Walt Disney World continues to prepare for its 50th Anniversary coming up in 2021 and while we’ve already seen upcoming projects for the entrances to Epcot and Animal Kingdom scheduled, Disney’s Magic Kingdom is next on the list by removing the personalized Walk Around the World bricks that currently greet guests at the entrance.
The Walk Around the World bricks are going to be removed in phases both from Disney’s Magic Kingdom and Ticket and Transportation Center.
The reason for taking the bricks out is that the entrance to the Magic Kingdom is getting upgraded, including new security check-ins and that will occupy some of the real estate the bricks are currently on. The contracts on the original bricks were set to expire in 2011, so we’re already 8 years past the date.
At this point you’re probably wondering: “What is going to happen to MY Walk Around the World Brick and can I get it back?” The short answer is no. Unfortunately the way they were originally installed doesn’t allow for guests to be able to take their brick home.
While this is disappointing for any guests that have purchased one of these bricks that they will be taken out, the positive side is that Disney is offering replica bricks that you can buy and take home to remember forever.
There are two options for guests, those visiting the Magic Kingdom in person can pick up their brick in the park, or you can order it online and have it sent to you.
Guests Visiting the Park:
- Starting March 18, Guests can stop by City Hall at Magic Kingdom Park or Guest Relations at Disney Springs to verify their previous brick by sharing the name and hometown of the Guest who sponsored it.
- After verification, they will be given a one-time use voucher to present by, or before Aug. 31, 2019, at Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. (at Magic Kingdom Park – separate theme park admission required) or the Marketplace Co-Op (at Disney Springs), enabling you to purchase one commemorative 6” brick at a special price of $10 (plus tax).
Guests who want a brick shipped to them:
- Guests should email guest.services@ or call 407-828-2701 with the name and hometown of the Guest who sponsored the brick.
Lastly, even for guests who don’t have a Walk Around the World Brick, they can order a special one from shopDisney in the following sizes:
- 6” – $29.99
- 8” – $49.99
- Orniment – $24.99
For all guests the bricks are available to order from Now till August 31, 2019.
We’ll update you with any new info about the Walk Around the World bricks if it comes comes out.
I want to know what you think about the Walk Around the World bricks being removed…
- Is it ok?
- What should Disney do with them?
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