New Play Pavilion to replace Epcot's Wonder of Life

Feb 21, 2019 in "EPCOT"

Posted: Thursday February 21, 2019 11:06am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has today announced that a new Play Pavilion will be coming to Epcot's Future World in the former home of Wonders of Life.

This new space will be devoted to playful fun and feature an innovative city that’ll come to life under the dome of the un-named pavilion previously known as Wonders of Life. The pavilion’s city will be bursting with interactive experiences, your favorite Disney characters, hands-on activities and engaging entertainment when it opens just in time for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort.

“This innovative, new pavilion is beyond anything we’ve ever created and is completely unique to Epcot,” said Zach Riddley, portfolio executive, Walt Disney Imagineering. “Built on the power of play, it introduces an immersive and interactive ‘city’ where you can explore, create, and interact with some of your favorite Disney characters. This is an experience worthy of our bold vision for Epcot – and another signature element of our transformation.”

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SteveAZee4 minutes ago

Wait, I'm not done with emoticons. :-(

RSoxNo11 day ago

At this point, just make this a new version of the EPCOT character spot with an ever evolving roster of characters.

gianguy4 days ago

Not referring to emojis in general, I specifically mean those god awful Disney emojis. They were cute at first, but I wouldn't call them timeless. I see them being as dated as Ralph Breaks the Internet will be 5-10 years from now. The pavilion looks so much better without them.

CastAStone4 days ago

Real ones know

TwilightZone4 days ago

As an emoji user, plastering disney emojis on play just seems like trying too hard. Don't mind disney emojis conceptually, but I have my limits.

Vinnie Mac4 days ago

Because people still use emojis...? 😂

gianguy4 days ago

I just hope if this project is being reworked, they get rid of the god awful disney emoji theming. How are those things still relevant.

Vinnie Mac5 days ago

With Bob back and spending up a good 30% from last fiscal year I don't think it's entirely impossible for this (and maybe a couple of other things) to be started back up

CastAStone6 days ago

Anakin meme

Andrew C6 days ago

With Bob 1.0 back, who the heck knows what happens to projects like these.

Bocabear6 days ago

At this point, why do they even make announcements at D23 when a good portion of what they are hyping will either not happen or will be so heavily modified during development it will not even resemble the concept art... You would think when they got to the place where they were making announcements, they would have already developed the idea and funded it's production... and in the end I think it makes TDO look unstable and unable to manage things...especially with the placement of attractions in the wrong parks...

HauntedMansionFLA6 days ago

Figment‘s meet and greet location

Vinnie Mac10 days ago

Well that used to be the whole park.

RSoxNo110 days ago

Still holding out hope for a World's Fair pavilion.