PHOTOS: Trees Removed Along the Iconic France Pavilion Fountain Path at EPCOT
The France Pavilion at EPCOT is looking a bit bare today as six out of the ten trees that normally lined the fountain area along the street into the pavilion have been removed.
We’d recently seen a number of managers and planners scoping out different areas along the pavilion in preparation for the upcoming expansion and Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. We half expected the garden area off to the side of the pavilion to be impacted first, but it seems they’ve decided to streamline the center street of the pavilion for the time being.
Five trees flanked each side of this fountain and adjacent garden planter. The six that surrounded the fountain are now completely gone, with concrete filled in where the trees used to be. The base of each tree was surrounded in steel fencing and square metal grates traditional of an upscale Parisian city.
Temporary waste bins for the remainder of the Food & Wine Festival now reside next to the benches.
Four trees remain near the back of the street, surrounding the garden planter that now features themed Christmas ornaments.
These trees have also had their base fences removed, so only time will tell if they will remain.