With a fresh coat of paint Disney has altered the famous Purple Wall in Tomorrowland.
The wall has been there for a long time, and many people haven’t even noticed it; but it’s been made famous on Instagram with users using #PurpleWall to tag their perfectly pastel selfies at the most magical place on earth.
The wall used to be a plain, albeit blank, and perfectly colored purple wall. Now, a transition from the solid purple section to a white section has an abstract, geometric design with the sections colored in shades of purple.
Don’t worry – there is still a big part of the purple wall that is still just purple, leaving plenty of room to snap that perfect purple portrait. Plus, the transition design is pretty neat, and may become a famous photo backdrop in its own right.
Still, fans have taken to social media expressing their frustration lamenting things like “leave it to Disney to ruin something you love” and wondering why Disney would “put some unnecessary design all over” such a perfectly purple wall.
What’s strange is that Disney just launched a “Meet me at the purple wall” line of merchandise that includes apparel and even MagicBands.
Regardless, the change does fit well with the futuristic design of the land. In fact, the whole land is probably going to get re-themed when the anticipated Tron Coaster opens, a date that hasn’t been announced yet.
If you’d like to see what all the fuss is about and check out the purple wall for yourself, head over to Magic Kingdom and turn right into Tomorrowland. At the entrance, you’ll see Tomorrowland Terrace, and just down the ramp from the restaurant, you’ll find the purple wall.
Note that Disney is also painting other areas of Tomorrowland as well, and the work seems to be in-process.
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