PHOTOS - The last of the original EPCOT Center signs replaced under Spaceship Earth at Gateway Gifts

Aug 26, 2020 in "Gateway Gifts"

New signage at Gateway Gifts
Posted: Wednesday August 26, 2020 11:04am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

One of the last surviving EPCOT Center signs has been removed and replaced under Spaceship Earth at Gateway Gifts.

The original sign lasted through several refurbishments, including the most recent earlier in the year.

The new style sign is part of the park's makeover, and matches the other new signage that is being installed throughout what is currently Future World.

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TikibirdLand4 days ago

Hey! they're not just pushing dirt around. As I pointed out in an earlier post, that's the new attraction: Moana: Journey of Dirt. If that's successful, they'll be selling tickets to the new Land of Moana. They'll be caterpillars, graders, dump trucks and even cement trucks to drive. And, if you get lucky, you might get to help smooth out some newly poured cement. Meet-and-Greet will be with Bob The Builder.

Sir_Cliff4 days ago

I guess there is some analogy in there about Disney spending huge amounts of time and money to knock down the Communicore building on the promise they would build a new, modern Epcot, only to leave the centre of the park a disaster zone for years on end where they just push around the dirt before finally conceding that in the best case scenario they can leave behind a lawn that is at least preferable to the current mess.

SteveAZee4 days ago


MisterPenguin4 days ago

Just hope that no one accidentally says your activation code aloud.

TikibirdLand4 days ago

I don't know why I keep reading that as Taliban.

SteveAZee4 days ago


mightynine4 days ago

I'd imagine the lead time on a product like that means the table was still, um, on the table when it was sent to be manufactured. I wouldn't read that much into it.

MisterPenguin4 days ago

It may be resurrected. Which is why WDW switched from a less ambitious Festival Center to a "festival area." That would allow Tabilion to still get built.

James Alucobond4 days ago

I do find it interesting that, if the table is totally, uh, off the table, they haven’t scrubbed all references to it. Isn’t the pavilion logo supposed to be a stylized version of the table leg? It’s still showing up on merchandise like the puzzle at Creations.

Poseidon Quest4 days ago

If I had to guess? Probably more pathways and lawn space for food booths.

Cmdr_Crimson4 days ago

I'm not sure this has been asked..But, are they going to be bringing back the old logo on the pavement that was in the plaza? I didn't notice that it was ripped out until recently..

Disstevefan113 days ago

Pathways, planters and astroturf….

ChrisFL13 days ago

As we all know, the repaving and updating of the old Communicore West building and main fountain area seems to be taking a long time, even by pandemic standards. Since it seems we're no longer getting the elevated table/egg whatever you want to call it, I wonder what their plans for that part of the area are.

sedati16 days ago

Is the entrance great? Or is it the unique view the entrance (and only the entrance) offers.