NEW Grand Floridian Walkway to Magic Kingdom Getting Closer to Opening

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The massive Seven Seas Lagoon has been an iconic part of Walt Disney World since opening day 1971. Providing a relaxing waterway leading to Magic Kingdom, one thing that has been missing from the Seven Seas Lagoon is the ability to walk all the way around it.

Soon guests will be able to walk to and from Disney’s Grand Floridian, and by extension Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, and get to the Magic Kingdom by foot. We were hoping this walkway would be ready with the reopening of the Grand Floridian next week. But judging from the pictures taken by our field team aboard the Express Monorail, the outlook for such an event is cloudy.

Walkway Connecting Grand Floridian and Magic Kingdom Under Construction
Walkway Connecting Grand Floridian and Magic Kingdom Under Construction
Walkway Connecting Grand Floridian and Magic Kingdom Under Construction

The walkway does look wide and well landscaped, providing a scenic stroll to and from the Magic Kingdom. There is lighting and a fair amount of trees that will hopefully provide some shade.

Walkway Connecting Grand Floridian and Magic Kingdom Under Construction
Walkway Connecting Grand Floridian and Magic Kingdom Under Construction

Many are concerned about the fate of the Electrical Water Pageant which has been a staple of Walt Disney World for nearly 50 years. It appears there is a movable bridge to open up the canal that is where the Electrical Water Pageant is stored each day. So one can hope that this beloved flotilla will return to delight guests sometime in the future.

Walkway Connecting Grand Floridian and Magic Kingdom Under Construction
Walkway Connecting Grand Floridian and Magic Kingdom Under Construction
Walkway Connecting Grand Floridian and Magic Kingdom Under Construction

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Dani

Born and raised in the land of sunshine and dreams come true, Dani is a proud Orlando Native who loves sharing her hometown with others. She's worked in nearly all of Orlando's theme parks, on board Disney Cruise Line, and in hotel management. Follow her adventures on Twitter and Instagram @thisfloridalife

One thought on “NEW Grand Floridian Walkway to Magic Kingdom Getting Closer to Opening

  • October 21, 2020 at 11:08 am
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    So when this is finished, if one was inclined, could they then walk from the TTC all the way to Magic Kingdom? Do you think Disney will discourage that or somehow restrict passage in some manner?
    I believe it’ll be roughly a 30-40 min walk, but sometimes that’s just the same as waiting for the transportation on heavy capacity days.

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