Construction Photos: Grand Floridian to Add a Walkway Connecting Resort to the Magic Kingdom

Disney World’s Grand Floridian Resort is adding a new option to get to the Magic Kingdom. Currently, guests and visitors at the resort can take a Monorail or boat to the Magic Kingdom, but soon there will be a third option!

The Grand Floridian

A few weeks ago Disney filed and received approval on permits for a “Grand Floridian to MK Walkway”.

Last week, a Disney spokesperson confirmed the permits were for a guest walking path from the resort to the park.

Construction Work on Pathway Connecting the Grand Floridian Resort to the Magic Kingdom

On our latest visit to the resort we were happy to see work has started on this project.

Construction Work on Pathway Connecting the Grand Floridian Resort to the Magic Kingdom
Construction Work on Pathway Connecting the Grand Floridian Resort to the Magic Kingdom

A timeline for the completion of this project has not been announced. We will keep you up-to-date on any announcements or news on this project.

Construction Work on Pathway Connecting the Grand Floridian Resort to the Magic Kingdom
Construction Work on Pathway Connecting the Grand Floridian Resort to the Magic Kingdom

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6 Replies to “Construction Photos: Grand Floridian to Add a Walkway Connecting Resort to the Magic Kingdom”

  1. When I stay at the Polynesian I run on the path to the Grand Floridian as far as I can go. I’d love the option to keep going around to MK and the Contemporary. It’s great for longer runs.

  2. I’m really curious to know how they plan to handle passage across the service waterway into the back of Frontierland.

  3. I’d really like to see become a trend for all of WDW Parks and Resorts. There’s an initial expense, especially for pedestrian bridges to navigate the internal roadways. But maintenance would be minimal. While I freely admit that there’s enough walking already, I would use a pedestrian path as an option over a 30-45 minute wait for an overcrowded bus. Pop Century / Art of Animation are clearly walking distance to Hollywood Studios and if there was a walkway I would use it. FWIW, that’s coming from a 62yo and I know once you add children to the equation that might not be an option.

    1. I would have to disagree about Pop/Animation being within walking distance of HS. I used Google Earth to map out a likely route using some existing roads and paths. It is between 1.10 – 1.30 miles from the Skyliner station between the two resorts to the gate of HS. The trip from HS to the IG at Epcot is under 1.10 miles and that’s cutting through the Boardwalk Inn. Also, a bridge would have to be built over a 6 lane divided highway.

      1. For those of us who live in pedestrian cities, 1.5 miles is piffle. I walk to my office, which is about the same distance.

  4. This is great news. While it looks to be a little longer a walk than MK to Contemporary it is a welcome update. While you can use monorail and boat for transport, being the last stop on the resort monorail can make it a lengthy wait, as well as they tend to use the smaller boats thus making a longer wait. This will give a third option for this Flagship resort that should have heightened amenities for the cost. Doubtful it will be open for our November trip, but here is to hoping.