Disney - Epcot - Fountain of Nations

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    The Fountain of Nations is a musical fountain in the Epcot theme park, designed by Mark Fuller and his team from WET. The fountain contains about 200,000 gallons of water, has about 300 nozzles and can shoot water between 30 and 150 PSI to over 150 feet high.

    The original fountain was built in 1982 with the rest of the park. In the dedication ceremony, representatives from 22 nations poured water from their countries into the fountain. In 1993, the fountain was refurbished to perform water shows synchronized to a handful of pieces of music. At night, the fountain illuminates with 1,068 different colored lights. During Epcot's Holidays Around the World celebration, the fountain dances to Christmas music. It is also synchronized with The Lights of Winter archway that is over the bridge connecting Future World and World Showcase.

    The fountain has multiple nozzles. There are 212 "microshooters" that shoot water 80 feet into the air, 40 "minishooters" that shoot water at a 70-degree angle 100 feet into the air, and 12 "supershooters", which can shoot water 150 feet into the air. The supershooters have a distinct popping noise due to their use of air pressure for a launching system. There are also 60 spray nozzles. Since the fountain shoots water up to 150 feet into the air, crosswinds often blow mist onto nearby guests.

    The fountain plays a variety of music, some of which comes from old Epcot and Walt Disney World attractions. The automated shows are performed on every quarter-hour. The fountain also dances to this music until the park is fully cleared out so people can watch it after the IllumiNations firework show. (The fountain is shut off during the show so as not to interfere with the fireworks.) From November to the end of December, the regular music is played until around 6:00 pm. This is when the Lights of Winter Archway lights up and starts to play holiday music.

    Pictured:
    Fountain of Nations
    Epcot Future World
    Walt Disney World Resort
    Lake Buena Vista, Florida
    November, 2008

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    1. 「my+」 87 months ago | reply

      Wow, impressive work u hv here !

    2. syoung3 87 months ago | reply

      I love all these WDW/Epcot pictures. I haven't been able to go in over 2 years and can't wait to visit soon. These pictures have to be the next best thing!

    3. Doodle Bop 86 months ago | reply

      WOW, Awesome shot!

    4. Kevin Eddy 86 months ago | reply

      Nice job with the framing and PP! Love it!

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    5. paddyd85f 86 months ago | reply

      Great shot, it shows that you took the time to get the shot just right.

    6. socalgal_64 85 months ago | reply

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    7. *Symes* 85 months ago | reply

      OMG! I love this one! Amazing!

    8. dlv1 84 months ago | reply

      Wow - what a different perspective .. I love it!

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    11. Nullerz 81 months ago | reply

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    14. Morven McPherson 74 months ago | reply

      Just wondering what photoshop techniques you used to get these effects?

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