PHOTOS: Latest Updates on Magic Kingdom Construction (Park Entrance Enhancements, Cinderella Castle Walkway, Rusted Tomorrowland PeopleMover Beams, TRON, and More!)

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This week has been especially busy for construction at the Magic Kingdom. They continue to improve the Park for the upcoming 50th Anniversary of the Walt Disney World Resort.

We begin with the completed Cinderella Castle moat. As of yesterday, the moat has been completely filled with water.

Cinderella Castle Moat

All water barriers have been removed signaling what we believe to be the end to this areas refurbishment.

A morning view of Cinderella Castle and the newly filled moat.

It also appears the last of the new foliage has been placed, as well. The new bushes and flowers will look amazing once they grow and bloom. As you can see, the ducks are very happy in their new digs!

A morning view of Cinderella Castle and the newly planted foliage.

Next, let’s head over to Tomorrowland where some mysterious scrims appeared at the Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant. So far, all we can see is the bushes have been removed and dirt raked.

New scrims appear at the Tomorrowland Terrace

We’re keeping an eye out for what this is. Perhaps an expanded exit for Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor? Backstage entrance? We’ll keep you posted!

New scrims appear next to Monster's Inc Laugh Floor

Staying in Tomorrowland, something else piqued our interest. What used to be stainless steel accents, like the ones in the photo below, have been removed.

The Tomorrowland Peoplemover with exposed structure

Now, all that is left are the exposed inner steel beams in all their rusty glory. Could they be returning the entirety of the PeopleMover to the Googie “Space Age” futurist style seen in the background that Tomorrowland used to be known for, before Michael Eisner’s New Tomorrowland revamp in 1994? What do you think?

The Tomorrowland Peoplemover with exposed beams

The Tomorrowland Peoplemover with missing features

Over at the TRON Lightcycle Run construction site, we see more concrete supports, additional metal beams added to the building structure and a rear wall beginning to form.

TRON Lightcycle Power Run construction update

TRON Lightcycle Power Run construction including new beams

A view of TRON Lightcycle Power Run construction

At the Park’s entrance, the last of the poles, which can be seen in this post, have been removed. This leaves the area flat and ready for the new pathways and planters.

Changes at the Magic Kingdom Entrance walkway

Finally, we visit the new walkway on Seven Seas Lagoon which will take you from the Magic Kingdom to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. Workers are grading the area with stones they are breaking apart with jackhammers in the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa parking lot.

New updates from the Seven Seas Lagoon Walkway

The crane sits ready to place the swinging bridge, once the land is level and the mechanism is installed in that circle you see below.

The bridge construction near the Seven Seas Lagoon Walkway

There is a lot happening at the Magic Kingdom and we’re covering it all.

Stay tuned to WDWNT.com for the latest changes.

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David Wasman

Guinness Book World Record holder, Founder of Imaginears Club, Disney💕 & Minecraft nerd, formerly elected to Orange County Government, Actor, Cook, Maker, Survivor, Disabled, Ordained, 🏳️‍🌈, & WDWNT reporter.

Been going to WDW since my second birthday on Oct 9th, 1971.