Inside look at how the new Epcot Pylons were installed

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We recently reported about the new Epcot Logo Pylons seen at Walt Disney World Resort. Today, we share a video showing how these magnificent pylons were installed at Epcot!

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Earlier this week I shared a first-look of the installation of our new EPCOT fountain pylons. It’s been amazing to see everyone’s reactions – and we’re excited to reveal the completed project later this year. Today I’m proud to share this behind-the-scenes video capturing the installation process as it happened. These three acrylic pylons, each standing over 16 feet tall and weighing more than 4,000 pounds, were digitally modeled then milled and polished using state-of-the-art technology to achieve this perfect finish and amazing reflection effect. Our team of Imagineers orchestrated the delicate process of placing the pylons in their new home, where they will welcome generations of guests to this park filled with the magic of possibility, discovery and wonder.

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The beautiful lucite fixtures draw your eye up towards the sky and the majesty of Spaceship Earth. They also help frame the horizon of the entrance beautifully. The clear design also refracts the lighting of the entrance for a magical look.

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Zach Riddley made a statement on Instagram about this exciting moment:

“I’m excited to share a first look at the pylons we installed last night as we continue to reimagine the EPCOT main entrance fountain, which has anchored this area since the park opened in 1982. Our design team took special interest in looking back to the original geometry for inspiration and infusing new features with a little bit of added magic to bridge the past, present and future of EPCOT . These majestic pylons also draw your eye upward toward the sky and perfectly frame views of the iconic Spaceship Earth attraction. I can’t wait to reveal the completed look for this fountain later this year!”

Zach’s excitement can be felt through his words! There is so much to look forward to with the Epcot reimagining! If this is just the start, we can’t wait!

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Kevin Koszola