Earning Your Ears
- Mar 10, 2019
It's also unknown if they are going to put some sort of drawbridge over the canal where the water pageant is stored.
Seems like this CM was on to something.overheard a CM last week at MK, I know they are not reliable sources of info. she was telling a guest that there are plans to put a bridge over the canal so guests can walk from GF to MK. i am sure this rumor has been around from time to time
BLT is obviously the shortest distance you could get to the MK.How long is that walk going to be? Certainly longer than the walk to BLT.
Thanks for doing this! That’s still not a bad walk. 15-20 minutes at most I’d estimate at my pace.BLT is obviously the shortest distance you could get to the MK.
I did a quick map calculation from the Contemporary porte cochere to the MK turnstiles and it came out to roughly 750 meters / 0.47 miles.
Using the Gasparilla Grill as the starting point from the Grand Floridian and presuming bridges over both canals the distance to the MK turnstiles came out to roughly 1090 meters / 0.68 miles.
So a good 45% longer of a walk (and that's with a generous starting point at the GF and presuming two bridges). It's roughly 1430 meters / 0.89 miles from the back exit of the VGF lobby.
Quiet & low crowds at the International Gateway are reasons many people love staying at Epcot resorts. Year round festivals at Epcot & the gondolas are changing all that. Disney apparently doesn’t care for quiet & low crowds.Hoping this is just a rumor. For one who loves the GF this will most certainly increase non resort guest crowd levels. That is one of things I love about the GF; it is realively quiet/low crowd levels. Nothing like Poly/contemporary.
It will likely increase non-resort guests. However, they’re going to come anyways as soon as the new Beauty and the Beast themed bar opens. I’ll take the walkway!Hoping this is just a rumor. For one who loves the GF this will most certainly increase non resort guest crowd levels. That is one of things I love about the GF; it is realively quiet/low crowd levels. Nothing like Poly/contemporary.
I won't be too easy to run around the seven seas lagoon, since you'll have to stop to go through security as you approach the Magic Kingdom.Do we know the walkway permit includes a bridge? This is super exciting. Think about how much better the running around the MK resorts will be!
Seems about right. Who knew I was having such a negative impact on some people's GF stay by visiting there without a room booked!What I’ve learned from this thread so far is that the walkway no one will use because it’s so far when there’s already two other forms of transportation is going to increase non-resort-guest foot traffic so much it’ll ruin the GF experience?
Anything Walt himself was involved with like the EWP (I'm assuming) should never be discarded.The EWP is one of the few things I would protest if they tried to get rid of it
Exaggerating a bit (always moving forward and all that) but do love the EWP and have many fond memories of watching it as a kid and now watching it with my kids
How does the Gondola system help the Disney pocketbook, unless they are going to raise the room prices for the Gondola hotels. I guess that is a good possibility. If the bridge is built, I am sure DVC will be paying a part of it, too.It would enhance the guest experience but do nothing for Disney's pocketbook so it's not likely this will ever happen.