After more than a decade being used as a Festival Center, it looked like the Wonders of Life pavilion was finally being turned into attraction space once again, and was being re-designed and re-branded as Future World's new "Play" pavilion. This updated space was to be designed to look like an innovative indoor city that would come to life with interactive experiences, including ones that would include Disney characters. Though no specific opening date was given for this area, Disney did confirm that this new pavilion would open just in time for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort in 2021. Zach Riddley, portfolio executive, Walt Disney Imagineering had this to say about this new "Play" pavilion:
“This innovative, new pavilion is beyond anything we’ve ever created and is completely unique to Epcot. Built on the power of play, it introduces an immersive and interactive ‘city’ where you can explore, create, and interact with some of your favorite Disney characters. This is an experience worthy of our bold vision for Epcot – and another signature element of our transformation.”
However, although the new "Play" pavilion has been in the works for some time, construction has not actually started and this is likely to be another project that Disney will be reassessing over the coming months. As of right now this is still included as part of the Epcot Experience presentation, but that could change in the near future, so stay tuned for updates on this particular Disney project.