Disney announced today that Wreck-It-Ralph and Vanellope von Schweetz will be appearing inside Disney California Adventure and Walt Disney World's Epcot starting next month, to promote the upcoming release of Ralph Breaks the Internet.
Ralph and Vanellope will meet and greet guests in Hollywood Land starting November 9 at DCA and initially inside Innoventions West at Epcot, starting November 21, which is the same day the movie debuts. But after a run inside Innoventions, the two will move at some point this winter to the ImageWorks area of the Imagination pavilion.
A "new experiment will soon be underway at the Imagination Institute, creating a portal into other dimensions. This winter, that portal opens a window on the internet for Ralph and Venellope to step through for regular encounters with Epcot guests," Disney said in a press release.
Hmmm.... Actually, the idea of Ralph wrecking the entire Imagination pavilion into something fresh appeals, doesn't it? The pavilion has languished ever since Disney scrapped its original Journey into the Imagination attraction. The beloved Figment character eventually returned, but if Disney is going to inject more of its film IP into Epcot, an Internet-fueled mashup of led by Ralph and Figment would get me in the queue. How about you?
Perhaps not coincidentally today also is the 49th anniversary of the first message ever sent on Arpanet, which was the first iteration of what is known today as the Internet. Sarah Silverman, who voices Vanellope, tells the story.
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