The first phase of this project is already complete as of today. The Ferry Boat that, for years, has taken guests across the Seven Seas Lagoon to the gates of the Magic Kingdom, was finally given a new covered queue area.
The old covered area couldn’t even hold an entire boat’s worth of people, and on very busy days the line would back up to the sign here or beyond.
The new holding area is just to the left of the ramp to the old queue.
The original ramp and the new one are separated by a flower bed.
Interestingly, it doesn’t look like it provides too much shade first thing in the morning. It will definitely help on rainy days and in the afternoon, though.
There are fans installed in the ceiling, which is a nice touch.
The ramp is roped off from the original holding area at the bottom. When it’s in use, guests in the new pen will be routed to the secondary ferry dock.
The view from the top of the ferry gives a good idea of how the dock is now laid out.
This should help control crowds on busy mornings, and will probably be a boon to guests exiting at the end of the night if they choose to use the new ramp as an exit route.
We’ll keep you updated as the Transportation and Ticket Center continues to evolve over the coming months. Follow us for updates on other park entrance projects as well; there’s a lot to keep up with these days!