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Play! Pavilion - Opening 2021

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  1. Joe

    Joe aka TestTrack321 Staff Member Moderator

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  2. WebHead1138

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    Is Play Pavilion the official name? Or just the working title?
     
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    So a bunch of character meet and greets, a show or dance party, and maybe a small play ground.
     
  4. Nick

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    I don’t think it’s an official name quite yet, they just simply refer to it, saying they have “plans for a play pavilion”.
     
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    I think more of a working title until they decide what to rename WoL and that will be the new name.
     
  6. WebHead1138

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    Think of it as Epcot’s Kidzone
     
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    What is “the power of play” and how do I build with it?

    Also press release says “Unnamed” pavilion.

    Anyone notice all the Inside Out stuff? I guess we won’t be getting an Inside Out redo of Figmemt any time soon.
     
  8. Yabbadabba Doh

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    Hopefully this isn’t just an enclosed area for kids to run around with M&Gs around the edges. Looking at the rather generic city photo, it does have some specific spots like Cinema, Hotel, Wedway, And Dance. Maybe a 4D movie or some other use of the old show spaces from WOL?

    So much for the Wakanda area some were hoping for.
     
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    The Naples children’s museum has a similar “kid city’” concept with a pretend grocery store , farm , etc.

    I’m expecting something similar to that in a large scale
     
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  10. Joe

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    I'm basing it on the Disney Parks Blog post title.

    I think it'll be more than that but this is the gist. Characters, some interactive stuff, playgrounds, etc.
     
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    This area should add a Shrek/Panda type show
     
  12. Doug A.

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    If you notice in the building just off center to the right at the top it says “WEDWAY” so is that a hint that there will be an omnimover attraction? Almost as a placeholder for the actual name or is it just a coincidence?

    Edit: @Yabbadabba Doh beat me to it but question still remains
     
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    The Cinema is in the general area where body wars was...so maybe those rooms will be purposed into an interactive movie?
     
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    The middle ground between light and shadow...
    So, I've allowed my initial very cold reaction to this to settle a bit. I think there's the possibility this could be a fine little experience for kids that doesn't totally break the theme of Epcot, despite the presence of all the Disney characters.

    I like that it seems to be a "City of the Future" sort of concept, and the presence of words like "Wedway" is interesting.
     
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    I wonder if either show building within the pavilion will get used. May for a show in the Cranium Command theater?
     
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    Didn't catch "wedway" ...maybe a new people mover/
     
  17. Doug A.

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    I believe this reimagining goes deeper than we think and will be more to it than just what we see on the surface.
     
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    I sure hope so. Because this is too valuable an indoor space to waste on a flat Citiscape background with a dance party in the middle
     
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    Communicore had interactive exhibits last time I went in. Roughly 15-year-old video game consoles. In other words, set your expectations low and you might not be disappointed.

    That said, Inside Out and Wreck-It Ralph seem like obvious meet & greets, maybe Baymax. Possibly any random Marvel characters who break thru in the MCU and aren't in the contract.
     
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    There's this chain of kids play places called KidZania where kids pretend to do jobs (firefighter, cashier, doctor), receive fake money, and then can use that money to buy stuff.

    This kind of gives me the same vibe. I don't think it'll be as big, but I could see them taking some of those ideas. Nowhere in the States has anything like that (to my knowledge)
     
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