Demolition has begun to remove the Walk Around the World bricks from The Magic Kingdom area as part of an overhaul of the park’s arrival experience. Along with the other ongoing work at the Transportation and Ticket Center, this afternoon marked the beginning of the end for the personalized bricks that have paved the way to monorails and ferryboats for guests since the mid-1990’s.
The TTC is a war zone right now…
While many bricks look to be intact, they will not be returned to guests. Instead, they can purchase a new brick at the Magic Kingdom or Disney Springs (or from the comfort of home) to take home. All of the bricks will be removed eventually, but work began here.
All of this work will make way for a revamped entry experience, with supposedly streamlined tram drop-offs and a better security screening setup.
We now take to the Walt Disney World Monorail to see the work from above.
There is no word as to when the work is expected to be complete, but stick with WDWNT.com for the latest.