While 2022 did not provide much to Disney World fans in the way of completions, it did give us a completely walkable path to Magic Kingdom Park from Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.
Despite seemingly offering a walkway from both the Resort Hotel and the Theme Park, Guests were left unable to cross a service canal that connected the Seven Seas Lagoon with the Rivers of America and waterways inside Magic Kingdom. Last year we reported that a drawbridge was finally added, relieving people of the need to use the Walt Disney World Monorail System or the ferry boats to cross over. But now, the amenity is coming to an end.
New reports state that due to massive ongoing renovations at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, the walkway will be temporarily closed for Guest safety:
“To ensure Guest safety as construction continues, the walkway will close February 13, 2023. At this time, there is no scheduled reopening date, although it is expected to reopen sometime in late Spring.”
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This is most likely to eliminate any incentive for Guests to wander close to the construction sites.
Much of the Grand Floridian’s overhaul has already been completed with several of the rethemed rooms and villas already open to Guests. This news comes as a new waterfront Disney Vacation Club tower is being constructed at the neighboring Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.
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All would-be Guests of the Magic Kingdom Resort Area’s monorail hotels can still walk to the Park entrance if staying at Disney’s Contemporary Resort or Bay Lake Tower.
We at Disney Fanatic will continue to update our readers on Disney Parks news and stories as more developments come to light.