News Remy's Ratatouille Adventure coming to Epcot

Bender123

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It makes no sense to say that they can't open it this year because the crews are furloughed. They decide who is furloughed, so the causation would run the other way. The ride can't open until Christmas or next year, so there is no reason to bring back the crews until closer to that time.

Why would you even bother wasting an opening right now, anyway? Until the parks can return to full capacity, having an opening would be a waste of a marketing event and short term attendance boost. Im sure there are some furloughs with the construction, but Im also guessing the goal of getting it open ASAP isnt really a priority, when it wont really impact attendance/capacity in the near future. Operating it will just be another cost that isnt really getting a return. Its better off, financially and operationally to limp it to completion and mothball it for a year for a better launch window.

I dont think any "new" project will be opening before a full opening and return. It just doesnt make a lot of business sense to that.
 

_caleb

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Why would you even bother wasting an opening right now, anyway? Until the parks can return to full capacity, having an opening would be a waste of a marketing event and short term attendance boost. Im sure there are some furloughs with the construction, but Im also guessing the goal of getting it open ASAP isnt really a priority, when it wont really impact attendance/capacity in the near future. Operating it will just be another cost that isnt really getting a return. Its better off, financially and operationally to limp it to completion and mothball it for a year for a better launch window.

I dont think any "new" project will be opening before a full opening and return. It just doesnt make a lot of business sense to that.
Right. That's what we've all been saying on this thread for some time now.

I'm hoping they take advantage of this "breathing room" between project completion and opening to work out all the bugs rather than beta test with people who pay to ride a ride that's advertised as being open.
 

Ldno

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Now that we know that Disney is basing their guidelines off the CDC who knows when it will be at full capacity, hell it might be well into Late 2021 at this rate, they clearly just ignored Florida’s 75% and went above them playing safe, so it wouldn’t really matter if they opened the ride or not.

The thing with this pandemic is that no one sees the exit light out of this and believe me, my anxiety is killing me, but even if they go as planned with guardians and Tron, it wouldn’t really matter anyways, since if Disney is going off the CDC, that 25% capacity rule will not change no matter if Florida returns to 100% well into Spring/summer, therefore the problem will Still stand in regards to fighting for capacity and availability.

With online schooling and kids having tablets/latpops and iPads for their classrooms, it makes it flexible for them to be in a position to “skip” school and be absent since they can catch up with pre recordings But show up in the morning for check in.

Quite honestly Disney has been doing random things with their Disney Parks channel like the the “projection” announcement for Christmas. No need for a huge press conference, since it’s clear they are just mitigating everything to the blogs channel, twitter and official youtube channel
 

ImperfectPixie

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Interesting to see that they seem to have gone with imitation gold paint as a base for the gold leaf! Some like to use red, and some others chrome yellow, and of course, some imitation gold. Some say red helps the gold leaf "stick better", but I think that's hogwash. Under colors *can* slightly shift the color of the gold leaf, but it's subtle enough that most don't notice.
 

Surferboy567

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Don’t know where to say this but I’ll drop it here.

I cannot verify this as I am not in the park right now but my brother apparently said he saw Bob Chapek and possibly Josh? Walking around Epcot.

Again, unverified since I cannot confirm and don’t have pictures.
 

nickys

Premium Member
Don’t know where to say this but I’ll drop it here.

I cannot verify this as I am not in the park right now but my brother apparently said he saw Bob Chapek and possibly Josh? Walking around Epcot.

Again, unverified since I cannot confirm and don’t have pictures.
Josh was there whilst the termination calls were happening and was still there a week or so ago so it wouldn’t surprise me. Not really surprising since DL is closed.
 

_caleb

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Don’t know where to say this but I’ll drop it here.

I cannot verify this as I am not in the park right now but my brother apparently said he saw Bob Chapek and possibly Josh? Walking around Epcot.

Again, unverified since I cannot confirm and don’t have pictures.
Chapek just wanted to get a cronut.
 
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DCBaker

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