Of all the beautiful photo spots throughout Disney World, one of the most popular today is the Purple Wall. The purple wall stretches from the Tomorrowland Terrace and into Tomorrowland. It is part of a hidden walkway leading guests from Main Street to Tomorrowland. When I first heard of the purple wall I was intrigued and thought there must be something special about this wall. Before knowing where it was located within the park of Magic Kingdom my children and I searched and searched. One day we stopped to take pictures at what we thought was the notable wall, just outside the bathrooms near the Tomorrowland Speedway. I couldn’t understand why so many people would stop to take pictures outside the entrance of the women’s restroom. It was quite awkward with very little space to pose while guests where going in and out of the restroom. Just the same we managed to snap a few pics and felt very strange doing so. A few visits later we walked past a much longer purple wall and realized we had found it! It stretched for what seemed like miles but I’m sure was more like 1/4 of a mile. The joy that we felt over this accomplishment! It was exhilarating!
After taking some pictures, laughing at how silly we were before, and how exciting it was to finally find this hidden treasure I sat to watch the passersby. Many walked past not noticing the beauty of it while others stopped to pose making a funny face and some with props. I could only wonder what made this wall so special? After all, it has been the backdrop for thousands of pictures and has it’s own Instagram page!
Sadly, according to cast members there is nothing special about it. It is just a wall that was painted purple in 1998. The color purple is a bright color used to express the future and replaces the old yellow of yesterday. It is a contemporary color and matches the color scheme used at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. When asked about the popularity, cast member Ricky stated, “It is an Instagram trend. Guests will take pictures for the trend.”
Trend or no trend…this wall is making history! So grab a camera and put on your best smile and join the “Instagram Trend”! Think of it as a little added magic!