PHOTOS: New EPCOT Guidemap Debuts, All Mentions of Play! Pavilion Removed

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The newest version of the EPCOT guidemap, which became available today during the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts, no longer mentions the Play! Pavilion. The guidemap’s cover has silver sparkles around an image of a child wearing a beret and carrying a sticker-covered suitcase. A logo for “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” is still … Read more

RUMOR: Disney Executives ‘Officially’ Cancel EPCOT’s Play Pavilion, Will Abandon Project Unfinished

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The reimagining of EPCOT was highly anticipated for many years, so when it was mostly unveiled at the 2019 D23 Expo (and honestly in small chunks in the years leading up to that on this very website), many were excited to finally see the park get the much needed love it deserved. Flash forward to … Read more

Walt Disney World Park Hours Extended in October, ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’ Character Breakfast Returning to Crystal Palace, Grad Nite Returning to Disneyland with Significant Price Hike, & More: Daily Recap (9/16/22)

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We bring you a lot of stories every single day. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up. So in case you missed anything from our feed, we have rounded up all our stories in one place to get the news at a glance. Here is your Daily Recap for Friday, September 16, 2022. Walt Disney World Magic … Read more

Crews Working on Play! Pavilion Roof in EPCOT for the First Time in Nearly Two Years

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Walt Disney World announced back in February 2019 that a new Play! Pavilion would replace the Wonders of Life Pavilion at EPCOT. More details were released later that year and construction began on the old pavilion’s roof in early 2020. The roof tiles were completely replaced by early 2021, and no work has been seen … Read more

Child Runs Onto Mickey’s Celebration Cavalcade Float, Aggressive Squirrels Cause Trouble for Guests, Play Pavilion Rumored to Be Canceled or Scaled Back, and More: Daily Recap (9/5/22)

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We bring you a lot of stories every single day. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up. So in case you missed anything from our feed, we have rounded up all our stories in one place to get the news at a glance. Here is your Daily Recap for Monday, September 5, 2022. Walt Disney World Magic … Read more

RUMOR: EPCOT’s Play Pavilion Will Not Be Mentioned at D23 Expo, Attraction Either Cancelled or Scaled Back

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The reimagining of EPCOT was highly anticipated for many years, so when it was mostly unveiled at the 2019 D23 Expo (and honestly in small chunks in the years leading up to that on this very website), many were excited to finally see the park get the much needed love it deserved. Flash forward to … Read more

New Play! Pavilion Permit Gives Hint at Possible Opening Timeframe at EPCOT

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Walt Disney Imagineering has filed a permit for the long-delayed Play! Pavilion at EPCOT. This new pavilion will take over what was once the Wonders of Life Pavilion. It was announced in 2019 and originally supposed to open for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World, but we haven’t heard much about it since COVID-19 … Read more

WDWNT Daily Recap (10/15/21): ‘Candlelight Processional’ Celebrity Narrators Announced, Vinylmation is Back, No Progress on PLAY! Pavilion at EPCOT, and More

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We bring you a lot of stories every single day. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up. So in case you missed anything from our feed, we have rounded up all our stories in one place to get the news at a glance. Here is your Daily Recap for Friday October 15, 2021. Walt Disney World … Read more

PHOTO REPORT: EPCOT 1/31/21 (2021 Graduation Ear Headband, Mouse Gear Construction, Play! Pavilion Roof Completion, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Filming, and More)

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Nín hǎo (hello) from EPCOT! We’re ending the weekend — and the month — here at the home of Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts. There’s quite a bit going on, though as usual, a lot of it is in the form of construction — though we have new merchandise and art, too. … Read more

WDWNT Daily Recap (1/31/21): Shaman of Song Breaks, 30% Discount for Passholders, Tour Nearly Empty Tokyo Disneyland, Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Book Announced, and More

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We bring you a lot of stories every single day. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up. So in case you missed anything from our feed, we have rounded up all our stories in one place to get the news at a glance. Here is your Daily Recap for Sunday, January 31, 2021. Walt Disney World … Read more

PHOTOS: Play! Pavilion Roofing Project Finally Complete at EPCOT

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For months now, we’ve watched the triangular tiles of the future Play! Pavilion in EPCOT be replaced. However, the roof replacement came to a halt more than a month ago with one old tile still remaining. Here’s what the one bright yellow tile has looked like on the old Wonders of Life Pavilion. Finally, the … Read more

WDWNT Daily Recap (12/16/20): Electrical Water Pageant Returning to Walt Disney World, Chef Mickey’s Characters Back at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Bob Iger Potentially Becoming an Ambassador, More Reopenings at Disney California Adventure, and More

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We bring you a lot of stories every single day. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up. So in case you missed anything from our feed, we have rounded up all our stories in one place to get the news at a glance. Here is your Daily Recap for Wednesday, December 16, 2020. Walt Disney World … Read more

PHOTOS: Construction Resumes on Play! Pavilion in EPCOT

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Though construction work on EPCOT’s Play! Pavilion has been at a standstill since October, and its omission from press releases has cast doubt on the future of the attraction, work has resumed on the building’s roof. When we first walked by yesterday morning, no workers were visible. Some roof panels still remain to be replaced. … Read more

WDWNT Daily Recap (12/7/20): All Disneyland Resort Restaurants Now Closed Under New Stay-at-Home Order, Disney Vacation Club Points Chart Released for 2022, “Tiny Town” Ornaments Come to shopDisney, Aerial Views of Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Hotel Construction Site, and More

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We bring you a lot of stories every single day. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up. So in case you missed anything from our feed, we have rounded up all our stories in one place to get the news at a glance. Here is your Daily Recap for Monday, December 7, 2020. Walt Disney World … Read more

EPCOT’s Play Pavilion Omitted from Disney Press Releases, Casting Doubt on Attraction’s Future

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Welcome to EPCOT, where “Progress Walls” abound and the Magic of Possibility goes only as far as the next vague press release. Given the number of changes that have taken place—not to mention the overwhelming burden of an ongoing pandemic—the majority of information available on the park’s historic transformation is mostly outdated now, leaving fans … Read more

WDWNT’s Top 7 Photos of the Week (10/4/20)

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We at WDWNT employ some great photographers who scour the Disney and Universal parks and resorts around the world to show you the best there is. So each week, we will be rounding up the seven best images captured by our photographers, whether they made it into a story this week or not, and bringing … Read more