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First-look at the new Epcot entrance fountain spires

by Matt Roseboom

What’s old is new again, as Imagineer Zach Riddley shared a first look at the new Epcot entrance fountain pylons that replace the original ones that used to be there. It’s all part of a reimagining of Epcot’s Future World.

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Photo by Brooke Geiger McDonald

As part of the ongoing construction in the Future World part of Epcot, the park entrance area will be renamed World Celebration. The Leave-A-Legacy monuments have already been removed and replaced with planters, and the fountain up by Spaceship Earth is being redone.

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Photo by Brooke Geiger McDonald
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Photo by Brooke Geiger McDonald

When the park first opened, the fountain included three see-through spires or pylons, and those are being replaced. Here are some nighttime shots Riddley posted to his Instagram page, which were then shared by Disney Parks Blog:

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Photo by Zach Riddley
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Photo by Zach Riddley
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Photo by Zach Riddley

For now, the fountain remains behind construction walls as they finish working on it. There’s no word on when it will be fully revealed.

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Photo by Brooke Geiger McDonald
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Photo by Brooke Geiger McDonald

Here’s how the entrance fountain originally looked in this photo provided by Jeff Lange at MouseSteps.com:

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Here’s how the fountain has looked in the last few decades, with the fountain portion remaining but the sires or monument removed:

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Archive photo of Walt Disney World President Card Walker, left, Epcot contributor Ray Bradbury and Imagineer John Hench looking over a model of the fountain and more.

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