Walls will go up on the east side of the Epcot entrance starting on Tuesday, August 6th for the removal of the remaining side of Leave a Legacy monoliths, according to Disney. As you might remember, the west side monoliths were demolished and leveled earlier this summer as part of the Epcot entrance overhaul project. The construction walls won’t affect the wheelchair, stroller, or ECV rentals, and the area will be available to guests.
Here’s a look at the concept art for the entrance once the project is completed in 2020. As you can see, the monoliths will no longer be a part of the arrival experience inside of the tap points. That’s not to say, however, that you won’t be able to find your Leave a Legacy photos in “new Epcot”. Disney is constructing a new structure that will have the photos “looking better than ever”. Guests will be able to see the Leave a Legacy photos in their new location beginning in 2020. The plaza will welcome guests with new pathways, sweeping green spaces and a newly reimagined fountain. This new design will pay homage to the original park entrance with fresh takes on classic elements.
If you’re as excited as we are about these upcoming projects, you’ll soon be able to look into the future at a new Experience Center, coming to Epcot later this year. The Experience Center will be located in the Odyssey Events Pavilion and feature interactive exhibits to help visualize park projects throughout this unprecedented period of transformation.