Imagine and Invent at Innoventions East and West at Epcot

Even on the best-planned days at Epcot, it's bound to happen - the kids will inevitably whine about being bored. They're tired of waiting in the queues for rides and it's hot and you need to find something "new" to do. And you need to find it fast.

This is when you make a stop at Innoventions East and West, the two pavilions to the left and right of the back of Spaceship Earth where kids of all ages can try their hand at interactive games and exhibits.


The Innoventions pavilions are housed in buildings that were originally known as CommniCore when Epcot opened in 1982. CommuniCore - short for Community Core - occupied two semi-circular buildings and was dedicated to the technological advances taking place at Epcot. That area closed in 1994 and became Innoventions.

Over the years Innoventions has gone through its share of exhibits and sponsors including "Where's the Fire" sponsored by Liberty Mutual, Don't Waste It! presented by Waste Management, The Broadband Connection, sponsored by AT&T, and Video Games of Tomorrow, sponsored by Disney Interactive.

Innoventions East: Sum of all ThrillsInnoventions East: Sum of all Thrills

Today, Innoventions East features The Sum of All Thrills where guests can use science and engineering to design their own thrill ride and experience it on a 4D robotic simulator, Storm Struck where you can get caught in the middle of a storm and learn about storm safety, Test the Limits Lab where guests test the safety of products, and Environmentality Corner where you can learn how to protect the environment and learn how to make paper.

If you head West, you'll have a chance to learn about personal transportation, finance, fire safety, and computer technology at exhibits such as Segway Central, Smarter Planet, The Great Piggy Bank Adventure where the kids can learn about saving money, Videogame Playground, and Where's the Fire? where you can have a photo taken with a 30-foot fire truck.

Innoventions East: Stormstruck KiosksInnoventions East: Stormstruck Kiosks

With so many interactive and innovative exhibits you could spend a couple of hours exploring Innoventions. It would also be perfect on a rainy day! To learn more about Innoventions East and West check out their website.

Thanks so much to Traci for this great guest post, and to What's your favorite exhibit at Innoventions? Leave us a comment!

Kristina wrote on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 13:15:

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FINALLY really walked around this pavilion on my last trip. Sum of All Thrills had a thirty minute wait (which given how crowded that day was....thought it wasn't bad).

SO much fun and I plan on exploring the rest of that area next trip.

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