Has Project Gemini been aborted?
A few years ago, the WD Co. announced that it was completely refurbishing Epcot to re-inject the excitement the park had when it first opened. The massive project was code-named Project Gemini (since Epcot comprises two parks); the refurb would culminate in a grand reopening in 2006. Plans included adding Soarin', an undisclosed attraction, and Time Racers. We know that Soarin' is opening soon, and the "undisclosed attraction" was probably Mission: Space. Also, Time Racers has been shelved--which is good, because it was probably going to replace SE.
Nevertheless, Eisner was committed to pouring millions into Epcot to ensure its success. Yes, he was actually going to spend a lot of money on quality! But has Project Gemini been abandoned? The park does need an extensive update (I brought this up on my thread "What Would You Like to See at Epcot?"); but how far was the company planning to go? Furthermore, many areas at Epcot are closed for refurb, such as the information area at the end of SE; is the 2006 grand reopening still planned?
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
P.S. Simply removing the awful arm and airing commercials with Mickey on top SE again would pique interest in the park. Hey, it worked before! Considering the conversations I've had with people, Epcot still has a reputation as a "very cool" park for older people. WDW needs to focus on that again, and stop trying to cheapen it with lame attempts at "Magic" (the arm, the Berlin-wall like photo area in front SE). The park has a unique magic on its own.