Walt the Dreamer Debut Date!

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Walt the Dreamer is the new statue that has been created of the man who started it all. It’s to be part of World Celebration Gardens at Epcot, as part of the park’s transformation. I saw the statue at D23 Expo last year, it’s magnificent. We now know when everyone will be able to see it if visiting Epcot. Walt the Dreamer will debut on December 5! That date is significant. Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901. Luminous will also debut on December 5, it’s going to be quite the day! Here is the latest from Disney Parks Blog.


World Celebration Gardens, ‘Walt the Dreamer’ Statue Debut Dec. 5 at EPCOT

by Will Baggett, Communications Specialist, Walt Disney Imagineering

In celebration of Walt Disney’s birthday on Dec. 5, guests visiting EPCOT will be able to visit Dreamers Point in the newly-opened World Celebration neighborhood and see our company’s original dreamer in a completely new light. Everyone is invited to imagine alongside Walt himself and look out over World Celebration Gardens together.

This new statue, entitled “Walt the Dreamer,” represents Walt later in his life when he was dreaming up the overall Florida Project and the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow. He sits with a sense of fulfillment, enjoying the beauty of his realized dream: a park that represents pure optimism and truly celebrates the magic of possibility.

Close up of the new Walt Disney statue, entitled “Walt the Dreamer," debuting at EPCOT at Walt Disney World Resort on Dec. 5, 2023

This new statue of Walt is one of many areas to visit as a part of World Celebration Gardens where guests will be able to relax, unwind, and connect – to EPCOT, to nature and to each other. Each of the gardens found in the center of World Celebration, including Dreamers Point, will connect back to the areas surrounding them, drawing on the architectural legacy of EPCOT, modern lighting elements and a variety of natural textures.

The new Walt Disney statue, entitled “Walt the Dreamer," debuting at EPCOT at Walt Disney World Resort on Dec. 5, 2023

Dreamers Point is named not only for the dreamer that has and continues to inspire us, but also for all of us who visit EPCOT every day to celebrate the endless potential and possibility of our world.