bridge GF to MK

kaytieeldr

Post hoc, ergo propter hoc
Joined
Jun 11, 2005
Yes and yes, and the reason it's a swing bridge. I Mean, they could have just made it high enough not to need to open...but Stupid Guest Tricks and all that.
 

CarolynFH

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jan 5, 2000
I know a few years back, when taking a boat from MK to GF, we could see what we thought were the Electric Water Pageant floats tucked away in some water way away from the main lagoon. Is this bridge going over that little water way, and do they still park the EWP floats over there?
Yes, the new bridge will go over the canal where the EWP floats are stored. That’s why it was long thought that Disney wouldn’t build a walkway from GF to MK, because they’d have to bridge that canal without blocking the EWP.
 

gatour

DIS Veteran
Joined
Mar 14, 2002
Yes, the new bridge will go over the canal where the EWP floats are stored. That’s why it was long thought that Disney wouldn’t build a walkway from GF to MK, because they’d have to bridge that canal without blocking the EWP.
And the boats on the Rivers of America, they use the canal to get those boats out to Seven Seas then they go to Bay Lake and the maintenance facility in the NE corner.
 
  • GoingSince1990

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Oct 31, 2018
    So excited. I've been wanting this for a long, long time. I can't imagine a more pleasant evening stroll than bypassing the monorail and ferry crowds to walk back to GF after a fun MK day.
     

    MaC410

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Apr 29, 2015
    Excited for this as well. We are attempting to get a Grand Floridian reservation for our December trip this year. It may seem a bit silly but this walkway gives us the justification for the price of finally staying there. Magic Kingdom is the park we are always at the most and the latest. We love the idea of simply being able to walk back instead of having to stand in any transportation lines.
     
  • middlechild

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Nov 4, 2013
    While the swing bridge is well underway, the second bridge near the GF complex has not been mentioned anywhere. Without this second bridge, the path remains off limits.
     

    tjkraz

    <img src="http://www.wdwinfo.com/images/silver.jpg
    Joined
    Feb 4, 2002
    It's not even been 'officially' announced, so no ETA has been given.
    To the best of my knowledge, Disney has never done a story on the parks blog about the project. But the Disney Public Relations department has confirmed construction of the walkway.
     
  • MaC410

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Apr 29, 2015
    While the swing bridge is well underway, the second bridge near the GF complex has not been mentioned anywhere. Without this second bridge, the path remains off limits.
    That is going to be a static/non-moving bridge though right?
     

    cranbiz

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    May 4, 2004
    That is going to be a static/non-moving bridge though right?
    There shouldn't be a need for a moving bridge there. The canal dead ends at the service road and there is no boat traffic in that canal.
     

    dvcdis1864

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Jul 18, 2019
    To the best of my knowledge, Disney has never done a story on the parks blog about the project. But the Disney Public Relations department has confirmed construction of the walkway.
    Oops! I missed that. My bad :-).
     

    GoingSince1990

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Oct 31, 2018
    Excited for this as well. We are attempting to get a Grand Floridian reservation for our December trip this year. It may seem a bit silly but this walkway gives us the justification for the price of finally staying there. Magic Kingdom is the park we are always at the most and the latest. We love the idea of simply being able to walk back instead of having to stand in any transportation lines.
    Not silly. For many, the main draw of the Contemporary/BLT is the fact that you can walk to MK. Now that will be a draw for GF too; a slightly longer walk, but more pleasant and scenic.
     

    sachilles

    DVC coming to this space soon
    Joined
    Jan 7, 2013
    Not silly. For many, the main draw of the Contemporary/BLT is the fact that you can walk to MK. Now that will be a draw for GF too; a slightly longer walk, but more pleasant and scenic.
    A quick google maps measurement shows the walk from the lobby of grand Floridian via this path, is almost identical to the ground distance from the Wilderness lodge lobby. I would sure love for them to figure out a way to make a full loop around the Lagoon.
    I know it will "never happen", however, as short as 6 months ago we thought this GF path would never happen.
     

    GoingSince1990

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Oct 31, 2018
    A quick google maps measurement shows the walk from the lobby of grand Floridian via this path, is almost identical to the ground distance from the Wilderness lodge lobby. I would sure love for them to figure out a way to make a full loop around the Lagoon.
    I know it will "never happen", however, as short as 6 months ago we thought this GF path would never happen.
    If I had a dollar for every time someone had solemnly explained to me over the years why the GF-MK walkway was impossible, I would have made almost enough money for a 1-day stroller rental. If I had to make a bet, I would say that the full loop will come before my VGF points expire.
     

    sachilles

    DVC coming to this space soon
    Joined
    Jan 7, 2013
    Haven't seen much on this lately. Is it at a pause while other things are going on? Any evidence of the other bridge at the GF getting under way?
     

    mrsap

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Apr 30, 2012
    I check a few informative websites daily, and haven’t seen anything new since the 1st week of January.
     

    Connect

    Disney News and Updates

    Get Daily Email Updates


    Top