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Vacation Planning Tips & Tricks Discuss Imagination Pavilion going down this winter in the Vacation Planning forums; The CMs were notified that the Imagination Pavilion will be temporarily be closing this winter. Different verbiage than an attraction going down for rehab. Now time will tell what will ...
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    Imagination Pavilion going down this winter

    The CMs were notified that the Imagination Pavilion will be temporarily be closing this winter. Different verbiage than an attraction going down for rehab. Now time will tell what will be done, if anything.
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    Re: Imagination Pavilion going down this winter

    Concerned when I hear "temporarily"? Likely that's what CMs were told about the Wonders of Life.
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    Honest to god...

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    Just don't mess with my Figment!
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    The unfortunate part is that most folks won't even notice. That pavilion is like a ghost town.

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    Re: Imagination Pavilion going down this winter

    After riding the Imagination ride after the first rehab, my son wanted to ride it again to show me something I had missed. Since no one else was there, we got off and got right back on again. The CM said something like wow you guys are riding it again and after we said yes, she replied "Why?" Guess that sums it up.

    It's a shame that they ruined such a great ride and shut down the upstairs; my kids always had a great time up there too.

    I wonder if they'll eventually make it into a Phineas and Ferb attraction like I've read on these boards?

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    Re: Imagination Pavilion going down this winter

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff B View Post
    After riding the Imagination ride after the first rehab, my son wanted to ride it again to show me something I had missed. Since no one else was there, we got off and got right back on again. The CM said something like wow you guys are riding it again and after we said yes, she replied "Why?" Guess that sums it up.

    It's a shame that they ruined such a great ride and shut down the upstairs; my kids always had a great time up there too.

    I wonder if they'll eventually make it into a Phineas and Ferb attraction like I've read on these boards?
    Some of my kids best preschool years were upstairs in Imagination. Very fond memories. It has been abandoned too long. Just hope that doesn't happen to Imagination too. The condition is horrible on the ride and EO, well it shouldn't have come back. My hope is they do good things, many big-wigs have been in and out of that pavilion this year.

    A couple of years ago they unexpectedly shut down the Listen to the Land for a long time, no warning. Came back online and nothing was done. A few months later they added new boats on a different rehab. Kali shut down for an extended rehab this past year nothing was really done, even the mildew was still on the rafts. It is difficult to guess the whats and whys. TT turned out well no matter which version we like better so hopefully something good is in store.
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    Re: Imagination Pavilion going down this winter

    What was upstairs that closed?
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    The original ImageWorks. ImageWorks: The What-If Labs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Ah, the pin tables...

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    Re: Imagination Pavilion going down this winter

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    What was upstairs that closed?




    you could make music by hopping on colors, Stepping Tones, or conduct an orchestra


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    When Disney blew the rehab, they closed the upstairs too, moving a few items downstairs and putting in a few new versions of activities. Mistake was to keep the same name. Expectations were high and it fell way short. It was small, many one at a time activities unlike the upstairs version. The only thing in the downstairs version my kids liked was the ability to send a picture to Grandma via email with animation over their faces. Email creativity was new way back then. I was in there a year and a half ago and they still had some stuff in there but most was broken and outdated.
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    Ooohhhhhhhh I forgot all bout that!!! I loved it!
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    I have a photo somewhere of my sisters and I inside that rainbow corridor.
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    The MK is packed this summer. All the trip reports I've read are referring to Epcot as a ghost town. Guests hitting the few E Ticket attractions and popping in for meals beyond that the sales for merchandise are down and guests filter in just in time for Illumination verses drinking around the world. Norway is quietly being fixed, have of the mold is gone from the Maelstrom and a few of the special effects have been fixed. Yet for some reason in the ride itself where it has always been a dark ride, bright lights have replaced the dark, murky, spookier areas.

    Maybe, just maybe Disney is getting the idea they need to invest more than rehab'ing a pavilion once every 5 years or so. They seem to have gotten the message at the MK. Now for the other 3 parks. More news on DHS so I'll go update that one.
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    And maybe this is why Tony Baxter was seen playing nice at the anniversary given his turbulent history with Disney's upper management. It now appears that Tony has his fingers somewhat in the Imagination pavilion project.
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    Imagination Pavilion Closing for Renovation

    Rumors coming out from Epcot that Imagination Pavilion will be closed for at least an entire year starting January 2nd 2014. The renovation will get rid of Captain EO and will add a new attraction in its place. Journey into Imagination will be getting renovations as well. It is still undecided if the character Figment will still be there after renovations. One of the rumors consists of Phineas and Ferb attraction where JII is now. Personally, I wouldn't want to ses them

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