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Project Gemini

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Posted 12 February 2003 - 09:58 PM


If you're not familiar with Project Gemini, lemme fill ya in. Project Gemini is the plan to breathe new life into the aging Epcot theme park. It includes many new E-Ticket attractions, such as the highly anticipated Mission:Space (Set to open Spring of this year) and a DCA Soarin' clone.

This is what I have on the project:


Project Gemini includes the following:

--Rehab of Spaceship Earth. This new attraction, as hard as it is to believe, is being talked about as being a "coaster". It's budget is in excess of that for Rock n Roller Coaster.
--A DCA Soarin' Clone
--An unspecified third attraction

The budgets are around the $100 million mark for each, with the Spaceship Earth project having the largest of the three. Opening dates remain around late 2006. The likelihood of the above opening, will depend to some extent on the success of Mission Space opening this year.

Project Gemini has the backing of Michael Eisner and Paul Pressler, and budgets have been assigned, they are healthy. The concept of the project is a mass rebranding of Epcot, to inject the excitement back that the park once had. The much rumored splitting of the park into 2 separate gates appears to be unlikely at this stage. The grand reopening of the park is set to be December 2006, however parts of the new project will open before that time.

Two signature attractions for the new Epcot are a Soarin' Over attraction from DCA, and another ETicket attraction called "Time Racers".

*Leslie Ivette*

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