Walt Disney World will be operating Epcot's Wonders of Life on a seasonal basis. The park says that its popularity isn't as strong and will only operate during parts of the season where attendance is at its peak.
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Body Wars, for the first significant simulator attraction, was pretty good but Star Tours certainly stole some of its thunder. Why they couldn't go in and update the movie (which had been the intention of all of the simulator attractions) is beyond me.
They are taking the "easy" way out by making this a seasonal attraction instead of doing the work (and spending the money) to make it a draw again. This is a dangerous trend in my opinion for the overall guest experience...something Disney formerly prided itself on.
What I don't agree with is shuttering any attraction for no legitimate reason. Maybe the park isn't as crowded, but I still paid full price to get in, and deserve to be able to attend any operable attraction.
I don't buy it. You go to McDonald's at 2am, they're not as busy. They're not gonna sell you a Big Mac meal with no fries and charge the same. "We're not busy enough to justify operating a fryer, sir."
As for the future, I need not worry myself about it. Eventually, this pavilion will come to "Life" again- there is much space to build for the future in there, as well as keeping the somewhat popular BW and CC going.
By the way, I felt that Body Wars was way more intense than either Star Tours or Mission: Space; in fact, that was the only attraction that required me to ride the bench for a few minutes.
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