The Walt Disney World Resort has restored the iconic entrance fountain sculpture at Epcot.
Walt Disney Imagineering's portfolio executive for the Walt Disney World Resort, Zach Riddley, posted the photos to his Instagram this morning.
The three clear pylons stood atop a fountain in Epcot's entrance plaza in front of Spaceship Earth, when the park opened in 1982. The sculpture remained until the turn of the century, when Disney removed it as part of the Leave a Legacy project.
With those granite monoliths gone now, Disney is transforming Epcot's entrance once again. And it's giving a nod to classic Epcot with the restoration of the fountain pylons. (These are not the original pylons, by the way. They're a recreation, inspired by the original design.)
Disney has delayed or canceled many of its planned construction projects due to the pandemic and resulting global travel depression. But the new Eentrance plaza, Remy's Ratatouille Adventure ride in the expanded France pavilion, and the Guardians of Galaxy Cosmic Rewind indoor "story coaster" in the old Universe of Energy pavilion remain a go in Epcot. We're talking about Disney's timeline for opening its new WDW attractions over on the Discussion Forum.Tweet
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