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    WOL pavillion @ EPCOT

    Anyone else miss it as much as I do?

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    I really miss it as well. I'm pretty sure that this was posted on another forum, but someone took some pictures of it in there when they were there for the Food and Wine Festival. Since it was late on a weeknight and it was raining, they were the only guest in there. It was really sad to see all of the attractions with catering things piled up in the queues and how they were all blocked.

    I loved spending time in the WOL pavillion. I have this really vivid memory of when I was on my first trip to Disney (5 years old) and there was a section where you could only touch something to "see" it. I loved it! I also loved the touch-this-thing-that's-so-cold-it's-hot as well.

    My favorite thing in there was the bikes that you could watch a screen that made it look like you were going somewhere as you peddled. Sure, I can do the same thing at the gym, but it was definately more special at Disney.
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    I miss the body wars ride. I never got to ride it

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    I miss the Body Wars ride. I never got to ride it

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    I really miss it, especially Cranium Command.
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    I'd love to see it come back to life.
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    What I don't understand is why they took it down in the 1st place.

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    Body Wars and Cranium Command were my favs.



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    That ride always made me queasy!

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    I was lucky enough to go three times when WoL was open and so I really came to like Body Wars & especially Cranium Command.

    I wish it didn't have to sit there empty - I would rather they take it down and put another attraction in its place rather than only use it for special events and parties. They've got Odyssey and Millennium Village for that.

    I think the concept of life & health is a strong one but at this point any pavilion that does what Epcot was supposed to do - showcase emerging technologies - would be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WoL Fan View Post
    I think the concept of life & health is a strong one but at this point any pavilion that does what Epcot was supposed to do - showcase emerging technologies - would be good.
    I totally agree. And, they can show emerging technologies in the life and health sciences for a Wonders of Life Pavilion. Didn't they do that at one point?

    I know in my region we have health care fairs for the public that showcase products, technologies, ways to keep healthy, health checks, etc. Those are sponsored by the local nursing/allied health schools, medical centers, pharmaceutical/medical equipment companies as a way to recruit and inform the public.

    I'm not saying it is what Epcot should do at all, but maybe something along those lines tailored to a theme park audience may be an idea to re-explore. I enjoyed Body Wars myself, but I know a lot of people thought it was too rough for them. It could have rehabbed, possibly with a new film too. I thought Cranium Command was good and more accessible of the two major attractions there. I also enjoyed the Sensory Funhouse exhbit.

    Now, who would be willing to sponsor and showcase their products in an Epcot pavilion? Who was the last sponsor? MetLife?
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    I know in my region we have health care fairs for the public that showcase products, technologies, ways to keep healthy, health checks, etc. Those are sponsored by the local nursing/allied health schools, medical centers, pharmaceutical/medical equipment companies as a way to recruit and inform the public.

    Oh that sounds interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spodie View Post
    there was a section where you could only touch something to "see" it. I loved it! I also loved the touch-this-thing-that's-so-cold-it's-hot as well.

    My favorite thing in there was the bikes that you could watch a screen that made it look like you were going somewhere as you peddled. Sure, I can do the same thing at the gym, but it was definately more special at Disney.
    I loved that section of WoL too. It was a great place just to walk around and cool off. It was never too crowded in there either so it was a nice little quite spot to recharge and see some cool stuff.

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    I loved the Wonders of Life pavillion. We were in the building this past October (Food and Wine Festival), and it was sort of depressing to know what had been there. I think the problem has been finding someone to sponsor that exhibit, and in this economy, no one is going to step forward. The building will probably be turned into something else.
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    Well I'd rather have it be another attraction than a building only use for special occasions.

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