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 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.
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.