Spaceship Earth Post Show

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  1. MJMcBride

    MJMcBride Barely lost is barely found

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  3. DannyDisneyFreak

    DannyDisneyFreak Por favor manténganse alejado de las puertas.

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  4. Grumpy_Disney_Dad

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    sounds like a great way to utilize all the stuff left over from when they closed some of the disneyQuests
     
  5. AmberLuvsWDW

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    I'm glad they're finally putting something in that space. There is so much wasted (empty) space at Epcot. I think leaving so many empty buildings it is only contributing to the dumbing down of Epcot. :sad2:

    With Epcot's educational mission everything should be filled with "edu-tainment" for children young and old.:goodvibes
     
  6. DannyDisneyFreak

    DannyDisneyFreak Por favor manténganse alejado de las puertas.

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    anyone know when they will have the post show area filled? It was empty in januray 2006 when we were there last.
     
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    We were there last week and it still looks the same. Didn't seem like they were working on anything either.
     
  8. DancingBear

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    Didn't they still have the boards up so you couldn't see whether anything was going on or not?
     
  9. raidermatt

    raidermatt Beware of the dark side. Anger...fear...aggression

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    MJM, looks like you've got some bandwidth issues, which I guess makes you both happy and sad.


    As for the post-show, I'm glad they are doing something. "Arcade" games sometimes make me nervous because if they are any fun, and one has to hope that these will be fun, then I have visions of having to wait 15 or 20 minutes to try one of them. But that aside, it is a positive that something is happening.

    We'll see how this goes, especially since Siemen's isn't a huge retail brand for individual consumers, but you maybe in a bit of a catch-22. Disney doesn't do a whole lot at Epcot without sponsorship, and if sponsors are going to be contributing big $'s, they are going to want some in your face stuff going on.

    I agree with you in principle, but for it to happen, Disney is going to have to be willing to say no to sponsors. Even if it means investing more of their own money. That wasn't an option most of the time for Walt, but today's Disney at least has that choice.
     
  10. All Aboard

    All Aboard Por favor mantengan se alejado de las puertas

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    Bring back Earth Station / WorldKey !
     
  11. MJMcBride

    MJMcBride Barely lost is barely found

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    whatever do you mean?
     
  12. Luv2Roam

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    We rode SE last Saturday. Nothing but depressing walls at the end so far.
     
  13. suzimar57

    suzimar57 Miss my Happy Place.

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    it's so depressing the way it is now - all dark, quiet and empty....
     
  14. coasterj

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    Good news for everyone,
    Half of the post show is going to open on April 25, we are getting new people to fill the positions in our rotation.
     
  15. YoHo

    YoHo If you have any poo to fling, now is the time.

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    quoted for truth.
     
  16. mitros

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    OK, let me get this straight....they are going to put a bunch of video games in there? Didn't they already try that in innoventions east and/or west, and the games hardly ever worked because of how badly they were abused by guests?
    I don't know, Im not going to be impressed by a bunch of freaking video games, especially when they break down, and they do not bother to fix them. I don't know, I guess I always thought that Disney was above filling unused space with pinball machines...:sad2: :confused3
     
  17. MJMcBride

    MJMcBride Barely lost is barely found

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    I think Epcot needs the World of Snowglobes
     
  18. YoHo

    YoHo If you have any poo to fling, now is the time.

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    At Disneyland, They didn't have pinball machines in unused space......They had it smack in the middle of a store.
    They had the Indiana Jones Pinball game (one of the absolute best made) in the store across form Temple.

    The problem is that pinball, being electro-mechanical takes a lot of TLC to keep in playing condition.

    I'd say over the three years I went that they had it, it was reasonably functional on maybe 6 occasions.

    They finally gave up.
     
  19. Keyser

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    I wouldn't necessarily think of these as video games in the usual sense. We're not talking about video games mass produced to try to maximize corporate profit here. If I read it correctly, these are games coming out of one of the top academic programs at a research university in the country (I'd probably rank it #2, after USC's program). The students could end up producing yet another first person shooter, basic puzzle game, or whatever, but I'd be willing to bet that something a lot more intersting will come out of it. At least, there's certainly the potential for much more to come out of it.

    That is, there is the potential for getting something truly cutting edge out of this. This may be a chance for the CMU students/researchers to experiment with ideas for game approaches and interaction beyond what you've seen before. Honestly, this is exactly the type of thing I think belongs at Epcot, assuming it gets handled correctly.

    There is still the issue (in fact, probably far more so) of things breaking down from use. I also don't expect the games to have the polish and robustness of regular games. But, I think this could turn out to be a really intersting addition.
     

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