PHOTOS, VIDEO: THE WALLS ARE DOWN! Full Daytime Tour of World Celebration Gardens at EPCOT

Brit Tuttle

PHOTOS, VIDEO: THE WALLS ARE DOWN! Full Daytime Tour of World Celebration Gardens at EPCOT

Today is finally the day — the construction walls around World Celebration Gardens at EPCOT have come down, allowing guests to stroll through and explore this new section of the park.

World Celebration Gardens Tour

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Of course, we have to start the tour at the “Walt the Dreamer” statue.

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Guests can walk up to the bench where Walt sits, looking over EPCOT, and snap a photo.

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The statue sits on a bench in front of a mostly-obscured view of Spaceship Earth. It depicts Walt in the later years of his life; he sits on the bench with clasped hands and a smile on his face.

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The back of the bench features detailing that emulates the proposed design for Walt’s E.P.C.O.T. — the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, which was planned as an actual city instead of a theme park.

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On either side of the bench where the statue resides are two plaques. The one the left reads:

“Walt the Dreamer”

Dedicated to all who dream of a better tomorrow

December 5, 2023

The one on the right reads:

“…always be in a state of becoming.” — Walt Disney

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Now that the walls are down, guests can get a better look at the construction of CommuniCore Hall.

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The building recently had more Spaceship Earth-style paneling added.

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Watch our video of the walking tour below:

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