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

Aug 11, 2020 in "EPCOT"

EPCOT main entrance fountain pylons
Posted: Tuesday August 11, 2020 8:17am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

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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SoFloMagic1 day ago

Yeah, with a theme song 🤮

mnelson31 day ago

Will there be some type of lighting ceremony each night?

MisterPenguin1 day ago

I'm sure there will indeed be some subtle twinkling. But I'm also sure there will be very bright and animated shows popping up at regular intervals.

britain1 day ago

And this is sort of giving me these vibes...

britain1 day ago

I mean, I guess this matches, but I thought that concept art was showing 2 bright lights and lots of dimmer lights across the flood-lit sphere. Oh well, it's probably fine. There are far worse things at WDW.

brb10061 day ago

Or it could be the video quality, Twitter's video quality is odd at times. Maybe it will look better on Youtube.

Disney Analyst1 day ago

Let me find your glasses for you… cause we must be seeing two very different things. This looks spectacular 😍

britain1 day ago

I was hoping for more subtle twinkling. This stuff is going to age pretty quickly. It already feels like a low resolution Jumbotron.

FigmentFan822 days ago

Engage lava lamp mode!! Lol. The testing they're doing def shows some really cool capabilities of these lights. Can't wait to see some of the

trainplane32 days ago

They were always static white up until this year. With the rest of the entrance, they were upgraded to do all sorts of nice color stuff. Even the lighting at the restrooms were upgraded. Everything is now full RGB. Default seems to be green on the right (World Nature), red on the left (World Discovery) but it'll also rest at blue with a nice "swooping" effect going on. Crap quality but you can see the transition happening on the right:

CntrlFlPete2 days ago

have the red/green/blue/white lights been always been running around the entrance area? was walking out of Epcot the other day and was just surprised at how they were flashing, changing color often, changing the speed in which they moved around the park--I thought when they were going to do something like this at the people mover they ended up just leaving it set on one color.

MisterPenguin2 days ago

And more testing..

DCBaker2 days ago

ppet2 days ago

I think I finally found my lost marbles. They looked just like that.