PHOTOS: Painting Continues at EPCOT/World Center Drive Entrance Archway Ahead of Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary

The repainting of the EPCOT / World Center Drive entrance archway continues at Walt Disney World. Workers are now concentrating on the arch that spans the road. The archway is being repainted to celebrate the resort’s 50th anniversary.


Work continues to move from right to left.


The right side is completed. The “Welcome to Walt Disney World Resort” sign is now painted royal blue with white lettering.


The background behind Minnie Mouse has also been repainted. For comparison, Mickey is still in front of the previous purple background.


The right support columns have already been repainted. They are now finished in various shades of gray.


Some travel lanes have been closed. The paint crew uses various lifts to reach the archway sign.


Nearly two-thirds of the archway background has been repainted in royal blue. When we last checked on the sign, progress had not yet reached the halfway point.


In addition to the royal blue background, purple and green trim is being repainted in gold. That work is also progressing from right to left. The brick red columns on either side of Mickey will soon be painted gray.


When finished, the Walt Disney World text will be painted white. Gold flags will return and a “The Most Magical Place on Earth” banner will be installed along the bottom of the arch.


To get an idea of what the finished EPCOT / World Center Drive entrance archway will look like, be sure to check out our post that covers the completed World Drive archway.

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4 months ago

Would love to see how the new paint scheme looks at night! Do the ‘Walt Disney World’ letters light up?