PHOTOS: New Temporary Security Screening Area Erected at the Magic Kingdom

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Things are changing around the Magic Kingdom. Just earlier this month, we noticed construction had begun on what Disney has dubbed as “Arrival Experience Enhancements” across the park’s bus loop and boat docks.

As the project’s progressed, we’ve noticed a number of other changes, including the removal of Walk Around the World bricks, albeit in sections. Turns out those sections of brick that were removed were actually the bases for a new temporary security checkpoint:

Construction could take a while, so they’ve made sure to at least paint the columns to make it look presentable.

Your precious commemorative brick was destroyed for the sake of a plywood column.

Guests now walk over from the bus loop drop-off and through the new security checkpoint.

It expands right over to where the old information booth is.

However, no tables are set up at the location yet, so bag check is still taking place at the old tent.

To accommodate the expanded security checkpoint, the northernmost bus turnaround was tapered down and paved over to make way for the structure.

You can see that same bus turnaround space is just adjacent to the new security structure.

From this point of view, you can get a better look at the solar panel that will power the new structure’s overhead lighting system.

Following this will be the installment of a new, expanded security checkpoint.

This new temporary security checkpoint is located just south of where the new, future expanded checkpoint is to be erected. Once this temporary security checkpoint is established, work will be able to begin on the new permanent security addition.

You can check out the full scope of the arrival enhancement project on our project overview post.

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Bob from Toledo
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Bob from Toledo

Nothing says Disney magic like a strip search under a plastic tent trying to get into a the Magic Kingdom

Jeff
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Jeff

“Your precious commemorative brick was destroyed for the sake of a plywood column.”
I hope this was said tongue in cheek and not meant to be serious !!

Michelle Strother
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Michelle Strother

Your guests are still walking in the heat from the parking lot! What are you doing? There is no excuse for starting another project when so many others aren’t finished. Everything is broken, dirty, or needs to be painted. Get your priorities straight people! The whole place is a giant construction site. The doors are falling off the monorails and you guys just wrap the windows with characters. I don’t believe that fixes the doors or the air conditioning inside the monorail. Disney constantly raises prices on everything, one would think some of that would go towards hiring competent contractors.… Read more »