Leave a Legacy
Leave a Legacy sales ended June 16, 2007.
The plinths and image tiles will remain.
Epcot guests can leave a personal record of their Epcot memories at Leave a Legacy, a dramatic piece of art created by Walt Disney Imagineering at the entrance to Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort.
Leave a Legacy creates a new threshold for Epcot, with 30 sculpted and polished granite megaliths appearing to emerge out of the ground like foothills, continuing to grow as they point up toward Spaceship Earth. Each of the stones is covered with engraved images of guests who have visited Epcot since the millennium celebration. Images will live on so guests can revisit them each time they return. There is room for 750,000, 1-inch-square images.
At one of four Photo Capture Stations, guests can have their photos digitally taken, either individually or in pairs. The photo is then etched onto a steel tile and the tile is attached to the stones. Computers at the site show the location, and certificates indicating tile locations are mailed to guests.
The Leave a Legacy plaza was designed by veteran Imagineer John Hench, along with a team of Walt Disney Imagineering interns. Hench started as an artist with The Walt Disney Company in 1939, and went on to help design and build Disneyland. He was the original art director for Epcot, and chief designer of Spaceship Earth.
The megaliths range from 3 to 19 feet high, and the heaviest weighs more than 50,000 pounds.
When searching for a specific image on the sculpture, each image has a unique, six-part address that pinpoints its exact location. If you forget to take the location reference with you, just ask one of the Leave a Legacy Cast Members who will help look it up.