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  • Westcot

    In past there have been talks that a westcot or epcot might come to the DLR. so my question is what rides/attractions would you like to see in our epcot? what rides would you not want to see in our epcot? what new attractions would you like to see?


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    Westcot has been dead for more than a decade...and highly unlikely to be revived.
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      While it is very unlikely, I'd love a Disney's World Showcase park CA. Forget the Future World section (all of those rides could go to Disneyland or DCA). But imagine how wonderful a World Showcase park, with actual attractions in each country, would be.
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        What I dislike about World Showcase in Orlando is the lack of quality attractions or shows. What few there are, are mostly unmemorable. The result is little more than a very beautifully themed shopping mall...kind of like Vegas. Except with, you pay admission just for the priviledge of paying more to shop and dine there...not something I care for (the only reason I don't mind too much, is that Epcot is so big..you do get your money's worth, even if World Showcase's beauty is only skin deep). I wish all that theming had gone into the Magic Kingdom instead; that's where it would have been best used IMO. Of course Disneyland doesn't have that problem.
        Last edited by tasman; 11-15-2007, 09:41 PM.
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        • #5
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          Originally posted by Dustysage View Post
          While it is very unlikely, I'd love a Disney's World Showcase park CA. Forget the Future World section (all of those rides could go to Disneyland or DCA). But imagine how wonderful a World Showcase park, with actual attractions in each country, would be.
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          • #6
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            I still want to see Cosmic Journeys.

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            • #7
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              I know it is off base, BUT I also only managed to go to WDW/Epcot one time, in April 1998, just struck me that we might have been wandering about at the same time.
              And no surprise, my take was the same as yours.

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                Originally posted by Dustysage View Post
                While it is very unlikely, I'd love a Disney's World Showcase park CA. Forget the Future World section (all of those rides could go to Disneyland or DCA). But imagine how wonderful a World Showcase park, with actual attractions in each country, would be.
                A World Showcase type park has been the subject of past rumors. There would certainly be the potential for more countries to be represented.

                My favorite EPCOT Future World ride is Test Track - and the Test Trck-oriented Cars headliner planned for DCA is fast becoming a reality.
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                • #9
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                  I too would love to see a World Showcase kind of park. I think it would not need to be a knock-off of Epcot. Since Epcot's World showcase is all set in present day, I think it would be wonderful to do some world locations set in a specific time of the past. I would love to see a France set in the 19th century about the time of the Eiffel tower's construction. How about China a few hundred years ago. Also Russia in the time of the Czars or Thailand in the past. I think it would be a great attraction. The key would be to also incorporate rides that smaller children would like. That is one weakness of Epcot. Disney needs to remember to make parks that the whole family can enjoy and not just focus solely on children or adults.

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                  • #10
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                    ^^^ Architecturally at least World Showcase doesn't represent the present of any of the countries...all the buildings are inspired by historic ones.
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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by JiminyCricketFan View Post
                      I too would love to see a World Showcase kind of park. I think it would not need to be a knock-off of Epcot. Since Epcot's World showcase is all set in present day, I think it would be wonderful to do some world locations set in a specific time of the past. I would love to see a France set in the 19th century about the time of the Eiffel tower's construction. How about China a few hundred years ago. Also Russia in the time of the Czars or Thailand in the past. I think it would be a great attraction. The key would be to also incorporate rides that smaller children would like. That is one weakness of Epcot. Disney needs to remember to make parks that the whole family can enjoy and not just focus solely on children or adults.
                      Good to see you Jiminy! Cultural sites, music and food definitely have a universal appeal to most everyone.
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                        Originally posted by Dustysage View Post
                        While it is very unlikely, I'd love a Disney's World Showcase park CA. Forget the Future World section (all of those rides could go to Disneyland or DCA). But imagine how wonderful a World Showcase park, with actual attractions in each country, would be.
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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by JiminyCricketFan View Post
                          I too would love to see a World Showcase kind of park. I think it would not need to be a knock-off of Epcot. Since Epcot's World showcase is all set in present day, I think it would be wonderful to do some world locations set in a specific time of the past. I would love to see a France set in the 19th century about the time of the Eiffel tower's construction. How about China a few hundred years ago. Also Russia in the time of the Czars or Thailand in the past. I think it would be a great attraction. The key would be to also incorporate rides that smaller children would like. That is one weakness of Epcot. Disney needs to remember to make parks that the whole family can enjoy and not just focus solely on children or adults.
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                          More realistically: Downtown Disney could have been an International Showcase that DIDN't charge admission or have ANY rides or attractions, but could have drawn visitors just to eat in the restaurants and shop. It could have been a big draw as a one of a kind shopping and dining experience instead of the CityWalk knockoff we've got now. I'm personally looking forward to Garden Walk to see if it's any more appealing than downtown Disney.

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                          • #14
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                            American Adventure - Large Film+AA show in theatre
                            Gran Fiesta Tour - think mini-IASW
                            Impressions de France - Circlevision 360
                            Malestrom - indoor flume ride with sets like splashmountain but dark and about norway
                            O canada - circlevision 360
                            wonders of china - circlevision 360
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                              Originally posted by flynnibus View Post
                              American Adventure - Large Film+AA show in theatre
                              Gran Fiesta Tour - think mini-IASW
                              Impressions de France - Circlevision 360
                              Malestrom - indoor flume ride with sets like splashmountain but dark and about norway
                              O canada - circlevision 360
                              wonders of china - circlevision 360
                              A wonderful list (minor correction, the movie in France is not circlevision) but there is much more than that. The highlight for me in Epcot's World Showcase is the food and the live entertainment. Almost every single country has live bands or amazing acrobats.
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                                Originally posted by Sweetie View Post
                                A wonderful list (minor correction, the movie in France is not circlevision) but there is much more than that. The highlight for me in Epcot's World Showcase is the food and the live entertainment. Almost every single country has live bands or amazing acrobats.
                                It's circlevision.. just not 360 It's on 5 screens which wraps around you, just not all the way around. My OP was wrong with the 360 - thx!
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                                • #17
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                                  Originally posted by tasman View Post
                                  What I dislike about World Showcase in Orlando is the lack of quality attractions or shows. What few there are, are mostly unmemorable. The result is little more than a very beautifully themed shopping mall...kind of like Vegas. Except with, you pay admission just for the priviledge of paying more to shop and dine there...

                                  Which is why, from a business standpoint: It makes complete sense for them. There's really not that much overhead, expensive maintenance, and regulations that come with lots of rides.

                                  And, they could use better themed shopping and dining to go along with the expanded nighttime (World of Color) hours at DCA.

                                  If nothing else, the food should be better than what's currently available.
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                                    Originally posted by Dustysage View Post
                                    While it is very unlikely, I'd love a Disney's World Showcase park CA. Forget the Future World section (all of those rides could go to Disneyland or DCA). But imagine how wonderful a World Showcase park, with actual attractions in each country, would be.
                                    What I remember is that Westco was going be where is DCA is and will have a small type of Future World and little of Studio.
                                    the Disney Hollywood Studios or Hollwood Pictures backlot. Also add Store and World of Disney
                                    I do not remember if I took some picture of Westco.
                                    Disneyland had it in one of the office at Disneyland hotel and now I think where ESPN is now.




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                                      I too would love a World Showcase style park.... but not to copy the majesty and scope of Florida's original EPCOT, I would propose a more... 'fantasy' and stylized showcase that include fictitious lands that are meant to exist in the real world. And as Dustysage and JiminyCricket have mentioned: RIDES!

                                      How about a new world of GREECE (or Thebes: the big olive) with an AA attraction that details all the greek Gods? There could be a Mt. Olympus type attraction... maybe a coaster in the clouds? Explore Hades underworld on the river Styx in a boat ride.

                                      Anyway... that's just something I wanted to see.

                                      Agrabah would work better here since our Adventureland (thank goodness) isn't as transformed towards that film. We can see the gateway to the Cave of Wonders that leads us to the Magic Carpet E-Ticket coaster attraction (the queue would take you pass all the treasure in the world), escaping an exploding cavern.

                                      I dunno... that's all I can think of right now.


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                                      • #20
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                                        Originally posted by flynnibus View Post
                                        It's circlevision.. just not 360 It's on 5 screens which wraps around you, just not all the way around. My OP was wrong with the 360 - thx!
                                        I didn't realize that! Very cool. I do remember it being a VERY wide screen.
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