That whole "Project Gemini" smacks of the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea debacle. Engineers & maintenance people conspire to get the attraction demolished because they're tired of doing their job.
So the EPCOT people are tired of keeping the place "futuristic." Lazy SOBs. That's what you're hired to do. Now do it!
Thankfully, the $500 million it would cost to change it is a serious impediment from it ever happening. But don't think they won't keep trying. Eventually, they may win out if they can convice the higher ups that "this attraction costs too much to maintain. Let's demolish it and put in a bunch of trees!"
Some of the ideas sound okay, but c'mon... Discoveryland?
Thrill rides? Don't we have enough parks with thrill rides? Is there no room in the world for a park like EPCOT? Why not just take the $500 million and build another
And what's going on with Wonders of Life? I'm gonna be miffed if they demolish that one.