It’s probably going to be some time before we’ll be able to walk all the way from the Transportation and Ticket Center to the Magic Kingdom. Guests traveling from the Grand Floridian to the Magic Kingdom have only been able to the get to the park via monorail or boat transportation, but soon that will change. At this point in time, walking is not an option, unless you want to swim across the canal. (Please don’t swim over the canal.)
Thanks to the addition of a new swing-arm bridge, guests will soon be able to travel on foot to the park. This will be a great alternative when the monorails are down or the lines are long to leave the park. Let’s take a look at how the progress is coming along.
Stacks of new bricks lay along the pathway. The outline for the pathway leading from the bridge to the Magic Kingdom is already laid out, but it’s still not filled in yet.
From the water, we can see the side closest to the park is piled high with dirt. They appear to be building up the land to meet the height of the bridge.
From above, we can see some wooden framework in the pile of dirt.
Here’s a little look at the canal. The bridge is already installed, but is still in the “open” position that allows the boats and barges, like the Electrical Water Pageant, to pass through.
Wooden planks are in place capping off the end of the bridge, which is probably a safety precaution for the crew working in the area.
Wooden framework is also being put together on the Grand Floridian side, too, as guests will need a boarding ramp for the bridge.
This pathway and bridge will be a nice addition to the area, and one that’s been needed for a while. There will most likely be a security booth set up somewhere along the way for guests that are walking from the resort, similar to the booth near the Contemporary Resort walkway. Be sure to keep following WDWNT for more updates on this and other enhancements happening around Walt Disney World.