PHOTOS: Demolition Begins on West Entrance Plaza, New Themed Fountain Tiles, and Progress on East Tram Loop Walkway at EPCOT (1/12/20)
Hello from EPCOT, Walt Disney World’s massive construction project… that also continues to function as a theme park. It seems like every corner of the park is being made over or touched up these days. Today, we are focusing on the park entry, especially a walkway to the front entrance that looks like it will be ready to open any day now. We’ll also see the new fountain and some work on the west entrance plaza concrete.
Right outside of the park next to the front entry tram loop, a lot of construction to beautify the space and add more walkways is underway. Glancing at this area from the monorail platforms, you can see piles of dirt, rebar support beams, rebar support for concrete and tons of construction vehicles.
Near the exit and entry points for the tram loop, there is a section of pink concrete that has been filled in and lined with potted trees to conceal the ongoing work. This walkway will be an entry and exit between the tram loop and the park entrance. The area looks complete and could open to pedestrian traffic any day now.
Inside the park, the new entry fountain is also under construction. This new fountain is designed to be a callback to the original EPCOT entrance fountain. Textured tiles have been added to the fountain’s base, and it appears that water flow over this section of tiles is being tested before the rest of the tiles are installed.
Here’s concept art of how the entire update area will look.
This is concept art of the fountain; you can see the textured base we showed you.
Inside of the same section of construction walls that houses the new fountain, more concrete work has begun.
In this section of the west park entrance, gray concrete that marks where the Leave a Legacy monoliths once stood is being demolished and removed. The first section of concrete has been torn up, and construction vehicles are in place to begin work on other sections.
That’s all for today’s EPCOT entry construction update! Each of these projects is moving along quickly, and we are looking forward to seeing each of them completed and celebrating in a construction-free EPCOT one of these days!
Keep checking back with WDW News Today for more updates on construction projects in EPCOT and all of the other Walt Disney World theme parks.