A closer look at the new color scheme for the Friendship Boats serving the EPCOT area resorts

Aug 04, 2023 in "Friendship Cruisers"

FriendShip VIII 2023 blue color scheme
Posted: Friday August 4, 2023 9:40am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney unveiled another new color scheme this week for the Friendship Boats serving the EPCOT area resorts.


We had a sneak peek earlier in the week at Friendship VIII, and today we have a detailed look at the new color scheme.

Friendship VIII is the first boat to debut a new color scheme featuring a dark-blue base, which Disney says is also coming soon to other vessels in the fleet.

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CntrlFlPeteFeb 29, 2024

looks like changes have extended to other vessels in their fleet. The brown has a wood stain look to it.

JoeCamelDec 25, 2023


DisoneDec 25, 2023

They did not work any more with the lighter color scheme. I think the AC units need to be replaced not serviced

JoeCamelDec 24, 2023

It's also Florida, I wonder if they serviced the AC units to deal with the darker color scheme?

MisterPenguinDec 24, 2023

The old one certainly looks like it's paint job is to mesh with the Swolphin, with it's teal and salmon colors and checkered fringes of beach cabanas.

HauntedPirateDec 24, 2023

That blue does look good.

UnbansheeDec 24, 2023

A good comparison of the new paint vs the old via blog mickey: https://blogmickey.com/2023/12/friendship-i-returns-to-service-with-new-paint-scheme/

Prince-1Dec 23, 2023

Nice job on these.

DCBakerDec 23, 2023

Here are a couple photos of Friendship I with its new color scheme from today. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53415480127_17748f508f_o.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53416727289_e12e9bd895_o.jpg

AylaAug 04, 2023

It does not appear to be straight.

mightynineAug 04, 2023

Is it just an optical illusion or is that yellow trim line not straight at the front of the boat? It's certainly a nice color scheme though.

JohnDAug 04, 2023

AylaAug 04, 2023

Definitely a sailor Donald Duck vibe.