Disney Park and Resort Photo Updates

New Epcot Entrance Fountain Unveiled as Part of Park Transformation (Photos, Video)

Hi everyone!

The beautiful new Epcot entrance fountain has been unveiled. It is similar to the entrance fountain that opened with the park in 1982 and was replaced in 1999 for the Millennium Celebration. It looks stunning with the new entrance layout! The park has been undergoing a transformation that continues. We were there this morning and have photos and video.

Imagineer Zach Riddley says on the Disney Parks Blog of the fountain, Three acrylic pylons, each standing over 16 feet tall and featuring the park’s logo, surround the fountain and hearken back to the creation of EPCOT. Their timeless design and vertical presence draw your eye upward toward the sky – perfectly framing views of Spaceship Earth.

This is our video followed by more photos.

Here is a look also at a new manhole cover that includes a Spaceship Earth design and Epcot logo.

The clouds this morning looked perfect with Spaceship Earth (as did the fountain).

Riddley also says that in front of Spaceship Earth, the reimagined fountain is standing in the footprint of the original:  Our design team took special interest in this water feature, as we looked back to the geometry of the original for inspiration while creating some new magic of our own. 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. 

Here are more photos from today!


Here is a look at the old pylons from the Epcot fountain previous to 1999.

What do you think of the new entrance fountain?