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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Simon83079Dec 19, 2020

Any updates? Ive seen peoplemover is running again and from vids ive seen it looks like most of the supports have been completed in reverting back to the basic white pillars instead of the fins along with the supports having been finished being painted white and having some of the detail removed. Side question. A lil while ago they replaced the old Carousel of Progress Cog sign with the new one. I am just curious if anyone knows what happend to it? Was it destroyed? Sold? Placed in storage? Just curious. Ik they kept the Tower of terror in storage after its conversion to Mission breakout.

Disney MadduxDec 05, 2020

So of course besides the missing animatronics, SGE is still in pretty good condition it looks like.

michmousefanNov 25, 2020

Looks like they added the sign for CoP at the entrance as well...

Magicart87Nov 24, 2020

Interesting that Cosmic Rays/Starlight Cafe is painted in it's true-to-park coloring but unique in that it differs from the rest of Tomorrowland's park map color scheme, which is uniformly blue in color. Makes me wonder what the future has in store for Cosmic Ray's.

kevlightyearNov 24, 2020

Tomorrowland got a refresh with the recent map update. Many (but not all) fins removed from Wedway track. Stitch sign removed. Colors added/updated everywhere. New Monster's sign added. Sizing of lots of items adjusted. Previous version for reference:

trainplane3Nov 18, 2020

Stretching the TL-ness here but it's nice to have the song used in a major ad campaign:

Sir_CliffNov 06, 2020

I feel pretty much the same way. It's hard to know where we'll all be by next October, but it kind of doesn't feel the time to be planning a big splashy anniversary campaign right now. A "welcome back" campaign when things start getting back to normal does sound a good direction, and I'm sure they'll stick a "For fifty years..." somewhere in those ads!

The Empress LillyNov 06, 2020

Well for once I can forgive WDW for not celebrating. (Not that anything special was planned sans covid) Tron is looming large on the horizon. I can ascribe to the strategy of foregoing the 50th for a 'welcome back' campaign featuring Tron, Rat, Guardians. WDW will need to re-find an audience rather than have a temporary campaign to lure repeat visitors.

BocabearNov 06, 2020

It seems too late to actually do anything substantial for the 50th in Tomorrowland... The smallest addition or attraction takes more than 2 years of construction... And while I appreciate adding to Disney's Hollywood Studios after shuttering most of it's attractions and letting it languish until they absolutely HAD to do something with it, seems like they are forgetting their flagship park in it's 50th year... Knowing that Tron will not open until after the anniversary, what actually are they doing to the Magic Kingdom for the 50th? ok Cupcake parties are a given. and merchandise... But what a bust the 50th is going to be!

The Empress LillyNov 06, 2020

Yes but now that the MK at 20m attracts double the 10m it was designed for Disney employees can't manage all these people so must reduce space so they can. TL is much better with two attractions closed (Mission/Stitch, Skyway), one ride reduced in half (Speedway), one theater converted into management parking space, and one QS restaurant converted into a private event space. I especially love that last one, it offers to my family an opportunity to buy for $500 a temporary relief from the oppressive crowds created by converting public spaced into upcharge ones. We need that rest from all our instagrammable 'pretending to be happy' moments we shot at painted walls that former fountain, tree and bench spaces have been converted into!

lazyboy97oNov 06, 2020

Maybe there could be a small exhibit explaining how "Disney is a business" and therefore the world's most visited theme park must have abandoned and underutilized guest space from when it was intended to host far fewer people.

The Empress LillyNov 06, 2020

A Welcome to Tomorrowland event, tentative plans to use the MILF space? My guess is an AP exclusive pop-up store with temporary 'Goodbye Forever PeopleMover' merchandise.

DoleWhipDreaNov 06, 2020

Perhaps this “Welcome to Tomorrowland” will be some sort of exhibit for the rumored “thing” going into either MILF or SGE for the 50th?

trainplane3Nov 05, 2020

True but could make sense if Disney wants to announce something. We know they like to announce first, breakground (or begin work) 6 months to a year later. Or it's something else. Who knows?