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In this edition of Theme Park Bits:
Future World is closing down a good chunk of its buildings in September.
Disneyland - Hello - Parade - Goodbye
Disneyland is saying hello to one old-favorite parade, and goodbye to another.
Fan - Epcot - Park - Days - Overhauls
If you’re a fan of Epcot, you probably can admit that the park has both seen better days, and is going through some major overhauls. Of course, there’s going to be a new Guardians of the Galaxy-themed ride in Future World, and a few new updates in World Showcase, but the overhaul is hitting its full swing after this summer, per this report. In short, a lot of the buildings in the center of Future World are closing down, everything from InnoVentions East to Club Cool to the Fountain of Nations. On the surface, this is sad, but then, a lot of what Future World has become in the last decade is sad all by itself. What the future holds for Epcot is unclear, but if there’s a more consistent overall focus (if not also an attempt to redo the area to reflect an optimistic future, as hard as that may be to fathom), it’ll be a step in the right direction. Either way, if you want to see what this version of Epcot is like, you’ve got until September 8 to check it out.
Before we keep on keeping on about Disney, let’s head to China with a theme park that’s set to open at the end of July, focused on another movie studio. That studio is Lionsgate, and the park (displayed in the concept art from Lionsgate above) is Lionsgate Entertainment World. The park will feature 25 attractions, six of which are themed to films from the studio, like Twilight and The Hunger Games. Though this looks plenty snazzy, I will here point out that one of the studio’s...
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