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As Guests look forward to this year’s International Flower and Garden Festival, they will be greeted with a new entrance. Check out the newest update to the entrance of EPCOT.
International Flower & Garden Festival
One of my favorite EPCOT festivals has to be the International Flower & Garden Festival. I love the vibrant colors of spring coupled with the beautiful Disney character topiaries. You can check out the Complete Guide to the International Flower & Garden Festival HERE.
New Update to EPCOT’s Entrance
Recently, Guests visiting EPCOT noticed that 12 new flag poles were installed near Spaceship Earth. At the start of the International Flower & Garden, 6 iconic flags were raised.
Disney Imagineer, Zach Riddley, shares on his Instagram Page, “Today our @WaltDisneyWorldImagineering EPCOT project team raised flags featuring six original EPCOT icons on 12 new flagpoles flanking Spaceship Earth as we celebrate finishing touches at the new entrance plaza.“
“These icons go back to the original design philosophy of the Park and represent pavilions and attractions in a vibrant new palette that is inspired by the new EPCOT neighborhoods.”
“Today our EPCOT project team raised flags featuring six original EPCOT icons on 12 new flagpoles.”Zach Riddley, Disney Imagineer
“In addition to the flags, a color-coordinated light ribbon around the entire rim of the plaza is debuting tonight in connection with our recently revealed fountain lighting and a new main entrance soundtrack brings energy and optimism to the revitalized architecture, lush landscape and flowing fountain of the re-imagined guest entry experience.”
Walt Disney never desired to create an “East Coast Disneyland.” His true dream was EPCOT. That dream was never fully realized as he passed away before the ground broke on Walt Disney World. The current changes at EPCOT are a reflection of the land that Disney once imagined.
Riddley shares, “While we still have some small details to button in this area, I think we can say the imagined entrance plaza a truly a welcoming area that brings together people to celebrate the magic of possibility found within each other and the world.”
“The imagined entrance plaza is truly a welcoming area that brings together people to celebrate the magic of possibility found within each other and the world.”Zach Riddley, Disney Imagineer
We can only hope that Uncle Walt would love this new entrance as much as we do. What do you think of this new change to EPCOT’s entrance? Which iconic flag is your favorite? Share your thoughts with us on our Facebook Page.