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It’s just been announced that The Partners statue at Disney’s Magic Kingdom is getting a refurbishment that will make it look like brand new for the upcoming 50th Anniversary celebration!
Disney hasn’t announced the starting date for the refurbishment at this time but the work will finish before the Disney World 50th Anniversary starts on October 1st.
What exactly is changing with The Partners sculpture?
The statue itself is not changing form or getting any structural changes. In that respect it will look the same as before.
However, the sculpture is being stripped down to bare metal, cleaned with a new layer of patina, and then a layer of protective polymer and wax is being added on top of it.
For now it looks like The Partners statue is not going anywhere and all the work will be done in place. Most likely it will be covered with scrims and not visible to the public while the work is going on but we’ll have to wait and see.
If that is the case, guests won’t be posing for pictures in front of the iconic statue until the work is done.
We think the refurbishment is a great idea. Not that the sculpture looks bad or anything, but making it shine more for the 50th can’t hurt.
This isn’t the only change/addition to sculptures in the Walt Disney theme parks. Recently it was also announced that 50 golden Disney character statues are coming to all 4 parks.
One thing is for sure, the line to get a picture with The Partners statue once it’s done is going to be super long!
Check out our guide to Disney World Ride Refurbishments & Closures for a better look at the rest of the attractions getting changes in the near future.
If you are thinking about going to Walt Disney World, make sure to read our Disney World Vacation Planning Guide and our Disney Crowd Calendar. There you will find all the info and tips you need to plan your trip.
I want to know what you think about the Partners Statue getting a refurbishment…
- Are you looking forward to this change?
- What changes would you make to the look?
Let us know in the comments section below!
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