With how crazy the whole Epcot 25th situation has gotten (and trust me, I'm more than a little mad). And with how the EP 25th thread has sort-of drifted away into a stock market discussion, I've been thinking about how Disney could logically still create a "celebration" if they were smart.
1) Re-Design of ROE to a 25th show. Essentially the same show w/ more fireworks, 25th tags and a couple of other extra effects.
2) Re-Dress the Wand: Finally, Disney could have a "reason" for why the wand has stayed up. They could re-do the "sign" part of it to show that it's the 25th. After the celebration, remove it.
3) Special Stage show at the American Gardens Theater. I'm not quite sure what it would be about.
4) This is an interesting one as I give you two options (let me know which one you like better:
Option A)Announce the Closing of WOL. I know most right now are going "Whaaaat?" but, just bear with me. By announcing the closing of WOL they can re-purpose the pavilion as a temporary Epcot-history pavillion. They could use one of the multiple "small" theaters for a history-video. Where all the excerise equipment currently is (fitness fairgrounds), they could have all sorts of old epcot props, models, etc. Finally, Body Wars and Crainium Command could be advertised as "Final Engagements". The pavilion could receive a small amount of re-dressing (banners, special signs, etc)
Option B) Use the World Showplace building as a Epcot-history area. By having it in this location obviously you could construct a some-what better theater venue for the History movie and have TONS more of Epcot's history on display, heck, you could recreate some old ride scenes.
5)Announce Epcot's "Presents". Finally, and this would probably be the most difficult one to pull off, a whole bunch of projects would be greenlighted and announced for Epcot. Sort of like WDC's birthday gift to Epcot. This could include such things as: a WOL replacement, Imagination! overhaul, new Innoventions exhibits, etc.)
Well, hopefully you liked one or more of my ideas. What I was trying to do was come up with something that is actually still feasible with the current timetable. Feel free to share your own ideas and give your opinion on mine.