PHOTOS: Removal of Final Leave A Legacy Monoliths, Entrance Fountain Stones Now Underway at Epcot

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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.

Leave a Legacy and Fountain Construction Update 8/12/19

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.

Leave a Legacy and Fountain Construction Update 8/12/19

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.

Leave a Legacy and Fountain Construction Update 8/12/19

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.

Leave a Legacy and Fountain Construction Update 8/12/19

The entrance fountain is starting to come apart now as well. The stones are currently being removed.

Leave a Legacy and Fountain Construction Update 8/12/19

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.

Leave a Legacy and Fountain Construction Update 8/12/19

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!

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Megan has fallen in love with the magic since the age of four and has been unable to leave the most magical place on earth! Having completed three college programs and visiting the parks many times growing up, she's proud to call Walt Disney World her second home.

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Ralph Eachus
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Ralph Eachus

I have heard rumors that these were being trashed and other rumors that they were going to be relocated to perhaps outside the entrance gates. Has there ever been anything from Disney on what (if anything) is going to happen to these? Seems a waste to trash a piece of history like that.

Austin Ray
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Austin Ray

1. They are barely a piece of history. They were glorified concrete tombstones that didn’t need to exist.
2. They are moving them. Not trashing them.

Anthony
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Anthony

I’m so happy to see EPCOT finally getting some love!

Zack Fox
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Zack Fox

I didn’t get to tell my legacy goodbye :/