PHOTOS: Magic Kingdom Security and Entrance Enhancement Construction Update 8/4/19

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The entrance of the Magic Kingdom is starting to become a labyrinth of construction walls. Work has started to take place around the bus loop and security area just outside of the gates. We’ve updated you on the demolition of one of the old bag check stations recently, but now it seems the other side will be getting a similar fate, too. Walls have gone up around the remaining structure, but it is still standing (for now).

Walls are up on both sides, and a narrow walkway allows guests to get down to the boat docks.

Temporary silver railings have been placed to help create a queue for the monorails. Signs are in place directing guests towards the resort monorail ramp, or the ferryboat dock.

There are also masking tape arrows on the ground, but they probably won’t survive long.

A rainy view from the monorail reveals the pavement torn up, and piled into large chunks.

It was a sad day when Disney first announced they’d be removing the Walk Around the World bricks. Since then, we’ve noticed sections getting removed around the entrance of the Magic Kingdom and the Ticket and Transportation Center. That pile of hexagon shaped bricks looks so sad.

A quick look at the bridge that will connect the pathway from the Grand Floridian and Polynesian to the Magic Kingdom.

The temporary structure near security is a nice shelter from the rain for now.

We’re still looking forward to seeing all the changes and enhancements that are coming to the Magic Kingdom, even if it means removing our beloved bricks. For now, we’ll just have to follow the signs and arrows to navigate our way around the entrance.

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Evelyn Aswad

I purchased one of the bricks many years ago, why couldn’t they have been returned to the buyers? I would have loved to put it in my garden to be kept as a wonderful memory of taking my kids to Disney when they were young.


I knew it was a lie that the all bricks couldn’t be taken out one by one. I understand why they didn’t want to distribute them to the owners, but lying is so dastardly.


Does the removal of the “walk around the world” bricks mean refunds for all the people/families who contributed to it??
I remember a couple of years ago the bricks were very unstable. But surely they could relay them? That is a big part of making history at Disney over the past decade or so.

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Evelyn Aswad

I was just at Disney World I would have gladly picked up my brick instead of seeing it in a pile of trash!!