We find ourselves at Magic Kingdom this morning to take an overdue look at the work taking place at the entrance to the park. The work has been pretty slow going until recently, so we thought it would be a great time to put out an update. In this update, we’ll take a look at the work taking over a former bus loop, more bag check structures, and the arrival experience for guests arriving by ferry, resort ferry, and Monorail. Let’s dive in!
First, we’ll start with a look back at the permit that showcases the changes coming to the entrance. For a detailed look at each part of the permit, check out our post (HERE).
We’ll work east to west across the project, starting with an expansion to the current bus bag check structure. This expanded structure is taking over a portion of the bus loop that closed earlier this year.
These photos move east to west across the construction site, starting with a portion of the work that use to be a paved walkway between the Contemporary and Magic Kingdom entrance. This walkway still exists in a temporary form so guests are still able to walk from the Contemporary.
Here we can see the expanded bag check structure being worked on. The finished portion on the far left is currently in use by guests arriving by bus.
A new planter is being installed near what will eventually be the end of the Contemporary walkway when the project is completed. There will still be a dedicated bag check for guests arriving via the walkway and they will use roughly the same route to get to Magic Kingdom.
Arriving by TTC ferry now, we can see the bus bag check structure on the right, but we’ll walk straight ahead between two construction sites.
We’ll examine the construction site to our left in a moment. To the right, Disney is working on what will eventually be a green space.
Arriving via resort water transportation now, we are immediately met with a construction wall where a permanent bag check for resort watercraft will be found.
Continuing through the maze of construction walls, we find ourselves at the main entrance.
Another look at the bag check structure.
Arriving via monorail we find the widest path yet. There is plenty of room in the morning, but it’ll get a little bit more crowded at peak times.
Past the construction wall, Disney is building another green space.
Continuing to the main entrance, we can see there is a decent amount of room between the construction sites and the main entrance.
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