EPCOT's Dreamers Point and World Celebration Gardens will open to guests December 5 at Walt Disney World

Nov 28, 2023 in "EPCOT"

Walt the Dreamer statue at Dreamers Point in World Celebration at EPCOT
Posted: Tuesday November 28, 2023 4:44pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has announced that in celebration of Walt Disney’s birthday on December 5, guests visiting EPCOT will be able to visit Dreamers Point in the World Celebration neighborhood.

The "Walt the Dreamer" statue represents Walt later in his life when he was dreaming up the overall Florida Project and the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow. He sits with a sense of fulfillment, enjoying the beauty of his realized dream: a park that represents pure optimism and truly celebrates the magic of possibility.

This new statue of Walt is part of World Celebration Gardens where Disney says "guests will be able to relax, unwind, and connect – to EPCOT, to nature and to each other." Each of the gardens found in the center of World Celebration, including Dreamers Point, will connect back to the areas surrounding them, drawing on the architectural legacy of EPCOT, modern lighting elements and a variety of natural textures.

December 5 will also see the debut of the new EPCOT nighttime spectacular 'Luminous.'

Watch the video below to see Walt Disney Imagineers install the Walt the Dreamer statue in World Celebration Gardens.

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plutofan1511 hours ago

JohnD15 hours ago

I've seen a post elsewhere that said, "It's a gir... Figment!" If you get my drift.

DCBaker15 hours ago

It appears installation of the mural artwork at CommuniCore Hall has begun.


Sorry, and as of the closure we were supposed to get a new one in the center, I’m still pissed it was never built. They showed it going off so many times in that concept video.

aladdin20071 day ago

the entire area really but the planter irks me that that was the best they could do and spend money on

Chef idea Mickey`=1 day ago

Are we actually pointing at the planter for everything we lost😁

aladdin20071 day ago

nice, but still dislike that measly/inferior shall I continue planter, to think what we lost for that...........

Disney Analyst1 day ago

TheEPCOTHistorian4 days ago

The funniest part of these signs is the fact that their illumination is controlled by a small silver switch on the concrete base. I love just sitting and watching people turn them on or off as they pass.

tparris4 days ago

Most of the tall signs around world celebration are already having lighting issues, some of them are only partially lighting up while others aren’t illuminating at all at night

DCBaker4 days ago

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MagicHappens19714 days ago

Some are speculating now that Epcot will be Festival-less this summer.

Chef idea Mickey`=4 days ago

Is there still the rumor out there of curiosity as to why this year the Flower and Garden festival will end sooner than last year and the year before.. some peeps are speculating a new festival.?

Epcot82Guy4 days ago

There will be new (higher) pricing... isn't that enough for you?