Posts tagged ‘Magic Kingdom refurbishments’

New Security Arrangements at Disney World

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Disney recently announced the opening of a new screening system at Disney Magic Kingdom.

With the view of improving security and making the whole process more fluid, Walt Disney has moved its checkpoint of its most visited themed park, Magic Kingdom, from its front gate to the Transportation and Ticket center. This means that visitors will go through metal detectors as well as bag check before boarding the monorail or ferry to the Magic Kingdom park. For visitors arriving by Bus another bag check has also been created. The new security checkpoints have opened Monday 3rd April!!

These new security arrangements now make the monorail and ferry services at Magic Kingdom, part of the theme park’s secure zone. Moreover, visitors boarding at the different monorail resorts will have their own security bag checks prior boarding. This new checkpoints lay out will significantly spread the load of people coming through and thus help reduce the wait lines!

This new arrangements means that you will be able to enjoy a fully secure park with your family and spend less time waiting to have your bag checked and more time enjoying the magic of Disney. It is also worth noting that moving the security checkpoints closer to the car parks will allow you and your family to drop forbidden items back in your car, such as selfie sticks, or costumes without having to take the monorail or ferry back and go through the security wait lines all over again!

For those traveling with little ones, carrying your own or rented strollers, this is bound to be a major improvement to your holiday at Disney!

The Big Thunder Mountain Has Re-opened

The Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Magic Kingdom Disney

The Big Thunder Mountain Railroad has finally re-opened on November 19, 2016 after 4 months of refurbishment!
The Big Thunder Mountain Railroad underwent a major refurbishment last summer 2016 for the first time since 2012. It has now re-opened and is ready to welcome you and your family for a fun ride back in time of gold mining!

This adventurous ride gets its storyline from back in the 1850s were gold was discovered in the American Southwest. In the space of one night a small mining town became a thriving centre for the gold mining industry. A very long line of mine trains was created in order to transport the gold extracted from the Thunder Mountain. Hop on the train and let it take you back in time for an unforgettable adventure! Ride along the 200 foot mountain to the gold mining company where legends of ghosts and supernatural events have been revived by Disney World in the Magic Kingdom.

All refurbished and almost brand new, you can now enjoy the spectacular new lightings effects on the mountain and geysers, a smoother ride as new track sections were installed during the refurbishment, and a fresh splash of paint has given the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad a new fresher look, ready for excitement and adventure.

This ride has been designed for the thrill of the whole family to make sure children and grown-ups have the time of their life!!

Thunder Mountain reopens this November!

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Thunder Mountain is scheduled to reopen November 19, 2016.

Here are 3 interesting facts about Thunder Mountain:

  1. The original opening date of Thunder Mountain was November 15, 1980.
  2. Many people believe it is made of rocks, but it is actually a giant steel construction (6,500 tons, to be exact).
  3. The mining equipment that is used as props is real antique equipment that was used in working mines!

And 3 extra fun facts about Magic Kingdom you probably haven’t heard before:

  1. Magic Kingdom (107 acres) is bigger than the original Disneyland in California (85 acres).
  2. In Magic Kingdom you will find more than one thousand animated Disney characters!
  3. The Cinderella Castle is made of… fiberglass.