New EPCOT Fountain Has Been Unveiled For Guests

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EPCOT has unveiled it’s new fountain for guests! The retro fountain, inspired by the original, has returned to the entryway of EPCOT and it’s fantastic! I’m not to keen on a lot of changes they are bringing to the park but this one was something I was really happy about!

It looks fantastic!

The fountain features three acrylic pylons that tower over 16 feet tall.

The new area “..features new planters, pathways, lush landscaping and a vibrant new color palette that will eventually tie into the four new neighborhoods we’re creating inside the park – World Celebration, World Discovery, World Nature and World Showcase.”

I am not sold on the “Neighborhood” idea at all, but I love the reflection to the past that the fountain provides.

The Imagineering team took inspiration from the original fountain that used to be in the entryway of the park.  “In the fountain’s center is a brilliant light, a unique liquid-cooled fixture we’ve designed with new capabilities that complement the fountain’s changing colors and will coordinate with new lighting coming to Spaceship Earth and the upcoming World Celebration beyond.

It’s pretty in the daytime too, but it’s gorgeous when lit up!

 

This park was built to inspire optimism, and we’re infusing this transformation with the magic of possibility.

I always got optimism from EPCOT, but it was also about science, creation, and education. I appreciate that they are trying to capture that with some of their choices, but other choices seem to be about IP and not about what the park was always about.

I must admit the nighttime lighting is beyond beautiful!

I really love and appreciate that they went to all the trouble to bring back the fountain, but I do worry about other changes they have coming. But the Imagineers back in the day did one heck of a job!

I can’t wait to get to EPCOT to see the fountain in person. The old one was something I loved when I was a child.

What do you think? Comment and let us know!

Source: Disney Parks Blog



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