Select construction projects have slowly started resuming at Walt Disney World. That includes work on the new walkway that will connect the Grand Floridian Resort to the Magic Kingdom’s main entrance, giving guests an option to walk to the theme park rather than take the Monorail or a boat.
Crews have already installed a movable bridge that can connect the walkway or swing out of the way to allow for access to the canal that stores the Electrical Water Pageant.
Aerial look at the pedestrian walkway that will connect Magic Kingdom and Grand Floridian. It will have 2 bridges. A movable bridge was place at left awhile ago, note their is walkway pavement in progress. A fixed bridge will be at the canal at right. pic.twitter.com/aRQnm8MisJ— bioreconstruct (@bioreconstruct) June 20, 2020
The most recent development is the addition of pavement for the walkway itself leading from the Grand Floridian Resort.
An aerial look at where a fixed bridge will be built in the pedestrian walkway connecting Magic Kingdom and Grand Floridian. Note there is pavement in progress, on the hotel side. pic.twitter.com/ANamuTzyr2— bioreconstruct (@bioreconstruct) June 20, 2020
Pavement can also be seen near the swinging bridge on both the Grand Floridian Resort side of the walkway and the portion that’s closer to the Magic Kingdom.
Aerial look at pavement in progress near the movable bridge in the pedestrian walkway between Grand Floridian and Magic Kingdom. pic.twitter.com/RqmD4SKswj— bioreconstruct (@bioreconstruct) June 20, 2020
There’s still a decent amount of work left on this project, but Disney would be wise to try and have everything completed before the Magic Kingdom reopens on July 11. Giving guests an option to walk over to the theme park would help alleviate some of the crowding on the Monorail and make social distancing a bit easier.
This walkway will give Grand Floridian Resort guests a great new perk that’s currently only matched by the walkway from the Contemporary Resort. We look forward to it opening in the near future.