Epcot’s Leave a Legacy Monuments Now Being Moved in Walt Disney World

Photo: Dewayne Bevil / Orlando Sentinel

The Leave a Legacy monuments that has graced the entryway to Epcot’s Future World since the Millennium Celebration are now in the process of being moved outside the gateway, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Construction walls are up and heavy equipment has been spotted. This is in preparation for the recently announced new entryway to the park.

Removal of Epcot’s Leave a Legacy has officially taken a public turn. Construction walls have gone up around half of the monolithic slabs in between the theme park’s entrance and its iconic Spaceship Earth. Heavy machinery has been seen there as well.

Earlier this year, Walt Disney World announced it was removing the granite pieces, although their thousands of tiny etched portraits will be relocated outside the turnstile area. The tributes were introduced decades ago, and Disney has fulfilled its promise to buyers about how long Leave a Legacy would stay in place.

According to the Sentinel, more work is being done just outside the gates, where Epcot parking lot tram dropped off. Pedestrians are now directed toward the eastern side of the entrance.

Announced in February, the new entrance to Epcot promises a “new space [that] will be devoted to playful fun and feature an innovative city that’ll come to life under the dome of the un-named pavilion previously known as Wonders of Life. The pavilion’s city will be bursting with interactive experiences, your favorite Disney characters, hands-on activities and engaging entertainment when it opens just in time for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort!”

[Source: Orlando Sentinel]

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