PHOTO - First look at EPCOT's main entrance fountain pylons

Aug 11, 2020 in "EPCOT"

EPCOT main entrance fountain pylons

EPCOT's main entrance fountain took a big step towards completion last night as construction crews installed the three large pylons that sit at the top of the area's centerpiece water feature.

This photo, shared by Imagineering's Zach Riddley on Instagram shows the top of the fountain with its new pylons in place.

In the post he said, "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!"

The photo below shows the fountain area shot before the park shutdown in March. The fountain is the last part of the new main entrance area to be completed.

And below is concept art of the finished project.

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Article Posted: Aug 11, 2020 / 8:17am ET
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Bocabear1 day ago

Having the restored entrance plaza with working fountain is enough to make me happy... Now what happens beyond the sphere is more of a concern...lol

The Rocketeer1 day ago

They added palms in front of the Chinese theatre back in 2015 when the removed the hat so I wouldn't rule it out. I wouldn't expect it either though 😂

Bocabear1 day ago

I agree...So excited to see this in person and lit like the old pylons were... Cant wait to see the plaza fully reopened and the fountain running... I wish the plan included the super tall palms...They added some much needed scale to the Sphere...Accentuated it's height and worked as a beautiful framing mechanism...

Figments Friend1 day ago

Seeing this in person, it looks nice. The new 'Crystal pylons' however....stunning in person. Looks like the protective braces that were holding them in place were removed...at least it looked that way when I saw them yesterday. These will look beautiful lit from under....which I'm assuming will be done similar to the originals. So pleased with the new entrance thus far. Such a improvement from just a year ago. Beyond that.....past those construction walls behind 'Spaceship Earth'... Um.... -

MisterPenguin2 days ago

That looks pretty nice!

trainplane32 days ago

nickys3 days ago

Are you new here? Good luck with that! 😂😂

MisterPenguin3 days ago

I was just redirecting traffic from the entrance to the hub. ;)

nickys3 days ago

The discussion for the last few pages has pretty much been Communicore / Innoventions. If they are part of the park entrance, so is / was FoN. Just saying. 😉

MisterPenguin4 days ago

Sir, this is a Wendy's. https://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/big-changes-coming-to-epcots-future-world.907522/

nickys5 days ago

With all the uncertainty about what they’ll do with the Innoventions area, what will replace the bar stool on legs Festival centre etc, what is the current thinking on the FoN replacement fountain? I can’t even remember what was planned before, was there any detailed concept art for it?

tparris5 days ago

Ironic with the amount of signage they’re knocking out of the park

999th Happy Haunt5 days ago

Say what you want about the whole overhaul they’ve been knocking it out of the park with the signage

trainplane35 days ago