Greet I was worried about... Even if it is a very bookish educational exhibit which it clearly isn't, I would still argue that this is a tone-deaf location selection... sadly.i get the point you are making. but it's themed to Moana, and those are Moana theming elements
No so sure that’s Squirt specifically versus just a sea turtle in general.Interesting that no one is acknowledging that the second showcases Squirt from Pixar’s Finding Nemo, which suggests a wider selection of IPs, perhaps a collection of water-related IPs, will be included, instead of just having Moana in isolation.
I don't believe the majority of people think the location is great. It obviously could and should have gone elsewhere since there's tons of other space that didn't intrude on the monorail ring. However, despite the fact that people repeat it ad nauseum, the splash pad / meet-and-greet comparison continues to be strange based on what we can glean thus far. I would say a much more apt comparison might be a pathed botanical garden, likely with several educational stations throughout and topiary / sculpture that depict characters from Disney IP. As far as we can see from the concept art, there only seem to be a couple of places where water is actually within reach of guests, and those locations don't seem to be architected to encourage or even allow a full soak. I would think they would want to discourage this kind of behavior (as well as in-attraction meet-and-greets) to prevent a queue-like backup. They want to move bodies through this thing.well obviously... but the defenders of this project in this location kept saying it was an educational exhibit about the cycle of water... not a water play area or character meet end greet... as the project has proceeded it tends to look more like that Moana Splash Pad and Meet and Greet I was worried about... Even if it is a very bookish educational exhibit which it clearly isn't, I would still argue that this is a tone-deaf location selection... sadly.
There are visuals in Singapore that are green while also appearing futuristicThe entire park and story is dated.
It's a future that never happened.
Modern areas - are not expanses of grey, barren concrete anymore.
(I know Epcot did have more greenery decades ago.)
Many modern plazas, and structures now have lots of natural looking areas.
I think of the High Line in New York City.
Yes, it's got elements "children will like" or rather recognize from the movie - as most areas of the parks have recognizable elements from Disney films.
As for how exciting you'll find this restful area, that's for you to judge personally.
It's not even completed yet.
Perhaps give it a chance and walk through it when it's done, instead of hating it on some principal that it shouldn't exist on some premise of Epcot that hasn't existed since the early 90's.
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