Update: The Walkway Between Disney’s Grand Floridan Resort and Magic Kingdom Appears to Be Nearly Finished!

Transportation and ease of access to the parks is a big focus at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Magic Kingdom, Ticket and Transportation Center Parking Entrance

Some guests prefer to take a bus, while others hop on the monorail, and still others like the Disney Skyliner or boat access to the parks and resorts. Soon, guests of one deluxe resort at Walt Disney World will likely have a whole new and easy way to make their way over to Magic Kingdom!

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is one of the few Disney resorts currently connected to the Disney Resort Monorail system.

Grand Floridian

We’ve seen quite a bit of this resort in the news lately since some of our favorite basketball players are staying there as the NBA season returns in Walt Disney World. A pop-up NBA barbershop has even appeared in the NBA Disney bubble!

Beyond the bubble, we’ve seen updates from the Grand Floridian like new Beauty and the Beast-themed items, and even some surprising basketball merchandise!

Grand Floridian Resort

While we’re in and around the parks and resorts, we’ve also been watching construction that has been ongoing on the far side of the resort, for what we’ve presumed to be a bridge connecting the Grand Floridian to Magic Kingdom! While Disney has not yet officially confirmed the project, it’s pretty hard to disguise it now, considering it appears to be nearing completion!

Grand Floridian Walkway

Just take a look at that bridge!! With the addition of this walkway, guests of the Grand Floridian will have another way to get to the Magic Kingdom aside fro the monorail. Once the bridge is fully complete and open, guests who want to stretch their legs will be actually able to stroll to and from the Magic Kingdom and the Grand Floridian by foot!

Grand Floridian Walkway

Considering that Disney’s Contemporary Resort already has easy walking access to Magic Kingdom, this will be a really great benefit for the guests staying at the Grand Floridian. Plus, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is already accessible to the Grand Floridian by a walkway, so this would allow guests of the Polynesian to walk all the way through to Magic Kingdom if they want to as well!

We’ll definitely keep checking up on the progress of this walkway as it nears completion and give you updates along the way!

Click here to read more about how early you can hop on Disney transportation around the Walt Disney World Resort now!

Would you walk to the Magic Kingdom from the Grand Floridian or will you stick to the Monorail? Let us know in the comments!

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5 Replies to “Update: The Walkway Between Disney’s Grand Floridan Resort and Magic Kingdom Appears to Be Nearly Finished!”

  1. We have been frustrated AP holders who enjoy the convenience of walking back to our car from EPCOT, AK and DS. FINALLY!!! we don’t have to wait in forever lines at the end of the night at MK for crowded monorails, the ferry boat or the sometimes bus back to TTC and our vehicle (we always walk from TTC back to our car). We will walk back as soon as this bridge is open, for as long as we are able!

  2. You can walk to TTC too, because there’s a walkway to poly. It would be a long walk but it’s nice to know the option is there

    1. Great point Jen. I guess this will be the first time that Non Disney resort guests can actually walk into MK from the main parking lot. It will be quite the stroll but it will be doable.

  3. Can’t wait till this open. I am a walker. Would love to be able to walk when I go to Poly for breakfast over to MK after instead of wait for monorail

  4. Every survey I’ve gotten from Disney the last 10 years this was top of my list. GF is last stop before MK. This results in full trains a lot of times in the morning trying to squeeze the whole family in one car. Also it’s the last stop coming home so it takes 20 minutes or more when you are tired. This just makes sense, alleviates monorail and boat traffic for those who are able to walk, and or the times the monorail is down. I’ll probably walk more often than using transport.