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WDW to Build New North Entrance to Property

UpDog71

Active Member
Does anyone know when the extension to Floridian Way is going to open? It's like they are taking their sweet time to paint stripes on a road...
The county meeting to discuss opening with Reedy Creek was supposed to occur in April, but they ran out of time for the topic at the meeting. It's been pushed to the next meeting in June. I'd tentatively anticipate an opening in early July.
 

djjohng

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Does anyone know when the extension to Floridian Way is going to open? It's like they are taking their sweet time to paint stripes on a road...
They just repaved it last week or the week before. I drive the North Service Area weekdays when I go to work. They have speed limit signs up (40 MPH if you care), but no stripes yet. I hope they open it soon, I would love to bypass Center Drive on my way to and from work.
 

mm121

Well-Known Member
Does anyone know when the extension to Floridian Way is going to open? It's like they are taking their sweet time to paint stripes on a road...
Probably not for awhile, as opening it would increase traffic cutting across Seven Seas from world drive to floridian as you currently cant head north directly on floridian.

This phase isn't really useful until phase 2 and 3 are complete.

Phase 2 plans were just announced recently to redo floridian by the mk exit and car care center
 

Ratatouille

Active Member
Woo hoo, cannot wait!! This is a much needed improvement for those of us who live behind MK!
As someone on Reams Road, I agree! Now I wonder if Google, etc will adjust the GPS coding to allow for pass-thru. Ever try to take an UBER from TTC to Reams Road? 35-40 mins by GPS because I think Disney had the backlot blacklisted from access. Interesting to see what happens.
 

larryz

Can't 'Member Anything
Premium Member
I pity those who chose to live along Reams Road.*

* Translation: Reams Road is the new 535.
 

trr1

Well-Known Member
with the new road will Disney remove the old road so that they can add more land to the Magic Kingdom?
 

networkpro

Well-Known Member
Gonna be challenging around shift change near the Poly. We stay at SoG and its already pretty bad without adding in more traffic. Two pedestrian walkways into the mix GF and SoG.
 

ILOVEDISNEY

Active Member
Yay!!! It’s been a long time coming. However, from the survey work I saw a couple months ago more changes are coming headed south to the split.
 

ILOVEDISNEY

Active Member
Reams Road is going to be four lanes from CR 535 to Summerlake Park Blvd in a few years. Construction could be starting this year according to the latest proposals I’ve read with completion in 2023. It’s all part of the original Horizon West master plan. Horizon West has over 25,000 residents already.
 

raymusiccity

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Darn...I like the north entrance being "hidden" and a thing only locals know about. I can understand though since they've been building a ton of housing right outside it. ---really wish that wouldn't have happened. So much for having a "buffer" - with all the housing being built there's barely any land between that and bay lake.
There doesn't seem to be any obstacles or reasons why you can't still come through the 'old' north entrance.......I just wish that there was a 'Welcome to Disney World' sign of some sort. :cool: It still seems like a great way for guests from the Contemporary to travel up to Publix and other shopping on that side of the World.
 

Rob562

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As someone on Reams Road, I agree! Now I wonder if Google, etc will adjust the GPS coding to allow for pass-thru. Ever try to take an UBER from TTC to Reams Road? 35-40 mins by GPS because I think Disney had the backlot blacklisted from access. Interesting to see what happens.
Waze (owned by Google) is very good at updating new roads on the map very quickly, especially those in high-traffic areas. Though I'll admit it all depends on the area's map editors and how on-the-ball they are.

Here in Massachusetts there was a redesign of an interchange between two major highways. The new ramp from one to the other opened and it was reflected on the map the very next day. (The old ramp now only leads to a local road and they had to install signs along there to get people who are following out-of-date GPS maps looped around and back on the road they were trying to go to)

-Rob
 
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