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!

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Jennie
Jennie
1 month ago

Where are they moving the “leave a legacy” monoliths to? Surely they arent gone forever and entirely?

Tom Corless
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1 month ago
Reply to  Jennie

They’re supposedly moving the plaques, but not the whole monuments.

Castaway RJ
Castaway RJ
1 month ago

Nice to see a piece of classic EPCOT returning home.

Frank W.
Frank W.
1 month ago
Reply to  Castaway RJ

My thinking excatly

Paul
Paul
1 month ago

Love it! Can’t wait until I can see it person…some day.

Prince Naveen
Prince Naveen
1 month ago

Love it!!! Truly iconic. Epcot needs more of these sort of things. Brings me back to 1989…

Norman Inouye
Norman Inouye
1 month ago

I designed those sculptures and fountain almost 40 years ago. I thought they were gone forever. Glad to see them back.

OLIVER WARDERS
OLIVER WARDERS
1 month ago

I love additions and redesigns.

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