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  • 2 Epcot questions

    #1 What's the deal with wonders of Life?
    Did it close unexpectedly for unknown reasons?
    Did it close to be refurbished/redone
    Or did it close permanantly.

    #2 In Spaceship Earth what was in the descent tunnel before the most recent update???

    I don't have any problem with what's there but I never saw what was there before.
    Last edited by Mtsplash; 01-30-2008, 08:35 PM.
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    Re: 2 Epcot questions

    Originally posted by Mtsplash View Post
    #1 What's the deal with wonders of Life?
    Did it close unexpectedly for unknown reasons?
    Did it close to be refurbished/redone
    Or did it close permanantly.

    #2 In Spaceship Earth what was in the decent tunnel before the most recent update???

    I don't have any problem with what's there but I never saw what was there before.
    Wonders of Life lost it's sponsorship. It reopened for much of 2 Decembers, and then opened this past year just to become a wine seminar place for the Food and Wine Festival. Actually, it was the Welcome Center - but very off the beaten path.

    It took me a second, but you mean descent. The second half of the ride had to do with communications, I'm sure someone else will explain it further.
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      Thanks for the info 'bout WOL!

      And also, thanks for that spelling correction!
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      • #4
        Re: 2 Epcot questions

        You are welcome! And for anyone else reading (since it was fixed), it said "decent tunnel".
        Denise

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        • #5
          Re: 2 Epcot questions

          Originally posted by Mtsplash View Post
          #2 In Spaceship Earth what was in the descent tunnel before the most recent update???

          I don't have any problem with what's there but I never saw what was there before.
          They had some really awesome show scenes of a city and of a floating spaceship earth with lots of twinkling stars and fiberoptics.
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          • #6
            Re: 2 Epcot questions

            The descent tunnel to SSE has always been a bit anticlimatic vs the rest of the ride, but it was a bit better than what is there now. They had a futuristic looking city with fiber optic lights connecting all the buildings together and going off in the distance which was meant to represent communication taking place. Then at the end was a model of SSE hanging out in space. I was never that impressed with the ending back then (although for 1994 it was pretty good). There's so much they could do that would be amazing there that anything short of that is always a bit disheartening.

            As for Wonders of Life, its been closed for years, but as others have said will occasionally open during peak travel times to help with crowds. It has gotten terribly dated and needs a major refurb. I'm actually hoping they just tear the whole building down and start over. I'd love to see either a truly up to date health pavilion (which is desperately needed in this day and age) or something to do with the weather.

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            • #7
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              I have a few photos of the ending for you. The only part I believe I'm missing are the school of kids with the futuristic dragonfly.








              One of the old scenes.








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                Re: 2 Epcot questions

                Just keep in mind that all those ugly dangling chicken wire things were really cool flashing Fiber Optics.

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                • #9
                  Re: 2 Epcot questions

                  Thanks for the pics, Summer! I miss the old ending.
                  Denise

                  www.mousesteps.com




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                  Originally posted by TDLFAN
                  I think it will give more pipping pervs the reason needed to go parasailing
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                  • #10
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                    The last 2 pics Summer posted are from and old scene from the first half. In its place now is the big computer room and Steve Jobs' garage.

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by SummerInFL View Post


                      One of the old scenes.
                      This picture completely creeps me out because it looks like she has no legs and is coming out of the floor. I was a bit concerned about the future until I realized she is actually sitting down.

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by kirbilicious View Post
                        This picture completely creeps me out because it looks like she has no legs and is coming out of the floor. I was a bit concerned about the future until I realized she is actually sitting down.
                        :lmao:

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                        • #13
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                          The last 2 pics Summer posted are from and old scene from the first half. In its place now is the big computer room and Steve Jobs' garage.
                          ahem... That would be Steve Wozniaks garage, not Steve Jobs.

                          In fact, I think truthfully it doesn't represent any one persons real garage, but just all those hacker types who were working on the first PC at that point. However if it is referring to the creation of the Apple, it would be Woz's garage, not Jobs.

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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by kcnole View Post
                            Just keep in mind that all those ugly dangling chicken wire things were really cool flashing Fiber Optics.
                            Just keep in mind that the entire descent tunnel is shrouded in chicken wire to this day.

                            (Although it *usually* can't be seen.)
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                            • #15
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                              Thanls for all the info!!!!

                              That's too bad about SSE.
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