Fastpass to History: Wonders of Life

The Wonders of Life pavilion opened their doors in October of 1989, seven years after the opening of Epcot Center and as New Years was being celebrated and welcoming in 2007 it closed it doors.   Today it is used off and on for special events, one of these is during the Flower and Garden Festival, so you can still get a peek inside during these events.

Wonders of Life

The pavilion was dedicated to Body and Healthy style attractions.   Including the following:

  • Body Wars – this was the main reason we would visit the pavilion.   Body Wars was similar to Star Tours at Hollywood Studios.  The same ride system so over the past years parts have been used as replacements for Star Tours.  The ride shrinks you down and puts you into the body to help do a white blood cell count at the location of a splinter.   But, the doctor is pulled into the blood stream which sends you on a journey through the blood stream and into the lungs.  Finally the team has to head to the brain to gain energy to repower the ship so you can leave the body.
  • Cranium Command – this was a fun theater style show which explained the brain and it’s interactions with different parts of the body.
  • The Making of Me – was a Martin Short movie about birth. Although funny, as a kid this was not on my must see list.
  • There were also many play areas including my favorite the Wonder Cycles where you could pedal power a TV.   Yep you would pedal a bicycle and the TV would come on, what kid wouldn’t find that cool.   I really worked up a sweat.

I still miss Wonders of Life and wonder what attractions from the pavilion do you miss most?

 

Hidden Mickey Monday: Epcot Japan Koi Pond

Hidden Mickey Monday: Epcot Japan Koi Pond

While looking for Hidden Mickey’s be sure to look up and down as you walk through the parks.   We found the one below in the Koi pond at Epcot in the Japan pavilion.  On our last few trips we have really enjoyed this area and love watching the large and small Koi that inhabit the pond.   But look close at the drain in the pond, notice anything familiar?

Epcot Japan Koi Pond Drain Hidden Mickey

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Hidden Mickey Monday: Living with the Land

Hidden Mickey Monday: Living with the Land

Today’s Hidden Mickey Monday is from one of my favorite rides – Living with the Land.   As you pass through the greenhouses, pay special attention for some Mickey shapes.   Yes you can find them in the pumpkins and other fruits and veggies, but also pay attention to how the colored plants are arranged.   Take a look at this not so hidden extra large Mickey.

Hidden Mickey Living with the Land

Leave us a comment and let us know your favorite hidden Mickey on the Living with the Land attraction.

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Hidden Mickey Monday – Epcot Morocco

Hidden Mickey Monday – Epcot Morocco

Today’s Hidden Mickey Monday is from the Morocco in World Showcase at Epcot.   I have walked past this Mickey many times and as I was reviewing pictures it looks like I really enjoyed taking pictures of it.   The Morocco area is currently under construction as a new waterfront restaurant “Spice Road Table” is built.   The new restaurant will serve various small plates and refreshments inspired by the Mediterranean. Seating will be both indoors and out, and will be open by the end of 2013.

Epcot Morocco Hidden Mickey

Favorite Food Friday: Wild Mushroom Filet Mignon

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Our Favorite Food This Week:  Wild Mushroom Filet Mignon

Location: Le Cellier (Epcot – Canada World Showcase)
Price: $27.99

Le Cellier Steak

If you hungry for a steak and you are at Epcot, look no further than Canada and Le Cellier restaurant.    I’m not a big fan of mushrooms, but this is one of my wife’s favorite meals at Disney World.   This steak is cooked to your liking, laid on a bed of wild mushroom risotto and covered with a white truffle butter.   Is your mouth watering yet?   The atmosphere at Le Cellier is very relaxing is its darker and designed to look like a wine cellar.

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