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Epcot Overhaul (General Discussion)

Discussion in 'Epcot' started by Brian G., Jul 15, 2017.

  1. Legacy

    Legacy Veteran Member

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    Projection mapping on the dome feels wholly unnecessary.

    The more they try to "update" this ride, the kitschier it gets. The "original" had such a timeless simplicity to it. The most they ever should have done is improve some of the full-body animatronics (Greece, specifically) and modernize tech (4K projection and digital audio).
     
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  2. Alicia

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    Maybe we'll finally get the space station scene at the end if they use mapping effects to create it realistically?
     
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    This rumor scares me. I have absolutely no faith in a Chapek-managed team being able to do something that doesn't damage the ride, thematically or emotionally. Now, I think there is absolutely room to improve the attraction (the descent, in particular), but is Chapek going to do it right? I see no evidence to support the notion that he even knows what "doing it right" means.

    If they ruin this ride (my favorite in the park), I think I'll be done with Epcot for a long time.
     
  4. Alicia

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    I’ve been fine with every interation of the ride so far. I want to believe this is the one attraction that I can trust will be updated with the utmost respect to its history and importance to the park.

    Plus, literally anything would have to be better than the annoying cartoons for the descent.
     
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    It's a shame Alan Rickman passed away, he would have been a great narrator. Disney will probably use "The Rock".
     
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    David Attenborough would be a good choice too before we lose him.
     
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    Morgan Freemen?
     
  8. belloq87

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    I want to believe that, too. But "respect to its history and importance to the park" is a phrase I believe would be totally foreign to the people currently making the decisions.
     
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    Technically "Tomorrow's child" was no longer there during the Jeremy Irons version, but it did have actual scenes, etc.

    My choices for narrator:

    Patrick Stewart
    Neil Degrasse Tyson
    whoever narrated the original "Seas" movie from The Living Seas, she was brilliant!
     
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    The post industrial scenes are the weakest scenes on the ride. I'll welcome a change on them.
     
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    Patrick Stewart all the way. He’s my number one choice.
     
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    James Earl Jones would be my choice
     
  13. Brian G.

    Brian G. Staff Member Administrator

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    I choose John Malkovich.
     
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    Alicia Stella is in training for the narrator's job. Podcasts & VLOGS Step One and two. :)
     
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    Gilbert Gotfried :bolt::grin:
     
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    Spaceship Earth: Under New Management
     
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    Neil Degrasse Tyson
     
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    Is there the remotest chance they will replace the ride system with something more smooth and less clanky?
     
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    The article says a possible retrack would be part of it, explaining the extended downtime.
     
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    I would imagine that is a large part of this closure. That is 40 years of almost 365 days running. Has to be mostly worn out.
     

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