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World Drive Magic Kingdom Intersection Re-Design

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by danlb_2000, May 11, 2016.

  1. raven

    raven Well-Known Member

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    Just drove from the north entrance of Disney property to Disney Springsfor the first time in ages. The roads are a mess! Huge piles of dirt everywhere.
     
  2. Figment2005

    Figment2005 Well-Known Member

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    Yep, that's called road construction.
     
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    raven Well-Known Member

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    More destruction going on than construction.
     
  4. peter11435

    peter11435 Well-Known Member

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    That's part of the process
     
  5. raven

    raven Well-Known Member

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    Their process is slow. Same dirt pile for 3 years now near Epcot.
     
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    peter11435 Well-Known Member

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    Where?
     
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    raven Well-Known Member

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    Large intersection/bridge area to the northwest.
     
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    raven Well-Known Member

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    Northeast, sorry.
     
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    As of today work on the rerouting of Floridian Way has not yet started, it looks like it will not start anytime soon.
     
  10. peter11435

    peter11435 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not aware of any construction or giant piles of dirt on the northeast side of Epcot. I'm assuming you're referring to the Epcot center drive and Buena Vista Drive interchange. That's a very large project that has seen lots of progress and is nearing completion. It's been less than two years.
     
  11. raven

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    That's the one. Still very large dirt piles, you can't miss them. I realize it's a big project but it isn't exactly brain surgery. Bigger areas have been completed in less time.

    Anyway, MK area is looking better and shouldn't take all that long. They'd be wise to move the toll plaza closer to the actual parking lot though.
     
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    there's been talk that it was being moved, though i haven't seen it reflected in the drawings

    and it doesnt really need to be moved as long as the transportation situation around it is corrected so

    the parking toll plaza could definitely use a ground up redesign though, though we have to keep in mind is is just a parking plaza afterall, and they dont want the main theming to start till guests get actually into the park
     
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    Underneath the shell, that's the original structure. It's pretty well untouched. The booths have been replaced but the plaza dates to opening.
     
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    A lot of progress last week with the lane shift and as you can see, the removal of the entry sign (letters being removed).

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    peter11435 Well-Known Member

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    They had to build two new ramps and two new overpasses over an existing in use roadway then connect them to another existing in use roadway and now they are demolishing the old overpasses and ramps. It takes time when you have to maintain traffic flow throughout the entire project.
     
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    peter11435 Well-Known Member

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    I didn't know about the entry sign. Are they replacing it?
     
  17. MansionButler84

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    That's actually Wonders of Life.
     
  18. raven

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    No dirt there. Building still stands, even gutted.
     
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    Literally made me LOL!
     
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    One of my friends said they're just replacing the light bulbs. Hard to take his word though as he's a known liar when it comes to being in the know with Disney, lol.
     

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