Rumors have been circulating about the changes to security patterns for the Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom entrance. It does appear that changes are coming sooner, rather than later, to the current Magic Kingdom checkpoints. Temporary tent structures have been appearing at the Resort Bus Loop, to the right of the exit for the Ferryboats.
As you enter and exit the Magic Kingdom to and from the Resort Bus Loop you will pass under a series of temporary tent structures. The Security Checkpoints are still currently located at the very entrance to the Magic Kingdom. One word of note here is that you no longer exit the Ferryboats from this point as was the case in the past.
Prior to this change, you would exit from the Ferryboats to the right side, thus intersecting with the foot traffic from the Busses. Now you enter, and exit, from the same location. As you exit the Ferryboats, you now veer left to the main walkway towards the Magic Kingdom. You then stay to the left of the walkway as you pass under the Ferryboat sign and head to the Security Checkpoints. When you enter the queue for the Ferryboats, you enter from the left and head towards the waiting area for the Ferryboats. The Resort Boats will also have their own Security Check Points prior to entering the Magic Kingdom.
You may be wondering what this means for people travelling from the Transportation and Ticket Center. We recently experienced a wait for the Ferryboat while an Officer went aboard with his dog. They walked both levels of the Ferryboat and when they exited, we were allowed to board. This is a wonderful security feature that gave us peace of mind.
We see the benefits of screenings taking place prior to boarding the Ferryboats and Monorails. While there is no sign of security changes to the Transportation and Ticket Center to date, we are hearing that guests will soon be screened at the Transportation and Ticket Center prior to boarding the Monorails and the Ferryboats. Disney has not released any official information regarding these possible adjustments. Be prepared for these changes to begin as early as the weekend of April 1st-2nd, or shortly thereafter.
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