New ‘Play Pavilion’ Coming to Future World as Replacement for Wonders of Life


Disney officially announced a new Play Pavilion coming to Epcot's Future World. The pavilion will reside in the former Wonders of Life (also known as the Festival Center) and is expected to be open in time for Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary in 2021.

Disney describes the "as-yet-unnamed space" as follows:

The new pavilion in development will include first-of-their-kind experiences devoted to playful fun, inviting guests into an innovative, interactive city bursting with games and hands-on activities. Friends and family will interact with favorite Disney characters in an energetic metropolis unlike anything ever seen before at Epcot.

“This innovative, new pavilion is beyond anything we’ve ever created and is completely unique to Epcot,” said Zach Riddley, portfolio executive, Walt Disney Imagineering. “Built on the power of play, it introduces an immersive and interactive ‘city’ where you can explore, create and interact with some of your favorite Disney characters. This is an experience worthy of our bold vision for Epcot – and another signature element of our transformation.”

In addition to the Play Pavilion, changes are also coming to the park entrance and a new Experience Center will showcase all of the projects in development at the park. Details on these changes can be found here.