Filed in: Epcot

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — More than 550,000 Epcot guests have left 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 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.

Although new tiles are no longer available for purchase, existing Leave a Legacy images will live on so guests can revisit them each time they return.

The Leave a Legacy display represents hundreds of thousands of family memories made at the Walt Disney World Resort and guests can continue to visit the Leave a Legacy Locator station, in the Camera Center underneath Spaceship Earth, for assistance in locating tiles.

The Leave a Legacy plaza was designed by the late 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 granite megaliths range from 3 to 19 feet high, and the heaviest weighs more than 50,000 pounds.