I noticed no touch screens on the vehicles, good. I'll probably head to Epcot for a little bit in April to say goodbye one last time.Reposting this:
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I suspect there is going to be projection mapping everywhere in this ride after this redo. It seems to be Disney's go to trick for the last 6 years.So now Egypt will light up as a Christmas tree? Education light it thrown out of the globe. I don't care but why not retheme the park and not make it half baked Epcot.
I've always liked SE, one of my fav attractions.....BUT, on this past trip we rode it and it's finally feeling really outdated to me, for whatever reason. Just finally got old, I guess, especially doing the quiz on the vehicle's video screen. . So, i'm looking forward to the redo, just as a way to refresh my feelings for the attraction.....and I probably won't go back to Epcot until it, and the rest of the Future World redo, is finished. It's quite a mess at this stage of the game.I love spaceship earth, but it’s more than ready for this redo. The ride is a marvel and a classic, but it feels so tired. I don’t love the idea of incorporating IPs at all. But I am on board with the idea of “storytelling”. It feels more “human” than the concept of communication. I think it’s actually a really smart way to blend the new with the old, as they make Epcot more “Disney” or whatever they’re trying to sell us lol.
I’m happy they’re updating old scenes. I’m happy they’re replacing some with new scenes. Projections? All for it. I think we can move past the “projections aren’t creative” argument. Every attraction now will have some element of projections, and I have no doubt this ride will remain largely practical.
Im nervous, yes. But I’m excited anyway. Just please don’t let this take 2 years lol.
If that's true then all this refurb is is installing a bunch of projection mapping equipment and swiffering the place. I'd rather the ride stay closed and miss the 50th and get a real refurb. The track is in really bad shape right now.Grab your salt lick because in today's Disney Disney, Jim says the SSE redo will be open before the 50th (16 month refurb) at the latest and possibly as early as this winter.
If Disney won't invest the time and money into fixing the ride system then don't even bother.