What to do with Epcot's Energy pavilion?Walt Disney World: It's very old and not much fun.
From Daniel EtcheberryMaybe a dark ride about green energy? sponsored by exxon ;^)
Posted October 16, 2012 at 3:00 PM
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From Ryan SpannI would take the brakes of that Maelstrom ride. It deserves to be at least somewhat thrilling. Also, the splash would be bigger, and more fun.
Posted October 17, 2012 at 7:55 AM
From Tim HillmanI agree, Daniel. A ride about green energy would definitely be a dark (lights out) ride.
Posted October 17, 2012 at 8:15 AM
Maybe Solyndra could sponsor it. I hear they have some really cool technology. ;>)
From Daniel EtcheberryRyan,
Posted October 17, 2012 at 10:30 AM
Maelstrom is located in the Norwegian pavilion.
Anyways, that ride was clever when it was new, but now it looks prehistoric ;^)
From Tim HillmanDaniel, the Exxon Valdez disaster was over 13 years ago. Isn't it time to get over it and quit taking potshots at Exxon? Yes, they were culpable on several fronts for the shipwreck, but wasn't one of those darn green fuels (ethanol) a contributing factor to the situation?
Posted October 17, 2012 at 1:31 PM
And as far as the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico goes, with all of the ambulance chasers around here advertising on the radio about getting "your BP oil spill claim money," it is impossible to forget about the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
I hate to be a cynic but I've been around long enough to know that green energy falls into the same category as flying cars. They both look good in Popular Science, but they are just not commercially feasible.
From Dominick DChange the sponser to Starbucks or 5 Hour Energy with free samples so you don't fall asleep!
Posted October 17, 2012 at 3:16 PM
From TH CreativeDemo 'Universe of Energy' and 'Life and Health' and reconfigure the 'Time Racers' concept ... AFTER building Brazil in World Showcase!
Posted October 17, 2012 at 4:28 PM
From David L.After researching "Time Racers" some, I think a whole pavilion dedicated to time travel would be cool instead of just the roller coaster. And can't it just take up the space for the Life pavilion allowing the Universe of Energy be replaced with a whole new energy pavilion?
Posted October 17, 2012 at 5:50 PM
From Tim WWhy not put Time Racers in Spaceship Earth, where it was originally planned? I'd love to see both Energy and Health reinvented with something similar to their themes.
Posted October 17, 2012 at 5:58 PM
From Daniel EtcheberryTim,
Posted October 17, 2012 at 6:10 PM
At my university there are electric stations in some parking lots where people with hybrid cars can charge their vehicles. We should embrace anything that adds more options to energy consumption. We may always need fossil fuels, but the more options the better. Ah, and I'm glad that flying cars didn't become a reality since it would have been chaotic.
From David L.Spaceship Earth, argueably the best ride at Epcot, should stay. A roller coaster would not be long enough due to space constrains, and would have too low a capacity for a ride at the front of the park.
Posted October 17, 2012 at 8:33 PM
From Ryan SpannI know, just thought it would be a good idea.
Posted October 18, 2012 at 8:10 AM
From Big CohubeWhat I would prefer is that they update it, and I would be fine if they kept Ellen
Posted October 21, 2012 at 5:08 PM
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