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Why did Disney pull the plug on Wonders of Life

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  • Why did Disney pull the plug on Wonders of Life

    Simple question, why is "Wonders of Life" the only Epcot Future World pavilion to close indefinitely?

    What does that say about the concept, health? Isn't it ironic that a pavilion based on human life - died - essentially?

    It's treated like an oops by the company and an oh-well-it-was-boring by the fans.

    But doesn't it really deserve a resuscitation? I realize Yesterland rides coming back to life just doesn't happen. But what's been going on in that building all those years? Is it feasible to reimagine something new?

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    Re: Why did Disney pull the plug on Wonders of Life

    I personally don't see it as either boring or an oops. I thought it was a well done, imaginative pavilion. Two of my favorite attractions - Cranium Command and The Making of Me - were found there. Although not my favorite, I also really enjoyed Body Wars.
    As for why they closed it, I'm sure it had to do with how much money the suits thought they weren't making from it. However, I personally never saw Wonders of Life empty, so I don't know how they figured out it wasn't feasible to keep it open.
    I would love to see them repurpose this pavilion, but I'm skeptical that will happen any time soon.
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      I think I remember reading somewhere that Met Life pulled sponsorship. Years ago, I rode the Body Wars attraction. It made so queasy and sick that I had to go back to my car to rest for a while until I recovered. I don't do well with simulators.

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        Originally posted by CaliforniaAdventurer View Post
        Simple question, why is "Wonders of Life" the only Epcot Future World pavilion to close indefinitely?

        What does that say about the concept, health? Isn't it ironic that a pavilion based on human life - died - essentially?

        It's treated like an oops by the company and an oh-well-it-was-boring by the fans.

        But doesn't it really deserve a resuscitation? I realize Yesterland rides coming back to life just doesn't happen. But what's been going on in that building all those years? Is it feasible to reimagine something new?
        I think it's because one attraction shows kids what the "birds and the bees" are, that's my best guess.

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