Among the many quick tidbits of news dropped at Destination D23 was the reveal of a new statue of Walt Disney that soon will have a home at EPCOT.
As part of the historic transformation of EPCOT, there will be a new location near Spaceship Earth called Dreamers Point with a spectacular view of the park.
It’s here that Walt will be seen sitting on the steps, surveying the park and its guests, as seen in the artist rendering at the top of the page.
Looks like a great photo op, and it’s fitting the park will finally be getting a statue of Walt Disney since EPCOT was his dream.
Disney Imagineers are now working to bring this new statue to life, and there’s no date yet for a debut, but we’ll let you know when we hear one.
Disney Imagineer Zach Riddley shared more information on his Instagram (@thezachriddley) about the statue:
“Walt Disney had a dream of an Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow – his original bold vision for EPCOT. This legacy has inspired generations of Imagineers who built and continue to add stories and design concepts to this place we call EPCOT. It’s a park about people – and the dreams we all share. World Celebration will be the future home to a statue of Walt, celebrating his original dreams of this place and the boundless imagination that unites and inspires people from around the world.”
Dreamer’s Point will also feature lush gardens, a wishing tree, and an interactive new fountain, according to D23.
It will be part of the new World Celebration neighborhood, which encompasses the front center of the park from the entrance to the beginning of the World Showcase, as you can see in this artist rendering.
World Celebration will also be home to the new Connections Café and Eatery, which we told you about yesterday.
What do you think of this new statue of Walt Disney? Let us know in the comments!