Disruption coming to the walkway between Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Magic Kingdom

Feb 07, 2023 in "Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa"

New landscaping at the Grand Floridan Resort walkway to Magic Kingdom
Posted: Tuesday February 7, 2023 8:46am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The walkway between Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Magic Kingdom will be temporarily closed beginning February 13, 2023.

Disney expects the walkway to reopen late this spring, but guests with reservations through the end of the year have been notified of the closure.

The closure is to allow work to continue on the refurbishment project at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort.

Boat and monorail transportation will be available as usual.

The Grand Floridian Resort to Magic Kingdom walkway opened in late 2020 after years of being requested by guests who wanted to bypass Disney transportation and make their own way to Magic Kingdom from the hotel. The walkway also allows guests to walk from the Transportation and Ticket Center to Magic Kingdom, via Disney's Polynesian Resort and Disney's Grand Floridian Resort.

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arich3525 days ago

Man I hope a lot of this is almost done by May, we are staying in the new Resort DVC studios

Tuvalu25 days ago

Room construction began at the end of June. It can take a year for completion. I think the main building (lobby and club rooms) will follow Sago Cay (which just closed) so I expect there’s a high likelihood the total refurbishment won’t be finished by late May. And there’s always the possibility of a pool closure for rehab.

TJ Vazquez25 days ago

Was thinking of staying here for the first time in Late May. I wonder if it will still be a massive construction zone at that point. They should be done with room renovations by then right? I imagine the lobby will still be under construction however.

ToTBellHop25 days ago

Hard to escape construction at DVCs this year…

NelleBelle25 days ago

Would hate to be a bride having her wedding with all that construction going on 'cause you know nothing was discounted. This is why when I was considering a stay at GF this fall, I took it off the "list" due to the construction nonsense (and ultimately why I changed our Poly reservation as well) 😕

kgoose2325 days ago

We just got back and as I expected and was mentioned while we were gone, the path was closed because they have moved on to working on Sago as well. It still is slightly frustrating that they figured out a fairly dangerous way to keep the path open from Poly to GF but couldn't figure out a way to get folks to and from the walkway around that corner of the building construction/staging. Thursday night around firework time the monorails were completely down and the only method of transportation was the boats. On a side note, holy moly there is a TON of construction going on at the GF. I think there were some days I saw more construction workers/vehicles than actual people staying there walking around. Also a TON of wedding activity last week.

celluloid29 days ago

Disney under Iger has been in the business of the excitement of going to Disney and creating the demand is more of the money maker than what it delivered when actually is there. There are a lot of laurels to rest on, but over a decade and a half of this and we are seeing the results.

EPCOT-O.G.29 days ago

It’s sad when basic show quality standards are left to deteriorate so badly that nothing’s done until the “Can’t let the bad man win” motivation prevails

ToTBellHop29 days ago

Got those small world boats cleaned! They were unacceptably disgusting.

EPCOT-O.G.29 days ago

Especially when that wrong info could result in someone paying $100s more per night expecting a certain means of transportation (walking) to get to a highly desired park… Wait, maybe that bug is an intended feature

castlecake2.029 days ago

As annoying as he can be, he does get things done sometimes.

Ayla29 days ago

It's embarrassing Disney phone CM's regularly give out wrong info.

ToTBellHop29 days ago

I didn't take 4 years of swim lessons for nothing!

Ayla29 days ago

You cannot walk to MK from the Poly without going through Grand Floridian.