Pretty soon we will be able to walk up to the Walt Disney statue at Epcot. Are we closer to seeing it installed?
Walt the Dreamer statue
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.
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.”
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.”
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.
Status of the statue
Guests who attended the D23 Expo in September had a chance to see the statue in person and even take photos with it. Seeing the actual statue in person made it very real for those lucky enough, and it gave the rest of us great hope that it will be installed soon.
Now, Disney moved the statue from Disneyland to Disney World! It was recently on display for Cast Members attending The Walt Disney Legacy Award Celebration. The event took place at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
This gives us great hope that maybe the statue will find its permanent home in Epcot very, very soon.
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