PICTURES & VIDEO: Magic Kingdom Hub to Be Expanded and Re-Designed To Accomodate Show Crowds and Guest Flow

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After 43 years, the single circle of the Magic Kingdom hub will be changed…

Sculpted gardens, new pathways, a new Cinderella Castle stage, and expanded seating near Casey’s Corner and the Plaza Restaurant are all part of the changes. Disney has stated that there will be a dedicated fireworks viewing area somewhere in this redesign. The main focus of the project is to help with guest flow during parade and nighttime entertainment at the park. The enhancements will be completed in 2015.

The changes will affect and forever change the 2 production stands near the Castle (as you can see in the concept art above, they will look like an extension of the castle), the rose garden (looks to be history), and a fair amount of the hub as we know it.

It is currently rumored that a new nighttime show above and around Cinderella Castle will debut in 2015 and all of this is also in preparation for the new production and expected crowds who will want to view it.

Stay tuned to WDW News Today as more information becomes available on this story.

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Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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  • Let the meltdowns begin…GO!

    I think it is great that they continue to enhance and make their guests experience better.

  • Is there any way to super impose the old hub on top of this new render? just curious to see them on top of each other, or at least side by side.

  • I love the new design. The congestion in the area is horrible so this will provide some much needed relief. I am glad they didn't just go in and remove all the planters and water and make it a concrete jungle.

  • So in other words, they're going to change it back to the way it originally was? There used to be many large trees around the hub back in the 70's and 80's. That's really cool, but it's going to make sightlines for the castle show a real bear to deal with.

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