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Rumor Spaceship Earth Redo Shelved Indefinitely

the.dreamfinder

Well-Known Member
It was never confirmed by anyone that I saw. Lots of speculation.
There was a piece of concept art from the D23 presentation that features Moana.
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RSoxNo1

Well-Known Member
There was a piece of concept art from the D23 presentation that features Moana.
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Moana was not mentioned, people inferred it. If you examine video of the manta ray that was shown you can see that the markings do differ from the ray in Moana. It doesn't mean it's not a Moana tie (as all other evidence points to that), but it's not a slam dunk.
 

the.dreamfinder

Well-Known Member
Moana was not mentioned, people inferred it. If you examine video of the manta ray that was shown you can see that the markings do differ from the ray in Moana. It doesn't mean it's not a Moana tie (as all other evidence points to that), but it's not a slam dunk.
The woman in the bottom left hand corner bears a striking resemblance to Moana and the ship resembles those from the film.
 

yensidtlaw1969

Well-Known Member
In the Parks
No
There was a piece of concept art from the D23 presentation that features Moana.
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Moana was not mentioned, people inferred it. If you examine video of the manta ray that was shown you can see that the markings do differ from the ray in Moana. It doesn't mean it's not a Moana tie (as all other evidence points to that), but it's not a slam dunk.
The woman in the bottom left hand corner bears a striking resemblance to Moana and the ship resembles those from the film.
At best they were intending to lead the guest to read the scene not as a depiction as a moment from Moana, but as a moment in human history that would serve as inspiration for the Disney Storytellers who would create Moana.

At worst they were genuinely believing this was enough to be able to fairly say "look, we didn't turn Spaceship Earth into a Look-and-Find of Disney Characters like we did at Disneyland's Small World", while knowing full well that most guests on the ride would point in this scene and say "Look! It's Moana!"
 

Mickey5150

Well-Known Member
That fit thematically fit in the park without detracting from it. The same cannot be said for the additions to EPCOT.
Adding Up characters to the bird show, adding characters to Rivers of Light, the Donald's Dino-Bash dance party in Dinoland, adding the Animation Experience at Rafiki's Planet Watch, or going further back the character meals at Tusker House. Disney has been adding IPs all over Animal Kingdom for years.
 

Magicart87

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Premium Member
Adding Up characters to the bird show, adding characters to Rivers of Light, the Donald's Dino-Bash dance party in Dinoland, adding the Animation Experience at Rafiki's Planet Watch, or going further back the character meals at Tusker House. Disney has been adding IPs all over Animal Kingdom for years.

Some more successful than others. Problem lies with their inability to know when it's a good decision or a bad one.
 

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
Adding Up characters to the bird show, adding characters to Rivers of Light, the Donald's Dino-Bash dance party in Dinoland, adding the Animation Experience at Rafiki's Planet Watch, or going further back the character meals at Tusker House. Disney has been adding IPs all over Animal Kingdom for years.
They have. And the first three have been embarrassing to disastrous.
 

HanSoloDolo

Active Member
It’s funny looking back. Didn’t Eisner day Iger would not succeed because he wasn’t creative enough? Then we go to Chapek who is the opposite of creative. I kind of think we wait for The next CEO to handle Our grand and miraculous spaceship.
 

Mickey5150

Well-Known Member
Some more successful than others. Problem lies with their inability to know when it's a good decision or a bad one.
I definitely don't agree with all the changes they have made but Animal Kingdom has become popular and they have been dumping more and more IPs into it. Unfortunately it seems Disney sees this and thinks let's do that everywhere, without regard for whether it is a good fit or not.
 

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