With so many closures recently, it is nice to see something new open at Walt Disney World, even if it is in the highly sponsor-centric area of Epcot’s Innoventions.
Colortopia, an exhibit sponsored by the Glidden paint company, opened on Friday, November 13, 2015.
This exhibit is not not exactly a display of colors you might want to use when you repaint your living room. Instead, the colors are extremely bright and vibrant. They are fitting for a theme park attraction that tells the story of how colors impact our perceptions, but not necessarily hues that you might use for your own decorating.
The attraction is split into three different areas.
Let’s take a look:
Power of Color Theater
The first experience is a round theater with tall, blank walls. A narrator explains how colors impact how we think and feel, and in turn the colors all around the room change to match the story. Blue might make you think of water, while red might make you think about love, for example. Some of the color changes are intense and interesting.
The Color Lab
After you exit the first theater, you enter something of an interactive holding area while you wait for the third and final show. This second area has two different kinds of interactive stations.
The Spinning Spectrums allow you to press buttons in front of you that spin disks on the wall that mix colors together as they spin.
The Color Mix ‘n Match allows you to combine different amounts of red, green, and blue in a game to create a color that is described on a small screen in front of you.
Color Our World
I found the third and final section of the attraction to be the most interesting.
In a small pre-show area you get a magic paintbrush. The friendly Disney Cast Member explained that the paintbrushes are delicate. She then asked us to think about different colors, and as we did, the paint brushes started to glow with different colors as we held them.
Next you enter the final show space where you see colorless drawings on the walls. You dip your magic paintbrush into the color buckets located in the center of the room, and your magic paintbrush takes on that color. You then walk to the wall and press the paintbrush against the huge display screens. When you do, your color fills in sections of the screen.
This is a fun effect. By the end of my time in the room, the walls were full of color. Also, near the end, the drawings also came to life in small ways with animations.
Colortopia – Worth a Try
If you’ve been to Epcot several times before and area looking for something new, I would recommend giving Colortopia a try.
Like most exhibits in Innoventions, this isn’t a blockbuster. (Perhaps the only true blockbuster in Innoventions is the Sum of All Thrills). However, Colortopia is fun, interactive, and will give your eyes an interesting work out as you experience all kinds of vibrant and bright colors.
Are you glad the new Colortopia exhibit has opened Epcot’s Innoventions East?