ImageWorks inside the Imagination! Pavilion has been fueling the imagination for guests for years, and now the latest addition to this pavilion includes a new meet and greet location.
With the addition of the Wreck-It Ralph meet and greet with Ralph and Vanellope earlier this year, work has begun on a new area for more characters to meet guests.
The ImageWorks stations that are being demolished to accommodate for these new meet and greets currently have no plans to be brought back after the completion of the expansion.
We suspect these walls precede the construction of the upcoming new Joy meet and greet that’s moving here. When the Wreck-It Ralph meet and greet was initially announced, there was the promise of new portals to other worlds.
Based on the artwork on the background here, the pattern is similar to that on Joy’s dress, which would fit right in for her meeting there. We can also see some bright pink and purple hues similar to Bing Bong’s color palette.
The dark pink archway underneath the black tarp looks like the entrance to the portal that the characters will be using to arrive within ImageWorks. Since it’s covering up the top half of the archway, we’re curious what else this might be hiding beneath it.
Mickey will be moving right next door, inside the Disney & PIXAR Short Film Festival. He is set to arrive in early 2020, so we can expect Joy to arrive sometime by then, if not before.
The musical tiles off to the exit of the Journey Into Imagination remain, thankfully, and the attraction itself is set to remain as-is for the next few years, as there are no plans to remove it during the current phase of this massive EPCOT expansion.
We’ll keep you updated on the status of construction walls within the pavilion and the future of new character portals.