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Spaceship Earth Version 5.0

Discussion in 'Epcot' started by WAJAS98, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. WAJAS98

    WAJAS98 Veteran Member

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    So a focus on storytelling and getting rid of innovation and technology? Thoughts?




    I for one am most disappointed with this out of all the D23 announcements. I’m okay with everything else and excited for some of it, but not this. Spaceship Earth works because of its focus on communication and innovation. If you expand that breadth anymore, you get an attraction that won’t be able to cohesively tell it’s story. I wish all the luck to the imagineers who have to design this one. The execs won.
     
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    Brian G. Staff Member Administrator

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    There's not enough to really judge for me, but I do not want IPs touching this.
     
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    WAJAS98 Veteran Member

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    Didn’t we see the IP though? Those flying water rays from Moana were shown.
     
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    Yeah, but it doesn't look like Moana on the boat.
     
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    Not really. The thing in the sky was likely the new Storylight, and it didn't really look anything like the movie, aside from the canoe which were what South Pacific natives actually used.
     
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    Based on what was shown I got the impression that the only real changes are projections and projection mapping to "change and add to the story"... I could be wrong, but that's the overall vibe I got from it. Seems like they went with the most budget minded idea they could come up with to just say they "changed" the ride for the updated Epcot.
     
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    The middle ground between light and shadow...
    [​IMG]

    In all seriousness, they went to pains to say most of the scenes would be remaining, so that's positive.

    But I'm not unconcerned.
     
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    That's the impression I got. Enough pep to update certain scenes, add a new narrator, and maybe finished what they started from 2007. :lol:
     
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    Nick Staff Member Moderator

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    I have to admit, given their recent track record, I am a bit worried characters will somehow find their way into this. But based on the art they showed, I didn't see any characters and it looked fine, so i'm gonna stay hopeful about this project.

    Did they say when SSE is closing?
     
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    I wasn't watching and the concept art picture I saw was different, but yeah that does look like the ray from Moana. Maybe they'll mention the character in the ride but it will be generic Pacific Islanders in the scene?

    [​IMG]
     
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    Okay, that’s definitely based on the designs from Moana, whether or not the IP is explicitly mentioned.
     
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    It’s probably Moana. Especially since Moana will have an “attraction” right next to it.
     
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    Joe aka TestTrack321 Staff Member Moderator

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    On one hand communication is the original concept for this ride, so "story telling" does fit (remember all the books, alphabets, plays, etc).

    On the other hand this could be very very bad.
     
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    I feel like what they are referring to as “storytelling” and what SSE used to be themed to (“communication”) are, while seemingly similar, very different.
     
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    There’s no way Mr. Chapek is building a “story telling” themed ride and NOT including his favorite characters in it. This will follow through time, then will end with modern day Disney “story telling”. I’d put my money on it.
     
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    They are going to replace refurb the ride system right? How long has that thing been running without significant downtime?
     
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    If all they're doing to this ride is giving it some upgrades, great! If they're going to change most of the ride and include references to other Disney IPs, please NO. Don't ruin this ride.

    Also, please stay open until at least October. I'm going to be checking this out again next month, assuming it won't be closed.
     
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    If they add a more connected narrative with some effect upgrades and hopefully real stuff happening during the descent... I’m happy.
     
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    Homer Simpson and Bart are your guides through world history,,,,with a special guest appearance by Mel Brooks "It's good to be the King". ;):lol:
     
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    It can’t be any worse then what we have now
     

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