Changes keep occurring to Epcot’s entrance and today we got a glimpse of more of the construction going on behind the walls that extended to wrap around the existing fountain in the middle.
As was previously announced, construction walls went up around a section of Leave A Legacy monoliths late on August 5th, with guests arriving at Epcot the morning of August 6th welcomed by a series of planters and walls. The newly-erected walls went up August 8th to keep guests out of this section of the construction.
From our eye in the sky, the monorail, we can see that more of the Leave A Legacy monuments have been removed in just a few days. There’s still a lot of work to be done to fully remove the bases around these now long gone monoliths.
You can see just on the other side of the walls what this will look like once it’s all done and repaved for the time being. The light patches of concrete symbolize an era long past now as guests enter Epcot.
It looks like the last three rows will be getting removed in the coming days. Previously, some of these monoliths were left out for guests to still view, but now they’re all behind these walls, awaiting their removal.
The entrance fountain is starting to come apart now as well. The stones are currently being removed.
These walls wrapping around the entrance are set to stay in place through Fall 2019, with work on the re-imagined entrance following the removal of the monoliths.
This construction will make way for the new enhancements that are coming along with Project Gamma. The entrance fountain will be replaced by one that looks very similar to the fountain that originally stood at the entrance of EPCOT Center back in the eighties.
You can check out concept art, fixture designs, and more pertaining to entrance enhancements at Epcot by clicking here. For a full scope on Project Gamma, including upcoming closures at Epcot, click here. Stay tuned for all the latest updates surrounding the Leave A Legacy transition, fountain construction, and more!