Epcot’s re-imagining is underway! Here is a peek at the new pylons visitors will see as they enter the main entrance of the park!
A Whole New Epcot
It seems like so much has happened between now and the announcement that Epcot is being re-imagined! That’s probably because…a lot HAS happened.
The Epcot overhaul will divide the park into four neighborhoods: World Celebration, World Discovery, World Nature, and of course, World Showcase. This massive overhaul resulted in heavy construction!
Of course, since the announcements came out, much has changed. Many projects are now on hold including a Spaceship Earth Refurbishment.
While Ratatouille’s attraction and Guardian’s of the Galaxy are still in the works, others projects have fallen off the scope of work. For example, plans for a Mary Poppins attraction have now been suspended indefinitely.
Although construction came to a standstill during Disney’s closure, things are beginning to take shape! Epcot’s construction is underway again.
A New Front Entrance Design
In addition to the demolition within the park, the park’s entrance was slated to receive a face lift. The familiar monolith sculptures that have been long term residents were uprooted.
Last, night, Epcot’s front entrance transformation began to take shape! New Pylons arrived and are gracing the entrance. Guests can see them peeking over the construction walls.
Disney Parks Blog shared the images on Instagram. Here they are for you to see!
The new Pylons are here!
Imagineer Zach Riddley provided commentary on Instagram stating, “I’m excited to share a first look at the pylons we installed last night as we continue to reimagine the EPCOT main entrance fountain, which has anchored this area since the park opened in 1982” (2020).
He goes on to say, “Our design team took special interest in looking back to the original geometry for inspiration and infusing new features with a little bit of added magic to bridge the past, present and future of EPCOT. These majestic pylons also draw your eye upward toward the sky and perfectly frame views of the iconic Spaceship Earth attraction. I can’t wait to reveal the completed look for this fountain later this year!” (2020).
These sculptures are quite impressive in stature. They do seem to do just what Riddley describes in bridging the past to the future!
Soon, hopefully we will start seeing more completed projects and fewer construction walls. I for one an excited to see Epcot restored to something lovely.