The new Walt Disney statue debuts at Disney World, and we are in love with it!
In September 2019, Disney announced several projects for Epcot. This ultimately led to a complete overhaul of the park.
We have seen several of those projects completed, including Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and Space 220, reimagining of Mouse Gears (into Creations Shop) and Club Cool, and overhauling the park’s entrance. Two of the largest undertakings are the opening of Guardians of Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind and the new eatery Connections Cafe.
The newly reimagined EPCOT will soon be completed in 2023. Check out this timeline HERE.
Walt Disney Statue
When Epcot’s reimagining was first announced, part of the announcement brought us concept art for a new statue at the entrance. You can read all about the original announcement here.
According to Disney Parks Blog, “As part of the historic transformation of EPCOT, teams have been reimagining the front of the park and the entry experience for guests. In the future, there will be a new location near Spaceship Earth called Dreamers Point with a spectacular view of the park.”
Last year, we saw a glimpse of this new statue, but now we can see it in true form. This new statue will be called “Walt the Dreamer.” The featured plaque states, “Walt Disney said that EPCOT should always be in a state of becoming. He wanted to create a space that inspires people to keep dreaming of the future and celebrate the magic of possibility.”
“When our new statue finds its home in the neighborhood of World Celebration, we hope that it inspires this global community to always keep dreaming of a better tomorrow.”
At this time a date has not been announced for when this may be installed at EPCOT. We are hoping that this could find its home at EPCOT in time for EPCOT’s 40th anniversary on October 1st.
Walt Disney Imagineer Zach Riddley takes us from the original concept that we shared almost a year ago to the completed work.
Once installed, this “Walt the Dreamer” statue will be placed behind Spaceship Earth. It will appear that Walt is looking out over all of EPCOT. This is such a great way to honor Walt Disney.
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