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Walkway from MK to Grand Floridian

GAcoaster

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They've been working on it every day. It seems to take a while to get the alignment right on the bridge abutment. In the mean time they're working on the walkway over at the Grand Floridian to get to the first bridge as well.
 

GAcoaster

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Really looking forward to this pathway opening! It will be nice to be able to walk to the Grand (and beyond) when things are backed up leaving the Kingdom!

 
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Nick

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I'm gonna post this here since this partially has to do with the walking path:

It has been rumored that another hotel could be built on the plot next to the GF. This could be the the first little hint that they are truly thinking about it for sometime down the line.
 
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GAcoaster

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It has been rumored that another hotel could be built on the plot next to the GF. This could be the the first little hint that they are truly thinking about it for sometime down the line.
They WERE planning a new hotel there in the future, but I have a feeling that future became a lot more distant in the past few months...
 
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Nick

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They WERE planning a new hotel there in the future, but I have a feeling that future became a lot more distant in the past few months...
Oh I know, that’s why I vaguely worded it as “sometime down the line”. Old ideas tend to come back after financial declines, so this is an idea I expect them to circle back to in about a decade or so.
 
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JoeCamel

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Oh I know, that’s why I vaguely worded it as “sometime down the line”. Old ideas tend to come back after financial declines, so this is an idea I expect them to circle back to in about a decade or so.
I don't know. I feel it is for a path to the road and not for any expansion. It would be so easy to add it in the future if it was needed that having it sit for years with the extra forming needed to pour this seems like the disney of old and they just don't work that way any longer. I know a crew could do the forming and pour in a morning but it isn't necessary for the future. The uberplanning haswas been moved to the consumer so they can do what is necessary now and let the future take care of itself. I expect a path to the road once the landscaping is complete.
 

Nick

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Seems like they are getting ready to open the walkway. Likely after the Grand Floridian reopens to the public.
 
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Nick

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Don't think they can open it until the NBA checks out since it goes through "The Bubble"
Just back to this quickly, as I just posted in the NBA thread, the Grand Floridian bubble is coming to a close after tonight's Game 7. One team moves on to Gran Destino and one goes home. So we could theoretically see the new path open sometime fairly soon.