PHOTOS: Wonders of Life Pavilion Exterior Refurbishment Takes a Darker Turn

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Back in January, work began refurbishing the Wonders of Life pavilion. In March the work ramped-up and encompassed the entire building. Now, more work has started to bring the pavilion exterior that faces into the park back to its original glory. Welding is apparent, even from afar, and we can only imagine the entire roof is being sealed properly to prevent future weather issues. Further, a dark gold paint has started to appear.

However, this doesn’t completely look like the finished product as it is still two different tones.

While we don’t know for certain what’s coming (if anything) to the pavilion, Disney has certainly taken the effort to restore the aging roof. One clue points back at a job posting for Walt Disney Imagineering looking for an interior decorator for the Wonders of Life, specifically. Only time will tell what happens to the past Epcot pavilion.

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  • I vote Wakanda. If Marvel is coming to Epcot, of course Wakanda would be there. Part exhibition of future tech, part cultural outreach. They even have the energy dome in place. Gives guardians a reason to be there – King T’Challa told them to drop by.

    • I agree it would make the perfect space for a Wakanda area whilst still staying true to Epcot’s edutainment theme. The line for the main attraction could snake through the lab in the movie. I don’t know how likely this is though as Disney cannot use Black Panther in Orlando because of the Universal/Marvel deal. Still possible without Black Panther, just weird.

  • Over the past decade, it looks as though part of the panels, especially in the front, has caved in, although I might be wrong. If you look at the top photo just off-center and to the right, it looks as if that is the case. I hope that Imagineering takes better care of the panels and makes sure that it looks visually appealing from the outside. However, that darker gold paint has be concerned that they might integrate WoL with Guardians in the old Universe building, maybe something with The Collector, though it seems doubtful they would use an 100,000 square foot building just for that. I’m still holding out hope that somehow, some way, Disney will finally give into my demands and make WoL 2.0 with new and updates versions of the original attractions. There is currently a 0.000000000001% percent chance of that happening, but I want to keep the hope. Either way, glad to see more TLC going into WoL for now.

  • I think that they are turning this into a Marvel Pavilion with the outside disguised as Avengers headquarters, attractions like the Iron Man Experience replacing Body Wars, Avengers suits in display cases, and meet an greets for all the Avengers. All of this is to go with the new Guardians Of The Galaxy ride they’re building.

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