October 21, 2008

Dying a Slow and Painful Death

Epcot Center's Wonders of Life used to be a remarkable, entertaining, vibrant pavillion. Now just sitting there, neglected and used only for special events like the Food and Wine Festival, it is in a sad state. When it was on the drawing boards, Disney expected this space to draw in the crowds. It did for a few years. The attractions found here were diverse in presentation and a whole lot of fun as well as being educational. Above is one of the first concepts for the building. Oh, what some time can do! Maybe, just maybe, the suits have a great plan for the area...

(Art copyright The Walt Disney Company.)

2 comments:

Chris Q said...

I've always wondered what caused the crowds to drop so. I always enjoyed the pavilion, especially Body Wars.

Anonymous said...

Bad, quickly dated interior design had to play a big part.