Epcot's Innoventions West to close at Disney World for overhaul

In this May 18, 2009 photo,Toni Corkil, right, of Marshall, Mo. and her daughter Grace, 8, learn about saving and investing through a series of interactive video games at the Great Piggy Bank Adventure in the EPCOT theme park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The exhibit is aimed at teaching kids ages 8 to 13 basic lessons in personal finance.(AP Photo/John Raoux)
In this May 18, 2009 photo,Toni Corkil, right, of Marshall, Mo. and her daughter Grace, 8, learn about saving and investing through a series of interactive video games at the Great Piggy Bank Adventure in the EPCOT theme park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The exhibit is aimed at teaching kids ages 8 to 13 basic lessons in personal finance.(AP Photo/John Raoux)
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How will kids learn to save up enough money to go to Disney World now that Epcot's financial education game, the Great Piggy Bank Adventure, is closing? The Innoventions West attraction at Epcot will be closed as the area undergoes an overhaul, and these little piggies will not stay home. The Piggy Bank Adventure sponsored by T. Rowe Price will be gone, as will Where's the Fire safety games presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance and Think presented by IBM, one of the original sponsors of Innoventions in 1994. "We've reached the end of our sponsorship agreements with the exhibitors in Innoventions West and will temporarily close the space in early May to begin preparing for a new experience," a Disney spokeswoman said. Disney has not announced what replacements will be. The last day for Innoventions West will be April 29. — Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer

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