PHOTOS - Second Disney Springs pedestrian bridge opens to guests

Nov 06, 2015 in "Disney Springs"

Second Disney Springs Buena Vista Drive pedestrian bridge completed
Posted: Friday November 6, 2015 11:50am EST by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has today opened the second pedestrian bridge at Disney Springs, linking the Marketplace to the Hotel Plaza Blvd and Buena Vista Drive areas.

The bridge will be a welcome addition to guests staying in the hotels along Hotel Plaza Blvd, making it much easier to cross the busy intersection. The bridge will also be used by Cast Members using the cast parking lots across Buena Vista Drive.

The bridge has 3 stops, starting at the Marketplace, with a stop on the other side of Buena Vista Drive, and then ending on the other side of Hotel Plaza Blvd near to the Hilton.

With the opening of the bridge, the walkway across the road is now closed to pedestrians.

This second bridge joins the first pedestrian bridge which opened in September, which crosses Buena Vista Drive near to the Team Disney area, and is located centrally from the Town Center/West Side area.

Click the gallery for more photos of the new pedestrian bridge.

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nelsonj3May 22, 2016

Here is a quick video that I took this morning showing the new bus lanes and the construction progress on Buena Vista Drive as of today. You can see a WDW Bus driving in the bus lanes doing some training.

Rob562Mar 24, 2016

I think there's a taxi/drop-off area in the plans between the orange garage and the bus loops. -Rob

djkidkazMar 13, 2016

This.

matt9112Mar 10, 2016

Really? In Boston I use the bus lanes as passing lanes :)

*Q*Mar 09, 2016

Is it possible that the current bus loop will become a new taxi/drop-off area?

halltdMar 09, 2016

We've had this discussion many times. Look at the overal new site plan and this is almost definitely just a service road for deliveries and trash...like exists between AMC and the orange garage now.

DisneyJeffMar 08, 2016

If it is going to be one way, then I think this would be the entrance, not the exit. The busses would drive past SSR and pull in the way they do now. But instead of stopping, they would continue to the new bus area. They would exit on to BVB on the other side of Disney Springs to return to the resorts.

danlb_2000Mar 08, 2016

If this is part of the bus lane, then they must be keeping the marketplace bus stop.

JUFL2019Mar 08, 2016

I'm starting to think the the dedicated bus lanes will be one way and this will be their exit

danlb_2000Mar 08, 2016

That road is here. Where is this going to eventually go to?

WDWtravelerMar 08, 2016

Photo update as of Tuesday, March 8. Roadwork is progressing on the Disney bus-only lanes under the pedestrian overpass at the intersection of Buena Visa Drive and Hotel Plaza Blvd.

dstrawn9889Feb 12, 2016

the graphics on them now are old lane markings used during construction... they haven't been topcoated yet

TimeTripFeb 12, 2016

Interesting, I figured those lanes would be bi-directional rather than one-way. Does anyone know what direction they'll allow for the busses? It looks like it might just be eastbound only.

LieutLawwFeb 12, 2016

Not really, they are only used on bus lanes and are lowered by a sensor inside the buses, the people hitting them are trying to use the lane illegally