VIDEO - Installing the new EPCOT fountain pylons at the main entrance

Aug 14, 2020 in "EPCOT"

Following up from earlier this week's reveal of the new EPCOT fountain pylons, Imagineer Zach Riddley is back with another update, this time showing their installation.

Each of the three acrylic pylons are 16ft tall, and weigh more than 4000lbs. They were milled from a digital 3D model and polished with a special process to create a reflective effect.

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Article Posted: Aug 14, 2020 / 1:46pm 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