PHOTOS: Peeling Tomorrowland Entryway Boulders Repainted in Magic Kingdom

Lisa Stump

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PHOTOS: Peeling Tomorrowland Entryway Boulders Repainted in Magic Kingdom

The glimmering rocks greeting guests at the entryway to Tomorrowland have been repainted in Magic Kingdom. The boulders had been peeling and fading, with traces of the original red hue showing.

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The rocks at the entryway to Tomorrowland have received a fresh coat of paint.

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This is not a refresh that happens very often; in fact, the last time they were repainted was 2016. The peeling issues began very soon after the repainting that year.

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The rocks are simply decorative elements, but are an iconic part of Tomorrowland décor.

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A red stripe near the top of this rock is reminiscent of an ore vein.

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Make sure to check out the new paint job the next time you hop aboard the Peoplemover.

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Guests often enjoy the shade these rocks provide inside Tomorrowland.

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The fresh paint shimmers in the Florida summer sun.

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The Fab 50 Golden Statue of Stitch can be seen in the background here, along with the new Pride mural.

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The rocks look fresh and shiny. Deep purple shadows the tops of the bright blue boulders.

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The last time the rocks were painted was back in September 2016. Before this, they were actually an entirely different color; take a look at a reference photo below.

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The rocks used to be a more natural color before taking on a glimmering blue hue.

The base coat paint was more of a bronze color with tan highlights. These are the rocks on either side of the bridge as you enter Tomorrowland from the central park hub.

More Tomorrowland News

Also new in Tomorrowland is headlining attraction TRON Lightcycle / Run and a refurbishment of the Tomorrowland Light & Power Co., renamed to Tomorrowland Launch Depot and filled with TRON merchandise.

TRON Lightcycle / Run is a high-speed, thrilling coaster ride. It is also the first attraction at Walt Disney World to require the use of lockers for personal belongings.

Guests climb aboard their very own Lightcycle and “take off on a high-speed adventure, racing against the Grid’s most menacing Programs.” Riders will “surge past fierce opponents” and attempt to cross through eight Energy Gates to win a victory for their team. All racers are on Team Blue.

If you’re excited to see the full experience of this attraction before you ride it, make sure to watch our thrilling point-of-view (POV) video above. We also have a full written overview of the visual experience here for your convenience:

What do you think of the shiny new paint job on the Tomorrowland rocks? We’d like to see your opinions in the comments below.

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  • Lisa Stump

    Lisa loves theme parks, black coffee, and her two Sphynx cats, Jareth and Figment. She believes the best day includes a trip around World Showcase during the EPCOT International Food & Wine festival! Her favorite attractions are Rise of the Resistance, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, and "it's a small world." She can be reached at lisa.stump@wdwnt.com.