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P. 112: New Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind train photo!

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There have been some great new updates from Disney Parks today! First, check out some brand new footage of the prototype ride vehicles of Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT!

Zach Riddley from Walt Disney Imagineering has shared this new sneak peek at the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind coaster trains! https://www.instagram.com/p/CHN7LPLB_5C/ Here is

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I think the Mary Poppins attraction is more of a walkthrough attraction instead of a ride. At least that is how I am understanding the description.

 

Don't rain on my parade of a trackless dark ride through the Mary Poppins Universe complete with a Lin-Manuel Miranda animatronic!

 

I'm loving everything about this update. A lot of thought and care have clearly gone into the planning. Whenthis eventually gets completed, it should be pretty remarkable.

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At first I thought the Marry Poppins attraction was a "ride" but if it is a walk through of some sort that could potentially be really cool, and maybe even open much sooner that a full ride.

 

Also with this and the Moana water walk through I love the idea of there being just more things to do at Epcot that don't require a fastpass or advanced planning. Not knocking the fastpass system but I love just spontaneously wandering around that park and now there are two actual attractions specifically designed just for that, so I love the idea.

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NOPE on the spaceship earth remake. I like the original.

 

Spaceship Earth has been changed a number of times over the years. Which "original" version are you referring to?

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As for possible Poppins attraction...I am old and physically tire of walk-throughs, recently.

Rides are so much more fun and better IMhO. And a nice rest from (the heat) walking.

And the tech for them is getting so much better and better (i.e. trackless etc.)

 

Give me a ride from either movie (could they pull off both in one ride?) and I shall be happy.

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I still love the original. But the new one was really

amazing in scope and vision for continuation of MP.

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I feel like if they did something Mary Poppins themed, it would be blending the two movies together, since they are an original and a sequel.

 

Well for myself, it would a great tribute to both eras of the films. Us and the kids, LOL!

 

P.S. And I wanted to add, exactly for that "blend"... having the runaway carousel horses (film 1),

riding through that lamp lighters' number (film 2)? That would be awesome!

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^ There's so much happening in the next few years, I'm not surprised that they didn't mention a new country (i.e. Brazil, Rumor) for World Showcase, at this year's D23. There's always D23 in 2021 (and 2023) too.

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My two retro EPCOT books. The right one is 'slimmer' than the other. (o:

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Robb and I will be at Epcot all day today as part of a big media event celebrating the new Star Wars ride and the transformation coming to Epcot over the next few years. Keep an eye on our socials and later here for all the details!

 

PS - Super excited for my first fondue in a bread bowl of the season!

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Robb and I will be at Epcot all day today as part of a big media event celebrating the new Star Wars ride and the transformation coming to Epcot over the next few years. Keep an eye on our socials and later here for all the details!

 

PS - Super excited for my first fondue in a bread bowl of the season!

 

Can't wait to see what you experience over the next few days!

 

And now I'm craving fondue bread bowls!

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Any word on the timeline for Ratatouille? I’m headed to Disney in early June and am hoping both that and Runaway Railway will be open.

 

Well, you'll definitely get on Runaway Railway as that announced at March 4. Ratatouille is still just 'summer'.

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Spaceship Earth will be going down for its extended refurbishment as part of EPCOT's new transformation starting on May 26th.

 

https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/02/the-reimagining-of-spaceship-earth-at-epcot-begins-may-26/

 

Spaceship Earth is more than just the physical icon of EPCOT – it’s a symbol of how the park continues to evolve. The attraction is a crucial piece of the historic transformation already underway at EPCOT, and our team here at Walt Disney Imagineering is excited to start implementing our new vision for Spaceship Earth beginning May 26.

 

This means Spaceship Earth in its current form will close for a time starting that day, and the ideas we are working on inside that geosphere will be well worth the wait. As we shared at last year’s D23 Expo, the next iteration of Spaceship Earth will focus on the story of humanity, following our long journey from prehistoric humans to today brought to life with magic and depth that only Disney can deliver. Many of the moments you know and love will be updated in amazing ways, blended with brand-new scenes to tell a story about our human experience.

 

Today we’re excited to share a few additional details of what you can expect when this icon returns. You’ll visit Egypt, which is part of the current version of the attraction, but it will be an Egypt like you’ve never seen before, transformed through the power of light.

 

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I saw people saying this is gonna take 2-3 years, I'm really curious to see what they come up with since that's a lot of time and how much they change. Parts of it definitely feel dated, especially those on board video screens so I'm looking forward to seeing how this turns out.

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Definitely think it's time for an extensive overhaul. From the look of the concept art, looks like they are going to really ramp up/plus the existing scenes (looks like some really nice projection mapping in play in Egypt). Then I've heard they are going to completely replace some of the later scenes. I like the focus on "storytelling" instead of communication. Will help keep it from getting dated too quickly.

 

I'd hope/think some new ride vehicles are in order. Plus be interested to see what they do with the back half (post planetarium scene), as that has always seemed like really wasted real estate to me.

 

I love SSE and glad to see it getting some well deserved attention.

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A new Ratatouille sign has been installed in the subway-like

entrance archway that leads to the back area of the France pavilion.

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Photo from the net.

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