PHOTOS - Imagineer Zach Riddley shares some close-up details of the new EPCOT main entrance fountain

Dec 18, 2020 in "EPCOT"

Posted: Friday December 18, 2020 3:45pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

EPCOT's new main entrance fountain is up and running, but still behind construction walls as the finishing touches are being applied.

Imagineer Zach Riddley posted a couple of close-ups on Instagram:

EPCOT’s classic geometry and materials - stone, acrylic, metal, water and shadow - continue to inspire our designers as we put the final touches on our main entrance plaza.

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mnelson31 day ago

Might this “soft open” with Harmonious on the 29th?

SoFloMagic3 days ago

Yeah, with a theme song 🤮

mnelson33 days ago

Will there be some type of lighting ceremony each night?

MisterPenguin3 days 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.

britain3 days ago

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

britain3 days 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.

brb10063 days ago

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

Disney Analyst3 days ago

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

britain3 days ago

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

FigmentFan823 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

trainplane33 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:

CntrlFlPete3 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.

MisterPenguin3 days ago

And more testing..

DCBaker3 days ago