It’s Official! You Can Now Walk to the Magic Kingdom from Disney’s Grand Floridian
After months, if not years, of waiting, Guests can finally walk from Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa to the Magic Kingdom (and visa versa) as the new walkway has officially opened! And, as always, you know MickeyBlog was one of the first to test it out to share it with all of our followers.
Before we get started on our walking tour, let’s talk a little history first. Every since Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa opened back in 1988, many were wondering if Guests staying at that Resort would be able to walk to the Magic Kingdom that was next door. There was even a partial pathway that was built but it ended as you approached the water. (This pathway has been used as a running track for many Guests.) With no direct way to walk to the Park, Guests staying at the Resort used the Monorail to get there and back.
Flash forward to today! After months and months of construction, including an extended delay to the COVID-19 shutdown, that walkway is finally open! And, if you are wondering, it will take the average Guest about 15 minutes to make the walk depending on your personal pace.
We started this morning at Disney’s Grand Floridian & Spa to make the walk to the Magic Kingdom. We noticed plenty of signage around the Resort directing Guests on where to go.
Along the walk to the Magic Kingdom, Guests will walk over two bridges. One of the bridges is permanent while the other bridge actually moves to allow the barges used for the Electrical Water Pageant to get in and out. (Once that starts up again as it has been temporarily suspended since the Parks reopened back in July.)
While making your walk, make sure to look to the skies as you never know when a Monorail might zoom by overhead!
Or, drive right past you!
Like other areas that are near the water at the Walt Disney World Resort, netting has been installed as a barrier.
Along the walk from Disney’s Grand Floridian to the Magic Kingdom, we only noticed one bench and it was as we were getting closer to the Magic Kingdom near the Monorail Station. Keep that in mind if you are thinking you might need a little break during your walk.
During the walk, you will also see spectacular views of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, and Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.
Once you approach the end of the walkway, you will begin to see signs reminding Guests that masks are required, as well as a temperature check, and security check.
It’s also important to note, that the walkway connecting Disney’s Contemporary Resort to the Magic Kingdom is still open for Guests to use as well!
Overall, it’s a great addition to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa with being able to walk to the Magic Kingdom. I love the Monorail but sometimes, a little walk does the body good! Let us know what you think about it in the comments below!
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