We recently reported that Walt Disney World is touching up their entry arches for the first time since the “Year of a Million Dreams” campaign that took place over a decade ago, and that work has evidently begun.

What’s Happening:

  • Any visitor to the Walt Disney World Resort looks forward to the moment when they cross the property line into the over 40 square miles that make up the Vacation Kingdom of the World, with the passing under one of the character arches being a defining moment of the vacation of many.
  • Recently, it was announced that the archways signalling the entrance to Walt Disney World would be repainted to align with the new colors on Cinderella Castle and in time for the 50th anniversary of the resort.
  • The last time these arches were touched were back in the days of the “Year of a Million Dreams” campaign back in 2007 with the addition of clouds and the words “Where Dreams Come True.”
  • Work has evidently begun on the new paint job and look of the entryway arches as we entered property from the Western Way entrance (closer to Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort) and saw that the clouds and the “Where Dreams Come True” signage had been removed and the new color scheme was beginning to take over.

  • Along with the entrances to Walt Disney World, the toll plaza for the parking lot of Magic Kingdom and the Transportation and Ticket Center is also sporting the new color scheme to match Cinderella Castle.
  • EPCOT fans may recall that the curved sign that says “Magic Kingdom” used to be located at the park where it marked the entrance of the Wonders of Life pavilion before being removed and placed on top of this toll plaza. As of right now, this is still in place and there do not appear to be any plans to remove it.

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