An Update On the Dreamers Point Statue Coming to EPCOT
It seems only fitting given that it is Walt Disney’s birthday today (he would’ve been 120) to take a look at the moving new tribute to the man who started it all! A statue of Walt will be the centerpiece of a new area of EPCOT called Dreamers Point.
The statue first came to our attention back in August of 2019 when it was announced as part of the re-imagining of EPCOT.
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During Walt’s birthday last year, Disney Imagineer Zach Riddley took to Instagram to share a rendering of the statue which was our first glimpse of the magic to come! The Dreamers Point statue has come along way since last year’s renderings. This year, Disney once again took to social media to share a look at some of the models that are being used to create this this moving tribute to the man that started it all.
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To celebrate Walt Disney’s birthday, enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a brand-new statue, coming to Walt Disney World at Dreamers Point as part of the historic EPCOT transformation. 🎉 pic.twitter.com/Po4MX4i95q
— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) December 5, 2021
We love the way this video showcases all of the careful attention to detail, thought and emotion that went into bringing Walt’s newest statue to life! As you can see from the image above, the statue will feature Walt Disney sitting with Spaceship Earth in the background. He will be located in the World Celebration area of the park near the NEW Creations Shop, Club Cool and the Connections Café.
In addition to the moving statue featuring Walt, Dreamers Point will also offer spectacular views, lush gardens, a wishing tree as well as an interactive new fountain.
Chapek has in the past said of the statue, “You all know that Epcot was Walt’s dream,” Chapek said, “and we all imagine him along with us, looking out from this very spot.” This is a story that we will continue to follow closely. Readers are encouraged to keep checking back with us for further news and updates!
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