EPCOT Debuts New Flags To Celebrate New Neighborhoods
If you’ve been following along with MickeyBlog, you may have seen my article about the NEW neighborhoods officially going into effect on Friday, October 1st. To mark this momentous occasion, new flags in the World Celebration area near Spaceship Earth have been flown and they look simply stunning.
Walt Disney Imagineer Zach Riddley took to Instagram to share a first look at the flags. You can check out his post below:
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Our MickeyBloggers Greg and Elyssa also had a chance to pop by the area and share MickeyBlog’s first look at these welcome new additions!
As Riddley reminds us, at the beginning of EPCOT, Imagineers developed a series of icons that represented the ideas represented at the individual pavilions. This was also the origin of the iconic five-ring EPCOT logo which fans still know and love to this day!
Designer Norm Inouye discussed the creation of these icons with Riddley saying that hundred of potential logos were created before Disney decided on the images that still hold today!
Today, Riddley along with Vice President Kartika Rodriguez assisted in raising a NEW set of 12 flags now on display at the Main Entrance Plaza!
The new flags represent a complete set of EPCOT icons both present and future. It’s amazing to see them flying together in front of Spaceship Earth for the first time.
Among them you’ll find EPCOT images representing the following ideas:
- World Celebration – NEW
- Spaceship Earth- NEW
- Odyssey – NEW
- Seas- NEW
- Journey of Water- NEW
- Land- NEW
- World Showcase – NEW
As you can see, each of the icons have been given their own colors.
This leads to a rainbow of images flying in the sky as you enter EPCOT.
This area of the theme park looks more majestic than ever with the flags along with the pylons that were added earlier this year.
And, once the sun goes down, the area will become even more breathtaking with new lighting features added to the plaza.
Spaceship Earth and the nearby areas will glow with a radiant array of colors for “The World’s Most Magical Celebration.”
We’ll be sharing lots of additional EPCOT images over the next few days!
Readers are encouraged to keep following along with us for all your 50th Anniversary news and updates!
Do you have a design that is your particular favorite? Let us know in the comments below!
We here at MickeyBlog also want to extend a thank you to Zach for providing us with his Instagram insights (if you’re not following him on Instagram you definitely should!)
And congratulations to all of those involved on the reimagining of this amazing area!
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