Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

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Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

Postby Taylor Finn » Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:48 am

This is exactly the kind of thing Disney didn't HAVE to do, but they recognize the value in doing so. A third theater should definitely help to trim the line a bit! I just read that current capacity was something like 1400/hour, so taking that up to ~2100 will be awfully nice!

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Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:53 am

Good move--both those rides could use better capacity.
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Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

Postby coasterfreak101 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:48 pm

Accidentally posted this in the DHS thread, but what are the chances they'll switch over to Soarin' Over the World when the third theater opens? I imagine this is as much a retroactive 'this thing has horrible capacity' decision as much as it is a future 'and now we're going to make it brand new again' one.
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Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

Postby StealthFan » Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:39 pm

After recently going on Soarin' for the first time recently the new screens and projectors are much need in my opinion so its great to see that being done alongside the new theatre.

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Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

Postby PeoplemoverMatt » Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:25 pm

coasterfreak101 wrote:Accidentally posted this in the DHS thread, but what are the chances they'll switch over to Soarin' Over the World when the third theater opens? I imagine this is as much a retroactive 'this thing has horrible capacity' decision as much as it is a future 'and now we're going to make it brand new again' one.


Don't count on it. The original Soarin' Over CA is already closed for the same kinds of projector upgrades that the article mentioned, but it won't be expanding with a third theatre yet. When it reopens, it will sport an HD version of the same film which will look amazing.

Personally I hope it always stays CA-only. That way I can continue to be entertained by WDW guests who have no clue it's all CA and think the vistas really are from all over the place. When the night flight through Downtown LA hits I have heard many times "OOOOHHH New York!!!" :lmao:
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Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:03 pm

Went to Flower & Garden today. Here's a little video we put together along with some accompanying photos. Enjoy!

Photos by Robb Alvey & Jack Crouse

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Another year of Flower & Garden and it really keeps getting better every year!!!
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Elissa was a super huge fan of this topiary!
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See!
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I of course loved this one! =)
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And I was also quite fond of this as well!
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Lots of garden exhibits set up all over the park.
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Festival Center open weekends!
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Yay! New exclusive MagicBand!
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Yay! New exclusive MagicBand WITH Anna & Elsa!
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This might be my new favorite band!
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And I love that it does cool differently colored glowey lights when you come in the park! (Watch the video!)
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Want one of these Olaf rain meters!!!
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Elissa wants this.
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Mickey gnome is always cool.
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Love the new spring fashions for the girls!
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This is a good year for Flower & Garden merch!
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Hey look! My ex-boss! lol
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Epcot really does look beautiful this time of year!
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I wonder if our Japanese blogger friends want any of these guys?
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And yes! The food is BACK this year! Love that they expanded Flower & Garden to include food booths a few years back.
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We sampled lots of delicious stuff today.
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Veggie Quesadilla was a thumbs up!
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Jack inhaled whatever that thing was!
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Something a bit Asian you're looking for?
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Kung Pao Chicken bun was amazing!
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Timone and Pumba just hanging out.
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King of the Jungle!
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Menu from the Florida Fresh Booth!
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See! I told you!
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"Anyone wanna try my tart?"
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Kinda diggin' the Snow White & Seven Dwarfs topiaries!
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Something Italian? Yes, Please!
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Yum!
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Woody is keep guard at the Smokehouse.
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Yes, you are reading that correct...
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"Maple, Pretzel, and Bacon Cupcake!!!" Yes! It's back! And it's fantastic!
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Lots of good beer here, too!
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We recommend all of this!
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Now there's a guy who really knows how to handle his sausage!
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Japanese! My favorite!
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Pink sushi for the win!
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How about something Middle Eastern?
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Elissa said the Falafel pocket was her favorite of the day!
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It all sounds sooooo good!
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Hanging out in France...
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With a Beast...
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And an alarm clock! lol
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Good 'ol Capt. Hook!
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We spotting this guy Disneybounding as "Boy Alice!" Creative, slightly disturbing maybe, but totally fun! =)
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Gotta love all the floral displays all over the park.
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Monsters U play area!
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And the kids are playing!
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More gardeny stuff...
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Butterfly farm is one of my favorite features of the event! I try not to let them escape! lol
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A little nod to the upcoming Pixar movie, Inside Out.
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These plants bring me lots of joy!
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So sad....
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Sequel to Angry Birds perhaps? Or maybe a mash-up "Angry Plants Vs Zombies?"
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Let's go check out some Cars!
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Git 'er done!
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All the topiaries look so good!
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The sorcerer! Or is it the "author?" I hear they are very different people. (Thanks, Blue!)
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Heading out of Epcot for the day...
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I love this event and we will be back many times between March 4 to May 17, 2015!
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Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:57 am

So, if you cross a "sad plant" with a "joyous plant," would you get an "indifferent plant"?
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Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

Postby viking86 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:26 am

Looks like they should call if Epcot Flower, Garden & FOOD festival! ;)

Great pictures of what looks to be a fantastic event! Cant wait to experience it for myself in May. :b

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Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

Postby StealthFan » Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:18 pm

I love the Frozen Fever magic bands! Also I really enjoyed the little video. Great way to show off lots of different aspects of the event!

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Re: Walt Disney World Epcot Discussion Thread

Postby bert425 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:21 pm

Thank you for including the food pics/menu pics!

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