Progress Continues at EPCOT as Pylons Are Installed

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Credit: Instagram/Zach Riddley

Walt Disney World’s EPCOT theme park is currently undergoing a variety of changes. This morning Walt Disney World Site Portfolio Executive and Imagineer Zach Riddley shared a photo of EPCOT construction progress on his official social media accounts.

Riddley wrote:

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!

Riddley shared several pictures of the remodeled EPCOT entrance by Spaceship Earth, including this one in which it’s easy to see the detailing on the new entrance pylons:

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Credit: Instagram/Zach Riddley

The EPCOT entry renovation isn’t the only progress being made in the Disney World park. Work on the France Pavilion in the World Showcase has also been moving along, with the new Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure ride still presumably slated to open before Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Celebration next year.

The highly-anticipated Moana water attraction in the reimagined Future World area is also still in development, as far as Walt Disney World officials have indicated.

Although certain EPCOT construction projects are continuing, other scheduled work has been postponed or scrapped altogether. Disney recently issued this statement regarding the planned Spaceship Earth refurbishment and Mary Poppins Cherry Tree Lane project in the Great Britain Pavilion:

“As with most businesses during this period, we are further evaluating long-term project plans. The decision was made to postpone development of the “Mary Poppins”-inspired attraction and Spaceship Earth at this time.”

What do you think about the new EPCOT entrance pylons? What planned project are you most looking forward to?

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