gianttomorrowgearpavmentremoval4-2827304

PHOTOS: New Tomorrowland 1994 “Gear” Floor Now Being Replaced with Generic Pavement at Magic Kingdom

We’ve been watching pavement be replaced throughout Walt Disney World, including in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom. Pavement work in Tomorrowland moved towards the land’s main thoroughfare a few days ago, which led us to speculate that the themed 1994 New Tomorrowland “gear” pavement would be replaced. Well, that replacement is now confirmed.

gianttomorrowgearpavmentremoval5-2984525

A large completed section in the center of the land is now just generic pavement. This coloring matches all of the ground that was replaced near the Tomorrowland Speedway recently.

gianttomorrowgearpavmentremoval4-2827304

With much of the ground around it already scored, we suspect it is only a matter of days until this grey pavement is covering all of Tomorrowland.

gianttomorrowgearpavmentremoval1-3170163
gianttomorrowgearpavmentremoval2-8147507
gianttomorrowgearpavmentremoval3-5212896
tomorrowgearpavmentremoval2-2056961

A few small segments are being completed overnight each evening.

tomorrowgearpavmentremoval3-5080336

Tomorrowland at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World have been through several major updates throughout their existence, but this is the first time we’ve seen it done in such slow phases and with so little actually being altered. It does feel like a budget-conscious update of the land just to allow TRON Lightcycle Run to fit in with the surrounding aesthetic (provided we still don’t even know if the proposed Wreck-It Ralph attraction will ever be put back on track thanks to the pandemic). All that we have really seen are a few signs getting replaced, some new pavement, a lot of white paint, and the removal of select props from 1994 that were easier to remove than others. What we are left with is a sad amalgamation of the 1971 Tomorrowland and the 1994 New Tomorrowland. Generally, the land feels confused as to what it is, and it feels like Disney is confused as to what it is too.

tomorrowgearpavmentremoval4-1138824
tomorrowgearpavmentremoval5-5929282
tomorrowgearpavmentremoval6-1301748
tomorrowgearpavmentremoval7-6088922
tomorrowgearpavmentremoval8-2516109
tomorrowgearpavmentremoval9-6323192

As usual with our exhaustive coverage here at WDWNT, we will update you on the pavement progress as it rolls along.

tomorrowgearpavmentremoval10-2137738
tomorrowgearpavmentremoval11-4919282

This is just one of many refurbishment projects Disney has been working on ahead of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” beginning on the 50th anniversary of Magic Kingdom.

tomorrowgearpavmentremoval12-4596017

Keep checking WDWNT as we bring updates from Magic Kingdom refurbishment projects.

For more information on booking your next trip with our official travel agent sponsor, the Vacationeer, visit wdwnt.travel.

1 1 vote
Article Rating
9 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Ben
Ben
6 months ago

Let’s remove theming and leave different shades of brand new concrete thru our parks like six flags…. This is an abomination…

Jacob Spodek
Jacob Spodek
6 months ago

Y’all suck by the way I mean Disney not WDWnt, you guys had such a cool and original land and you ruined it to stuff more ips and make it as generic as possible

Mickey
Mickey
6 months ago

Not for nothing, but this website is awful. With ads and popups randomly inserted, it makes it impossible to read the actual article.

Wendy
Wendy
6 months ago
Reply to  Tom Corless

I get 1 on the top of the page that will scroll with the page that I can close, the video that snaps to the bottom right as I scroll past that I have to wait a few seconds to close, at least 1 or more embedded ads that can’t be closed in the body of the article (its between 1-3 depending on the length of the article), then at least 2-3 ads that pop up on the bottom of the screen that will scroll with the page. It’s so messy and it needs to be worked on.

Brian
Brian
6 months ago

The cheap de magification of Disney continues to make Epcot more generic by the day.

AdeeK
AdeeK
6 months ago

I just can’t understand why they’re spending so much money to go out of their way to make everything more generic and bland.

Mortin
Mortin
6 months ago

Is it going to simply just be grey? Or will they add a nice unique color?