PHOTOS: Gold Flags Added as Sign Repainting Continues on Western Way Entrance to Walt Disney World


Some of the last tasks to be done on the Western Way entrance to Walt Disney World are well underway. Golden flags are being installed above the entrance archway, which we witnessed on our way through. These represent Walt Disney World’s golden fiftieth anniversary, which the resort will celebrate next year. Traffic has been reduced … Read more

PHOTOS: Western Way Entrance Archway Fully Blue For 50th Anniversary Refurbishment at Walt Disney World


Since we last checked in on the Western Way entrance to Walt Disney World, it has been fully painted royal blue. The entrance archway is being refurbished, along with Walt Disney World’s other four entrances, in time for the resort’s 50th anniversary next year. While painting finishes up on this archway, the lefthand lane is … Read more

PHOTOS: Western Way Entrance Gets Grey Columns and New Backdrop for Mickey Mouse as Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Makeover Presses On


As Walt Disney World prepares for its 50th anniversary next year, the transformation of the Western Way entrance is moving forward at a relatively quick pace. Two cherry pickers were parked near the entrance arch, which have been used for repainting it to the new royal blue, gold and stone gray design. As we move … Read more

RUMOR: TRON Lightcycle Run Project in Turmoil, Attraction Likely Won’t Open at Magic Kingdom By Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary in October 2021


Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary is fast approaching, but you would never think it considering the mass layoffs and project delays taking place throughout the parks and resorts. While we’ve been following construction on TRON Lightcycle / Run at the Magic Kingdom—now making progress on its massive illuminated canopy—sources indicate that most, if not all, … Read more

RUMOR: Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Ride Will Not Open in 2020 at EPCOT, Not Deemed a “Priority Project” by Disney


Sure, anyone can cook… but what do you do if there are no chefs left in the kitchen? While we’ve been visibly tracking construction on Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure at the France Pavilion in EPCOT, progress on the ride interior is at a standstill, making it nearly impossible for the beloved rat ride to open this … Read more

PHOTOS: Gold Added to Booths, Rose Gold Accents Now on Marquee Lettering at the Magic Kingdom Toll Plaza


Make it pink… make it blue! As the transformation of the Magic Kingdom toll plaza continues ahead of Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary, we’ve noticed some new accents added to the toll booths and lettering along the entrance. Let’s take a closer look! These changes are apparent as you drive up to enter, so keep … Read more

Permits Filed for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Refurbishment at the Magic Kingdom

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With a large-scale refurbishment originally planned for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at the Magic Kingdom for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary on October 1st, 2021, it seems some recently-filed permits may indicate the start of work on the project. So far, two separate permits have been filed, each listing the address of the Big Thunder … Read more

New Magic Kingdom Fireworks & Dance Party, Rivers of Light Kite Show, and Daytime World Showcase Lagoon Show at Epcot Planned for Walt Disney World

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So far this week, we’ve discussed ride refurbishments, updates, and out-of-this-world, all-inclusive resort hotel experiences coming to Walt Disney World Resort for its 50th anniversary and beyond. But now, let’s talk entertainment. After all, it wouldn’t be right to celebrate an anniversary this big without some proper merrymaking. We’ll begin at the park that started … Read more

Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress at the Magic Kingdom Slated for Updates Following Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary

Magic Kingdom Carousel of Progress Future Scene

There’s a great, big, beautiful tomorrow, shining at the end of every day! And tomorrow’s just a refurb away. With all this talk about updates and refurbishments for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary, one can’t help but think of the classics who are in need of the most help. Enter Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress, … Read more

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Jungle Cruise to Undergo Extensive Refurbishments in 2020 at the Magic Kingdom

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So maybe The Rock was right after all. Things are gearing up at the Magic Kingdom for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary on October 1st, 2021, and it seems Cinderella Castle pathways and Tomorrowland aren’t the only things getting some much-needed updates and TLC. Over in Adventureland and Frontierland, refurbishments will be taking place as … Read more