Disney Cast Members Sign Beam Destined for World Celebration at EPCOT

Recently, Disney Cast Members signed a beam destined for World Celebration at EPCOT. Today, on the Walt Disney World Ambassador Instagram page, Ali Manion posted photos of her and other Cast Members adding their signatures to a large steel beam that will eventually become part of a building within World Celebration.

“We stopped by EPCOT for an exclusive #DisneyCastLife opportunity as #EPCast made their mark – literally – on part of the park’s transformation, signing their names on a steel beam that will be part of World Celebration later this year,” posted Manion.

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Here you can see a number of Cast Members have already signed the beam.

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“The transformation of EPCOT is a historic time for the park, and innovation on this scale is impossible without the dedication and support of our cast,” continued Manion. “Here’s to the EPCOT worldwide family for making it happen!”

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Photos of EPCOT throughout the years are displayed behind the cast members, dating back to when Walt first introduced E.P.C.O.T. to America in a televised presentation and continuing up to the present day.

At the 2019 D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, Disney unveiled an expansive plan to completely reimagine nearly every area of EPCOT. In 2020, the global COVID-19 pandemic either delayed or canceled some of the projects that were planned.

In May 2022, Disney released new concept art for the reimagining of EPCOT, acknowledging the budget cuts that had been made since the initial detailed announcements in 2019.


Looking at the aerial view, it’s evident that there are significant differences from the previous concept art. The most prominent change is the lack of the festival center with its rooftop area, which has been replaced with a scaled-down version that now includes an outdoor stage.

Are you excited for all the EPCOT construction to finally be finished? What are you looking forward to the most? Let us know in the comments below.

Check out our coverage on the progress of World Celebration, as well as the rest of EPCOT:

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