The future McDonald’s just off Osceola Parkway is taking shape — a “V” shape, that is. With the former restaurant building fully demolished, new framework has been erected, with the back of the new establishment already built up from the ground. Progress at this site seems to be moving faster than at many other projects on property, so let’s take a closer look at all the new updates.
The V (or “vee”) shape is a bit like the retro-style McDonald’s locations that have a slanted slope toward the back of building. Could “retro” be this location’s theme? If so, the view in this photo may actually be the side of the building.
While it isn’t clear if this is a new direction McDonald’s locations are going with nationwide, it wouldn’t surprise us if the fast-food giant does something a little different or fun for Walt Disney World.
There has been a lot of progress since the original building’s demolition, which was originally thought to be only a refurbishment. We can already see that the “back of house” building that’ll hold the kitchens is already well underway.
It’s still too early to know details like where the drive-through and parking lot will be located. We also don’t yet know if there will be outdoor seating as its previous iterations once had.
Here’s a view of the right side of the building; you can see Osceola Parkway in the background.
Additional steel framework is staged nearby.
Aesthetic details, such as the color scheme or if McDonaldland characters will be featured are yet to be seen. Contractors are first finishing up the core structure of the building.
While we can see two doorways behind the scrim, we can’t see a drive-through window. Based on the layout of other McDonald’s restaurants, it’s likely to be on the left side of the building.
You can take a tour of the McDonald’s as it existed from 2009 to 2019 in the video below, or opt for a photo tour by clicking here.