1. Welcome to the Inside Universal Forums! Make sure to sign up and join the community! It's fast, free, and easy! DO IT!

Epcot Overhaul

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

  1. Legacy

    Legacy Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2015
    Messages:
    2,972
    Likes Received:
    9,295
    -_-

    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).
     
    therock and belloq87 like this.
  2. Alicia

    Alicia Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2014
    Messages:
    5,543
    Likes Received:
    17,469
    Location:
    Orlando
    Maybe we'll finally get the space station scene at the end if they use mapping effects to create it realistically?
     
  3. belloq87

    belloq87 Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2009
    Messages:
    1,822
    Likes Received:
    3,345
    Location:
    The middle ground between light and shadow...
    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

    Alicia Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2014
    Messages:
    5,543
    Likes Received:
    17,469
    Location:
    Orlando
    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.
     
    WowFactor, therock and Cheezbat like this.
  5. Disneyhead

    Disneyhead Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2008
    Messages:
    9,440
    Likes Received:
    15,499
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    It's a shame Alan Rickman passed away, he would have been a great narrator. Disney will probably use "The Rock".
     
    Freak, Joel, HPFred and 4 others like this.
  6. LieutLaww

    LieutLaww Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2015
    Messages:
    1,032
    Likes Received:
    909
    Location:
    UK
    David Attenborough would be a good choice too before we lose him.
     
    Joel and Disneyhead like this.
  7. DuelingDragonskid

    DuelingDragonskid Rookie

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2017
    Messages:
    255
    Likes Received:
    170
    Morgan Freemen?
     
  8. belloq87

    belloq87 Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2009
    Messages:
    1,822
    Likes Received:
    3,345
    Location:
    The middle ground between light and shadow...
    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.
     
  9. ChrisFL

    ChrisFL Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2010
    Messages:
    1,047
    Likes Received:
    628
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    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!
     
    Cheezbat likes this.
  10. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2013
    Messages:
    13,382
    Likes Received:
    18,564
    Location:
    Pittsburgh area
    The post industrial scenes are the weakest scenes on the ride. I'll welcome a change on them.
     
    Yabbadabba Doh likes this.
  11. Cheezbat

    Cheezbat Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2013
    Messages:
    1,291
    Likes Received:
    987
    Location:
    Orlando Florida
    Patrick Stewart all the way. He’s my number one choice.
     
    OhHaiInternet95 likes this.
  12. WebHead1138

    WebHead1138 Rookie

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2017
    Messages:
    270
    Likes Received:
    237
    James Earl Jones would be my choice
     
  13. Brian G.

    Brian G. Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Messages:
    17,309
    Likes Received:
    14,932
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    I choose John Malkovich.
     
    n i c k and alomar like this.
  14. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2013
    Messages:
    13,382
    Likes Received:
    18,564
    Location:
    Pittsburgh area
    Alicia Stella is in training for the narrator's job. Podcasts & VLOGS Step One and two. :)
     
    AlexanderMBush and Alicia like this.
  15. OhHaiInternet95

    OhHaiInternet95 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2017
    Messages:
    858
    Likes Received:
    866
    Gilbert Gotfried :bolt::grin:
     
    Scott W. and Coolbfitz like this.
  16. Alicia

    Alicia Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2014
    Messages:
    5,543
    Likes Received:
    17,469
    Location:
    Orlando
    Spaceship Earth: Under New Management
     
    Coolbfitz, ChristopherSE and Mad Dog like this.
  17. Imperius

    Imperius Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2015
    Messages:
    2,215
    Likes Received:
    3,310
    Neil Degrasse Tyson
     
    alomar likes this.
  18. Teebin

    Teebin Legendary Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2009
    Messages:
    18,601
    Likes Received:
    14,200
    Location:
    North of the Wall
    Is there the remotest chance they will replace the ride system with something more smooth and less clanky?
     
  19. Alicia

    Alicia Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2014
    Messages:
    5,543
    Likes Received:
    17,469
    Location:
    Orlando
    The article says a possible retrack would be part of it, explaining the extended downtime.
     
  20. JoeCamel

    JoeCamel Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2015
    Messages:
    3,760
    Likes Received:
    5,072
    Location:
    Ever Lurking
    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.
     

Share This Page