New look for Walt Disney World's EPCOT area Friendship Boats

Aug 31, 2022 in "Friendship Cruisers"

Friendship III new color scheme - August 2022
Posted: Wednesday August 31, 2022 9:35am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Friendship boats that serve the EPCOT area resorts are in the process of being updated with new color schemes.

Earlier this month, Friendship III emerged from a refurbishment as the first boat with an updated look.

The original striped roof has been replaced with solid color, and the main cabin exterior is now red.

The photo below shows the previous Friendship III paint scheme.

Watch the video below for a look at the updated Friendship III. (4K YouTube)

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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:

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.

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.