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Brazil World Showcase Pavilion?

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  1. Nick

    Nick Staff Member Moderator

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    Supposedly site prep will begin this year on the future site of Brazil.
     
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    Hmm curious if a ride will come with it or not
     
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    Nick Staff Member Moderator

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    Second year. Very unique festival from the bunch. Here's the thread we had on it here with reviews and such last year if you wish to read: 2017 International Festival of the Arts at Epcot | Inside Universal Forums

    Latest i've heard is no, sadly. It's sort of silly since - if they do build this thing - why not build a ride to go along with it while you're at it? Could have to do with the sponsor they have only giving a certain amount of money, but then that again goes back to Disney just being cheap.
     
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    The middle ground between light and shadow...
    I mean, I'm hungry enough for a new World Showcase pavilion that I'll take one without a ride... but it really should have a ride. I'm curious why Disney would even bother without one. They think a restaurant and a shop or two are going to move the needle?

    If Brazil is the country, I wish they would revive the suspended tram rain forest concept from the old Venezuela plans...
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    Nick Staff Member Moderator

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    I personally think it's stupid to even plan a new country without a ride given the way that theme park lands are constructed these days. Not that a WS Pavilion is a full on "land", but you get what I mean.

    As to why they would do it though? Easy. They have a sponsor that is willing to fund the majority of it. They'd be stupid to turn that down. The reason we aren't getting a ride though is because of WDI overspending though. They went over-budget on planning of the actual pavilion itself (like normal) and the ride that was originally supposed to be a part of the pavilion got cut.
     
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    Stuff like this is really maddening to me. Why is the company content to let WDI continue to just throw money away via inefficiency and bloated overhead?
     
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    Easy cheap attraction for Brazil.....A small plot of artificial grass, a goal in the shape of mouse ears, and a soccer ball. ;) it hits all the wants & desires of Disney fans, namely....*Interactivity *Real props *Thrill of scoring *No Screens....translates into a 5 star attraction....probably have to Fastpass Plus it, though.
     
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    Kings Island(and others I'd assume) beat them to it.


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    Politics. Engrained culture. Cult of personality. Etc.
     
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    The hell is this?
     
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    Concept Art of one of Epcot's once proposed pavilions, which lies in the list of once proposed pavilions including Spain, Aussie, UAE, and a few others. From what I gather, that is one of the concept art pieces that would've been apart of a Cable Car attraction.
     
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    Correct. Concept art for the proposed Venezuela pavilion.
     
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    Oh, btw, the rumored sponsor of a Brazil pavilion is Embraer.
     
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    If true, I wonder if maybe a Soarin sponsorship is included?
     
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    There was enough conversation recently and throughout the entirety of the Epcot thread that it's about time we gave this a dedicated thread.

    I dug this up from the old "State of Epcot" thread - I posted it back in March. This shows some slightly old, blue-sky Brazil concept art. This was leaked in 2014...

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    Yeah, like that, except not like that
     
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    As I said, early blue sky concept. Who knows what it looks like know.
     
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    Would Disney really put a giant Jesus in it's park? I mean, I know it's Rio's main landmark, but I just see this causing more controversy than it's worth.
     
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    I don't think you can do Brazil without building a replica of the Christ the Redeemer statue, personally.

    Remember, WS Pavilions were originally intended to inform/give people a taste of other countries. Hell, multiple countries have churches. Sure a giant Jesus is potentially risky, but it's true to life and it's the most iconic thing in Brazil. It'd be like building France without the Eiffel Tower.
     
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    I agree, I'm just surprised. Disney has been pretty "PC" about religion in the past. Are there any other religious depictions/writings in the park that I'm not aware of?
     
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