Soon it seems that guests wishing to travel on foot between Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and Magic Kingdom will be able to — even if they don’t possess the power to walk on water. Today, Disney confirmed plans to build a walkway connecting the Deluxe hotel and the theme park.
- Recently, Disney filed a permit for a project simply titled “Grand Floridian to MK Walkway.”
- Disney confirms that this permit was approved and that it’s pretty much what it sounds like.
- In a statement, an official said, “This walking path from Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa will give our Walt Disney World Resort hotel Guests another convenient way to reach Magic Kingdom Park.”
- Currently, some of the options Grand Floridian guests have for reaching Magic Kingdom include the monorail, water taxis, or various forms of ground transportation.
- At this time, it’s unclear what impact if any the new walkway will have on performances of the Electrical Water Pageant.
- Sadly, no other details about the project are currently available.
The (Potentially) Larger Story
- Notably, since walkways already connecting the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC) to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and the Polynesian to the Grand Floridian, in theory the new path would also enable guests to hike it from the TTC to Magic Kingdom… albeit in somewhat time-consuming fashion.
- Of course, that aspect could change depending on what else Disney has in store for the area.