VIDEO: Moat Drained Around Cinderella Castle in Preperation for Hub Overhaul

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The very first step in remodeling the hub in front of Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom is draining the moat…

Interestingly enough, some sections of the drained moat still have the remnants of track from the Plaza Swan Boats, an attraction that closed in the early 1980’s. As you can see in the video, the former loading dock for that attraction is already behind walls and should be demolished shortly.

The hub remodeling is slated to be finished in early 2014.

Thanks to John Corigliano for the video.

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Tom Corless

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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Mark
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Mark

*Early 2015

Josie
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Josie

What are they going to do there?

Jon
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Jon

You spelled “Preparation” incorrectly. Might want to fix the spelling error so it doesn’t look amateurish.

Me
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Me

Gotta love people insecure enough to spend their time on the net criticizing people for typos.

Me Too
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Me Too

Gotta love people insecure enough to spend their time on the net criticizing people for helping others make an article more professional and correct so they can continue to be seen as a premier writter and author of amazing articles.

Me Three
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Me Three

Can you define “writter?”

Scott Dolan
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Scott Dolan

Man, that is downright surrealistic! Been going there since I was a kid back in the 70’s, and never saw anything quite like it.

jennifer
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jennifer

I know realistically it won’t affect a person’s trip at all but I’m just wondering how much construction will be around the hub area this year. We won’t be coming back until 2016 so I hope its not too much.

Sam
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Sam

Wow, that looks awful!

Tracy
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Tracy

That looks terrible, how much other construction is happening right now?mwe arrive in 12 days.

Me Too
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Me Too

That was the pointe…

Vince
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Vince

anything to help getting through this much too crowded area is appreciated!!

pixiedust
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pixiedust

I’m so excited to see what plans they have for the hub, hopefully it addresses the difficulty of making traffic flow easier.