The arch of the EPCOT monorail is repainted

Photo by Walt Disney World News Today

More changes are underway in preparation for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary.

According to photos taken by the Walt Disney World News Today theme park blog, the arch of the EPCOT monorail has been repainted.

The legs are dark blue, the rest being light blue. The “Monorail” world is white on a blue background, with the top of the arch – including the park name “Epcot” – in gold.

epcot monorail 50th anniversary

Photo by Walt Disney World News Today

epcot monorail 50th anniversary

Photo by Walt Disney World News Today

epcot monorail 50th anniversary

Photo by Walt Disney World News Today

epcot monorail 50th anniversary

Photo by Walt Disney World News Today

Walt Disney World News Today said the EPCOT Monorail is currently not operating. However, with the 50th anniversary celebration starting on October 1, things might be different then.

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It’s one of many changes to Walt Disney World parks for the upcoming “World’s Most Magical Celebration.”

For example, Disney continues to make changes to Cinderella’s castle for the anniversary. Twitter user @bioreconstruct recently shared photos with FOX 35. New decor, featuring royal blue jewel with gold detailing and shimmering drapes, was installed.

(@bioreconstruct via Twitter)

(@bioreconstruct via Twitter)

(@bioreconstruct via Twitter)

(@bioreconstruct via Twitter)

“The World’s Most Magical Celebration” will begin on October 1 and will last for 18 months.

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According to Disney Parks Blog, there will be new experiences at all four theme parks to mark this major milestone.

“This milestone is so important that we’ve even coined a new word – ‘EARidescence’ – to describe what you’ll see during your visit. Our Disney teams are creating all kinds of new decorations that will sparkle and sparkle all day and into the night. night.”

The centerpiece of the Magic Kingdom, Cinderella’s Castle, will get lighting upgrades that will make it truly magical.

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“The entire castle will sparkle with pearls and jewels, and the turrets and towers will be swathed in iridescent gold and royal blue ribbons,” said George Adams, Walt Disney Imagineering. “Above the castle gate, a 50th anniversary crest will warmly welcome guests to join in the festivities.”

Magical fireflies will inhabit the Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and special new touches will come to life at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Hollywood Tower Hotel.

At EPCOT, new lights will shine on Spaceship Earth’s reflective panels that will look like stars in the sky. The new lighting will remain permanently after the 50th celebration.

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“At night, our four park icons … will come to life with a magical iridescent glow, covered in pixie dust, which we call the Beacons of Magic,” said Dana Carlson, Associate Broadcast Producer at Disney Live Entertainment.

And let’s not forget Mickey and Minnie Mouse! Beloved characters will get sparkling new looks, dressed in bespoke EARidescent fabric garments with gold highlights.

More plans for the 50th anniversary will be revealed in the future.

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