PHOTOS - New looks for Carousel of Progress and The Purple Wall

Apr 05, 2018 in "Tomorrowland"

Tomorrowland paint changes

The new color scheme in the Magic Kingdom's Tomorrowland is well underway, with painting in progress at Carousel of Progress, the Laugh Floor and "The Purple Wall."

The Purple Wall has a new graphic overlay, but still retains a large flat purple section, which should please guests who like to grab a photo for social media.

Over at the Laugh Floor, the blue's of the TRON-like color palette are now on display.

And finally at Carousel of Progress, a new bold color palette is being applied.

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Article Posted: Apr 05, 2018 / 10:17am ET
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tirian1 hour ago

It’s all WDI. I’m going to take a cue from Thumper and “not say nothin’ at all” because I can’t say anything nice about the trajectory of WDW’s current projects.

lazyboy97o1 hour ago

Walt Disney Imagineering was most definitely involved. That sort of design change is not allowed to be handled by the parks. These change are incredibly expensive and go through hours of review meetings.

aladdin20072 hours ago

I never thought it would get this bad,,Im guessing Imagineering has nothing to do with it and its all terrible budget decisions being made by local management and managers who know nothing but to save bucks. has Josh walked through lately at all??? makes one wonder.

tirian8 hours ago

I think the Castle and TL paint jobs got lumped together as examples of the new visual messes spread across WDW, but you’re right: this thread is for Tomorrowland. ;) Yep, it’s a mess.

owlsandcoffee1 day ago

I would politely ask those discussing the castle to move over to the thread about it. As for's a mess, visually, although I appreciate the more minimalist vibe of the update. I would like to see the Astro Orbiter toned down some. It's not easy to "read" and as the weenie that draws people from the Hub it kinda needs to be.

tirian1 day ago

Most of us with strong opinions are part of the industry. Some already worked for the Mouse and left. It doesn’t matter how much someone likes their own idea if it doesn’t work objectively; “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” is typically used to describe something of poor taste. 😉 But if you really like it under those specific viewing conditions, I’m not judging you at all. I simply think it was a bad idea to paint the castle a color scheme that requires specific lighting, filters, etc. to look right in photos. EDIT: the same criteria applies to the underscaled entrance marquee arch for Tomorrowland, as well as its new mismatched color scheme.

solidyne1 day ago

Wow, they've discovered a camera angle from which the Tron box is not visible!

FigmentFan821 day ago

And what if those WDI folks genuinely liked it. Is that wrong because you don’t? Any artistic endeavor is subject to differences of opinion. Yet all here seem to know best. Maybe you guys should submit resumes

FigmentFan821 day ago

FigmentFan821 day ago

You’re the one pushing your opinion. You seem to not think some people may actually like because you don’t.

FigmentFan821 day ago

Some people like it, some people don’t isn’t a blanket statement. It’s probably the most neutral statement one could make.

tirian1 day ago

WDI Show Producers and Portfolio Directors are paid huge salaries to get it right. They shouldn’t need fans to make excuses for the one of the world’s most photographed landmarks. “Hope you have the right camera, sunlight, filter, etc. to match someone’s bad idea.”

Chicken Guy1 day ago

What was that you said about making blanket statements?

JoeCamel1 day ago

Sure, whatever you say, your opinion over all ya' know