The Future Is Lush and Green

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The Future Is Lush and Green

As I've spent a lot of time over the past couple of days picking apart the concept art for Epcot's new Future World, the thing that is perhaps most striking of a change to me is that the future Disney will be putting out there is lush and green.

While we really have no idea at this point if that is an environmental message they are trying to send, it is a message that has crossed my mind. The concept art shows a vast amount of new green space with flowering shade trees (once they grow a bit of course), park benches, plentiful water features, the journey of water exploration trail, and overall a beautiful tomorrow. While concrete pathways will have to be big enough to move the masses It seems like a great deal of effort is going in to landscaping for the comfort of guests in a park that is already known for its elaborate gardens and spring flower festival.

In changing from a sterile "space age" concrete look to something more parklike, do you think Disney is sending a message to guests? Or is it just something playing around in my Imagination?

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I think it is a great change. Feels a bit more welcoming and inviting.

As far as it being the park of tomorrow, I think this is where we are all moving a bit more even if just little by little. Singapore is leaps and bounds ahead in this area creating garden space with every new building to overcome that sterile look and move ahead to sustainability.

I just can't wait to hit the garden on top of the new pavilion to see all the sights!!!

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I really liked that in the panel Bob Chapek said the reimagining of Epcot was really driven by guest surveys and that guests wanted more shade. I'm totally down with more shade.

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Also - in this new "core space" which will be called "World of Celebration" there will be some sort of interactive "Wishing Tree" and a "Story Fountain"

I'm pretty excited about everything they are doing to be honest.

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I'm so excited about this I'm contemplating asking Joe if we can move closer!!!!

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JeffC wrote:
I'm so excited about this I'm contemplating asking Joe if we can move closer!!!!

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JMed wrote:
JeffC wrote:
I'm so excited about this I'm contemplating asking Joe if we can move closer!!!!

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Could you ask my Joe also???? waiting

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More shade would definitely be nice! Changes are needed to keep things fresh.

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I'm really excited to see what happens with Epcot.