Within the next 5 years, guests traveling to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and Disney’s Contemporary Resort will no longer have to make a stop at the Magic Kingdom toll plaza. A flyover will take resort traffic past the current-day Magic Kingdom toll plaza when completed. The changes will be part of a major overhaul of the Magic Kingdom parking area and vehicle main entrance that will be accommodated by the removal of the Walt Disney World Speedway.
Other major road changes are coming to Walt Disney World according to the Orlando Sentinel:
- A reconfiguration of Osceola Parkway at Victory Way, southeast of Disney’s Hollywood Studios and north of ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. A traditional intersection will be replaced with a flyover design similar to that at state roads 50 and 436 near Orlando. The flyover would take Osceola Parkway traffic over Victory Way.
- An extension of Western Way to Avalon Road, or County Road 545. Currently Western Way ends around the Flamingo Crossings development under construction.
- A Center Drive bypass to the west that will allow traffic heading south off Reams Road more direct access to Floridian Way.
These changes are in preparation for several years of major expansion ahead for the resort, including Star Wars and Toy Story additions to the Studios, AVATAR and a new nighttime show at Animal Kingdom, and the conversion of Downtown Disney into Disney Springs.
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