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MK HUB construction

I didn't see this posted elsewhere

Now Through 2015 - Central Plaza Hub Expansion - Under Construction - (2/28/14) The Magic Kingdom has announced a new enhancement plan for the park's Central Plaza (hub) area between the end of Main Street and the Castle that will see new pathways added, sculpted gardens, expanded restaurant seating areas at Casey's Corner and The Plaza and a new special viewing area for fireworks and castle performance viewing. The work has already begun, but it wont be entirely finished until 2015. Watch the Fly-Over video below to see how the area will look, but some of the changes may be subtle at first.

The major changes to appear will be the addition of a new outer circle ring walkway around the hub, which is very needed as the outer circle around the hub can be nearly impossible to navigate when there is a major fireworks show or parade about to take place. The lower end of the hub, where it connects to Main Street will also be widened and expanded, adding new pathways back that can also serve as additional viewing areas for fireworks. Meanwhile the meandering pathway between the Hub and Tomorrowland that used to go out to the old Swan Boat dock structure appears as if it will be removed entirely, and likely the home to this new sculptured garden they mention. I've included a screen capture of the new version of Central Plaza for you to compare to the current Google Maps aerial view of the park.

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Ok just saw it on the website. I should have known

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It's ok - I'm not sure how I feel about all of this, but change is inevitable at Disney. There is a lot of space for expanding things here, I just really hope that they don't get rid of too much green space.

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Yeah I fear change. Its kind of like sacred ground there.

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Where is the link to the video?

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oops I forgot where I read this. Its reported all over now. I suppose you could google it.

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My dyslexia kicked in and I read it as Mr Hub construction!

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Sally-Ann wrote:
My dyslexia kicked in and I read it as Mr Hub construction!

ME TOO!!!! I thought maybe he was building his own Disney park!

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JMed wrote:
Sally-Ann wrote:
My dyslexia kicked in and I read it as Mr Hub construction!

ME TOO!!!! I thought maybe he was building his own Disney park!

Actually I thought mrhub was under construction. confused laugh rolling laugh

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Vettelover wrote:
JMed wrote:
Sally-Ann wrote:
My dyslexia kicked in and I read it as Mr Hub construction!

ME TOO!!!! I thought maybe he was building his own Disney park!

Actually I thought mrhub WAS under construction. confused laugh rolling laugh

Always a work in progress! biggrin awesome

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Thanks MrHub!!

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KenJ wrote:
Thanks MrHub!!

awesome Wink

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Okay I'm glad I wasn't the only one who misread it.

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From those smaller pictures it looks like this will absolutely take care of some "traffic problems" that occur at the end of main street in the evenings. That is very much needed.

I'm not sure though how it's adding gardens, when the lovely rose garden walkway is gone. However it looks like there are two new small formal gardens by the Casey's and Plaza seat areas Though it looks like perhaps they are adding some fountains, and the extra castle walls will make the ones they added in Fantasyland more cohesive. Still no benches, I miss all the benches in the hub.

Becks534 isn't going to be happy - the spot she was proposed to at is gone.