Epcot's 25th B-Day??

Discussion in 'Disney Rumors and News' started by 4forthemouse, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. 4forthemouse

    4forthemouse Mouseketeer

    Jan 4, 2005
    Let me apologize in advance if there is a thread about this already, but I couldn't find anything. Has anyone heard if there will be an Epcot birthday celebration this fall? We LOVE Epcot, and hate not knowing. If WDW is doing something to celebrate we want to be there.
    Anyone got the inside scoop????
  2. OKW Lover

    OKW Lover Retired and living 2 miles from The Castle. DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Apr 29, 2004
    The YOMD runs through this year so I wouldn't expect anything special for Epcot's 25th. Disney wouldn't gain anything by having two promotions going at once.
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  4. Mickey1122

    Mickey1122 <font color=deeppink>Walt Disney World Fan<br><fon

    May 14, 2006
    I hope they do something major, but the liklihood of that happening is a bit slim. They could do a lot of updates (hopefully ones that do NOT involve inserting those overused Pixar characters into every single ride--has anyone else noticed that every new ride in some way shape or form has pixar in it?) to FW and possibly do a new Illuminations show. Reflections of Earth is great, but I think it should be swapped out for a new show as it's been around for years and years.
  5. Another Voice

    Another Voice Charter Member of The Element

    Jan 27, 2000
    The GM of Epcot has announced there will be no public event - not even a special park opening event on Oct. 1.

    EPCOT Center has a "troubled" history in Disney culture; it opened shortly before Eisner took over and became his scapegoat for everything that "the dead guy" did wrong going back to leaving Marceline. Saying that you liked anything at all about Epcot was the quickest way to end your corporate career (even faster than making a joke about Eisner's hairline). Ever since the park has been the ignored "bad cousin" in the Disney family.

    For me, I'd be happy if all they would do is take down that frackin' wand. The Great Park we knew has been dumbed downed and killed - but at least they can restore a bit of dignity and grandeur back to Spaceship Earth.
  6. NeverEnufWDW

    NeverEnufWDW Mouseketeer

    Jan 18, 2004
    So how exactly does removing the wand bring back the "grandeur" of Spaceship earth ? :scratchin
  7. Another Voice

    Another Voice Charter Member of The Element

    Jan 27, 2000
    Becasue the wand is for stupid people. The giant letters are for complete idiots. And the twinkle stars are for people who dress up their cats and throw them birthday parties. Removing a giant heaping pile of yak that stands beside any building makes that building look better.

    The clean lines of Spaceship Earth make it look impressive. The fact that it is a sphere - unlinke any other building - and without external supports makes it unique. And it gives the appearance of hovering over the land - an ac of true Disney "magic".

    The wand is nothing but a giant tinkertoy construction. It looks like it, it feels like it, you can see that's all there is to it. There is no grace in a contrustion crane - and that's what the wand looks like.
  8. rocketriter

    rocketriter DIS Veteran

    Nov 14, 2003
    The wand represents magic and fantasy, which are elements of the Magic Kingdom but not of Epcot. Epcot's architecture was designed to represent a hopeful and streamlined future, not a throwback to medieval alchemy. The wand is as out of place on a geodesic dome as a royal crown would be on top of the Washington Monument.
  9. Bella the Ball 360

    Bella the Ball 360 Keyboarding is not my thing excuse typos.<br><font

    Jun 30, 2003
    How could they have a celebration of 25 yrs of Epcot when half of the rides have been destroyed(Figment, Horizon, World of Motion) and the other half are just lame. I LOVED Epcot and they have destroyed it. I also heard that Alfredo's is closing. If this is true would it be another gaping whole in the landscape like Communicore East and West or the downstairs area at Space Ship Earth?
  10. kjkcool

    kjkcool <font color=deeppink>Mouseketeer<br><font color=bl

    Apr 7, 2006
    They have a new Italian restaraunt already planned for the spot.
  11. sters

    sters <font color=red>Enjoys visiting resorts at WDW<br>

    May 24, 2003
    By de-tackifying it. Then Disney can keep going and take down the oh-so-tacky HAT in the Disney-Pixar studio.
  12. Disneybag

    Disneybag The suits won't allow it.

    Oct 16, 2003
    That's wonderful.

    It's an absolute eyesore. It should have come down after the Millenium Celebration.
  13. TheRustyScupper

    TheRustyScupper Seeing isn't Believing, Believing is Seeing.

    Aug 8, 2000
    1) What!
    2) No comments on the tombstones (Eisner's personal placement choice) blocking the view of SE?
    3) It used to be such a grand site walking through the turnstiles!
    4) On a crisp morning
    . . . you see SE as you come from the parking lot
    . . . you go through the turnstiles with anticipation
    . . . then, KABAMMMM !
    . . . the SE comes into full view
    . . . from the ground it grows and hovers above you
  14. AmberLuvsWDW

    AmberLuvsWDW Mouseketeer

    Jun 28, 2006
    DH and I are also disappointed by the lack of celebration for Epcot's 25th. We were hoping they would bring back the Millennium Village. I didn’t get to see it, but DH said it was a nice change to see the different countries.

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