Getting a Look at the Magic Kingdom's New Hub
Walt Disney World has begun to open parts of the newly refurbished central plaza hub
at the Magic Kingdom. Replacing much of the old Swan Boat canal and its sloped banks, these newly graded, landscaped and paved areas are designed to accommodate crowds for the nightly fireworks and parade viewing.
Photo courtesy Disney
Eventually, Disney will be designating some of these areas for Fastpass+ reservations to see the shows. By expanding the available space to stand and watch, Disney hopes that it will be able to spread the crowd for the fireworks, allowing people to move around the Magic Kingdom's center more easily before and after the shows.
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I actually think it's kind of a cool look... Does anyone know if the grass is real, or fake like in front of the Hollywood Bowl stage @ USF?
Looks very grand to me. I have read reports that most of those areas are artificial turf, but not sure if that includes the stage area front.
I think next time I visit Orlando I'll skip Disney and go to Fun Spot.
Just about all the grass is fake now
I'll miss the canal, but this looks really good!
The grass in the new sections is fake, probably because they expect so much foot traffic, but nowhere else in the park.
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