I'm withholding final judgement until they fire up the camouflage fountains - but I'm not hopeful they can do much to hide these monstrosities.The Epcot lagoon now looks like a landfill. Way to go Disney!
I’ve finally seen scale. These barges are huge. I hope that they come with it with this show. That could be the only justification for having attack boats and the ring from Contact in the middle.
Visited all 4 parks last Thu-Sun...”dumbed down” was rampant
30? You’re more generous than I am, I would have said 15 years. Or even 10 years.
IIRC, insiders have said when the show was designed the plan was to bring out the barges each evening, like the Globe was in ROE. That plan was changed but things were already well underway.Such a horrible way to implement a new show. At MK they attempted to hide the DLP projectors for the castle as well as having the fireworks hidden either on roofs or behind the park. Here they stick it in our face and ruin the view. I've seen videos of them testing the fountains and hate to say, but it was a joke at the time.
It would have been easy for them to pour concrete pylons in the lagoon under water, and drop-in install a raise/lower modular show platform that could support shows like World of Color. Re-use the platform for new custom EPCOT shows. How much $$$ would that have saved?!? Not to mention it could be hidden at all times except when raised for maintenance, and even then we're talking a few feet above the water. For the shows, all we'd see are the small flat fireworks barges for the night that could be brought as before. Can still run fountains from this platform during the day.
This is so over the top in design as others have pointed out, for 15 minutes. Maybe it's not too late to get their money back on those barges?
When the show kicks off will it be visible to the ISS? With all that hardware I expect a lot of brightness.We came in first from the Imagination side, and (a few nights later) the middle. That first impression when walking from the Imag side is/was absolutely visually jarring for me. As I’ve said, I wasn’t even looking for them but they immediately grabbed my eye.
Great for 15 minutes does not cancel out being an eyesore for the other 23 hours and 45 minutes.
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