Colortopia Exhibit Opens in Epcot's Innoventions
On the day that Disney announced the closure of Captain EO
, it opened a new exhibit in the Future World half of Epcot.
Photo courtesy Disney
"Colortopia" in Innoventions East offers three venues in which visitors can learn about the emotional potential of color.
- The "Power of Color" theater offers a short presentation about the emotions that specific colors can elicit. The show is voiced by "Modern Family" star Ty Burrell.
- "The Color Lab" offers two interactive play areas: Color Mix ‘n Match, where visitors can blend colors in a light display, and Spinning Spectrums, where visitors can see how spinning discs affect color perception.
- Finally, in "Color Our World," visitors can use "magic paint brushes" to "paint" an interactive mural.
Colortopia, which is presented by Glidden paints, joins "Stormstruck," "Habit Heroes," and "Sum of All Thrills" in Epcot's Innoventions pavilion.
Good to see movement in Epcot. This is what Epcot is about. If only we could extend this kind of thinking to the rest of the park. Sure, it's a simple pavilion, but these are the fun diversions that make this non-fiction park unique. If Magic Kingdom can get New Fantasyland, Animal Kingdom can get Pandora, and Hollywood Studios can get Star Wars and Toy Story, surely Epcot is next on the rehab list. Disney knocked it out of the park with DCA, and I'm sure that kind of fixing can put Epcot back on the map. Sure, we might have a Frozen or character-heavy presence, but it can still aim to educate and enlighten along the way.
Am I the only one who looks at the photo above and gets warm fuzzies remembering the original Journey into Imagination Pavilion? This soooo reminds me of that. I really do love this!
I like this idea. From what I've read in this article,this feels a lot like an old school Epcot attraction but with modern science put in. I think all new Future World attractions should be like this. It keeps the park relevant without losing it's original vision.
I thought the same thing, Melanie. Although I'm not sure I'd describe it as warm fuzzies...
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