PHOTOS: Construction Update on Magic Kingdom Arrival Experience Enhancements and Grand Floridian Walkway Bridge 11/25/19

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Before you enter in to “The World of Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy” at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, you’ll find yourself walking through a maze of construction at the park’s front entrance. All of the ongoing construction, dubbed “enhancements” by Disney, are preparations for the resort’s 50th anniversary in 2021.

There are multiple construction areas in front of the MagicBand touch points. The majority of the enhancements seem to revolve around new concrete and the addition of planters.

In the middle construction site, a planter is taking shape.

Fresh red concrete has been poured at another construction area.

Markers outline the site of another possible planter.

Roofing has been completed on the new structure. We believe this structure is going to be a new security checkpoint.

Steel framing has begun at the far end of the structure, nearest to the waterfront.

The steel framing at the end of the structure reveals two possible doorways or perhaps ticket windows.

Not much has changed on the boat dock construction. The new boat dock will house the Gold line of resort ferries, which service the Grand Floridian and the Polynesian resorts.

Construction stretches beyond Magic Kingdom’s front entrance. The highly anticipated walkway between Magic Kingdom and the Grand Floridian is finally starting to show some signs of progress after sitting relatively untouched for months. Between the Magic Kingdom monorail station and the Grand Floridian, steel arches lay beside the walkway. These are used to recreate the monorail’s height, so vehicles and equipment can be measured to ensure clearance.

The highly anticipated walkway between Magic Kingdom and the Grand Floridian is finally starting to show some signs of progress after sitting relatively untouched for months. As we reported a few days ago, the bridge has been installed onto its rotating base. This will allow it to be opened so that barges can exit and enter the canal.

We’ll be happy to see Magic Kingdom’s front entrance back to its beautiful self after all of this construction work is complete! Have you found the ongoing construction work inconvenient? Let us know in the comments! Keep checking WDWNT for all of the latest Disney construction updates.

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Retro Magic
Retro Magic
9 months ago

I will be so happy if this is complete by the end of April…which I’d assume ti would be? I’ll be staying at Polynesian and this would be great to utilize.