Posts Tagged ‘Wonders of Life Pavilion’

Wonder no more..

by on January 25, 2009

A final death knell for the Wonders of Life pavilion at Epcot has sounded. Permits have been filed to demolish the interior structures of the dome and to remove power supplies to the various displays. The building is being rechristened, formally, as the Special Event Pavilion.

Wonder no more

by on March 14, 2008

The final sign on the exterior of the Wonders of Life building which referred to the pavilion by it’s original name has now been removed.

The pavilion will be used as a special events center for the duration of the Flower and Garden festival, with none of the attractions inside operating.

Flower and Garden to use Wonders pavilion

by on January 30, 2008

The upcoming Flower and Garden festival at Epcot will host events in the Wonders of Life pavilion, much as this past Food and Wine festival did. Body Wars and Cranium Command are not expected to be open while the main area of the pavilion is used for the event.

In related news, Body Wars and Cranium Command have dropped off the WDW calendar, suggesting the company essentially considers them to no longer exist.

Flower and Garden brings life to Wonders

by on January 22, 2008

The annual Epcot Flower and Garden Festival will host events in the abandoned (empty, decrepit, rundown, forgotten, desolate – take your pick) Wonders of Life pavilion in Future World East.

Forgotten where that is or what that is? It’s the big golden dome between Mission: SPACE and the Universe of Energy which is the home of several attractions which have not been open to the public in almost 2 years. The attractions (Body Wars, Cranium Command, and Making of Me) are not anticipated to reopen during the use of the pavilion for the festival.

The Wonders of Life was previously Epcot’s most popular and successful attraction when it first opened.

Wonders of Life’s new Life?

by on August 11, 2007

The Wonders of Life pavilion has been stripped of its exterior signage and towering DNA helix sculpture.

The pavilion will reopen for the Epcot Food and Wine festival as the Festival Center housing merchandise locations, a wine bar, and wine tasting seminars. Body Wars and Cranium Command will be walled off, and the remainder of the attractions inside the building will be gutted to make space.

Visit the Wonders of Life! (Photo Tour)

by on December 1, 2006

The Wonders of Life, closed since Janaury 2006, is now reopened at Epcot for you to explore.

The attraction itself is a true Epcot “pavilion” offering many options under one comfortable climate controlled roof. The golden dome rises up from the berm between the Universe of Energy and Mission: SPACE in Future World East providing a relaxing respite from peak season crowds.

Hanging from the roof of the massive dome, a large colorful mobile spins continuously giving the area a unique kinetic energy. The Wonders of Life was once the most popular attraction at Epcot with wait times to enter the building itself.

Body Wars is located toward to rear of the dome and was once Epcot’s most thrilling attraction with 4 hours waits that encircled the entire dome walkways. During this breif reopening, you can probably expect to walk on to this piece of history. It’s still a fun ride based on the Star Tours simulator technology.

Cranium Command is a fanciful audio animatronic show that is full of Epcot nostalgia.

Finally, be sure to check out some of the lesser-known parts of the Wonders of Life. Goofy About Health is a fun presentation featuring some classic Goofy animated shorts and the Sensory Funhouse has activites worth exploring. There is also a small Kidcot area added to the pavilion where kids can paint part of a large banner to be displayed in the pavilion.

Wonders of Life may not be on the park map, but it is open and is worth a look.

UPDATE Wonders of Life to REOPEN

by on October 15, 2006

There has been a stunning change of events – the Wonders of Life pavilion is scheduled to be open on internal calendars (meaning CMs are meant to be staffed at the pavilion) 11/26/06-01/01/07.

Epcot has reportedly seen a steady increase in popularity and crowds since Soarin’ opened and the new Nemo ride is sure to bring in more of the younger family group, so perhaps Epcot really needs this pavilion for the busy holiday season. On the other hand, perhaps there is a pavilion in Future World scheduled to close for refurbishment that has not yet been announced.