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Wonders of Life Re-Do Idea

Walt Disney World: Maybe theme it to digital media. Something like movies or games.

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted October 15, 2013 at 5:55 AM
I 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.

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 Harris
Posted October 16, 2013 at 7:17 AM
Like 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.

From Russell Meyer
Posted October 16, 2013 at 11:15 AM
Your 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.

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 Dougherty
Posted October 16, 2013 at 11:39 AM
I 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.

From Pat Bartkus
Posted November 7, 2013 at 11:25 AM
Here'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.

From Michelle Morgan
Posted December 29, 2013 at 4:34 PM
I 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.

From Jaiden Cohen
Posted December 30, 2013 at 7:03 AM
Aren't the simulators from body wars gone now?

From Angela White
Posted January 7, 2014 at 7:01 PM
I miss Cranium Command… I loved that show. I also quite love Universe of Energy.

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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