PHOTOS - Construction underway on new Leave a Legacy at EPCOT

Jan 15, 2021 in "Leave a Legacy"

Posted: Friday January 15, 2021 10:49am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Construction is now underway on the new Leave a Legacy sites at EPCOT.

There will be two new Leave a Legacy displays, at the exit of the park, on both the east and west sides of the main entrance. Pictured above is the location of the west display, with the new Leave a Legacy wall being built behind the scrim. This area is just below and in-front of the exit ramp from the monorail platform.

On the eastern side, here is a look at the posts that will support the Leave a Legacy wall.

And a look at that same area from the other side.

Leave a Legacy was originally located inside the park as part of the Millennium celebration at EPCOT, but was removed as part of the redevelopment of the park's main entrance. Although sales were suspended, guests were originally able to purchase a laser etched picture of themselves, or a message, to be displayed at the entrance to the park.

The last two years have seen major changes at the park's main entrance, with a new tram lane, new security checkpoints, a new fountain, refreshed paint and graphics, removal of the Leave a Legacy structures, and more landscaping. The new Leave a Legacy sites should be about the last of the entrance area work, completing this phase of the redevelopment.

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Rich Brownn5 days ago

Which is weird because when I worked monorails (1975-1976) the monorails would close during thunderstorms. Train even got hit once approaching TTC and blew the beacon off the roof.

Goofyernmost5 days ago

For just a few million handed over to Disney on a yearly basis might just make your dream come true. The ball is you court now.

James Alucobond6 days ago

Permanent World Showplace in the middle with two lead-up islands for Oceania and the Caribbean is my dream scenario. World Showplace would become the centerpiece for the firework display and space on the two islands could be sold as premium viewing, eliminating the need for the table. Current World Showplace would be blown up for a Greece pavilion.

castlecake2.06 days ago

I was thinking something like this too, if they really wanted to they could get creative with landscaping to block most of these things, like some landscaped islands, or built up berms behind the countries, sorta like how they’re blocking the view of the new Star Wars hotel. But backside of france has shown us they don’t really care, until enough guests complaints make them care.

SpectroMickey856 days ago

Sorry to go off topic from what you all were discussing haha. Might Epcot be getting a new Toll Booth? Oh, and transportation wise I vote for something that connects to Animal Kingdom. Coronado Springs needs a connection to something to haha.

sedati6 days ago

Actually, all they need to do is add some more islands or even little island nations that we could visit. Positioned correctly they could block out sightlines of distant monstrosities such as the hotels or Guardians. This was more in line with the original layout plan, and would also offer more than a single pathway 'round the lagoon.

Admiral016 days ago

All we need to do is have WDI do a bunch of rock work over the two hotel buildings to make them look like mountains, leave a little of the top of the Dolphin exposed, repaint that as a Swiss ski chalet, and bam - problem solved. Two big hotel mountains in the background instead of Michael Graves’ monstrosities.

marni19716 days ago

It was always a post Skyliner project.

HauntedPirate6 days ago

You, vague? That's so unusual... 😂 :hilarious: Any idea if they are at least entertaining an east/west connector at this point, or did that die with the final price tag of the Skyliner and/or Covid?

marni19716 days ago

The thingy. Definitely not a cable car. They don’t snake.

G00fyDad6 days ago


MisterPenguin6 days ago

Skyliner or the thing on its own right-of-way?

marni19716 days ago

East west across property from Springs to DHS via Epcot and later DAK.

castlecake2.06 days ago

I’ll have to dig when I have time. What was this connector going to be though? Also to keep this on topic I’m anxiously waiting for The Zach to post something about brining palm trees back to replace the ugly mismatched trees, but my hopes are fading.