PHOTOS: New Main Entrance Fountain Revealed at EPCOT

The past, present and future of EPCOT are all coming together today in one special moment at the front of the park. Guests visiting the park will now see in real life what we Walt Disney Imagineers have been dreaming up in their heads for many years now.

Overnight, crews removed all the “progress walls” from the main entrance plaza, giving Guests the first full look at this next major milestone in the park’s historic transformation. While there is still more work to be done here in the future, the area is much more open and welcoming now, featuring new planters, pathways, lush landscaping, and a vibrant new color palette that will eventually tie into the four new neighborhoods that are being created inside the park – World Celebration, World Discovery, World Nature, and World Showcase.

And there in front of iconic Spaceship Earth you’ll now see a reimagined fountain, standing in the footprint of the original that welcomed guests on the park’s opening day in 1982. Disney's design team took special interest in this water feature, looking back to the geometry of the original for inspiration. In the fountain’s center is a brilliant light, a unique liquid-cooled fixture designed with new capabilities that complement the fountain’s changing colors and will coordinate with new lighting coming to Spaceship Earth and the upcoming World Celebration. 

Three acrylic pylons, each standing over 16 feet tall and featuring the park’s logo, surround the fountain and hearken back to the creation of EPCOT. Their timeless design and vertical presence draw your eye upward toward the sky – perfectly framing views of Spaceship Earth.

This new fountain is the centerpiece of EPCOT’s entrance plaza, which has been designed as a welcoming area that brings people together. The greenery and use of water celebrate a harmony between humanity and the natural world.

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