Friendship VIII boat debuts new color scheme at EPCOT

Jul 31, 2023 in "Friendship Cruisers"

Posted: Monday July 31, 2023 11:34am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has today unveiled another new look for its watercraft serving EPCOT and the EPCOT resort area.

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.

Here is a look at the original Friendship VIII color.

Disney has recently updated other Friendship boats, including Friendship III and Friendship IV, shown below.

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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.