Permits filed to begin work on the new Epcot entrance

Mar 05, 2019 in "EPCOT"

Disney has filed permits to begin work on the new Epcot main entrance, where the plaza will welcome guests with new pathways, green spaces and a newly reimagined fountain.

The permit describes the work as "Project G: 200D-1 Enabling Works at North Pathways. Includes sitework, demo, hardscape, landscaping."

This new design will pay homage to the original park entrance with fresh takes on classic elements. As part of this new entry experience, Leave A Legacy photos will move into a new setting just outside the park’s gateway. While the photos will be staying, the granite columns will not be part of the new display.

Work is expected to begin very shortly, and will be the first phase in a reworking of the entire Epcot central spine from the main entrance to the World Showcase bridge.
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Article Posted: Mar 05, 2019 / 11:00am ET

Jwhee9 days ago

Any news as to if the flag poles made it into the final project?

tparris9 days ago

By new lighting package, do you mean the one for SSE? Also are the delays significant or can we expect the fountain in the next week or so?

Magic Feather9 days ago

This week was the target for finishing the project. A few weeks ago I was informed of delays that would push it back a little. I've heard it suggested that the new lighting package might debut with the fountain.

Clamman739 days ago

They still never put six trees in that middle front part...only four.

kevlightyear9 days ago

The new entrance has been added to the map. You can just barely see the new fountain: Also of note, they had to literally move Spaceship Earth to accomplish this feat. πŸ˜‚

tparris11 days ago

Not sure where exactly to post this, so I’ll just put it here. It seems the EPCOT monorail line will be reopening along with Park Hopper. https://blogmickey.com/2020/11/disney-world-park-to-park-transportation-set-to-resume-in-2021-with-park-hopping/

The Empress Lilly11 days ago

I need this in my life! Like a fish needs water and EPCOT needs Horizons. How to proceed? Basically all my life choices henceforward will be based on whether they increase my likelyhood of attaining this prism mini-me. Anybody have any info? Picture is from a collector, not a shop.

Movielover19 days ago

Hey remember when people were freaking out about the smooth concrete... Pepperidge Farm remembers . πŸ˜‰

Rteetz19 days ago

Rteetz19 days ago

Movielover20 days ago

There, now it fits Epcot perfectly! ;)

LastoneOn20 days ago

is there a GoFundMe?

LastoneOn20 days ago

You've been around long enough to know that this signage is actually necessary!

Brer Panther21 days ago

My one complaint about this is that it needs a verse or two about adding more IPs.