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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. WDWtraveler

    WDWtraveler Premium Member

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    Photo update as of Wednesday, April 26. The first pilings for the World Drive overpass at the Magic Kingdom toll plaza have been driven into the ground. This photo is north of the toll plaza and across the road (northeast) from the Speedway gas station. The Epcot monorail is in the background. Photo was taken upon exiting the Magic Kingdom parking lot.

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  2. nbar

    nbar Active Member

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    I was just in Disney this weekend and snapped some pics of this construction. Not much has changed in the past month but here ya go.
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  3. Minthorne

    Minthorne Well-Known Member

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    Best pics I could get from the bus today.
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  4. David2319

    David2319 Well-Known Member

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    I am here too and it's mind blowing how much is going on at Disney World right now. It's so exciting!!!
     
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  5. MonorailCoral

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    This disgusts me. Not even a planter in sight!
     
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  6. Bolt

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    Typically when building an overpass, concrete beams don't look too decorative in a planter.
     
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  7. David2319

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    Any construction news?
     
  8. Disone

    Disone Well-Known Member

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    Pylons are going up all over the place. Aside from that a lot of dirt is moving. Aside from that a lot of the roadways are being diverted to accommodate construction vehicles. I feel like I4 is being built faster than these Walt Disney World roadways especially the SR536 and Buena Vista Drive interchange. Oh my God will that one ever be completed?
     
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  9. David2319

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    Hey! Thank you very much for the very speedy update!:)
     
  10. WDWtraveler

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    Photo update as of Wednesday, July 19. The view from the Epcot monorail.

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    The view from the Magic Kingdom parking lot road, just past the parking kiosks.

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  11. MansionButler84

    MansionButler84 Premium Member

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    We know this is at least 60+10 days away from opening as I see no FP+ availability!
     
  12. *Q*

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    I think they could have shown a rendering of this project at the D23 Expo and people would have gotten a kick out of it.
     
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  13. mm121

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    I miss the days of when we could get good updated aerials, that always helped to put things in perspective.

    such a beautiful thing to drive into upon entry to the magic kingdom, not so magical but has needed to be done for years
     
  14. RSoxNo1

    RSoxNo1 Well-Known Member

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    They were too busy making everyone get teary eyed with video of a deaf girl and a story about an autistic boy.
     
  15. MansionButler84

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    New flyover bridges in FL would definitely excite Californians at D23.
     
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    RSoxNo1 Well-Known Member

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    Didn't want to start a new thread for this, and I think I've posted similar photos elsewhere. It looks like Disney is adding a new entrance to the Magic Kingdom North West of the park. Here are some photos of the cleared area as well as a photo of a logical road. Has this been announced anywhere? 20663200_1930221827246239_547632292_o.jpg
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  17. danlb_2000

    danlb_2000 Original Poster Premium Member

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    Yes, permits were field a while ago for this. Nice to see work has finally started.

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  18. mm121

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    would be nice to see this intersection as some kind of either roundabout or overpass rather than a stoplight
     
  19. mm121

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    nice to see this beginning, if they do this part then they just have the middle section to finish once the mk entrance is reworked
     
  20. marni1971

    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    Pssst. It's over here http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/...rance-to-property.878011/page-16#post-7840076

    Thanks for the update :)
     
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