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Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:48 am

It is definitely interesting to see Vekoma more openly being acknowledged as the supplier for these Disney attractions... They've updated their website to officially claim some notable Disney projects as those they've worked on: https://www.vekoma.com/custom-designed-coasters.
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Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:03 pm

I think Vekoma's partnership with Disney has helped them to improve their rides overall. They're not just that company that makes Boomerangs and SLCs anymore. It's been fun to watch (and ride).
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Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

Postby AdventuresinAirtime » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:28 pm

This ride looks fantastic, good to see those photos confirmed to be the GotG ride and Disney to confirm it as being Vekoma.
I wonder if it'll invert? Not that it needs to.

Going to be a fantastic ride, i'm sure Disney has some really clever ideas to utilise that rotation for.
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Postby Nrthwnd » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:49 pm

^ No inversions on this new coaster, from what I have read, recently.
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Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

Postby LDedios432 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:36 pm

cfc wrote:I think Vekoma's partnership with Disney has helped them to improve their rides overall. They're not just that company that makes Boomerangs and SLCs anymore. It's been fun to watch (and ride).


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Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

Postby dreynolds1982 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:18 am

Wow that looks like it's going to be a lot of fun. I was initially thinking controlled sideways turning just to point you at show scenes, ala Gringotts at UO, but the idea of pointing you backwards and forwards is really intriguing. Perhaps an enemy ship is tailing you so you're turned around backwards to face it, only to be zipped back around forward to see that you're flying right towards a meteor or something. Sounds like an incredibly immersive, 360 degree experience.
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Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

Postby DarienPoint » Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:05 pm

Any tips for fast passes at Epcot? Going to be in the Candlelight Processional, and we're riding rides / doing whatever from 9 - 4:00.
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Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

Postby Hilltopper39 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:38 pm

Get a fastpass for Soarin, if any are available, then hit Frozen at park opening then head to Test Track and use the single rider line or standby. There may or may not be passes available depending on when you book them but even without passes its pretty reasonable to get on the three major attraction within the first 2-3 hours if you're inside the park ready to go when it opens.

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Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

Postby DarienPoint » Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:13 pm

^ Thanks! I was able to get Soarin' (: , probably gonna do the Single Rider line but I'm bummed that the customization for the cars (which is my favorite thing about the ride) is dulled in the Single Rider line.
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Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

Postby DarienPoint » Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:52 pm

So, as I said above, I went to Walt Disney World to be in the Candlelight Processional with my school's choruses! I was able to vlog everyday (except the water parks we didn't go to, and Magic Kingdom's footage was deleted), and it was such an awesome trip!!

EPCOT VLOG : https://www.facebook.com/asher.raymond2/videos/vb.100000022571334/2204274669583264/?type=3

The other vlogs are in their correct forum! (:
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