Rumor Spaceship Earth Redo Shelved Indefinitely

marni1971

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Sounds pretty cool but I think they made the right choice on this one.
It was my understanding the coaster was cut. There were to be three rides in the original land, no?
Yes. Originally 3 rides. Rapids River, Passage and the E.
 

spresso81

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In a word yes. Layout IIRC was similar to Grizzly at DCA but totally indoors. A dark rapids ride.
So Marni - We could have had a true E, E/D+ in FP and another D/D+ in this rapids ride???

Sadly we got a small E and C which to be honest are great. However, if we got the original ride list this would have been the best Disney park section in the US.
 

PBJelly

Premium Member
I was sad to know this refurbishment was going to happen for so long, after not being able to ride it due to the closure.

However, I'm looking forward to see where this refurbishment will go.
 

RSoxNo1

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A coaster style banshee chase through forests.
To be clear, this was cut VERY early on. This wasn't anything that was announced or even part of the leaked blueprints. Those blueprints leaked in October of 2012 and included the descriptions of the C-ticket boat ride and the E-ticket simulator.

Any coaster was presumably shelved prior to this. The announcement of the partnership with Cameron was in September of 2011, perhaps Martin would know if this was developed pre-Announcement from Disney (pre September 2011) or between the announcement and the leak?
 

marni1971

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To be clear, this was cut VERY early on. This wasn't anything that was announced or even part of the leaked blueprints. Those blueprints leaked in October of 2012 and included the descriptions of the C-ticket boat ride and the E-ticket simulator..
Obviously the plans including the rapids ride didn’t leak. The changes seem to have happened in 2012.

And my mistake, it wasn’t a clone of the DCA rapids ride layout.
 
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imagineer97

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So Marni - We could have had a true E, E/D+ in FP and another D/D+ in this rapids ride???

Sadly we got a small E and C which to be honest are great. However, if we got the original ride list this would have been the best Disney park section in the US.
I'm still mourning Beastly Kingdom 😢. That would have been the best Disney park section in the US in my opinion.
 

lazyboy97o

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To be clear, this was cut VERY early on. This wasn't anything that was announced or even part of the leaked blueprints. Those blueprints leaked in October of 2012 and included the descriptions of the C-ticket boat ride and the E-ticket simulator.

Any coaster was presumably shelved prior to this. The announcement of the partnership with Cameron was in September of 2011, perhaps Martin would know if this was developed pre-Announcement from Disney (pre September 2011) or between the announcement and the leak?
Cut is probably not even the right word. This would have been during Blue Sky and Concept Design, both of which occur before the serious Feasibility phase that results in the major green light.
 

RSoxNo1

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I'm still mourning Beastly Kingdom 😢. That would have been the best Disney park section in the US in my opinion.
Think about that though. If there was a Beastly Kingdom there likely would be no Everest, no Pandora and no Festival of the Lion King. The initial proposal for Beastly Kingdom was the unicorn maze and the dragon tower coaster, is that correct?
 
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