FIRST LOOK: Classic EPCOT Logo Pylons Installed on Entrance Fountain Near Spaceship Earth

Last night, the iconic EPCOT lucite pylons were finally installed at the park’s entrance fountain, and thanks to Imagineer Zach Riddley, we have a grand and miraculous first look:

Zach wrote a special caption on his Instagram to commemorate this milestone for the park’s grand reimagining:

I’m excited to share a first look at the pylons we installed last night as we continue to reimagine the EPCOT main entrance fountain, which has anchored this area since the park opened in 1982. Our design team took special interest in looking back to the original geometry for inspiration and infusing new features with a little bit of added magic to bridge the past, present and future of EPCOT. These majestic pylons also draw your eye upward toward the sky and perfectly frame views of the iconic Spaceship Earth attraction. I can’t wait to reveal the completed look for this fountain later this year!

Zach Riddley, Walt Disney World Site Portfolio Executive for Walt Disney Imagineering

According to Riddley, the completed fountain is set to be fully revealed later this year.

Yesterday at EPCOT, a new structure was erected for the installation of the lucite pillars. You can see the black metal structure with the padded top level in the photo above, holding the lucite in place while it settles into the crevices at the base of the fountain.

As we first showed you back in our Project Gamma fountain post from July 2019, the new version of the fountain will harken back to the original lucite fountain that had originally graced EPCOT’s entrance, with large obelisks etched with the park logo welcoming guests with Spaceship Earth in the background.

Are you looking forward to seeing the new fountain and completed entrance at EPCOT? Let us know in the comments!