The work to connect the entrance to the Magic Kingdom to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa via pedestrian walkway (and therefore Disney’s Polynesian Village and the TTC) has expanded and the work has changed how boats on the Seven Seas Lagoon dock pick up… Read More »Pathway from Magic Kingdom to Grand Floridian construction expands scope
There have long been rumors that Walt Disney World planned to connect the Grand Floridian Hotel with the Magic Kingdom entrance plaza via a bridge over a canal that provides access to backstage areas. There was already a path, covered in those engraved bricks, with… Read More »Work connecting Magic Kingdom entrance to Grand Floridian via new bridge and pathway now underway
Work continues at a swift pace as Downtown Disney is transforming into Disney Springs. When it’s complete the whole area will feature a new story with a new look and 100+ more stores, restaurants, and entertainment experiences. But for now, it’s a bit of a… Read More »Downtown Disney construction update – June 2015
The 2nd Pedestrian Bridge walkway connecting the Orange Garage parking structure with the Westside of Downtown Disney is now open. Guests cross over on the second level and enter right between Splitsville and AMC Theatres. The two bridges are now the only ways to cross… Read More »2nd Pedestrian Bridge connector opens at Downtown Disney Garage
I didn’t get the chance to do a walking-tour of Downtown Disney this week, but I was able to drive by and check things out. Turns out there is a ton of construction going on across Lake Buena Vista Blvd that runs along the perimeter. It starts up at the Downtown Disney Hotels and runs all the way past Typhoon Lagoon.
In addition to a new car bridge that will ease traffic into the largest of the two parking structures, Disney is building three sets of pedestrian bridges adding that extra bit of safety for guests and cast members who end up parking on the other side of the street.
A new pedestrian bridge crosses Lake Buena Vista, it’s not open yet but will put you in Downtown Disney right by Planet Hollywood Observatory and AMC Fork & Dine Theater.
Here’s the bridge for cars to enter and exit the first parking lot without needing a light. Coming west from EPCOT, you’ll exit on the right via a ramp then turn left to cross the bridge into the parking lot.
And you’ll also be able to exit the lot and return to Lake Buena Vista traveling west toward the Downtown Disney Hotels. Read More »Downtown Disney adding bridges, second garage