Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Imagination Pavilion to Close?
It has been a swirling rumor, that Disney will not confirm nor deny that the Imagination Pavilion will be closing to the public in January 2014. This rumor has strong ties to the belief that Disney is looking to make remodeled changes to the EPCOT pavilions that have not received much TLC in the past few years. As it stands, the pavilion today is in a state of disarray, with an uncoordinated theme, a long time between refurbishments to its main attraction, and a loss of sponsorship and post show.
As it stands today, the rumor is that the pavilion will close, be cleaned and refurbished inside and out, with a change of attraction, and 3D show. There is thoughts that Phineas and Ferb will find their way into the pavilion in some capacity, though many traditionalists would much rather see them involved in the 3D theater. There is a rumor that an update of the original Journey into Imagination may find its way back into the pavilion, but that cannot be determined at this point. All that we know now is that Captain EO will be put back into the archives, and the current version of Journey into your Imagination, with Professor Nigel Channing, will also be changed.
The question here is what do the fans want? What are Disney enthusiasts thinking in terms of an update here? As it is already a known thought, this pavilion, among others, is in desperate need of an update. Though this news comes as a positive for the park, we cannot forget the past, and the past for this plot of land as well. It is well documented and remembered by Disney fans of the past how this pavilion went by the wayside after the 1999 refurbishment, and even the change a year later was not enough to make us forget. It will be a long few months before we know anything, unless Disney decides to clue us in at the D23 Expo. Hopefully there is more to come in the next few weeks on this as it is a hot topic.