Today I want to talk about
Leave A Legacy in Epcot
Have you ever walked into the front entrance of Epcot and wondered what the huge granite blocks are? If you don't know what I am referring to, I am talking about what is pictured below ⬇️
Now you're probably like, ohhhh yeah!! Those things! I don't know what they are so I just walk right past them and forget about them. Well not me!!!
These huge granite blocks, called Leave A Legacy, mean so much to me because my family is on them!
Quick backstory of the purpose of these blocks: During Disney's Millennium Celebration in 1999 they gave guests the opportunity to capture themselves in time at the turn of the last century. There were stations set up in Epcot for people to get their picture taken and then etched onto steel tiles to be mounted on these granite blocks. The program closed in June 2007 with more than 550,000 tiles sold to be on display.
Recently Disney announced that they will be doing a massive upgrade to the entrance/future world part of Epcot. And with that they will be moving the Leave A Legacy's outside the entrance to Epcot. There is no information on their exact location yet just that they will be outside the park's gateway.
While this makes me extremely sad to see them move I understand why it has to be done. Probably 80% of the people who visit Disney now-a-days don't know anything about the granite blocks and really don't even care. They only mean something to people who are on them.
As of today, May 20, 2019, walls have officially been put up around the west side monoliths. The process of removing them (and hopefully just moving them) has begun. My heart is breaking a little as I watch this process happen. My picture has been a part of Epcot for sixteen years and it is going to be so hard to see my side, the east side, walled off very soon.
I am hoping that Disney doesn't get to the east side until mid-August so I might have one last chance to see my family and I's picture in their original location.
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