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Epcot82Guy

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Not sure if this has been suggested before in the course of these color updates, but is it out of the question that these new bright plain colored walls could be the canvas for continuous nighttime projection mapping throughout the whole land? Tree of Life has proven that something like this could be possible. Can you imagine what an amazing update that would be for the 50th anniversary?
That was my initial thought. But, it sort of defeats the point of projection mapping. The maps are being displayed on visually intricate, interesting pieces (think the Castle, Main Street Buildings, SSE, the carved Tree of Life, etc.). That way, they are interesting in the light, and the effect is how you are able to transform that visually interesting (and physically complex) surface into something totally different. If you do it on a flat or simple surface, it's just projection.

If they wanted this, I would actually suggest the more streamlined white and blue palette would be the way to go - making the colors happen via projection.

Not saying that to flame or correct you at all! It was my reaction as well. It just seems a very odd choice given how odd it would look during the day just to support an effect at night.
 

ObscurityPoint

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Which I guess is kind of fitting, considering that it's an ice cream shop.


By "the 2055 concept", do you mean when they painted it all in brown and bronze? Because to be honest, I thought the repainted Space Mountain looked ugly. I'm sorry, but it looked like somebody threw up on it...

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No that Space Mountain looks terrible! I’m referring to more the idea of an intergalactic space port with robots and aliens as opposed to the original idea that was sort of like a preview of what EPCOT would become. I like the idea of them tying Tomorrowland together with a more cohesive story like they tried to do at DLP. So keep the idea alive but definitely incorporate a much sleeker, clean futuristic design.
 

rreading

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I've felt that way since D23 2015/2017. Things were starting to sound better, like they realized they needed to expand, etc ... I had hoped maybe they finally "got it". They realized Stitch wasn't working. Yet here we are, just a bunch of painted buildings, Stitch replacement in limbo for years ... but hey, let's add Tron! (And I'm not against Tron like some ... but that doesn't "fix" the land)

So once again, they prove to me they don't get it. No, not everything can happen overnight, but their inability to move a little faster and make a decision is sad. And they shouldn't have cut the MK theater. They also haven't instilled much hope in me with the mess that is Epcot and DHS, who still needs SO much more. Meanwhile, Disneyland fans can cheer and be happy, they get a Mickey ride replacing a gift shop. Our signature park attraction was gutted. That says it all to me they still don't get it. People really want to know why we're so jaded? I was trying so hard to give them the benefit of the doubt. I can't.
It seems to me that they do get it...but what do they do with it?

They apparently looked pretty thoroughly at the idea of squeezing something (sugar rush?) into Stitch but apparently didn't think that it would work (not worth the money?/wouldn't get return visits?/capacity was meager?/technology wouldn't work?). While maybe Monsters doesn't fit the theme, it's popular and a people eater - my kids enjoy it and have never quibbled about thematic consistency; if I were not on this board, I wouldn't think it out of place either. COP is a really nice piece of history. Peoplemover is great. And Buzz is what it is.

It would be nice to upgrade the Tommorowland Speedway to electric but I expect that there are logistical reasons besides $$ that preclude changing.

Adding Tron is an addition; it's not the addition that I would prefer. The MK theater was a great suggestion that I am disappointed they axed. While $$ was probably the primary issue, the logistics of developing the area for thematic consistency may have been more that they were prepared for.

tldr: if I had unlimited $$ (which they really do), I am not sure what I would do with the Stitch space either
 

Sonconato

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I've felt that way since D23 2015/2017. Things were starting to sound better, like they realized they needed to expand, etc ... I had hoped maybe they finally "got it". They realized Stitch wasn't working. Yet here we are, just a bunch of painted buildings, Stitch replacement in limbo for years ... but hey, let's add Tron! (And I'm not against Tron like some ... but that doesn't "fix" the land)

So once again, they prove to me they don't get it. No, not everything can happen overnight, but their inability to move a little faster and make a decision is sad. And they shouldn't have cut the MK theater. They also haven't instilled much hope in me with the mess that is Epcot and DHS, who still needs SO much more. Meanwhile, Disneyland fans can cheer and be happy, they get a Mickey ride replacing a gift shop. Our signature park attraction was gutted. That says it all to me they still don't get it. People really want to know why we're so jaded? I was trying so hard to give them the benefit of the doubt. I can't.
Your response went right to the heart of how I feel. I was looking forward to the MK theater and every time I go by the old Mission to Mars/Stitch I get sad. I better start looking at some of my Animal Kingdom photos to get me out of my blue funk.
 

trainplane3

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999th Happy Haunt

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Some views of the new paint in TL as of today:
Gotta say as much of a mish-mash it is right now, the bright colors look nice. Just gotta fix up the area by the hub to make it all the same theme (you know, less "alien").
Not going to lie, I’m kind of digging it.
 

Darth Snips

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It looks like these really bright colors are limited to the Speedway/Cosmic Ray's area right now. Maybe they're using these colors to soften the transition from Tomorrowland to Fantasyland? Regardless, I like the splash of colors. Can't wait to see how this turns out!
 

BoarderPhreak

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I don't know what the heck they're doing with the teal and orange and peach currently, and I suspect they don't either (yet)... Clarly trying to capture that 50s SciFi and art deco vibe, but it's not working. It's horrible, and recalls that nastiness over on Innoventions, a.k.a. Sherwin Williams Barf.
 

trainplane3

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It’s not exactly how I envisaged the overall aesthetic to end up, but you can start to see the intent and direction.
Same here. I was expecting it to be all white and blue like you hinted towards. Obviously something changed at some point. I'm just hoping they aren't forgetting the "main" entrance to the land. And some overall signage tweaks.
 

Notes from Neverland

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I'll reserve judgement until it's clear whether they're bringing a cohesive look to the land or if it becomes clear this is one of those "some color here or there" types of plans.
 

Kman101

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Some views of the new paint in TL as of today:
Gotta say as much of a mish-mash it is right now, the bright colors look nice. Just gotta fix up the area by the hub to make it all the same theme (you know, less "alien").
I like a lot of it, again, in isolation. But what's the goal with all the random painting? I get it's because they are spreading out the "makeover" over several years here, so it's all piecemeal, and I know Martin and others have hinted at the goal, but it still seems like just such a mish-mash (like you said) ... But all the different pops of color is nice, I guess. I think white with some accent colors works fine, and I guess that's sort of what they're doing. IDK. I'm just not really getting it, I guess. (It also doesn't help the entrance is unfinished, the paint on the rocks is fading, we have a new/old Monsters Inc sign, but Stitch remains the same, then you have Buzz and the metal stuff all over ...)
 
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