“Past is dead Future is uncertain…

“Past is dead Future is uncertain…

Present is all you have, So eat, drink and live merry.”

– Albert Einstein

It would appear the Future is less uncertain than we had hoped with the official demise of EPCOT’s Future World. Its been dead for a long time and this perhaps gives us the closure we needed. The future is also less uncertain now that we have an actual plan for EPCOT, something fans have all created our own versions of since Horizons’ demise.

Ironic that we live in the PAST about our FUTURE World isn’t it? Alas, let’s look to the future at our new EPCOT.

New “Neighborhoods”

Two huge kidneys and a possible uterus? Either way, “Discovery” and “Nature” are ideals I think we supported from our Future World so I can get into this.

Fountain & Spaceship Earth

D23 Disney Concept Art

The original fountain design will return to the entrance of the park. But will my pixie haircut?

The previously announced refurbishment to Spaceship Earth will focus on “storytelling”. This of course is the one I am most anxious about and not just because I will have to update my tribute to Spaceship Earth website. I just hope it doesn’t have MORE DISNEY, MORE PIXAR, MORE MARVEL.

There was some flashy concept work shown at the D23 about the enhancements. I don’t want to read into it too much because I am trying to be grateful for what we have had with SSE to this point and to be open minded about the future. If it sucks, I have my memories. And my website.

New Disney Statue & A Wishing Tree

Good enough. Another way to bring in MORE DISNEY?

Dreamers Point, – lush gardens, a wishing tree, an interactive new fountain and a new statue celebrating the legacy of the original dreamer, Walt Disney.

https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/

As long as there are trees and ample shade unlike the vast un-shaded expanse you get in front of the American Pavilion I support it.

Celebration Festival Center

It’s a three level building that looks pretty and mid century modern from the images and will offer great views of the park and fireworks which I’m sure involve … AN UP-CHARGE but I would love to be proved wrong on this.

Cosmic Thrill – Friendly or Pukey?

Rewind“. “Reverse launch“. “Rotates“. I dunno, I hope this isn’t “family -friendly” like Mission Space is!

Moana. In EPCOT? #nature!

“MAKE WAY! MAKE WAY!” is what I will be screaming as I walk through this “living” and “exploration” trail with water features. #MORE-DISNEY.

Space 220

Please don’t let me puke in the elevator. Please don’t let me puke in the elevator. Please don’t let me puke in the elevator. Please don’t let me puke in the elevator. Please don’t let me puke in the elevator. Please don’t let me puke in the elevator. Please don’t let me puke in the elevator.

France

New movie. New attraction. New restaurant. New sing-along. Something new is fun but the rest I’m feeling meh about. Maybe its my lack of crepe desires holding me back? #MORE-DISNEY

New Circle Vision

My brain thinks I am actually flying through these movies leaving me hanging with a white knuckle grip off the leaning bar so I’m not AS excited about these announcements. I’m only mentioning it so I can post this –

Mary Poppins in the UK Pavilion

A new attraction! A new neighborhood will be added to the UK Pavilion so that we can visit Cherry Tree Lane and visit the home of the Banks’! #MORE-DISNEY

In Summary…

I am happy to see this part of the park get the attention it so richly deserves. That said, I’m very worried about there being MORE DISNEY MORE PIXAR MORE MARVEL in a park that was previously extremely imaginative without these aspects. I also hope that I won’t barf in the space elevator or the Guardian’s Roller Coaster and that these new experiences (sans barf) are all included with the park tickets and not as up charges.

A full summary of these announcements without opinion can be found at The Disney Parks Blog.

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