Before blazing into 2019 with our mickey ears flapping in the wind, we decided that on this last day of 2018 to take a look back over the news stories from the past 364 days that stood out the most to us. We begin the episode with one of the latest news stories that we just had to mention, the apparent theft of the Buzzy animatronic from the wonders of life pavilion at Epcot. After that we discuss the major news events of the year and take a look at the top stories from each month in 2018. The common themes from this year were monorail issues, price increases and a lot of construction. We can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store in the world of Disney. We will preview the coming year next week. Happy new year everyone!

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Today’s episode centers around a largely abandoned pavilion at Epcot known as the Wonders of Life Pavilion. This Pavilion was part of the original plans for Epcot center but didn’t find a sponsor until the mid-1980’s. The Wonders of Life housed Epcot’s first thrill attraction with Body Wars. We detail this and other attractions that were part of this pavilion over the years. We also discuss the current state of the building and speculate as to what the future holds for the Wonders of Life.

In this week’s news episode we discuss the following:

  • Millennium falcon attraction pieces being set into place in Disneyland
  • Club 33 doorbell placed at American Adventure in EPCOT
  • Wonders of Life pavilion no longer a festival center?
  • Rumored changes coming to Disneyland annual passes for next year
  • Pinocchio Village Haus to start serving a buffet dinner
  • New 350-Room Hotel to be located near the Swan & Dolphin
  • Pirates of the Caribbean closes for refurbishment of the auction scene