A new permit has been filed for the PLAY! pavilion at Epcot, the new attraction that will reside in the former Wonders of Life pavilion. The permit covers “information and detail for set areas” and shows that paperwork for Disney projects is still moving forward even though construction has halted.
Disney has described the PLAY! Pavilion as a “digital metropolis” where guests will “discover an interactive city bursting with games, activities and experiences that connect guests with friends, family and beloved Disney characters – both real and virtual.”
The initial concept art depicts a colorful and vibrant scene where guests may meet characters, play games or just take a break inside from the Florida heat.
The permit’s expiration date is December 31, 2021 and will allow work on the project to resume as soon as Walt Disney World construction picks up again.
The PLAY! pavilion was supposed to open ahead of Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary in 2021. We’ll have to wait and see if the current delays and potential budget cuts may alter that opening window.