I can't help but notice that the sandy color of the new sidewalk (as nice as it is) is a distinct departure from the subtly iconic pink walkways that have been an important part of the park from its early stages. The original hue was chosen in concert with Kodak (a major WDW & DL sponsor at the time) as a neutral color that would make photos look better on Kodak's red-centric film. It was sort of an early precursor to the Purple Wall and its ilk.Photo update as of Friday, August 16, 2019. A lot of progress has been made since last week. Much pavement has been laid, festival kiosks are in place. The walls for the new restrooms have been erected, but I don't think it will be ready soon....
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I get it. I'm on a different paragraph on the same page. I'm ok with a bigger bathroom. That supports park ops. But to say the walkway is being widened just to make more room is disingenuous. Why can't it just be a quiet walkway like it used to be without any more buildings doing nothing but separating you from your money. Those shacks haven't been there THAT long.That is a festival kiosk. It’s also not the structure being asked about that is going to be a new restroom.
Of course film isn't used by average guests any more, nor did I mean to suggest that the color of the pavement had any practical purpose these days. However, there are countless things throughout the Disney parks that have long since outlived their original purpose, and remain in place as subtle nods, easter eggs, or purely out of convenience. In many cases, they're the small things that add depth and texture to the experience, revealing layers of history, rekindling fond memories, or creating that ephemeral “magic” that’s Disney likes to tout so much.We don’t use film anymore, so it’s not really appropriate, as that color distortion no longer happens.
I think they are. There is a festival happening at EPCOT 2/3 of the year. To me, the way the pavement is design and the look of the construction says these are permanent.are these now permanent kiosks? or will they have enough done to open the parts non bathroom for food/wine?
They have historically poured concrete very similar to this around those kiosks for past festivals. Just to rip it all out when the festival concludes.I think they are. There is a festival happening at EPCOT 2/3 of the year. To me, the way the pavement is design and the look of the construction says these are permanent.
I've got a dollar that says they are permanent.They have historically poured concrete very similar to this around those kiosks for past festivals. Just to rip it all out when the festival concludes.
There is no reason to believe that those kiosks will be any more permanent than normal.
You won’t have that dollar for long.I've got a dollar that says they are permanent.