From the Tickle Trunk – WDW News – Autumn 1989

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Let’s pull another old newsletter out of the Tickle Trunk. This is a colorful one; it was issued in the autumn of 1989 and the masthead calls it the “Wonders of Life Edition“. That new pavilion at EPCOT opened October 19, 1989 and this edition heralded all the brand-new attractions on the front page! Most … Continue reading "From the Tickle Trunk – WDW News – Autumn 1989"
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Remembering Body Wars

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The success of Star Tours in 1987 inspired the Imagineers to try developing an "inner space" attraction of a miniaturized submarine-like probe journeying through a patient's body just like in the film Fantastic Voyage (1966) for the "Wonders of Life" pavilion at Epcot in 1989. The new attraction was called Body Wars most likely because Disney guests called Star Tours the Star Wars ride or just Star Wars.
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Historical Fun Facts

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Jim's Attic: Historical Fun Facts -- Over the years, I have gathered little oddball fun facts about Walt Disney World but sometimes, they can not be expanded into a full article. In addition, sometimes an area changes, so the information is no longer valid. Here is a handful of that strange stuff in one of my archive files that I thought you mind enjoy knowing:
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New Hidden Mickeys at Epcot’s Future World

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I like to check out the Festival Center each year at Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival, because it’s a rare opportunity for us to revisit the Wonders of Life Pavilion! In addition, there are usually some seasonal Hidden Mickeys inside. Here’s one I spotted on the carpet just inside the entrance to the Festival Center. … Continue reading "New Hidden Mickeys at Epcot’s Future World"
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My Fixit List: Part I

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We all have our lists. I have one I’m about to share with you. It’s my Walt Disney World Fixit list. This list is comprised of things I’d like “fixed.” Now in some cases I may not be mentioning something that is broken per se but let’s say, it needs attention. Bear with me as … Continue reading "My Fixit List: Part I"
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Where in the World #76

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This was Challenge #75: And here’s the answer: Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR, 1/320s shutter, f/9 Before its closure in 2004, the Wonders of Life pavilion in Epcot was home to such attractions as Body Wars and Cranium Command. Its other exhibits were all related to life and health. Now this golden … Continue reading "Where in the World #76"
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