Wonders of Life Re-Do IdeaWalt Disney World: Maybe theme it to digital media. Something like movies or games.
From Andrew DoughertyI was thinking why not re theme wonders of life into something involving digital media like movies or games. Body wars to something along the lines of a game simulator. Like in Wreck It Ralph, in the war game with the simulator bot being the player? Cranium Command into the head of a movie director at his opening night (if they were reusing the theater with minimum changes) or maybe a new movie attraction.
Posted October 15, 2013 at 5:55 AM
Another note, to get the pavilion wider notice form its confined area, widen the path way to it. Remove a lot of those trees blocking the pavilion on the sides of the path, make it straight and make the entrance the majority of the front of the pavilion.
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From Tyler HarrisLike the idea but it's been a decade since Wonders of Life was downfallen. And coming of the looks of all of Disney's current progress, I'd say Disney would rather just tear down Figment, Wonders of Life, and very possibly Ellen's Energy Adventure. Great idea...but it just won't happen.
Posted October 16, 2013 at 7:17 AM
From Russell MeyerYour concept is really more what they do with Innoventions. There's really nothing wrong with the Wonders of Life concept, but as Disney has observed, it's essential to have an E-ticket in a pavillion to draw interest, especially one that is a little off to the side. The Land was practically empty until Soarin' was added, and Energy is befalling a similar fat to Wonders of Life. Each pavillion must be treated like a land within a theme park with restaurants, a show, an e-ticket (or very good d-ticket) and at least one other attraction. If it doesn't have all of those things, guests will either just do the one attraction in the pavillion and leave (the problem with Mission Space and TestTrack), or just not bother walking all the way over, especially considering the monumental size of EPCOT.
Posted October 16, 2013 at 11:15 AM
I actually like the use of EPCOT as the F&W Festival Center (the Odyssey would be better because of its location, but is just not big enough), and it's a shame to see all of that space that goes to waste the other 10 months of the year.
From Andrew DoughertyI was thinking that the body wars replacement could attempt to be e ticket while a cranium command could be either a very good d ticket or better. And as for a resrlturant, how about something to that old retro beer/root tapper thing. Family resurant. What would happen if Energy closed. It has a huge capacity.
Posted October 16, 2013 at 11:39 AM
From Pat BartkusHere's my idea for a Wonders of Life "E" ticket. Create a flume style ride that takes you through the body like the original Fantastic Voyage. It would be part thrill ride and part educational.
Posted November 7, 2013 at 11:25 AM
From Michelle MorganI like the Fantastic Voyage flume ride idea... Epcot needs a water ride. However, please don't remove or cut back any more trees..... they provide shade and comfort in the hot months, and are good for the environment. So much of Epcot is already like a parking lot.
Posted December 29, 2013 at 4:34 PM
From Jaiden CohenAren't the simulators from body wars gone now?
Posted December 30, 2013 at 7:03 AM
From Angela WhiteI miss Cranium Command… I loved that show. I also quite love Universe of Energy.
Posted January 7, 2014 at 7:01 PM
However, having said both, the entire area is now outdated. And honestly, tearing it all down and building something new may be a good idea. And I do agree, it would need to be an E-ticket type attraction… whatever they decided to do would have to be something that hasn't been done before. And though I like the video game idea, I think it's more suited towards DisneyQuest than Epcot.
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