News Magic Kingdom & TTC Entrance/Parking Improvements

Mike730

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When searching for updates to this project, it seemed that there's been a few tangentially related threads with disjointed information. I'm hoping to consolidate the updates for the Magic Kingdom entrance and TTC to this thread, as opposed to the entrance improvement super-thread, or the parking lot drainage thread, or the World Drive interchange thread. Epcot has its own thread.


MK Security/Turnstiles:
I cant seem to find a WDWMAGIC News story with the plans, so I'm embedding a Blog Mickey overlay here:

Source

TTC Redesign:
If you have other info/graphics of the proposed work, please post it so I can add it to this post.

Parking Lot Expansion:
Via WDWMAGIC news article



Via @danlb_2000
 

brb1006

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Just bring back the monoliths for the TTC and between the Contemporary Resort.
 

Touchdown

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Looks like they added a dock for Reflections by the GF-Poly area, the added boat also seems designed for the larger boats, I wonder if Ft Wilderness will move over there and Reflections and WL will take the middle dock. Seems it makes sense to combine the later two to one route during slow times.
 

Victor Kelly

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If blogmickey is right about the paved area next to the MK monorail platform, this may signal that the new monorails may have increased capacity and or that guest flow to and from the monorails is being enlarged to deal with over crowding issue plaguing the park now.
 
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roj2323

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If blogmickey is right about the paved area next to the MK monorail platform, this may signal that the new monorails may have increased capacity and or that guest flow to and from the monorails is being enlarged to deal with over crowding issue plaguing the park now.
Or it could just mean they want to account for potential large crowds using the new walking path and need security screening in that area for the arriving guests.

New Larger monorails are not happening any time soon. We would see a 4th monorail resort before that happens. Heck we would likely see gondolas before that happens.
 

Mike730

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Mike730

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Photo update as of Thursday, December 19, 2019. Early in the morning, the construction walls were pushed back at the entrance plaza at the Magic Kingdom revealing two round planter / seating structures. Welcomed rest spots at the entrance.

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Also at the Magic Kingdome entrance, work continues on the large permanent structure which will house the new bag check / security area. The "temporary" security area can be seen under the white awning in the background. This structure's architecture will be more in keeping with the entrance to the Magic Kingdom.

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Closer to the Magic Kingdom monorail station (just to the right in the below photo) will be a larger boat transportation loading area. The concrete forms for the retaining wall may indicate the possible future size of the new area.

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At the Ticket and Transportation Center, two new security areas are complete, with one currently open for use. The interior design is similar to the designs at Hollywood Studios and Epcot, with electronic signs above each lane. Instead of mounted florescent lights under the roof (a commercial look), new hanging light shades are installed.

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A new fence is installed between the new security area (on the left) and the existing security area (on the right). The difference in security areas can be seen in the paint design along the roof line.

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For those who are interested, the original water fountain in the original paint colors is still in place between the security area and ticket kiosks.

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Another great update from @WDWtraveler:

Photo update as of Thursday, December 19, 2019. Early in the morning, the construction walls were pushed back at the entrance plaza at the Magic Kingdom revealing two round planter / seating structures. Welcomed rest spots at the entrance.


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Also at the Magic Kingdome entrance, work continues on the large permanent structure which will house the new bag check / security area. The "temporary" security area can be seen under the white awning in the background. This structure's architecture will be more in keeping with the entrance to the Magic Kingdom.


IMG_2691.JPG




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Closer to the Magic Kingdom monorail station (just to the right in the below photo) will be a larger boat transportation loading area. The concrete forms for the retaining wall may indicate the possible future size of the new area.


IMG_2692.JPG



At the Ticket and Transportation Center, two new security areas are complete, with one currently open for use. The interior design is similar to the designs at Hollywood Studios and Epcot, with electronic signs above each lane. Instead of mounted florescent lights under the roof (a commercial look), new hanging light shades are installed.


IMG_2686.JPG



A new fence is installed between the new security area (on the left) and the existing security area (on the right). The difference in security areas can be seen in the paint design along the roof line.


IMG_2688.JPG



For those who are interested, the original water fountain in the original paint colors is still in place between the security area and ticket kiosks.


IMG_2687.JPG
 

ParksAndPixels

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Another great update from @WDWtraveler:

Photo update as of Thursday, December 19, 2019. Early in the morning, the construction walls were pushed back at the entrance plaza at the Magic Kingdom revealing two round planter / seating structures. Welcomed rest spots at the entrance.


IMG_2693.JPG



Also at the Magic Kingdome entrance, work continues on the large permanent structure which will house the new bag check / security area. The "temporary" security area can be seen under the white awning in the background. This structure's architecture will be more in keeping with the entrance to the Magic Kingdom.


IMG_2691.JPG




IMG_2694.JPG



Closer to the Magic Kingdom monorail station (just to the right in the below photo) will be a larger boat transportation loading area. The concrete forms for the retaining wall may indicate the possible future size of the new area.


IMG_2692.JPG



At the Ticket and Transportation Center, two new security areas are complete, with one currently open for use. The interior design is similar to the designs at Hollywood Studios and Epcot, with electronic signs above each lane. Instead of mounted florescent lights under the roof (a commercial look), new hanging light shades are installed.


IMG_2686.JPG



A new fence is installed between the new security area (on the left) and the existing security area (on the right). The difference in security areas can be seen in the paint design along the roof line.


IMG_2688.JPG



For those who are interested, the original water fountain in the original paint colors is still in place between the security area and ticket kiosks.


IMG_2687.JPG
Thanks for updates
 
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