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PHOTOS: Behind the Scenes Look at the Sculpting of New Walt Disney Statue Coming to World Celebration at EPCOT

At EPCOT, in an area of World Celebration called Dreamer’s Point, a new statue of Walt Disney will be found. Just outside the Creations Shop and the upcoming Connections Café and Eatery, the statue will be seated on a step, looking out over the park.

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The statue’s design and fabrication are currently underway, and at the Destination D23 event today, Disney Parks President Josh D’Amaro gave guests a look at the process.

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In a video shared at the event, Imagineer and master sculptor Scott Goddard was shown putting the final touches on the clay model of the statue, “getting Walt’s pose and expression just perfect,” D’Amaro said.

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The statue will be found in Dreamers Point just behind Spaceship Earth, as seen in a piece of concept art from a time before the Festival Center project was shelved.

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  1. so they build a statue to walt yet chapek [cheapact] ignores all the principles walt stood for when creating disney. just another visual to hope folks forget what disney is doing and stands for today. a hollow honor to the man. if they really want to honor the man then follow his guiding principles for the company!

  2. It would be nice to see a revised version without the festival center. They probably won’t know what will actually been in it until it’s close to being done. They are probably taking out things as I am typing.

  3. Looking at the size of the sculpture pictured, my fingers are crossed for a “Spinal Tap” level reveal…

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