This is the weekly news, rumors and refurbishments update for Walt Disney World for the week of August 17, 2014.
Here are the six biggest updates from around the resort for the past seven days…
1. The Tomorrowland Transit Authority Peoplemover has reopened with new paint
The refurbishment was mainly structural, but Rocket Tower Plaza is receiving some new colors.
The orange and reds are replacing the blue and teal colors. It seems that painting is still ongoing as some of the orange trim is still being painted on the outer rim. It is speculated that the colors will gradually populate more of Tomorrowland in the future. I think the colors looked nice in person and are better than the dark greys before them.
2. Peter Pan’s Flight queue is being refurbished
It looks as if the long awaited queue upgrade to Peter Pan’s Flight has finally begun. With walls lining the queue, a makeshift queue has been setup around Peter Pan’s meet-and-greet. Peter Pan will greet guests at the Adventureland Veranda for the time being.
3. Construction continues at the Magic Kingdom Central Plaza
With the entire project finishing in 2015, the expansion of the Magic Kingdom Central Plaza is in full swing. The concrete supports for the new bridges and Fastpass+ viewing locations are nearly finished.
New railings are being installed around the Central Plaza starting with the Adventureland bridge and Casey’s Corner. The new railings are brass and much nicer than the current green railings that have been used for decades.
When completed, the Central Plaza will double in size with a new outer ring, two new bridges, and a dedicated Fastpass+ viewing location.