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

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Maybe this has been answered, but do we know if this version will be a copy of Paris or will it be a new (read: better) design? Among the trackless attractions Disney has done, Ratatoullie is easily the weakest and least inspired use of the tech. It's still fun, but I feel that after RotR and Runaway Railway opened across the street this will not be as well received.

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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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^As far as everything I've read online, it will be a copy of the one in Paris. But - ya never know, right? At the end of the Paris ride, there's the Remy's Bistro to see (through a glass partition/wall) as you get off it. But they're not putting that in the EPCOT version (separate creperie instead), so the unloading area and exit may/will be different, visually.

 

Also, they may have a gift shop for you to walk through, when exiting the attraction.

 

P.S. It would be fun, if they started the exit way like you're still rat-size, then slowly bring it up to "human-size" by the time you exit the building. That would be cool!

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And now, they're adding a banner announcing it's eventual opening! Photo from the net.

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P.S. It would be fun, if they started the exit way like you're still rat-size, then slowly bring it up to "human-size" by the time you exit the building. That would be cool!

 

Oooo, I like that idea!

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^ Sad thing is, I don't think they did it that way in Paris. I remember you disembark "the rat," you stroll by the floor~to~ceiling glass partition between you and Bistro Chez Remy diners. Plant vines and such are painted on the glass so it's not totally see-through either side.Then it's into a hallway, that's normal sized, out to the outside of the bldg. Pretty bland way to end it, although seeing all the wonderful theming in the restaurant is cool to see, too. (We did have a wonderful first meal there as well, on our Sept.2015 visit.)

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So, Wonders of Life was my favorite pavilion in Epcot, and this is how Disney could revive it instead of turning it into the Play pavilion.

 

Attractions!

[*]Ant-Man and The Wasp: Body Wars - A motion simulator ride where Ant-Man and The Wasp shrink themselves and the riders to go inside The Falcon's body and witness how white blood cells react to an injury. Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily, and Anthony Mackie would reprise their roles.

[*]Inside Out: Driven By Emotions - A show similar to Cranium Command, but featuring the characters from Inside Out. Join Joy, Anger, Fear, Sadness, and Disgust as they control Riley in a day of her life.

[*]Goofy About Health - A revival of the original show.

[*]The Story of You - A show about how you were born, but taught in a safe manner.

 

That's all I have right now. Cheers!

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Looks like Trump just extended the ban on many visa's into the country including the two most commonly used ones for Epcot international Program. I assume that means unless Disney makes some sort of deal or gets a variance we won't see many international workers in World Showcase this year.

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Looks like Trump just extended the ban on many visa's into the country including the two most commonly used ones for Epcot international Program.

 

The one used for Epcot isnt affected...

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^Really? Cause I see the J-1 and H2-B's were all stopped and I know that's what some of the internationals had.

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^Really? Cause I see the J-1 and H2-B's were all stopped and I know that's what some of the internationals had.

 

There's probably a bunch of J1's too but they should be mostly Q's. The Q is called the Disney visa for that reason. J's might be international CP students or other interns/workers that arent specifically cultural in nature. Shouldnt be any H2B's because thats for agricultural workers (I work for a government agency that does immigration work). If WDW wants an exception, theyll get it. Money talks of course. UPS and FedEx get similar preferential treatment at their international facilities because they pay the salary of the officers dedicated to their needs, similar to businesses paying local PD's overtime for traffic control or security.

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Disney has announced that the Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts is happening starting on January 8th, 2021!

 

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https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/10/grab-your-paintbrush-taste-of-epcot-international-festival-of-the-arts-begins-jan-8-2021/?fbclid=IwAR2lnqqMEDJ2-onSMVvmBvArWPz9fdv_0aHD3D8zRnMXeo12YpYe6GKwEf8

 

Grab Your Paintbrush! Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts Begins Jan. 8, 2021

A global celebration of the visual, culinary and performing arts is on its way to Walt Disney World Resort early next year, as the Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts is set for Jan. 8 – Feb. 22, 2021. And even more good news: If you’re planning to attend the festival, there is a special offer on stays at Disney Resort hotels in early 2021, inviting you to be fully immersed in The Most Magical Place on Earth!

The Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts offers fun for the whole family. Here is just a sketch of what you can expect when the event debuts in January:

  • Indulge in over 15 Food Studios serving culinary art all around World Showcase
  • Explore and purchase the brilliant and diverse work of Disney and other invited artists on display in marketplaces encircling World Showcase Lagoon
  • Step into the scene at special photo locations scattered around the park
  • Participate in a paint-by-number mural that serves as a collaborative art project for all
  • Watch as visiting artists create magic right before your eyes
  • Catch performances by favorite EPCOT musical artists Mariachi Cobre and the JAMMitors.
  • Join an artful scavenger hunt as you search for Figment around World Showcase
  • Shop for festival-exclusive merchandise

We’ll have more details on the Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts in the weeks and months to come, so keep your eyes on the Disney Parks Blog for more info.

 

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I'm glad they're at least going for a scaled down version of this event and not abandoning it all together which honestly, no one would blame them during these pandemic times if they did.

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It has been announced that this year EPCOT will host the Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth from November 27th - December 30th, 2020. 

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https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/10/celebrate-the-season-with-the-taste-of-epcot-international-festival-of-the-holidays-presented-by-adventhealth-nov-27-dec-30-2020/

Looking for sights, sounds and flavors from holiday festivities around the world this year? Then be sure to check out the Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth, taking place Nov. 27-Dec. 30, 2020 at Walt Disney World Resort. This magical event will feature delicious food, fun activities for the whole family and the chance to see some Disney characters in their holiday finest. 

At this year’s festival, enjoy a global celebration of seasonal cuisine at the Holiday Kitchens, located throughout World Showcase, including three kitchens inside World ShowPlace Events Pavilion. Indulge in festival favorites like the slow-roasted turkey from the American Holiday Table, pork schnitzel at the Bavaria Holiday Kitchen or the beef bourguignon from the Yukon Holiday Kitchen. 

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As you sip, savor and sample your way through the Holiday Kitchens, you may spot some of your favorite characters – dressed in their holiday best – traveling through World Showcase to spread holiday cheer. Keep an eye out for Queen Anna and Elsa in the “Frozen Holiday Promenade,” and Mickey Mouse and his pals making merry on the “Mickey and Friends Holiday World Tour.” And we can’t forget about Santa Claus! When Santa visits EPCOT during this festive time of year, he’ll take a grand horse-drawn tour around World Showcase, calling out happy holiday wishes to all.

When you need a break from your jolly jaunts, be sure to visit America Gardens Theatre to enjoy the sounds of the season from Voices of Liberty, who will share favorite carols through their incredible harmonies. Mariachi Cobre will bring to life Las Posadas, a celebration of Mexican holiday customs through music and dance. Over at the Canada pavilion, JAMMitors will grace the Mill Stage with their playful percussion. And, enjoy the shopping, sights AND sounds inside World ShowPlace as fan-favorite JOYFUL! A Celebration of the Season will bring you on an uplifting journey through R&B, gospel, contemporary and traditional Christmas and holiday music.  

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The Holiday Cookie Stroll returns this year, with a complimentary cookie as reward for completing the confectionary collection. The delicious array of sweet treats to choose from will include cookies from five different locations throughout the park. You can also pick up an adorable cookie jar to collect all of your cookies, available for purchase at the Holiday Markets throughout World Showcase, while supplies last.

To share holiday traditions from around the world, everyone’s favorite snowman from Frozen invites kids of all ages on the new “Olaf’s Holiday Tradition Expedition,” a festive adventure around World Showcase to round up holiday traditions Olaf misplaces. You can purchase the expedition map at Mouse Gear, Disney Traders or World Traveler at International Gateway, then look for hidden Olafs throughout the World Showcase pavilions. Once you find them all, you’ll receive a gift worth melting for (while supplies last). 

The holiday season across the rest of Walt Disney World Resort begins Nov. 6, 2020, with seasonal celebrations at Magic Kingdom Park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Disney Springs and Disney Resort hotels. 

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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/

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Here is an exclusive sneak peek of two of our ride engineers as they prep some of EPCOT’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind vehicles at our warehouse in Florida. If you look closely at the colorful paint design on the vehicles (called coaches in roller coaster engineering parlance), each one is unique with different wear patterns and impact marks. Imagineers were inspired by markings that appear on NASA Space Shuttles and other spacecraft upon reentry into Earth’s atmosphere. We can’t wait to share more on this truly out-of-this-world, awesome attraction as we make progress on construction and put these coaches on the track!

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We kind know what we were getting with Tron, even before the one in Shanghai opened we sort of knew what to expect as a roller coaster/attraction. With this thing I still have no idea what it's going to end up being but I have a feeling this thing will be truly special. It might not be as popular as Rise simply because it isn't Star Wars but I'm expecting an overall experience here that's one the same level as that but more thrilling and unique.

 

Really excited for this one, even more excited for shorter waits on Test Track (hopefully).

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Wow! Vekoma is sure upping their train game! Those trains look great and the restraints look extremely comfortable and a nice progression from the standard sit-down Vekoma lap bar.

I am really intrigued to see what the layout looks like and what is the giant shed (KI is probably jealous of it right now as this is a proper shed xD)

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On 11/5/2020 at 11:18 AM, Hilltopper39 said:

We kind know what we were getting with Tron, even before the one in Shanghai opened we sort of knew what to expect as a roller coaster/attraction. With this thing I still have no idea what it's going to end up being but I have a feeling this thing will be truly special. It might not be as popular as Rise simply because it isn't Star Wars but I'm expecting an overall experience here that's one the same level as that but more thrilling and unique.

 

Really excited for this one, even more excited for shorter waits on Test Track (hopefully).

The quick clip they showed a while ago of the vehicle testing at high speed was nuckin futs.  You're right, this is going to be completely new and awesome.

Those trains look to be extra wide.  Am I going crazy?  Nice and roomy!

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On 11/7/2020 at 12:47 PM, KBrylczyk said:

The quick clip they showed a while ago of the vehicle testing at high speed was nuckin futs.  You're right, this is going to be completely new and awesome.

Those trains look to be extra wide.  Am I going crazy?  Nice and roomy!

Yeah there are some videos out there of the new coaster in France that recently opened using this same ride system (or very very similar system at least), and even though that ride appears to be pretty tame you can still see what kind of potential this thing has. I'm excited to see what Disney does with this thing from the storytelling perspective. Most dark ride coasters are usually just here's a few scenes at the beginning of the ride, high speed section in the dark, another scene, high speed section end. This thing they might really be able to do something cool with it while the ride is in motion.

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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!

 

And now, here's some further updates on Cosmic Rewind and all of the other projects happening around EPCOT!

 

Remy's Ratatouille Adventure will be opening in 2021!

"...plans are on track to open Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure in 2021.  Based on Disney and Pixar’s hit film, “Ratatouille,” this family-friendly attraction will invite you to shrink down to the scale of a rat for a culinary adventure with Chef Remy. During each adventure, you’ll race across Gusteau’s kitchen floor aboard special trackless ride vehicles in a thrilling 3D chase."

 

More here: https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/11/updates-on-new-disney-parks-attractions-entertainment-offer-glimpse-of-exciting-future/?fbclid=IwAR3fuHFXhgPfV_hWL-bzwxKpZZTqbpIIsJdTPLrqCy2N8vvXA1fLLT8aLhU

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