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Old 06-09-2003, 06:10 PM   #1
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\"Update\" for Living Seas

Stuck this in the "overheard" post but probly deserves it's own post now. From this news update at at LaughingPlace (on page two):



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The Finding Nemo franchise will be supported with plans for a sequel, TV show, consumer products, and a theme park attraction, an update of the Living Seas at Epcot, which will offer a flow of operating income

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I wonder if their thinking about a real rehab/redo or just superficial changes to the preshow, etc?
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Re: "Update" for Living Seas

Well I for one hope they do update the Living Seas. It used to be one of my favourites and I was so disappointed with it when we went in December. It needs something doing to it. [img]graemlins/pout.gif[/img]
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Re: "Update" for Living Seas

cheryl, i agree. it used to be the best, but last year i found it just down-right depressing. i really would love to see them make it as exciting as it once was and get the ride going again.
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Re: "Update" for Living Seas

Well, I am glad I am not the only one that was dissapointed with this attraction. I was really excited about touring this one and it was nothing like I expected! We did not see any dolphins or Manatees, plus, all the fish looked alike. It was our least favorite attraction at WDW! [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]
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I hope it a full update. I for one would love to see more animals then the other stuff, And is it me or has anyone else ever try seeing the Dolphins and can not find them? Thanks Matt
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Old 06-10-2003, 03:18 PM   #6
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Re: "Update" for Living Seas

In all fairness, the last two times we have visited The Living Seas, we have seen Dolphins. They even performed to an extent on the first visit.

Now, onto the chopping block. I think closing down the ride portion of this attraction was a big mistake and takes a lot away from the experience. It's hard to say what Disney's motives were, but looking at a giant boarded-up wall as you enter the exhibit area is not my idea of top-notch.

There is no question that a lot of the rides in Future World are in need of an update. Will Disney take action? Again, it's hard to say. Perhaps Epcot's continuing drop in revenues will persuade them. Whatever they decide, rising ticket prices and diminishing quality are not the way to stay endeared to the hearts of America [img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img] .
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Straight from Michael Eisner so at least we know there's deffinitely something to it. Living Seas really is pretty weak right now so I hope it's a serious rehab too. It's the only thing down there we don't bother with.
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That ride made the whole pavillion IMHO and I am going to miss seeing it- it's been a long time since I have been to EPCOT and sadly, we'll probably skip it this trip.
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And is it me or has anyone else ever try seeing the Dolphins and can not find them?
<font size="2" face="Comic Sans MS, Arial">The Dolphins are on a performance schedule, and come out for a while a few times a day. Then they swim off to their backstage pool.
So you have to time it right, if you do decide to venture into this diminished pavillion.
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This is one attraction that Disney does not do better than their competition - it needs some serious work to make it worth the walk over to the pavillion. I hope they will spend the time and money necessary to fix this attraction. As it is, we wouldn't bother to visit it again.
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I hope it gets a full update. It is rather disappointing and needs some money invested in it heavily. When we were there in May, the gift shop was FULL of Nemo stuff!! Hopefully that's a sign of better things to come!!
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I wouldn't totally skip Epcot! This is a wonderful park and so much to do for all ages. Especially Test Track! That ride is soooooo much fun! Wonders of Life was a fun time for my family also. I wish they would put the ride back into Living Seas because I have never experienced it. My DD14 was a bit disappointed that we weren't there at the time that the dolphins were out. We only saw little glimpses of them because it was their feeding time. Hopefully by 2005, our next trip, they will do something about Living Seas.
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If ever an attraction was in desperate need of a rehab, it's the Living Seas. On our Feb. trip, I still enjoyed the exhibits but it felt to me like something was missing. I think the saddest thing about Living Seas is the wasted potential. It could be truly great and it just isn't.

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Maybe while they're at it, they'll move that poor old pop-eyed grouper to the old fish home...he looks worse and worse each year [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img]
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DH and I liked it! We liked the idea of being able to take as long as we wanted with the different kinds of fish. We saw both dolphins and manatees.
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