Magic Kingdom Park: Central Hub Expansion Update

Welcome to our newest photo-report, Orlando Theme Park News Readers!
Today we are going to take a quick look around the central hub of the Magic Kingdom Park to check out the progress being done in this particular area of the park that is currently being expanded. This much-needed expansion is scheduled to be completed next year, possibly by the beginning of the busy summer season. No date has yet been confirmed. Let us now embark on this virtual tour of the hub:

A look at the side near Adventureland:

Behind the walls:

The side closest to the entrance to Tomorrowland:

The moat:

The water will continue to flow all around the moat (360-degree flow) even after this expansion:

And that is all for now. Thank you very much for following us, and see you again real soon!

PHOTOS BY: Alex, Official Orlando Theme Park News Photographer and Team Member.


  1. What is that structure that they are constructing at the bottom of the former moat? It looks like stairs going down from both sides.

  2. Why do Disney like to take there time building new rides,on refurbs and expansions. I bet the King Kong attraction at IOA will be finished before this.

  3. @Andy It's cheaper for Disney to not have crews on a project 24/7. They stopped caring for the guest experience a long time ago because the guests keep coming anyway.

  4. Well said Anonymous 2! Universal seem to be giving guests exactly what they want as quick as possible. With their plans of adding further hotels and a theme park in the future, they are strong competitors to Disney.

  5. Its very different building King Kong on the edge of a park outside of the guest areas versus a much needed expansion smack dab in the middle of the busiest theme park in the world. There's some work that just cannot be done with of thousands of people walking 2 feet away from the project site, its a major liability no business would risk. The outskirts of New Fantasy Land went much faster than the Mine Train for that exact same reason. I wish it would be done faster too, but not at the expense of guest safety (especially since I'm a regular guest)!

  6. I don't think most guests want to listen to heavy machinery and jack hammers while they visit. That's one of the many reasons Disney tends to limit in-park major construction to non-guest hours or times where traffic is lower.


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