The long-awaited walking path that connects Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa to the Magic Kingdom is now open!

This long-awaited project has inched along throughout the year. It now provides an alternative method of transportation for guests at both The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.

We’ve heard multiple reports from many DVC Fan members who have enjoyed the path over the past two days.

The walking path area is fully lit, allowing it to be utilized both day and night. After exiting the path, guests will enter the security and temperature screening that is now part of the new Magic Kingdom Boat Dock area.

We ran a few quick numbers on Google Maps and estimate the paths length to be the following:

– Grand Floridian Villas to Magic Kingdom: Approximately 0.75 miles

– Polynesian Villas to Magic Kingdom: Approximately 1.30 miles 

This new transportation method is a huge added value to guests staying at the Grand Floridian or Polynesian. Walkability has always been a big factor for many Disney Vacation Club owners. Interested in learning more about walking paths throughout Walt Disney World? Check out our previous series highlighting some lesser-known walking paths:

Are you excited about this new walking path? Will it be your preferred method to get to and from the park? Let us know your thoughts in the comments, and stay tuned to DVC Fan and The DIS as we check out this new walking path to the Magic Kingdom!

Paul Krieger

Amy and I are new Orlando, Florida residents where we live with our dogs Odie the greyhound and Hermès the Spanish galgo. We are DVC owners at Animal Kingdom Lodge, BoardWalk Villas, Grand Californian, Grand Floridian, and Polynesian, Disney World Annual Passholders, and love educating Disney Vacation Club members on how to both use and maximize the value of their DVC points!

5 thoughts on “Grand Floridian Magic Kingdom Walking Path Now Open

  • This is one of the best enhancements to WDW in years. As a DVC owner at VGF, we have always dreamed of this in hopes of avoiding the transportation chaos that occurs when the Magic Kingdom closes that never fails to diminish the joy of the kiss goodnight. VGF has always been the crown jewel with level of service, quality of the accommodations and outstanding dining, but this makes it even more appealing. This also improves the experience for those not staying at the Grand Floridian because it will eliminate most Grand Floridian guests from the monorail.

  • Will a person be able to walk around the entire lake? Or is it not a full loop now?

    • You cannot do a full loop… basically you can start at the Polynesian or TTC and walk all the way to Magic Kingdom and then back. You could theoretically then continue on the separate path towards Bay Lake Tower but that does not connect back to the TTC.

  • DVC at GF. Have written letters over the years to ask if this is possible. SOOOOO glad to have. Thank you WDW.

  • Is this near Westgate Resort?

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