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PHOTOS: Repainting Moving Along Swiftly on World Drive Entrance for 50th Anniversary Makeover at Walt Disney World

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The entrances to Walt Disney World are receiving major makeovers in time for the resort’s 50th anniversary later this year. Painting seems to be complete on the “Welcome” sign at the World Drive entrance along with work Donald Duck’s marquee finishing up. The repainting will soon be moving to the archway.

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Repainting of the World Drive entrance began earlier this month, with work initially focused on the “See ya real soon” sign with Goofy.

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Work then moved all the way across the road to Donald Duck. His background and columns have been primed grey to prepare for new blue hues with Mickey Mouse-shaped embossing, and the accents have been refreshed with a new shade of gold.

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The sign to the side of him was painted royal blue with white lettering. Donald is no longer wrapped in plastic, which indicates work is complete on this side of the entrance, though construction equipment remains.

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Lanes will close one at a time as work begins on the center archway, where in addition to the new paint, the “Where Dreams Come True” banner will be replaced with one that reads “The Most Magical Place On Earth.” The colorful flags will also be replaced with gold ones and the image of Cinderella Castle removed.

The Western WayHotel Plaza Boulevard, and Osceola Parkway entrances have already received their 50th anniversary refurbishments. World Drive and World Center Drive are all that remain, and will likely be complete within the next several weeks. Keep checking WDWNT for updates.

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