Walt Disney World Begins to Remove Iconic Purple Roadway Signs, Replaces First for Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser
In the latest of many aesthetic changes around Walt Disney World, the iconic purple roadway signs are getting a new look. The new color scheme debuted this morning as signs were replaced to include directions for Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser guests.
The new style matches the blues at the Transportation and Ticket Center, which was repainted from its previous colorful palette last summer.
Additionally, the all-capital stylization of EPCOT is now on the signage.
The purple and red signs were installed in the 1990s, designed by Sussman/Prejza for Walt Disney World and Euro Disney.
Euro Disney adapted the look for their logo as well.
The designs were intended to create “a vehicular signing system that would be unique in spirit, clean, easy to follow, and capable of being expanded as the area continues to grow.”
More than 1,000 signs were installed using the above designs, and the style later expanded to the Transportation and Ticket Center, the entrance archways, and the Disney buses. The entrance archways were repainted in 2021 to match the 50th anniversary color scheme.