Work Set to Begin Next Week on New Broadway-Style Theater at the Magic Kingdom

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Starting Saturday, October 28th, 2017, the backstage parking lot located between Main Street U.S.A. and Tomorrowland will be closed to Cast Members as Disney prepares to begin construction on the new live entertainment venue for the park.

AT D23 EXPO 2017, DISNEY PARKS CHAIRMAN BOB CHAPEK SHARES PLANS FOR A NEW ENTERTAINMENT VENUE COMING TO MAGIC KINGDOM PARK — Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek unveiled plans to build a new entertainment venue, inspired by the iconic Willis Theater as it looked in 1920s Kansas City, at Magic Kingdom Park. The theater is set to bring world-class entertainment to the Walt Disney World Resort.

The theater, inspired by the Willis Theater as it looked in 1920’s Kansas City, was announced at the D23 Expo 2017. The theater is expected to host broadway-style shows. No opening date has been set for the venue, nor has it been announced what show(s) the theater will hold.

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  • Another reason why the Express Bus service was discontinued. This was where they parked for MK.

  • Bob Chapek will have to be wheeled in and charged up from behind the Crystal Palace now. Because he is, in fact a… <>

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