Disney’s Walk Around the World Bricks to be Retired at Walt Disney World

The Walt Disney World Resort is currently enhancing the overall Guest arrival experience at all its theme parks. From the parking lots to the theme park entrances, nearly every step in between those points is being reconfigured, including walkways and tram loading and unloading zones. The Walt Disney World Resort is also adding more bag screening stations, metal detectors, and other measures to aid in the screening of Guests.  


As part of these updates, some of the personalized hexagonal bricks near the Magic Kingdom Park and the Transportation and Ticket Center soon will be retired. The remaining bricks will be removed in future phases. 

The bricks, part of “Disney’s Walk Around the World,” were committed to be on display until 2011. Since the bricks were not designed to be removed individually, they will not be available to take home. Instead, anyone who sponsored a brick may purchase a commemorative version between now and Aug. 31, 2019.

Guests who sponsored a brick and would like to get a souvenir version should do the following: 

If visiting in person:
  • Starting March 18, Guests can stop by City Hall at Magic Kingdom Park or Guest Relations at Disney Springs to verify their previous brick by sharing the name and hometown of the Guest who sponsored it.
  • After verification, they will be given a one-time use voucher to present by, or before Aug. 31, 2019, at Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. (at Magic Kingdom Park – separate theme park admission required) or the Marketplace Co-Op (at Disney Springs), enabling you to purchase one commemorative 6” brick at a special price of $10 (plus tax).
If a Guest can't come to the park in person:
  • Guests should email guest.services@disneyworld.com or call 407-828-2701 with the name and hometown of the Guest who sponsored the brick.
  • After verification, they will be provided a code to use by, or before Aug. 31, 2019, on shopDisney.com to purchase one commemorative 6” brick at a special price of $10 (plus tax and shipping) starting this spring. This code is for one-time use and will only be valid on shopDisney.com and may not be redeemed in person or at any other location. (Limit one voucher or code per verified Guest.)
Also available to any Guests, not just those who originally sponsored a brick in “Disney’s Walk Around the World,” will be a 6” brick ($29.99 plus tax – available now), 8” brick ($49.99 plus tax – available now) and ornament ($24.99 plus tax – on sale soon), all with customization included. These are at Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. (at Magic Kingdom Park) or the Marketplace Co-Op (at Disney Springs), or on shopDisney.com starting this spring.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

- Will any discounts be available?
No discounts will apply to the specially-priced brick for previous brick sponsors; otherwise,
standard discounts apply per location guidelines.

- What will we be able to put onto the new tile / ornament?
Options can include 2 or 3 lines of text up to 16 characters per line that could include names,
city and state like what was available for Disney’s Walk Around the World program. Full details
will be available at Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. and the Marketplace Co-Op.

- I would like to recreate my brick. Are you able to look up what I purchased originally?
While it's not possible to reference the existing “Walk Around the World” bricks, you are
welcome to request 2 or 3 lines of text up to 16 characters per line that could include names,
city and state like what was available for Disney’s Walk Around the World program.

- Will Disneyland be removing their bricks too?
There are currently no plans for Disneyland Park to make changes to their personalized bricks.

- Will you also be removing Leave a Legacy at Epcot?
As part of the transformation of Epcot, the iconic photos will be relocated to a beautiful
new setting just outside the park’s gateway.

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3 comments:

  1. What a stupid waste of money that was, all to earn Disney some spending cash.

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  2. Not to me it wasn’t, who got one as a tribute shortly after my mom died. WDW was always our family vacation and I visited the stone on every trip

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    1. What a great way to pay tribute to your Mom!

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