Updated Look at New Bag Check Structure and Arrival Experience for Disney’s Animal Kingdom

    With the Walt Disney World theme parks set to open in just a few weeks, crews are hard at work completing some critical projects around property. We took a look at Cinderella Castle and the Grand Floridian walkway yesterday afternoon, and this morning we have a new look at the arrival experience at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

    Friend of the site @bioreconstruct took to the skies of Walt Disney World recently to share an always interesting look at the sprawling vacation destination from the air. In some newly released photos this morning, Bio was able to capture the latest progress on the bag check structure and readjusted arrival experience work taking place at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Here’s a look around!

    We begin with a wide look at the entrance overhaul project in the middle of the photo below, as well as an overview of an empty parking lot.

    Getting closer, we can see the new parking lot tram drop off area in the bottom middle, the existing bus drop off area in the middle left, and the ticketing area in the middle top.

    Here’s another angle, looking at the new bag check area and massively expanded walking area. We saw a similar expansion at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The expansion there proved necessary, but in light of COVID-19, it seems like they’re building for the far future crowds, and not anything that would overwhelm in the near future.

    An even closer look at the wide bag check structure. This is a huge improvement to Disney’s Animal Kingdom and would have been greatly appreciated in the opening months of Pandora. Either way, Pandora isn’t waning in popularity these days, so this seems like a good investment for when the general population feels safe to travel again.

    Finally, here’s a look at the area where the former bag check used to stand. It has been completely demolished and looks to be a concrete pour away from being a thing of the past.


    As always, keep checking back with us here at BlogMickey.com for the latest Disney Parks news and photos. We’ll continue to bring you news and photos, where possible, through the Disney Parks closure due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and will resume our normal coverage once the parks reopen to guests on July 11th!

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