News Big changes coming to EPCOT's Future World?

AndyS2992

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Having a place that sells the best festival food all year round kinda makes having the festivals in the first place redundant. The festivals exist, usually in the slower months, to draw more people in. But if you can now get the exclusive treats all year round then there's no point even having the festival. Also as mentioned already, Odyssey would have been the best place for this.

Any news on Play pavilion? Irks me that this huge piece of real estate, a long with Magic Kingdom's Stitch ride building are just sitting abandoned. WDW is the most visited theme park resort in the World, if I was Disney I'd want to use that as the opportunity to showcase the best of everything yet Disney has long since become complacent and letting the place rot and having abandoned buildings that could easily be utilised is inexcusable.
 

UNCgolf

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Having a place that sells the best festival food all year round kinda makes having the festivals in the first place redundant. The festivals exist, usually in the slower months, to draw more people in. But if you can now get the exclusive treats all year round then there's no point even having the festival. Also as mentioned already, Odyssey would have been the best place for this.

Any news on Play pavilion? Irks me that this huge piece of real estate, a long with Magic Kingdom's Stitch ride building are just sitting abandoned. WDW is the most visited theme park resort in the World, if I was Disney I'd want to use that as the opportunity to showcase the best of everything yet Disney has long since become complacent and letting the place rot and having abandoned buildings that could easily be utilised is inexcusable.

The Play Pavilion itself is cancelled, which is for the best -- additional capacity is usually a good thing, but not when it's going to be incredibly underutilized capacity in a prime location. Then it just becomes a waste of money and space, and there was very little reason to believe the Play Pavilion would have been helpful at all after a few years of operation. It would have been wildly outdated quickly.

There's no indication that they have any plans to do anything else with the former Wonders of Life right now, though, which is bad.
 
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Cmdr_Crimson

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The Play Pavilion itself is cancelled, which is for the best -- additional capacity is usually a good thing, but not when it's going to be incredibly underutilized capacity. Then it just becomes a waste of money and space, and there was very little reason to believe the Play Pavilion would have been helpful at all after a few years of operation. It would have been wildly outdated quickly.

There's no indication that they have any plans to do anything else with the former Wonders of Life right now, though, which is bad.
I do wonder how much of the center area was removed of the WoL pavilion after they started working on the Play pavilion considering for several years they were used for other festivals.
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Sirwalterraleigh

Premium Member
Having a place that sells the best festival food all year round kinda makes having the festivals in the first place redundant. The festivals exist, usually in the slower months, to draw more people in. But if you can now get the exclusive treats all year round then there's no point even having the festival. Also as mentioned already, Odyssey would have been the best place for this.

Any news on Play pavilion? Irks me that this huge piece of real estate, a long with Magic Kingdom's Stitch ride building are just sitting abandoned. WDW is the most visited theme park resort in the World, if I was Disney I'd want to use that as the opportunity to showcase the best of everything yet Disney has long since become complacent and letting the place rot and having abandoned buildings that could easily be utilised is inexcusable.
The festivals were originally to draw - particularly locals - in off peak times

But they’ve become wholly dependent on them…as they lament retrofitting the park for what?…going on 30 years now?
 

tparris

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Starting to see some signs of life in very small sections of the ground lighting…
(They also need to worry about fixing the lights on SSE that have been out long before World Celebration even opened…)
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tparris

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My hope is that they’re slow-rolling it in order to attempt a re-launch when CommuniCore Hall opens, but I’m probably wrong.
Unfortunately I feel like that’s not the case. I saw someone messing with the plastic(?) strip covering the lights earlier today and I could see another layer with the actual lights underneath that. There was a ton of water and condensation inside the layer with the lights so I believe they genuinely need to be completely replaced to ever fully work again
 

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