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Mission:Space update (confirmed)

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by BEARSHOUSE4, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. BEARSHOUSE4

    BEARSHOUSE4 Well-Known Member

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    UPDATED MARCH 23 2017:
    Mission SPACE closing for lengthy refurbishment this summer

    This is rumored to be the reason Splash Mtn is going down early. Also rumored to be the first of at least 5 or 6 imminent Epcot upgrades. I, for one will welcome any improvements to the dated graphics on this.
     
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  2. Gringrinngghost

    Gringrinngghost Well-Known Member

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    larandtra Well-Known Member

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    Epcot has a long list of things as has been documented in other threads by a couple of very respected posters. This is just the tip of the iceberg in the beginning of the revamp to Epcot.
     
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    Magic Feather Well-Known Member

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    While we could see a big refurb, it is not the reason for Splash going down early.
     
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    BEARSHOUSE4 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Just seems the Rat ride and UK addition getting all the attention....
     
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    BEARSHOUSE4 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Ok.....interesting thanks. Any hints what might be coming to M:S by way of upgrades?
     
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  7. MansionButler84

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    This may actually occur CONCURRENTLY with Splash. Splash closing this fall is due to a large project at MK in winter 2018.
     
  8. lazyboy97o

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    Disney expecting people to have plans made so far out when they do not is ridiculous.
     
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    They plan far out, just don't announce far out, and I agree it is unacceptable.

    Even more egregious are the DHS fireworks schedules. You have to plan the entire day over where you plan to be at night. If I want to book a sit-down at DHS before fireworks to avoid the cat food they serve at all of the QSRs, I have to book one and cross my fingers that they actually announce fireworks for that night 4 weeks out from my trip. By that point, it'll be too late to get a replacement ADR at Sci Fi or 50s.
     
  10. marni1971

    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    There's a chance MS could be done and dusted before Splash.

    The ride bit anyway.
     
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    What's Splash getting? Link?

    Agreed completely. I don't mind 180+10 for dining but they need to at least have park hours and nighttime shows nailed down at that point.
     
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    Is this refurb/upgrade/whatever we are calling a significant one that will take a good deal of time? Or is this one considered one of the smaller ones considering some of the other things that are supposedly happening in Epcot?

    Also, for a more general question, when a pavilion is being refurbed such as this one is, will the facade be included? Or is it mainly the ride and queue? I ask this because I assume the change that is rumored to be happening to the Energy Pavilion will presumably require cosmetic changes to the exterior of the structure, aside from a brand new ride mechanism/queue/etc.
     
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    Sorry if it's completely obvious, but what is the link between Splash and Misson: Space? Why would one being down have anything to do with the other?
     
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    Somewhat of a wild guess . . . but does this have anything to do with Pirates?
     
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    I'm not aware of Pirates work so soon. It'll get work eventually.
     
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    Last I heard, lots of backstage stuff will be moved along Caribbean Way in prep for future projects. Keep in mind that this isn't "just" behind Splash either.
     
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    Do we know if this Frontierland add is going to be IP based?

    Stupid question?
     
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    I'm confused myself. All I am getting from this is that something will close so something can be done about something because something else will become something or rather something else.
     
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    Both Splash Mountain and Mission Space are being considered for Guardians of the Galaxy overlays, in addition to Tower of Terror, it's a small world, Space Mountain and Rock n' Rollercoaster. I've also heard whispers that Guardians will make an appearance in Rivers of Light by 2021. Star Tours is also a candidate for Guardians once SWL is constructed. But all of this can only happen if they don't go through with the Guardians of the Galaxy 5th gate.

    I've said too much.
     
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