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.


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.


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


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.


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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