‘Walt the Dreamer’ Statue Coming to EPCOT This December

by | Nov 29, 2023 | EPCOT, WDW Blog

Disney has revealed that the highly anticipated Walt the Dreamer statue will make its debut at EPCOT’s World Celebration in December.

This December will be an exciting month for EPCOT. On December 5, a new nighttime spectacular will debut — Luminous: The Symphony of Us. Additionally, the month will bring the opening of the completed World Celebration neighborhood towards the front of the park. As part of that, Disney has shared a debut date for the highly anticipated ‘Walt the Dreamer’ statue that was first teased at the 2022 D23 Expo.

Walt the Dreamer Statue Coming to EPCOT This December

Take a first look at the new ‘Walt the Dreamer’ statue, which you will be able to visit at Dreamers Point in the World Celebration neighborhood begininng December 5. The statue represents Walt dreaming up the Florida Project, along with the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow that would become EPCOT. As the Disney Parks Blog describes it, “[Walt| 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.”

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The new statue will be one of the areas you can visit as part of World Celebration Gardens, a great place to relax and enjoy nature in EPCOT. Dreamers Point is just one of the gardens you’ll be able to find in the center of World Celebration. They will all connect back to the areas around them, which draw on teh architectural legacy of EPCOT.

You can visit (and snap a picture with!) the new statue when it opens on December 5, 2023.

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Morgan is the Staff Editor for WDW Magazine. A lifelong Disney fan, her dream day involves just about anything to do with Animal Kingdom. Along with several years of experience writing about Disney, Morgan has also written as a contributing writer for Well + Good, Scary Mommy, Brit + Co, and Baby Chick.
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