The walkway expansion project next to Cinderella Castle appears to be close to wrapping up. Artistic details and a railing have been added to the wall of the walkway, signaling that the project is in its final stages.
Some great new photos of the area have been captured courtesy of @WDWTraveler. The project has transformed what was one of the most narrow walkways in all of Walt Disney World into a much more manageable path that can handle larger crowds.
The artistic elements that have been added along the walkway, such as the brick and stone work as well as the faux storage compartments beneath the walkway, fit perfectly against the backdrop of Liberty Square. It’s always nice to see theming used in projects that are more focused on park operations and functionality than they are about style.
Look for the larger walkway to reopen in the near future, connecting Fantasyland with the main hub. We’d imagine Disney wants to have it open ahead of what will be a busy end of August thanks to the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and the start of Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival.