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@marni1971 correct me if I'm wrong - but I thought you said somewhere else that this light thingy wasn't IP being added to SSE and that you'd elaborate... Any insights you can share?I'm not thrilled and have been mad regarding SSE. As soon as I saw the Polynesian scene...that's the freaking eagle ray that is Moana's grandmother reincarnated. They aren't kidding me, they're going to ruin it with freaking IP.
Not as much as I could have been. I found out about the redressed scenes a few weeks back.
I don’t know a lot about this. I understand the light thingy is more like a new host as opposed to an IP infusion.
There were rumors of expanding the track, perhaps for a new scene one, final scene, or both. With the losses Epcot has had I mentioned long ago how this ride could easily become a sort of mission statement attraction that loosens its theme and incorporates some bits from UOE and Horizons which still seems possible from the new storytelling perspective.Perhaps that is will load and unload will be reacted to? The back of SSE in this new building?
An earlier design circa 2016 had the queue entrance at the rear - that would be about where the pathway in the shade is. This led directly to today’s entrance. However I now understand there should be an interior preshow and queue for the new version. Where this actual entrance will be I don’t know.Question remains- is this an indoor queue or just exit only?
Seems I wasn't too far off the mark here...Pure speculation, but I could see them pivoting away from communication as technology and changing the emphasis to the global community, the world coming together a la world Showcase. It seems like (based on interviews I've seen) they still somewhat understand that element of the park, even if the whole future world concept is lost in them.
I don’t know about the rest of you but I’ve been around here long enough to be able to translate Disney PR bull$#!+ into reality.
For example, from their Epcot Press Release talking about the new 3 story platform l: “It will provide a stunning elevated view of the entire park and an ideal spot to witness Epcot’s nighttime spectacular.” Actually means “it will provide an economical way for us to maximize the revenue from unannounced fireworks dessert parties”
Back to SSE, they are gently breaking the news that they will be changing the theme of SSE to make it more palatable to add IP.
Communication to storytelling is an easy step and hey you know what goes with storytelling? Our library of movies!
I think you are absolutely on to something with the dessert parties, and if not dessert parties, I suspect the top floor will be monetized in a way that encourages exclusivity in its use.
Not sure about TDO adding IPs to SSE. I didn't see that in the presentation, and am slightly optimistic about the project. However, I took note that Chapek was very cautious while talking about changes to SSE and used encourable language to preface any change he was about to announce. His uncomfortable vibe with that portion of the presentation made me a little cautious about the future of SSE. In other words, I didn't see IPs in the presentation, so I will not jump to conclusions until I see more evidence; however, I would not be shocked in the least if there is IP inclusion.
Trust me that they may not have plans to add IP on this iteration but it’s a stepping stone. This was an easy transition and down the road it’ll be an easy transition to add IP to a ride that’s about storytelling.
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