PHOTOS: First Leave A Legacy Monolith Demolished, Guest Photo Plaques Now Actively Being Removed at Epcot

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As we announced earlier in the month, progress has begun on the removal of the Leave A Legacy monoliths at the entrance to Epcot. The walls went up recently, but actual demolition didn’t seem to start right away. Well, now it has!

The first step, as one would assume based on Disney’s official announcement, is to remove the actual legacy plaques. These are being relocated to someplace just outside the park entrance. Once these are removed, then the removal of the monoliths themselves can happen.

They look like they were glued on there pretty good.

Only some of the monuments have lost their plaques so far.

What’s this? One of the smaller monoliths seems to already be missing. All that’s left behind is a concrete base.

This tells me the monoliths themselves might not be that hard to remove. The bases, on the other hand, will require some digging. All the accent lights will need to be removed as well. Expect all the concrete in the area to ultimately be replaced.

This is just the first phase of the hard reset on the park entrance. You can expect work to continue throughout the summer. We’ll keep you updated as things change.

Are you excited for the new entrance? Will you miss the monoliths? Do you or someone you know have a Leave A Legacy photo in the park? Let us know!

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danlb_2000
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danlb_2000

There is a picture of the monoliths being built floating around, it shows that they are not solid stone but just sheets of stone attached to a metal frame which should make them pretty easy to remove.

Lynn French
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Lynn French

my kids have a legacy photo we took many years ago…..

Mike P
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Mike P

I did Leave a Legacy during my first trip to Epcot with my girlfriend (now wife) … and I won’t miss those giant concrete obstacles in the least!

William J Johnson
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William J Johnson

My wife and I had a Leave A Legacy photo in the park. Any idea where it will be relocated?

Linda
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Linda

Right outside the entrance to Epcot

Paul cole
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Paul cole

We have our leave a legacy there…..I wonder if we can recover the picture……..The picture was taken just before we were married and before our 12 year old was born……..I wonder if we can claim them at some point.

Linda
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Linda

They’re just being relocated outside the entrance

Christine Rybak
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Christine Rybak

I have a picture on the Leave a legacy plaques. It’s me with my mom who passed away in 2003!

Kimberly
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Kimberly

As someone who is now divorced from the person whom I got my Leave a Legacy photo with, this pleases me. Mostly because my new husband can no longer point and laugh at it. :)

Anita Graber
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Anita Graber

We had our daughter’s picture put there during her first trip to Disney World 18 years ago.

Robert
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Robert

The wife and I have 3 LaL Photos.

Sean
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Sean

We had ours made 15 years ago on our honeymoon

Lisa granzella
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Lisa granzella

Our girls have a leave a legacy from when they were young. It would be nice to know where they are relocating them or if we can claim them…. will definitely be missed as now one is a mom and wanted to show her son this Christmas. ☹️

Sue
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Sue

I have a leave a legacy plaque. Will Disney let the owners where their plaque is relocated to?

Dorothy Corelli
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Dorothy Corelli

Yes we have are children from 2004. We always go look at them when we come to Epcot

DiAnne
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DiAnne

My husband and I have a Leave a Legacy Plaque as well as my youngest son and his now wife. We always checke them out when there. I hope they relocate them somehere. After all that’s why we purchased them.

Glenn kweder
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Glenn kweder

My first grandchild had her picture there in 2004 when she was 6 years old. She passed away a few years ago, a victim of cystic fibrosis. I hope that I will be able to see her picture there again some day.

Elaine Federico
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Elaine Federico

I have two of them there.

Cristina
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Cristina

I am disappointed to see them go as my family and I visit annually to admire our photos that include a deceased loved one. At this point we are able to walk straight up to it without a guide. I am interested in knowing how we may be able to find our photos once they are transferred to the outside of the park.

Sharon McGourn
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Sharon McGourn

My son and I have a monolith at Epcot
His first trip to WDW
He was 5 yrs old at the time
He is now 31
Would love to be able to recover it if possible

Georgine Kamradt
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Georgine Kamradt

I too have a picture with my grandson when he was 4 years old. He is now 23 and we look at it every year we are there.

Guy Sclafani
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Guy Sclafani

This is very sad to me. My wife and I had our picture put up there 20 years or so ago. We make it a tradition to try and find it anytime we go to Disney world over the years. Gonna miss it. 😢

Skip
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Skip

I have a leave a legacy photo.. havent seen it in over 10 years. Was looking forward to seeing it in June.. but guess I wont get to see it😔