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News Reflections of Earth confirmed to be replaced by Harmonious

RSoxNo1

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A statement I couldn't agree more with.

"This park is dead"
I believe ahead of both the 2017 and 2019 D23 Expos I said to the friend that was with me, "Don't [mess] up Epcot, Don't [mess] up Epcot". I had been saying the park was dead well before this point, but the removal of Illuminations was the final nail in the coffin for me. I will now vehemently argue with anyone that says it's a good park.
 

mnelson3

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Ya it really does look like the screen is showing a fountain and I kind of hope it is. These look horrible so adding this will only be worse which makes it funnier I an odd/horrible way.

Yeah some type of covering or just black paint on the bottom half of each barge would definitely help. I thought maybe additional led panels could be added but that likely would have been installed backstage, plus there’s the HVAC systems which need good air flow.
 

DreamfinderGuy

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I believe ahead of both the 2017 and 2019 D23 Expos I said to the friend that was with me, "Don't [mess] up Epcot, Don't [mess] up Epcot". I had been saying the park was dead well before this point, but the removal of Illuminations was the final nail in the coffin for me. I will now vehemently argue with anyone that says it's a good park.
It'll be a good park eventually, par for the course even. It just won't be EPCOT.
 

skiir97

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This video is one of my favourites. I would have booed if I was there. 😅

Also interesting that it shows the 'compass' style centrepiece that was cut? Also the hint at drones which also seem to have been cut unless they are just keeping them very quiet?

A few years ago didn't they clear and flatten a piece of land backstage that was rumoured to be for drones? Looking at some more recent pictures it looks like that piece of land has been used for nothing so far.

 

cjkeating

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A few years ago didn't they clear and flatten a piece of land backstage that was rumoured to be for drones? Looking at some more recent pictures it looks like that piece of land has been used for nothing so far.

That land was used to build the tacos and stargate.

I believe drones would be launched from the lagoon to avoid them having to fly over anyone.
 

MisterPenguin

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A few years ago didn't they clear and flatten a piece of land backstage that was rumoured to be for drones? Looking at some more recent pictures it looks like that piece of land has been used for nothing so far.

It was full of staging for the barges for the past year.
 

mnelson3

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That land was used to build the tacos and stargate.

I believe drones would be launched from the lagoon to avoid them having to fly over anyone.

I think Martin said awhile back he’d like to see drones carry anything in the lake with the wind or breeze lol, so I think that idea is out. Even without drones carrying anything that wind going across the lake could be problematic. They could be use drones as a added effect rather than a main effect for the show where they could be used or not used weather and wind depending.
 

wdwmagic

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This video is one of my favourites. I would have booed if I was there. 😅

Also interesting that it shows the 'compass' style centrepiece that was cut? Also the hint at drones which also seem to have been cut unless they are just keeping them very quiet?
Yeah I think the drones are something that could fairly easily be added/removed depending on the money and the state of the tech at the time.
 

Unplugged

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I stayed off this thread to let "the dust settle" from barge deployment. After returning and reviewing the latest view of the barges on the lake, there is no debating that this is horrible. The screens look 8'-10' above the water line. Why aren't the screens along the side of the barges and only 18"-24" above the water line? The screens would (should) actually hide the majority of the barges, and moving them would not create wakes that would cause damage to the lower screens.

Ugh. Such a waste a great Vistas (the views, not the OS running the barges ;)). How many overpaid execs did it take to think of such an expensive disaster? I will go to my grave claiming they should have put in concrete pylons below the water and installed a World of Color-esque platform that is flexible and unobtrusive. I'd rather have water screens sprayed up from below for a rough video with heart then big LED TVs with detail sacrificing our day views.

Interesting how small the Electric Water Pagent towed barges are and how much joy it brings people, verse how massive these barges are and how many Internet complaints are already logged.
 

Father Robinson

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At this point I don't care what the show is, be it another Happily Ever After on WSL or not. I just HATE the fact that those massive show pieces are docked there during the day. If they could store them backstage or out of sight until needed, then fine, do what you want for the actual show. At this point I'd take a bad show at night rather than during the day. I seriously can't believe that in this day and age I even have to choose.
 

Bocabear

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This video is one of my favourites. I would have booed if I was there. 😅

Also interesting that it shows the 'compass' style centrepiece that was cut? Also the hint at drones which also seem to have been cut unless they are just keeping them very quiet?
There appears to be a huge open pad back by the Fireworks Marina area...Could this be the staging pad for the drones?
 

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