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Disney Parks After Dark: Fountain of Nations at Epcot

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Have you ever noticed this lovely dancing fountain at Epcot located just behind Spaceship Earth? It’s the Fountain of Nations and in addition to being a lovely point of interest for guests, it has been an important part of park history since Epcot opened in 1982.

A special “International Ceremony of the Waters” took place right here on the park’s opening day, in which cultural representatives traveled to Epcot from around the world. Each one brought with them a container of water from their nation and poured it into the fountain. Contributions from a total of 29 nations were featured in the ceremony.

Today, the fountain’s 200 pneumatic shooters create dancing water shows that delight guests both day and night.


  • I would add it to “My Wish List” but there is no link 🙁

  • I love the fountain but I too, miss the Fountain View restaurant…so many things have changed over the years and I am not sure for the better…miss the original Figment ride too…Journey into your imagination and the image works playground…wish it would come back..rainbow tunnel and all! Was so much fun!

  • I love this fountain, but seeing it makes me a bit sad because Fountain View Espresso and Bakery is no longer there. My wife and I would get to the park as early as possible and go there first thing to have pastries and coffee while watching the fountain. It’s just not the same any more. 🙁

  • In my family, this is known as “my” Fountain. I love watching Fountain, enjoying cappuccino and just listening to the music. It’s my last thing to do before going home – having a cappuccino by Fountain – saying, until we meet again!

  • We love the Fountain of Nations. We’ve always thought it is one of Disney’s most beautiful shows. Beautiful and exciting music with amazing and lovely fountains. Great to sit at Electric Umbrella and enjoy the shows and music with your meal. Thanks for spotlighting this favorite of ours.

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