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Disney Vacation Club Lounge by Mark Johnston
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A new lounge has been created for Disney Vacation Club (DVC) members above the Imagination pavilion in EPCOT. It’s super-swank with free soft drinks, snacks, video games and even iPad Pros that you can borrow! What a great place to visit when the weather is hot and the rest of the park is crowded.

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Remembering the original “Image Works” at Epcot’s Imagination Pavilion. 

From 1983-1998 you could visit a magical place in Epcot’s Imagination Pavilion called the “Image Works” Yes, I know there is currently “Imageworks: The What If Labs” in the Imagination Pavilion, but it is not the original and doesn’t even come close to being as amazing as its predecessor. The original was located at the top level of the pavilion allowing guests an outside view through the glass pyramid. The beautifully designed spiral staircase and glass elevator which took you to the “Image Works” is still there and can be seen in the current Imagination store.At the top of this staircase/elevator you would enter the “Image Works”, a place where guests could test their imaginations. At the heart of this creative playground was the Rainbow Corridor/Sensor Maze, a colorful tunnel of neon that changed colors as you walked through. The “Image Works” also included: Figment’s Coloring Book, Magic Palettes, Light Writers, Stepping Tones, Pin Screens, Bubble Music, Dreamfinder’s School of Drama, Giant Kaleidoscopes, Image Warp, Lumia and Electronic Philharmonic. The “Image Works” closed on October 10, 1998. The new “Imageworks: The What If Labs” opened on October 1, 1999, in the new downstairs location. Sadly, the whole upstairs area that housed the original “Image Works” is now closed. Check out the awesome video posted here for a look at the sad current state of the “Image Works” next to footage from back in the day.

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Monorails by Ben
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A bonus shot for my Disney fans; I can never resist a monorail picture this time of year! Especially when the clouds look so good!

“Spain Pavilion”

The long list of never-built Disney theme park projects is chock full of attractions, shows, parks and, for Walt Disney World, especially World Showcase pavilions. Though many, (as we’ve covered in the past) have widely-seen concept art, others, such as this piece from the unbuilt Spanish pavilion, are rarer. Planned to be part of the park’s “Phase II”, Spain would have followed the World Showcase formula of two attractions, (one a movie, one a dark ride) along with restaurants that sampled the nation’s unique cuisine.

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