As announced in February, the Central Plaza, or Hub, at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World is undergoing a major update. The finished version will have more of a park like setting, with ample walking space to navigate around parades and shows, more outdoor dining seating, plus special viewing areas for fireworks and more.
I took a walkabout of the hub area earlier this week and captured a little video to show the progress. Right now they’re concentrating on the section of the hub that is closest to Main Street, where the additional fireworks viewing areas will be. However, lots of little projects are underway around the hub. The video ends with a look at the Rose Garden as it blooms for one last season in its current form.
Can’t watch the video? I have selected photos below the jump in a gallery:
What do you think about the improvements coming to The Magic Kingdom?
Any idea on a rough finish date for this project?
They’re going to do it in sections and it’s projected to take through 2015.
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How will this project improve viewing for the nightly fireworks?
Two ways, it will make for wider walkways meaning you won’t have people bumping into you as you watch in the street or on the curb. Second, it will have a couple designated areas that you will be able to reserve (probably at an additional cost) and enjoy desserts and drinks before the fireworks.