PHOTOS - New-look Western Way Gateway entrance paint complete and work well underway on 535 entrance

Nov 25, 2020 in "Magic Kingdom"

Western Way Gateway paint complete and begins on Vineland Road - November 25 2020

The first of the new-look Walt Disney World roadway entrance gateways is now almost complete, with all the paint finished on the Western Way earlier today.

Just the "Most Magical Place on Earth" tag line, white panels over the red letters, and flags remain to be installed.

Work is also well underway on the E Buena Vista Drive/535 entrance.

This should be a much quicker process, with no overhead arch to work on.

With all the partss located at the side of the road, it also means no lane closures like we saw on Western Way.

As Mickey is nearly complete, work is beginning on the Minnie side.

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Article Posted: Nov 25, 2020 / 12:39pm ET
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Flynnwriter28 days ago

Then that’s on you.

_caleb28 days ago

Last time I flew my family to Florida for a Disney vacation, we saw the old signage with its hideous color scheme and immediately turned around, flew home, and went to Six Flags instead. The new design might entice me back next year.

peter1143528 days ago

I wouldn’t classify them as unimportant. They are the first and last things most guests see. Also they have previously received updates (obviously not as drastic) for other major events/celebrations. And at the end of the day this makeover was essentially a paint job, which the structures have always received every few years anyway. This time they just changed the colors of the paint they were using.

wedenterprises28 days ago

This is great!

hpyhnt 100028 days ago

Love the warm white/golden glow. Much better than the harsh red in the previous version. A nice upgrade all around on this one.

MisterPenguin28 days ago

That's very nice.

DCBaker28 days ago

At night shot from BlogMickey -

FlynnwriterDec 14, 2020

If I had made a list of the Top 50 Things to Improve before the anniversary, these unimportant roadside gateways would not have been on the list.

DCBakerDec 13, 2020

https://blogmickey.com/2020/12/another-disney-world-entrance-refresh-completed-for-50th-anniversary/

Goofnut1980Dec 13, 2020

Just got home from a week at the World... I can say the new sign looks good, but the auto plaza, the castle in the middle you can barely make out because its the same color as its background. It needs another color behind it to make it pop!

jkh36619Dec 12, 2020

I like the old castle better. But not to say it won't grow on me.

RichKermitFanDec 12, 2020

My guess is most people you refer to tend to allude to more message board people ;)

tirianDec 12, 2020

Most people I know don’t like it at all. So I guess it depends on one’s definition of “most people.”

hpyhnt 1000Dec 11, 2020

It looks like the tagline is just flat sheet metal now? So not like the previous version where the "Where dreams come true" tag was illuminated at night? Unless it's just really thin thanks to LED back lighting now. Not that I'm complaining. This is a long overdue upgrade for the entrance gates, and I'm particularly happy the castle in the clouds is gone as it always looked out of place to me.