BAY LAKE, Fla. — EPCOT’s massive, multi-year transformation is taking another step closer to completion.

What You Need To Know

  • Dreamers Point, with new Walt Disney statue, will debut at EPCOT on Dec. 5

  • The area is part of the World Celebration neighborhood at the park; the gardens will also open that day 

  • It's another mileston for EPCOT's multi-year transformation 

  • RELATED: D23 Expo: Disney shows off Walt Disney statue coming to EPCOT

Dreamers Point in the park’s World Celebration neighborhood will open Dec. 5, allowing visitors to see the new bronze statue of Walt Disney, Disney World announced Tuesday.

The statue, named Walt the Dreamer, depicts the company’s founder “later in his life when he was dreaming up the overall Florida Project and the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow,” Disney said in a post on its parks blog.

Walt’s statue was unveiled last year at Disney’s D23 Expo along with other new additions for the company’s parks.

The statue has been installed in an area near the front of EPCOT that includes the World Celebration gardens, which Disney describes as a place where park visitors can “relax, unwind, and connect.”

The opening of the new area comes on the same day as Walt Disney’s birthday (he was born on Dec. 5, 1091) and the debut of EPCOT’s new nighttime show, “Luminous They Symphony of Us.” It replaces “Harmonious,” which debuted during Disney World’s 50th anniversary celebration.

Disney is still finishing up construction on CommuniCore Hall, also in the World Celebration neighborhood, although an opening timeline has not been announced. Once complete, the multi-use venue hold festival offerings as well as serve as a location for Mickey & Friends character meet-and-greets.