(UPDATED 7/14/19): According to recent construction permits filed by Disney, it looks like a pedestrian walkway from the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa over to Disney’s Magic Kingdom is being planned for construction.
In this post we are going to explain about the new walkway Disney is building from the Grand Floridian Resort to the Magic Kingdom and share construction updates as the project progresses. Keep checking for new updates.
If you’ve ever stayed at the Contemporary Resort you know how convenient the walkway is over to the Magic Kingdom, only taking about 10 minutes to get there. A walkway from the Grand Floridian to the Magic Kingdom would be a great addition for guests who don’t want to wait around for Disney transportation like the monorail.
This has been a request from guests for many years and something that Disney has been in discussion for a long time. There have been some logistical problems regarding the waterways, and guest safety since proposed, but now it finally looks like it’s happening.
This news comes from @someinternetguy on the WDWMAGIC Forums who picked up this news looking at the construction permit filing.
Disney has not confirmed a pathway being built between the Magic Kingdom and Grand Floridian, but if they have filed for permits, there is a really good chance the project gets built. No word yet on the details of the project, but a bridge will be necessary for the walkway.
In my opinion adding a pedestrian pathway over to the Magic Kingdom would be a great move and something many guests would benefit from. While I do love riding the monorail, the lines at times can be really long or sometimes you just want to go for a nice walk instead. And because of the close proximity it makes total sense.
Since the permits came out about a walking path connecting the Grand Floridian Resort to Disney’s Magic Kingdom, the first signs of that construction are already present on the proposed construction site.
In the latest update we see markers being put down where the pathway will go, and where the bridge used for the walkway is going to be built.
Big shoutout to @Bioreconstruct who always takes the best construction photos around Walt Disney World especially his aerial photos which are amazing. This helps us to see some of the unseen areas of Disney World and the work being done behind the scenes. Let’s look at the latest updates…
We’re continuing to update this post so scroll down for the latest photos…
New Photos 7/14/19:
After the permits were filed for a new walkway to the Magic Kingdom from the Grand Floridian Resort, we now have our first look at just where the construction is going to take place.
Here we can see where the walkway is going, including a bridge which will cross over this water canal:
Notice the steel piled up on the right for the retaining wall:
It’s not a huge gap from one side to the other and a bridge will link the two sides nicely.
Next we can see some flag markers in the ground which mark the path of the walkway:
It’s a decently sized pathway, probably about 8-10 feet wide just by eyeballing it:
We’ll continue to keep you updated on the guest pathway from the Grand Floridian as soon as we have any other information…
That’s the latest updates for the Grand Floridian/Magic Kingdom walkway construction. Stay tuned for more updates as they come.
In the meantime, be sure to check out our Walt Disney World Construction Updates page for more updates on all the building projects going on around Disney World as we continue to bring you the latest!
I want to know what you think about a guest walkway being built between the Grand Floridian and Disney’s Magic Kingdom…
- Do you think it’s a good idea?
- What type of design would you like to see?
Let us know in the comments section below!
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