WDW Epcot: General Discussion

Discussion in 'Rest of the World Parks and Attractions' started by BigAl, 12th Nov 2012.

  1. BigAl

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    There's no topic for Epcot, so here we go! :p

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    I just posted over in the Magic Kingdom thread about the Starbucks that's opening there next year and Sceamscape also have details about an outlet for Epcot too:

    I'm not a fan of this idea at all. :/
     
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    This is a 30 page topic on Disney forums. It's like the world has ended.
     
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    Major American capitalist corporation signs deal with major American capitalist corporation. Who would have thought it?!
     
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  4. Sazzle

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    I really don't like this idea! Main Street should always honour the Disney thematics - such a shame!!

    Disneyland Paris at least has the decency to put Starbucks in Disney Village, and have Disney themed restaurants and eateries on their Main Street USA. Sad times :(!

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    I really see no problem with that, at least not 30 pages worth ::)

    Anyway, some concept art was released Friday regarding the update for Test Track. It looks absolutely stunning! Chevrolet Test Track

    Shame they have to have sponsorship, but such is the world.
     
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    Arguably, Disney's Main Street is about celebrating the 1920s, the golden age of American capitalism. Surely just having Disney's in-house eateries would be a bit of a monopoly...? That's not very American. ;)
     
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  7. Sazzle

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    No, but it sure looks good and makes it that extra bit magical without being poked in the face with high street brands ;).

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    It's an odd one really.

    Stick it in Adventureland or something, but not Main St USA.
     
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    Screamscape has some information regarding a new 'Oz' development for Epcot:
     
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    According to Inside the Magic, Epcot will announce a new attraction on Thursday.
     
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    Link to the article. Upgrades of ride hardware is always good news!
     
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    Shock news from Epcot!

    Also, I don't think Screamscape know what the phrase 'level the playing field' means...
     
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    Surely theu should be looking to do something with the Wonders of Life pavilion before closing others with little plans for replacement. With minimal attractions now in each of the pavilions, Future World is starting to look a bit empty...

    Journey into Imagination is no great loss though, although Captain EO has a lot of nostalgia attached to it. I'm yet to see the film, hopefully I will in Paris next year. But hopefully it'll be shown elsewhere within the resort rather than gone for good
     
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    It might be surrounded by nostalgia, but bloody hell it's crap...

    Do not get hyped for it...
     
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    Captain EO is possibly the strangest film I've ever seen. The 3D effects are amazing for a film of its age, but Michael Jackson as the lead role? :p
     
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    More (boring?) Soarin' news. :p

    Anyone know what the actual throughput of this thing is? Surprised it wasn't built with more theatres in the first place...
     
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    Put it this way - I rode Soarin at Epcot yesterday and the queue entrance stated 90 minutes, Fastpass was sold out I looked at the actual length and thought to myself "nah, there's no way that's 90 minutes". How wrong I was.

    That 90 mins actually kept increasing further and I wasn't timing, but it was probably a wait of around 2 hours to complete the whole ride. The issue I imagine is Disney's Fastpass policy - one of my flatmates is a ride op and told me that at peak times the ratio of Standby:Fastpass is 1:8. Only about 20 people from the standby queue were going through each cycle, so naturally what looked like a short line was actually only moving about 10 feet every 5 minutes.

    More theatres would be ideal... maybe one dedicated for Fastpass and 2 or three more that are mixed, but at present it just can't get through the guests fast enough. Cost is always an issue though unfortunately... even Disney have to budget at some point.
     
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    A construction update on the new restaurant in the Moroccan area of the park:

    And the pictures are here: Spice Road Table Construction

    The pictures don't really show off much in relation to the construction but they do show off little bits of the Moroccan area. Epcot is so stunning, I really need to go back! :(
     
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    Good, Maelstrom is dreadful.
     
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    The idea of a Frozen themed ride fills me with immense joy...

    It would even fit into the Norway area with rather minimal clashing...

    Just imagine them providing an immense sequence with 'Let It Go' blasting out several speakers... Offt...
     
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