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News New Park Entrance coming to Epcot

Figment82

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Was just at the park tonight for a couple hours to see IllumiNations. I felt like I needed to be there on the night before the announcements - the calm before the storm, lol! The entrance area is such a maze/mess. I didn’t realize the fountain and center planter were behind the construction walls as well. Should be real fun once F&W starts next week. They’ve already drained the ponds on FW West and cleared trees behind Innoventions. I’m feeling apprehensive about tomorrow, but hopeful that these changes will at least bring the entrance back to its original vision, with a lot more green/vegetation. And a bag check area that can handle the crowds!
 

articos

Well-Known Member
Was just at the park tonight for a couple hours to see IllumiNations. I felt like I needed to be there on the night before the announcements - the calm before the storm, lol! The entrance area is such a maze/mess. I didn’t realize the fountain and center planter were behind the construction walls as well. Should be real fun once F&W starts next week. They’ve already drained the ponds on FW West and cleared trees behind Innoventions. I’m feeling apprehensive about tomorrow, but hopeful that these changes will at least bring the entrance back to its original vision, with a lot more green/vegetation. And a bag check area that can handle the crowds!
Honestly, it’s going to be quite pretty once it’s done. Different. But pretty.
 

Jubb_Jubb

New Member
Any educated guesses on when the entrance construction might wrap up? Totally selfish reasons. Headed there in Dec. I love the look of the reimagined entrance artwork. Would love to see that rather than walls.
 

roj2323

Well-Known Member
Any educated guesses on when the entrance construction might wrap up? Totally selfish reasons. Headed there in Dec. I love the look of the reimagined entrance artwork. Would love to see that rather than walls.
It's a pretty safe bet that most of the entry hardscape work will be done. You will likely see some walls still up depending on when in December you show up but it should be clear come the holidays. Inside the park will be another matter however as I fully expect Demolition of inoventions West to be well under way.
 

Goofyernmost

Well-Known Member
I just LOVE the character of this. However... one can do wonders with the environmental treatments in art. Any optics on if the geodesic dome will have updated lighting or those points of light shown here? Would be a really nice touch.
Getting the trees to change to autumn colors is a nice touch too. I wonder how they are going to pull that off.
 
Looks like there will be a light source of some type (possibly an LED-based RGB fixture) at each point of each triangle around the globe that would allow various patterns of light to be created as well as "points of light" that could provide a random sparkle effect as shown in the drawings.
 

note2001

Well-Known Member
Getting the trees to change to autumn colors is a nice touch too. I wonder how they are going to pull that off.
There are a number of deciduous trees in Florida that briefly turn color as they prepare to drop their leaves.
Personally, I prefer evergreens around Disney property because when I trek from the naked trees of the north to Florida in winter, it's not a relief from the reminder of what waits back at home to see more empty branches.
 

MisterPenguin

Rumormonger
Premium Member
There are a number of deciduous trees in Florida that briefly turn color as they prepare to drop their leaves.
Personally, I prefer evergreens around Disney property because when I trek from the naked trees of the north to Florida in winter, it's not a relief from the reminder of what waits back at home to see more empty branches.
Can I see one of those three trees in Orlando? And are the other two any where near the first?
 
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