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PHOTOS: Flags Removed, Royal Blue Painting Continues at Walt Disney World Western Way Entrance for 50th Anniversary Makeover

The Walt Disney World entrance archways are getting a makeover for the resort’s 50th anniversary next year. So far, only the Western Way entrance has shown progress, but the painting is moving quickly.

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As we observed last time, half the archway is now royal blue. The flags have been removed from their poles atop the archway, likely to be repainted elsewhere or replaced completely.

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The brick supports next to Minnie and Mickey are being painted grey, which is likely just primer for now.

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Mickey himself is covered in plastic, as he will be remain in the new iteration of the sign, and a square of blue is visible next to his foot. The plastic will protect him as his background is repainted.

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On the back of the archway, more royal blue and gold accents are visible. The castle will also be removed as part of the reimagining.

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Are you excited to see these shiny new entrances when you arrive at Walt Disney World? Let us know in the comments.

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