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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Horizons '83May 27, 2023

Awesome, just left yesterday and they were preparing the walkway. Missed it by a few days!

DisneyFanatic12May 27, 2023

Walkway is open as of the writing of this comment!

DisneyJeffMay 15, 2023

Thoughts and prayers!! 🙏

DCBakerMay 12, 2023

WaltsTreasureChestMay 08, 2023

A bug attacked me here

lindawdwApr 27, 2023

Thanks! Let's hope they are on schedule with late Spring!

lindawdwApr 26, 2023

Any thoughts on whether it will be open by December?

James AlucobondApr 26, 2023

Are the renovation materials for the main building in the same location? Or will those be staged elsewhere?

ToTBellHopApr 26, 2023

Wonder how much longer it will be closed. They seem to be rapidly concluding exterior construction on Sago Cay.

jrogueApr 26, 2023

This being closed is such a bummer - I was super looking forward to using this on my upcoming trip. I had been wondering why no one was taking it in some videos I was watching!

lindawdwApr 10, 2023

I'm hoping the walkway is available for my December trip!

TuvaluApr 10, 2023

It’s not. The walkway is closed for construction in the outer building closest to it. It would be unsafe to have guests in that area now. Nothing is being done to the walkway itself. I personally witnessed the site on Thursday.

FutureCEOApr 10, 2023

I wouldn't be surprised if the walkway was a pile of dirt right now.