'Leave a Legacy' Gets a New Home at Walt Disney World

February 9, 2021, 12:34 PM · As promised, the Walt Disney World Resort has reinstalled Leave a Legacy outside the Epcot gates. The collection of fan photos had been installed on sloped, granite sculptures in front of Spaceship Earth - a display that many fans compared to a disaster memorial.

Disney disposed of those sculptures when it removed the display as part of its redesign of Epcot's entrance plaza. Leave a Legacy is now mounted on new panels, decorated with the colors of the rainbow.

Leave a Legacy
Photo courtesy Disney

Visitors can scan a QR code to search for and locate their photo, if they were among the thousands who purchased one when Disney was developing Leave a Legacy in the early 2000s.

For more information about the park, please visit our newly updated guide to Epcot.

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Replies (5)

February 9, 2021 at 12:50 PM

Nicely done transition and much better than before. Epcot is winning!

February 9, 2021 at 3:33 PM

Since I have a photo here, more than happy they didn't just throw these out. They deserve to be remembered, just better here than marring the Epcot entrance.

February 10, 2021 at 12:04 PM

It looks beautiful! I'm so glad they are not on the main entrance into Epcot anymore.

February 11, 2021 at 9:47 AM

Okay, I'm just going to be "that one guy": I never disliked the sculptures. I got some great pictures of my kids sitting amongst them, the curved forms of the walls almost framing Spaceship Earth in the background.

I'm sure the new gardens and fountain and everything will be beautiful, and generally seen as an improvement by most.

But I kinda liked the Leave a Legacy entrance.

February 15, 2021 at 9:53 AM

One complaint I've heard is that it's too tall. I'm glad we didn't get a picture done, as I'm short, and as my luck has always been, mine would be up high.

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