It is the season of festivus, after all. There was bound to be some airing of grievances.
Besides, Wishes IS better than HEA.
As for FEA vs. Malestrom… I like FEA. I just wish it was literally any place other than in EPCOT. Because Maelstrom fit the vision. FEA doesn’t. But I suppose I should just realise that EPCOT Center is no longer aiming for it’s original vision, and Let it Go, right?
Actually, it WOULDN’T be so hard to do if Disney would convey some semblance of what the FUTURE vision is. What do they want Epcot to be in the future? If we had some idea what their vision is, we might be able to fall in line with that vision and accept it. But right now, it just all seems rather random.
Wait to see how they cheaped out on Christmas decor in MK! They pretty much only did Main street and the Hub, front of castle. Minimal decor, if any, in the rest of the park. It is most noticeable when standing behind the castle during the MVMCP and there are no lights except a random few on the side. Looks terrible. Now HS on the other hand, every inch is decorated and it looks amazing!
Based on the future IP plans that are coming to Epcot, I believe we will see plans to rename the park. It will soon be called Disney Florida Adventure
Seriously, though, I’m all for new rides in Epcot, but I definitely miss all of the futuristic world of tomorrow stuff I remember as a kid in the 80s. I know it’s difficult (and probably less popular than in was in the mid-20th century) to make predictions about the future, but c’mon, lets see some Mars colony stuff. How about long distance space travel to other galaxies. What about cities of the future when the REALLY become overpopulated? If they put out something on the scale of Horizons but completely new and fresh with visions for the future, I think they would be surprised what kind of a draw it would be. A rollercoaster is nice, but I can ride better rollercoasters anywhere.
Well, considering that it’s turning into another bland, un-unified character-palooza, DFA seems to be a perfect name for the new generation of the park.
Realistically, I don’t think they needed to try that hard. From Spaceship Earth all the way around, be it The Living Seas, Listen to the Land, Journey into Imagination, World of Motion, Horizons, Body Wars and Cranium Command, or Universe of Energy… All of the Ideas in Future World are still completely valid ideas. And I think that’s what bothers me the most: that they went from good and unique ideas for attractions, when all they needed was a refurb/refresh, and in some cases update (I’m looking especially at UoE and WoM), and went with “where can we shoehorn in another character”.
The Ideas of future world stood on their own. And instead of finding newer ways for the ideas to speak for themselves, they just said forget it.
EPCOT Center was a park whose fundamental core was about Idealism - the ways that both vision for the future and harmony around the world created those Ideals. Epcot is just a mishmashed character park.