PHOTOS and VIDEOS: There’s a NEW Way to Get to Magic Kingdom! Disney World’s Grand Floridian Walkway is OPEN

Construction has continued to take place all around Disney World, making us even more excited for the projects that are on the way soon!

Entrance to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

Although we can’t wait to ride some of the latest attractions or dine at a new restaurant, one of Disney’s big projects has officially been completed today! And, we’re taking you with us on our walk around the finished Disney’s Grand Floridian Walkway, leading all the way to the Magic Kingdom!

Guests staying at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort know that a huge perk to visiting the hotel is the easy accessibility to the Magic Kingdom. Although the Monorail directly connects from the Grand Floridian to other resorts and the Magic Kingdom, guests have also been able to take a few walking paths straight to the gates as well.

Christmas Tree at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

However, Disney has been working on the new Grand Floridian Walkway, which can be used by guests staying at both Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. While we’ve watched signs and sidewalk installed around the resort areas, today the walkway has opened for guests to officially use as they head to the Magic Kingdom!

Guests can find signs at Magic Kingdom pointing to where guests can enter the walkway area leading directly to the resorts.

Grand Floridian Walkway Sign at the Magic Kingdom

The pathway is decorated with green and white fences that separate the Walkway from other parts of the parks…

Grand Floridian Walkway

…while lampposts line the area, so guests can clearly see during the day and night.

Lamp Posts

Shrubbery and trees grow throughout the scenic route…

Grand Floridian Walkway

…while guests can also spy a lovely look at the clear water and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort in the distance (we’re getting closer to the finish line!).

Grand Floridian Walkway View

Guests will pass underneath the curve of the Monorail leading to the Magic Kingdom and the Disney Resorts…

Monorail on the Grand Floridian Walkway

…before they finally make it to the crossing bridge leading straight to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort.

Grand Floridian Walkway Bridge

The resort area has its own special lamp posts to stay in theme…

Grand Floridian Walkway

…along with trash bins that have the resort’s logo in black and gold font.

Grand Floridian Walkway

Walkway signs are placed around the resort, so guests are able to find their way from their rooms directly over to the Magic Kingdom.

Grand Floridian Walkway Sign

We are so excited to finally see Disney’s Grand Floridian Walkway open! While it definitely is a way to get your steps in for the day, the Walkway is another way to get to the parks early in the morning without relying on transportation. Although it does take a bit of time, the convenience of being able to walk straight from your room over to Magic Kingdom is worth it.

Grand Floridian Walkway

As Disney wraps up the construction on other projects around the property, we’ll give you a look at what you need to know here!

Here’s a look at all the Christmas decorations inside Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort for the holidays!

Do you have upcoming reservations to stay at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort? Let us know in the comments below!

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Rachel Franko has been going to Disney Parks since she was a baby, and her love of Disney has only grown into a SLIGHT obsession since! She's been writing for AllEars since 2019 and loves sharing the magic with all the readers. When she's not writing, you can catch her heading to Disney and Universal Studios with a heart full of dreams and a backpack full of themed ears!

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