Fountain of Nations

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One of my favorite things to stop and watch while I stroll through my favorite parks EPCOT is the Fountain of Nations.  It’s a spectacle to behold that I think many visitors often overlook.  For 20 plus years it has been a must do for me as much as Horizons, Test Track or Soarin’.  For those of you who don’t know what the Fountain represents, I’m about to tell you.

The Fountain was present on opening day in 1982.  At the opening day ceremonies, over 20 countries representatives were there to help accomplish the International Ceremony of the Waters and Dedication of the Fountain of the World Fellowship.  The ceremony was lead by Lillian Disney.  Each representative poured a gallon of water from their country into the Fountain as a symbol of world peace and fellowship. Water poured into the Fountain included:

The Adriatic Sea

The Artic Ocean

The Bodensee

The Caribbean

The Cauca River

The Yangtze River

The Trevi Fountain

The Nile River

Tivoli Gardens Lake

The Seine

Sea of Japan

The River Thames

The Mississippi

The Mananares River

Lake Inari

Harrison Cove

Lake Geneva

The Meuse River

The Philippine Sea

The Senegambia River

The Xochimilco in Mexico City

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The Fountain is located just as you pass under Spaceship Earth located in Innoventions Plaza.  It “water show” uses over 200 thousand gallons of water and has 300 water nozzles that can shoot the water up to 150 feet in the air. The show is set to music from John Tesh, Yanni, and classic Disney movies like The Rocketeer and The Rescuers Down Under.

During the re-dedication ceremony for the 25th Anniversary, representatives from the countries returned for the “Pouring of the Waters” ceremony and poured another gallon of water from their native countries into the fountain once again.

 

 

 

 

 

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Corey Tucker has been a writer, moderator, and an admin, amongst various other roles with the TMSM for over 8 years. When he’s not playing with radiation at his day job at a nuclear plant, he can be found hanging out with friends and family and possibly planning another trip to Walt Disney World. If you frequent the site very often (or at least on Tuesdays) then you’ve probably heard of the world famous blog posting “Tuesdays with Corey”, that’s him. Every Tuesday he has a blog about foods, history of the parks or whatever he feels is pertinent at the moment. So if you don’t currently read his blogs, please start. It’s been known to change lives…really it has.

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