Walt Disney World debuts Vision House on Earth Day featuring ‘green’ products for the home showcased in Epcot’s Innoventions

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Replacing the gadget-filled House of Innoventions at Epcot is the new Vision House, created through a partnership between Walt Disney Imagineering and Green Builder Media. Unlike most Innoventions exhibits sponsored by one or two companies, the new Vision House is includes products from 12 different sponsors, each contributing new and innovative items that can help turn any home “green,” reducing energy consumption.

Vision House at Epcot Innoventions

While previous incarnations of the House of Innovations focused largely on clever gizmos and gadgets that were fun to look at but ultimately too expensive, too impractical, or just a prototype for the future, the Vision House offers Epcot guests an up-close look at products that exist today, available for anyone to purchase and install in their own house.

Video: Grand opening and tour of the Vision House at Innoventions at Epcot

The Vision House itself closely resembles an actual house one might find outside of Walt Disney World, with a sleek modern design and contemporary style. The house is separated into fully explorable spaces, including a kitchen, dining room, living room, kids’ room, master bedroom and bathroom, office, and garage. Rather than separating areas with barricades as in previous incarnations of the exhibit, the Vision House allows guests to fully explore each room and get hands-on with the products being displayed.

Vision House at Epcot Innoventions

Vision House at Epcot Innoventions

Interesting eco-friendly “green” products featured in and on the house include LED lighting from Sylvania, air systems from Panasonic and Ingersoll Rand, and automated blinds built into windows from Pella, all controllable via touch screens as part of a Nexia home automation system.

Vision House at Epcot Innoventions

Vision House at Epcot Innoventions

Vision House at Epcot Innoventions

Vision House at Epcot Innoventions

Vision House at Epcot Innoventions

Parked outside the Vision House is a Chevy Volt electric car with a charging system from Sylvania. On the roof of the house’s garage are solar panels from Hanwha Solar, helping to power the home and car.

Vision House at Epcot Innoventions

Vision House at Epcot Innoventions

Vision House at Epcot Innoventions

And the home itself is built from products designed to keep comfortable air in and extreme conditions out, including stone, bricks, pavers, and roof tiles from Boral.

Vision House at Epcot Innoventions

Even the decor in the Vision House is environmentally friendly, featuring chairs made from recycled plastics, cushy seats made from old burlap sacks, and sustainable hardwood flooring and cabinets from Armstrong World Industries.

Vision House at Epcot Innoventions

Vision House at Epcot Innoventions

Stylish faucets from Kohler help conserve water and appliances are Energy Star certified.

Vision House at Epcot Innoventions

But the Vision House isn’t without a few eye-catching gadgets. Beyond the Nexia home automation system that allows air conditioning, security systems, cameras, and blinds to be controlled remotely, the most unusual gizmo found inside is a remote-controlled toilet, offering a number of eco-friendly and comforting settings including heating, lighting, drying, and even music.

Vision House at Epcot Innoventions

Earth Day is a natural choice to open the new Vision House at Innoventions and though its products may not be as “fun” as the old House of Innoventions, homeowners visiting are sure to leave with a few new ideas on how they can improve their own living conditions to help the environment and their own electric bills.

More photos from the Vision House exhibit at Innoventions East in Epcot:


  1. Angel Adams Ziegler

    Wow to go Disney! What an awesome concept to offer the average family to experience so they can see that Eco friendly living can be a reality for everyone. Can’t wait to visit next month.

  2. Jeff Lynch

    I’d like to know if the practical consequences of some of these “eco friendly” gadgets are presented. At one job I had, when they remodeling the office, they installed eco-friendly toilets. Problems arose almost immediately, because the toilets wouldn’t actually flush down all of the waste. It got pretty disgusting. Water usage went way UP because instead of one flush, it took about 5 or 6 to actually clear the bowl. Sometimes “eco-friendly” sounds great but in reality causes more harm to the environment because the products just aren’t any good.

    1. OT

      In the Netherlands most homes are eco friendly (in comparison to the US homes). Energie efficient appliances are the rule and enforced by the goverment as is isolation of homes in walls and duble or tripple windows. You will have a hard time to buy regular lightbulbs instead of the led bulbs we have in our house (at least for 15 years).
      I also worked in a office where toilet water was mostly collected rainwater and that worked wonderfull. If there wasn´t enough rainwater, tab water was added. I´m afraid you had indeed a bad experiance but that is not how it should be.
      I hope the US is getting more energie efficient because they are responsible for 25% of all of the polution worldwide, for the sake of our kids and health.

      1. Nick Lewis

        The United States is not responsible for 25% of the world’s pollution. In reality, it’s closer to 15%. China is the largest source of emissions at just over 24%. I think you’ll also be happy to know that the United States is ahead of most other countries in pollution reduction. Air and water quality have improved significantly since the beginning of the 1980s. Also, energy-related carbon emissions have fallen to the lowest they have been since 1992. With the help of clean, cheap natural gas, and other renewables, the United States is quickly becoming one of the most eco-friendly countries on the planet today.

  3. Duncan McPherson

    We have missed the House at Innoventions. its nice to see it back where it belongs and bigger than ever :)

  4. NoAssemblyReqd

    Ashamed to admit I rarely spend more than 15 minutes in INNOVENTIONS, but considering the lack of true gatebusters in Future World in recent years, I’ve determined to get a few quality hours in there on my next trip.

  5. Brian_WDW74

    I like the new layout and the fact that you can now interact with the products, most of which appear to have been newly installed for the Vision House. But the toilet is actually a holdover from the old House of Innoventions exhibit. Not that this makes the toilet any less cool. :)

  6. Ann E. Ruthsdottir

    Some interesting concepts. The decor is soo horible, it is sometimes hard to get past that.
    I would like to know how those corner shelves work. What is the other suppost besides the 2 side rails?

  7. Valerie

    We enjoyed going through the house! We absolutely loved the countertops as well as many other features to adopt into our home. Thank you, Disney!

  8. Charles Kocher

    There was a “dog” made out of recycled newsprint or magazines, on a shelf in the bedroom, and the guide said we might find directions on the web …. can anyone lead me to it?

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