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Walt Disney Statue Coming to EPCOT

There is a statue of Walt Disney in at least one park in every single Walt Disney Resort worldwide, and now there is also a new Walt Disney statue coming to EPCOT!

statue of Walt Disney at EPCOT Park Disney World Concept Art

(NEWS: 12/6/20) – Disney Confirms Walt Disney Statue for EPCOT

With all the changes to the EPCOT plans recently, it’s nice to know that some of the best parts are still going to be built. For example, Disney has confirmed that the statue of Walt Disney located in World Celebration is indeed going to be built.

The statue of the man that made everything possible will be located at a place called “Dreamer’s Point” which is right behind Spaceship Earth in the central spine of World Celebration.

Disney Imagineer Zach Riddley shared this update about EPCOT on his Instagram account with confirming the statue at Dreamer’s Point:

“Today – on Walt Disney’s birthday – we are reminded of his legacy of hope. Walt showed us all the potential we have to dream of a better future and how important and special it is to bring that future to life.  

As we shared at D23 Expo last year, that dreamer’s spirit inspired us to feature a new statue of Walt as part of the new World Celebration neighborhood in EPCOT, in a location we are appropriately calling Dreamer’s Point.

Walt said, ‘EPCOT will always be in a state of becoming…’ and it’s that spirit of potential and possibility that inspires all we are bringing to life in the transformation of EPCOT. 

In celebration of today, I hope you’re encouraged to dream big and inspire others as we dream of a better future we can make a reality together.”

EPCOT concept art World Celebration
Epcot concept art

It’s only fitting that Disney is building a statue dedicated to the company’s founder in the park that he worked so hard on creating. EPCOT never turned out the way that Walt had initially dreamt up, but having a statue there is a fitting gesture and symbol of everything Epcot should stand for.

The statue of Walt Disney will be located in the newly named World Celebration, which is one of the 4 neighborhoods that will make up EPCOT when the transformation of the park is complete.

We love this idea and think there is no better way to dedicate the area once finished.

This was only one of the exciting changes coming to EPCOT. Read our post on the EPCOT Expansion & Renovation Project for details on all of the new additions to the park.

Your Thoughts:

I want to know what you think about a Walt Disney statue coming to Epcot…

  • Do you think it’s a good idea?
  • Where should it be located?

Let us know in the comments section below!

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Monday 26th of August 2019

Yes this is the only exciting thing that has been announced at all

So disappointed with the new ideas I thought by the build up it was going to be something spectacular but a bit here and there A few alterations new entrances etc were not what people were expecting as they were already being done

Compared to Universals announcement Disney have gone backwards

Seems like the building of hotels at a cost of a £1000 per night is all Disney has in mind

Bout time they expanded the parks

Seems like Orlando (DisneyWorld) is the least on their lists

They are building bigger and better things in the rest of them

Shame really as most people were expecting the huge announcement of a fifth park Now that would have been exciting

Even a new parade

But nothing mmmm let down let down