Walt Disney World is building a new walkway and bridge that will finally allow guests to walk back to the Grand Floridian, Polynesian, and even the Ticket and Transportation Center (TTC) if they so desire. On our visit to the Magic Kingdom yesterday we stopped… Read More »Magic Kingdom walkway to the TTC – Construction Update.
It’s a bridge that connects one side of the Downtown Disney Marketplace near Rainforest Cafe to the other side near T-REX restaurant (I’m sensing a theme). It provides some much needed traffic flow relief and a way to complete the loop of MarketPlace without having… Read More »Walk Across New Bridge at Downtown Disney Marketplace
The Central Plaza / Hub area of the Magic Kingdom is scheduled to receive a major improvement to the walk-ability and flow from a guest perspective. We covered that story previously. But here’s a basic recap: a second ring of walkways will be added to the hub, new gardens will replace part of the moat and can be used as fireworks viewing party locations, the food vending and castle show out buildings will get makeovers, and lastly (but not least) Casey’s Corner and the Ice Cream Parlor will get expanded seating areas.
Now we’re back with the first of many updates tracking the progress of this major upgrade. Disney plans to take their time and make changes in small chunks so as not to disturb too much of the park’s central plaza at once, but some stuff just can’t be avoided. We’ll try and highlight how that might affect future visits as we go along.
As a starting point, here’s a short video with a look at how the hub looks as construction gets under way:
The end result will be something new for the Magic Kingdom style parks, but I think it will work. See our gallery of additional images below the jump:
Read More »Magic Kingdom Central Plaza Construction Update – March 2014