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    Is It Just me or dose the upgraded lands pavillion look like an airport

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    I beleive some of the most popular airport terminals in the US were the inspiration for the queue at 'Soarin', so yes, you are correct. Can you spot the Chicago O'Hare United terminal tribute in the queue?? I did.

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    • #3
      O'Hare

      Originally posted by TDLFAN
      I beleive some of the most popular airport terminals in the US were the inspiration for the queue at 'Soarin', so yes, you are correct. Can you spot the Chicago O'Hare United terminal tribute in the queue?? I did.
      Yea i can coo thanks for bringing that up cool

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      • #4
        The airport look doesn't bother me nearly as much at the Pop Century-style food court.

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        • #5
          Yeah, they did a pretty bad job on the inside... the outside looks good... but the inside...

          Everything clashes... It's like they wanted to bring the place out of the 80's style but only brought it part way out, and now it's just like a big jumble of stuff from airports, Pop Century, the old Land, a big mall, and a dog kennel, all rolled into one.

          The new stainless steel railings don't go well with the look because... well, it's not Tomorrowland, it's just the Land. LOL And these new railings have something on them that looks like criss-cross fencing... very cheap looking I'd say, but easy to care for.

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          I do like the Soarin' line queue, though it could have had more to it. But it's a nice queue, none the less.

          And I hear the food is excellent. I need to try the salmon.

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          I worry a lot about how loud it will be in there now that they took out a lot of the carpet and removed the fountain.

          It was always so peaceful in there... it was a great place to go when it was raining in the park. I suppose it still will be a good place to go in the rain, but they could have done a much better job decorating.

          And I also noticed that they totally overlooked the fact that Soarin' will have Fast Pass... and now there should be no reason for Living with the Land to have Fast Pass.

          Someone made a mistake on that one... Circle of Life isn't gonna be able to handle all the people that have FastPasses for Soarin', waiting for their time to roll around.

          Yeah, they're gonna have problems.

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          • #6
            Did they do anychanges to Living with the land or does it continue to be the old boring ride it's always been?

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            • #7
              It wasn't open for AP Previews... I guess it just opened yesterday?

              I don't know, but I'll go in 2 weeks and tell ya. LOL

              Living with the Land was only scheduled for minor changes and fixes. The green house tour should be a tad more interesting.

              And everything else was supposed to be just minor fixes. More mist in the Rainforest eco-system, etc.

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              • #8
                I will go in two days and will tell YOU, since I just got in from Tokyo.

                See my picture from two days ago?

                http://albums.photo.epson.com/j/View...454&p=71566787

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                • #9
                  Ha, lucky you! Be sure and check to see if the same music plays while you wait in line and at the exit. You know which music I mean? The flutes and such? I LOVE that music. I'll be angry if it's gone. LOL

                  And that photo is impressive. If I ever run into you in the park, I'll have to say hi.

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                  • #10
                    You know? I don't think I have ever paid attention to that music score. That darn "listen to the Land" theme song always drove me bonkers.

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                    • #11
                      Ah, I can't say I ever liked the "Listen to the Land" song either. But I did (hopefully do) like the Living with the Land Line Queue Music. Crazy title eh? But I love it, and have been searching for a master quality recording of it for about 5 years now with no luck. Yeah, it's a little obsession of mine. LOL. I'd imagine you'll know when you hear it if I tell you it's mostly flutes. And if you ever find a real master recording of it, I'll pay handsomely for it. LOL

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                      • #12
                        Bill, I think you hit the nail on the head regarding a whole lot of styles clashing ... that was my take. I liked some parts a lot, but the food court really bothered me. The fountain getting taken out also means that peaceful water flowing will be absent. The Garden Grill still looks like 1982 (except for a brand new sign) ... I dunno, just like they threw a whole lot of different things in a pot.

                        TDLFAN, when I was at Epcot Saturday only Soarin was open. I was there again Tuesday, but by the time I got near the Land (around 8:30) the whole pavillion was closed and it wasn't open for EMH.

                        And what do you have against 'Listen to the Land'? I loved that song ... and all of the original EPCOT Center music. Just another thing that Disney has taken away.

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                        • #13
                          So is the Land all opened up? Going on Saterday.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by WDW1974
                            And what do you have against 'Listen to the Land'? I loved that song ... and all of the original EPCOT Center music. Just another thing that Disney has taken away.
                            I just never cared for it that's all, maybe because of it's country music style, just a matter of preference. I actually liked the Horizons theme song better, which was hated by fans I know.

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                            • #15
                              Opened Lands

                              Lets all hope the lands is open.
                              And may I remind you of the topic Dose The lands pavilion look like an airport. So far from what has been said in this thread The clashing colors abscence of waterfountain and 1985 style food area wow I think that screams AIRPORT :monkey:

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                              • #16
                                Yeah I think the themes clash... but they're just so cool! I mean, the Soarin' queue is so much cooler than the one in DCA. The one in DCA almost bugs me. Too much reading little things under pictures. Not very immersive. BUt this one is all neon-dandy-fun! As for the fountain...i don't remember a fountain, so i guess i won't miss it.

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Pizzapants
                                  Yeah I think the themes clash... but they're just so cool! I mean, the Soarin' queue is so much cooler than the one in DCA. The one in DCA almost bugs me. Too much reading little things under pictures. Not very immersive. BUt this one is all neon-dandy-fun! As for the fountain...i don't remember a fountain, so i guess i won't miss it.
                                  Yes I find this sooo True Pizzapants I hate the theming of DCA soaring over CA

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by TDLFAN
                                    I just never cared for it that's all, maybe because of it's country music style, just a matter of preference. I actually liked the Horizons theme song better, which was hated by fans I know.
                                    I actually loved all the old, original EPCOT Center musical scores ... they added so much texture and feeling to the pavillions. Now, they're all gone (Listen to the Land, Kitchen Kabaret, Horizons, It's Fun to Be Free, Energy -- Feel the Flow, Tomorrow's Child etc ...) or severly mutated (Imagination).

                                    So much has been lost and, sadly, not replaced by anything better.

                                    I was just saying today when I paid a short visit to Epcot that it would have been cool to see Disney bring some outdoors elements into The Land in the redo, like a massive biome (I'm thinking the amazing entrance tropical rainforest-like gardens of the Mirage hotel in Las Vegas) or maybe a flowing stream even ... instead we get the Pop Century food court, metal railings and a modern airport. Oh, and a 1982 restaurant.

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                                    • #19
                                      The Living With The Land boat ride was open Thursday as was Soarin and Circle of Life movie, only the dining locales were closed.

                                      The supposed official reopening date of the pavillion (according to the cast update) is April 30. So I guess that means it may or may not be open at any time prior.

                                      Also, FWIW, at 5 p.m. Soarin had a 50 minute wait, the boat ride was at 10.

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                                      • #20
                                        Why the heck do they still have Fast Passes at the boat ride? Are they insane?! LMAO

                                        Here's the operating schedule for next week: (4/24-4/30)

                                        Soarin', Living with the Land, The Kidcot Funstop, and Circle of Life are open everyday except the 30th from 9am to 7pm. On the 30th an early closure of the entire pavilion (closing around 4pm I'd wager) is expected because of a special event being held that night. The new Sunshine Seasons food court will be open on Fri. and Sat. only. Behind the Seeds guided tours will also be offered on Friday and Saturday from 9:45am to 4:30pm, departing every 45 minutes. The Behind the Seeds tour is an extra $12 for adults and $10 for kids.

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