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Walt Disney World Announces Plans To Expand Castle Foreground Area Making More Room To Watch Wishes

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Over the coming months Walt Disney World will be making major changes to the area between Cinderella’s Castle and Main Street, also know as the Hub. These changes will open up the area, which will relieve congestion and make room for better viewing of the nighttime fireworks spectacular Wishes. Currently the area is congested with raised

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planters and statues, this will all be removed and replaces with lower planters and a more open space allowing traffic to better flow through the area. If you have ever tried to navigate the area during opening, closing or parade time, you know what I mean.

Some of the changes have already be put in place, like the renovation of Casey’s, which added more seating.

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Some of the biggest changes come outside of Casey’s and the Plaza Restaurant. With the removal of a large portion of the waterway, whey will be adding a large amount of seating. This will decrease the bottleneck that always happens during parade and closing times and allow for better viewing of the fireworks. See the two photos below for a closer look at the changes.

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View after updates, added fireworks seating

Disney expects this majority of the changes to be complete by the end of the year and will be done in a manor that will not disrupt normal operation of the park.

These changes are scheduled to be completed by 2015. This will be a great addition to the Magic Kingdom as this will solve many of the congestion issues.

 

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