Posts Tagged ‘Imagination Pavilion’

Inside Out Preview Headed to Epcot

by on May 1, 2015

©Disney

©Disney

After the Tomorrowland preview ends at the Imagination Pavilion at Epcot (which is showing through May 24), a new preview will take up residence in the Magic Eye Theater. This new preview will showcase the upcoming Pixar flick, Inside Out. The special preview will offer Guests an exclusive intro from filmmakers, an advanced look at a sequence from the film, and in-theater effects.

The inclusion of Inside Out‘s preview in the Magic Eye Theater following the Tomorrowland preview does give more credence to the notion that Captain EO really is dead. (Despite insistence that it isn’t. Time will tell.)

This preview of Inside Out will begin on May 30 and will last about 12 minutes. There is currently no end date scheduled.

The movie, Inside Out will premiere in theaters on June 19 and it looks like it will be spectacular. (But something tells me I may need Kleenex…just a hunch.)

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Tomorrowland Preview Begins Tomorrow at Epcot

by on April 17, 2015

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©Disney

I feel a sense of irony writing this title for this article. ;)

For those of you excited about the Tomrrowland sneak peek that will be taking place in Epcot‘s Magic Eye Theater in the Imagination Pavilion (you know, where Captain EO has been playing), it will begin tomorrow, April 18. In addition, to being able to catch the preview guests will also be able to get a close-up look at one of the jet packs used in the film, along with a display of concept art and photos straight from the set.

For those visiting Disneyland, the preview kicked off today at the Tomorrowland Theater. After catching the preview, guests are invited to visit the Starcade to see original props and production artwork.

The preview will last approximately 15-20 minutes and is expected to run until May 24. Tomorrowland heads to theaters on May 22.

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Imagination overhaul earmarked

by on April 7, 2008

After months of rumors, we’ve heard from a fairly reliable source that the Imagination pavilion has been earmarked for a major renovation in the 2009 fiscal year, which begins this October. Details of the refurbishment are said to include a new show to replace the old Honey, I Shrunk the Audience, as well as a complete overhaul of the ride through attraction.

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Imageworks reworked

by on March 14, 2008

Despite our hopes that perhaps they’d take the opportunity to just bulldoze the building and start over, the Imageworks at the Imgination pavilion has reopened with a whimsical and updated look.


Though the ride-through attraction was also closed, it did not change in any significant manner. Rumor suggests preliminary work was done for a coming overhaul of the ride, but that remains to be seen. We’ll believe it when we see it. Until then, at least the Imageworks is more attractive. Try not to blind yourself with the glare from the floor.


The upstairs glass atrium portion of the building in the pyramid remains completely closed off to guests aside from the occasional group on the Undiscovered Future World tour. Recent reports state that the new Waste Management games for Innoventions were installed up there briefly and we know that previews for the Kim Possible interactive game used it as a location.


Putting lipstick on a pig might be the way to describe this overhaul, but at least it’s progress.

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Imagination work more then meets the eye?

by on January 30, 2008

In addition to an earlier permit specifying the work on fixtures, screens, curtains, lights, etc… in the Imageworks during the current closure, Imagineering has filed a permit for “Imagination Demolition.”

Sources are saying this new permit is the first of many which will result in a redesign of the entire pavilion. The extent of the work culminating in a new ride and show rather then the dated Imagination Institute theme.

Some rumors even suggest the return of the Dream Port theme. Forgot what exactly that is? Here’s a good collection of Youtube videos to refresh your memory.

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Imagination – again?

by on December 14, 2007

Disney has filed a permit to refurbish the post-show Kodak Imageworks area of the Imagination pavilion. Rumors suggest that perhaps the upstairs portion of the building may reopen, though the permit only specifies new carpet and such. The upstairs are is rumored to be currently use as staging area for the Waste Management exhibit coming to Innoventions East in February.

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