As the iconic purple road signs are slowly phased out across Walt Disney World in favor of the new blue look, we spotted yet another replacement today, this time near EPCOT. This comes hot on the heels of another replacement near Disney’s Animal Kingdom earlier this month.
The new signs are located just off the ramp from southbound World Drive onto EPCOT Center Drive, on the way to the park’s entrance plaza. The signs follow the same design language we’ve seen since they began installation earlier this year — dark blue background, white text above, with a light blue background and yellow text on the bottom.
The purple and red signs were installed in the 1990s, designed by Sussman/Prejza for Walt Disney World and Euro Disney.
Euro Disney adapted the look for their logo as well.
The designs were intended to create “a vehicular signing system that would be unique in spirit, clean, easy to follow, and capable of being expanded as the area continues to grow.”
More than 1,000 signs were installed using the above designs, and the style later expanded to the Transportation and Ticket Center, the entrance archways, and the Disney buses. The entrance archways were repainted in 2021 to match the 50th anniversary color scheme.
The purple signs were so emblematic of Walt Disney World that merchandise was even sold featuring the design.
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