There will be a new relaxation area in the Innoventions West corridor near to Character Spot.
Known as a D-Zone, expect to see seating, electronic device charging stations, and a couple of food and drink carts starting early next week.
The corridor has always been popular with guests to cool-off, but lack of seating usually forces people to sit on the floor.
The D-Zone relation area concept began at Magic Kingdom with the introduction of the Fantasyland Tangled restroom area, and the big top area in Storybook Circus. The idea is for for people to have a space to cool down, charge the all-important devices, and to take a break from some of the hustle and bustle of the park.
Innoventions West at Epcot will close on April 29th. THINK presented by IBM, The Great Piggy Bank Adventure presented by T. Rowe Price and Where’s the Fire? presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance will all close along with Innoventions West.
Even though Innoventions West will be closing, the Chase Meet and Greet will continue to operate in its existing location beyond April 29th. The meet and greet is exclusively for Chase Disney Visa credit card holders, and provides a complimentary PhotoPass picture as part of the experience.
A new experience is being planned for Innoventions West, but nothing has been announced by Disney yet announced.
Speculation is mounting that Epcot’s Innoventions West will be permanently closed by the summer.
Over the past few months there have been a number of exhibits closing, including the Test the Limits Lab, and soon the IBM THINK exhibit. The remaining exhibits include The Great Piggy Bank Adventure, Where’s The Fire, the Videogame Playground and perhaps the most popular of what remains, the Disney VISA characters meet and greet.
There is no word on what could be replacing Innoventions West should it close, but the timeline suggests that as of this May. only the meet and greet will be potentially surviving.
Innoventions East, which has seen the bulk of recent new additions is not affected by the plans.
As always, this information should be treated as speculation until confirmed. Disney has not made any announcement about the future of the attraction.