Permits Indicate Sections of World Drive to be Widened, 4 New Bridges to be Constructed, and Easier Access to Grand Floridian Coming to Alleviate Magic Kingdom Area Traffic

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The investment into the infrastructure of Walt Disney World is continuing with the rebuilding of parts of Floridian Way and the Magic Kingdom exit road. World Drive and the Magic Kingdom entrance just completed its rebuilding with overpasses and new ramps helping ease congestion for one of the busiest roads in Walt Disney World.

The project involves the realignment and reconstruction of northbound and southbound World Drive. A grade-separated interchange will be constructed between World Drive and the Magic Kingdom parking exit road. As part of the grade-separated interchange, four new bridges carrying World Drive northbound and southbound over Magic Kingdom exit road will be constructed. The project also includes widening existing World Drive, new ramps connecting World Drive and Bear Island Road and ramps connecting Magic Kingdom parking road to the Car Care Center.

From looking at blueprints, the project should make traversing Floridian Way much easier. Currently, to drive to the Grand Floridian Resort and Shades of Green, guests need to take the Magic Kingdom entrance bypass or take the very complicated Car Care Center bypass road.

Here’s an aerial view of the area set for improvements. Photo courtesy of @bioreconstruct on Twitter.

After work is complete, Floridian Way will now be an entirely two-way road that will connect to World Drive south of the Magic Kingdom parking lot. Floridian way will also include four bridges/overpasses to take the road over the Magic Kingdom parking exit road and connections to Bear Island Road.

A multitude of ramps and connection roads will allow drivers to get to their destination much faster as this area is currently difficult to navigate even for locals.

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Adiel Alfonso
Adiel Alfonso
10 months ago

I don’t understand why the haven’t put a signal on that intersection of the car care center bypass road. Crossing that road is a nightmare and takes forever. Hopefully these improvements will change that.

Nicholas
Nicholas
10 months ago

Okay, you have my attention. What is the “very complicated Car Care Center bypass road”? I wouldn’t think it would be any shorter than the conventional route.

Tom Corless
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10 months ago
Reply to  Nicholas

Most guests accidentally drive through the bus entrance, otherwise it’s a sharp, sudden turn off (at least if you’re a tourist who hasn’t been before, might be easy to miss)