Is it me? or is that tree just plain ugly...Completely inelegant and industrial looking...
THey can do better....and should.
I wouldn't call it "ugly" but it is rather plasticky and plain looking. There just aren't enough ornaments, and most of the existing ones look like boat buoys.
This tree stands at the entrance to World Showcase; it could be covered with trinkets and baubles from around the world. Things like Oaxacan wood carvings from Mexico, cuckoo clocks from Germany, tea kettles from the UK, ornaments of famous landmarks - a tree full of detail and whimsy. Or go all in on a peace theme, with doves, cranes, poppies and laurels, and a color scheme of white and silver and gold - classy and elegant.
In general, the holiday decor at Epcot has improved in recent years after the nadir following the destruction of the Lights of Winter. But the tree has been and continues to be a glaring weak point.