Epcot Spaceship Earth
  • On Aug 25, 2019
    Catherine Asked

    With Fountain of Nations due to close Sept 8th I can't find clarification on whether the 8th is its last day of operation or the 1st day that it's closed. Desperate to know whether I can catch it one last time, can you help?

    Hello, Catherine!

    At the last two D23 Expos, lots of announcements were made about the exciting transformation of Epcot (I'm so happy to hEAR that everyone's favorite British nanny will finally take up residence in the United Kingdom Pavillion)! Over the next several yEARs, we will see lots of changes, starting in 2020 with some new movies in the World Showcase Pavillions, Remy's Ratatouille Adventure, and HarmonioUS, a new nighttime spectacular. 

    However, sometimes change means saying goodbye to old favorites.  This summer, I made a special visit to see the Fountain of Nations one last time, because I've always loved what it symbolizes. In 1982, the International Ceremony of the Waters and dedication of the Fountain of Nations took place, during which 25 bodies of water representing 29 nations were poured into the fountain. I spoke with two Cast Members who couldn't verify the exact closing time for the fountain, but my educated guess would be that it will cease operation at Park closing on September 7.  Also, closing is Club Cool, which is reportedly coming back in a new location sometime in the future; Guests will be pining for their Beverly soda in the meantime! This area is being cleared for the new Epcot Entrance & Play Pavilion, and construction is already underway.

    I know that this will make your trip to Epcot bittersweet, Catherine, but you have so much to look forward to, especially with the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival celebrating its 25th year! I hope your holiday is extra special. Please write back if there's anything else we can help you with!

    Eean
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Hi, I'm Eean from Pennsylvania!  I may have an unusual name, but my passion for Disney is not unique.  It’s amazing how many people you can find who love talking about, "The Most Magical Place On Earth!"  I'm that mom who always has her ears perked at PTO meetings, in the grocery store aisle, or at middle school basketball games waiting for an opportunity to give someone a planning tip to help make their vacation even more magical.

 

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