Another beautiful day in the Magic Kingdom, another dreamy walk through the narrow, yet quaint Cinderella Castle walkway…
Nope, denied. With the foundation for the expanded walkway already poured, Disney has officially closed off the old narrow pathway for construction. As you can see in the image above, the entire span of the walkway is closed off, capped at both ends (Liberty Square and Fantasyland) with construction walls.
Peer past the walls and you’ll see even more work being done, with the land being built up to accommodate the expansion.
Even more framework is in place now for future foundation.
Heres the construction wall capping off the Fantasyland side of the walkway, right by the Cinderella fountain.
Here’s the other construction wall by Sleepy Hollow in Liberty Square.
As you can see, cement retaining walls topped with rebar have already gone vertical over by this side. We do hope these receive similar brick and stonework to keep with the old castle design.
Sleepy Hollow remains open throughout the expansion, but with the outdoor seating area blocked off, guests may have to schlep their waffles elsewhere.
Here’s what it looks like at the exit to The Hall of Presidents.
So there you have it, folks! We hope you got those quaint bench pics in before the closure, because once this pathway reopens, it will never be the same. That being said, there are no detours in place, so plan accordingly if this was one of your usual routes in the Magic Kingdom.
We’ll keep you updated as construction on the pathway continues. Hopefully the pathway opens back up soon! Construction seems to be moving fast, so we’re hopeful for a prompt reopening and improved guest flow in the area.