The security and bag-check layout has already been changed drastically at Disneyland Resort this year, now it appears Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom may follow suit.
The rumor is that security for the main influx of people will be moved back from the entrance plaza to the Transportation and Ticket Center. Each “monorail loop hotel” will get it’s own checkpoint, and the walking path from the Contemporary will also get it’s own dedicated checkpoint.
If you have been to the Magic Kingdom, approaching the park is different from any other park in the world. Here is the current flow:
From the parking lot you board a tram to the Transportation and Ticket Center, then you choose a monorail or a ferry boat to get you across Seven Seas Lagoon to the entrance plaza. Once you exit your means of transportation, you are herded (sorry it’s true) into the center of the plaza and through one of 2 security checkpoints. After which you proceed to the gate.
If the rumors are true, things will get much easier in the near future. Using the same directions as before, here is how things will go if these new security measures are implemented:
From the parking lot you board a tram to the Transportation and Ticket Center, then you are screened by security before choosing a monorail or ferry boat to get you across Seven Seas Lagoon to the entrance plaza. Once you exit your means of transportation, you proceed through the entrance plaza to the gate.
Seems to work a little smoother huh? No word on if the security situation will be changing at any of the other parks at Walt Disney World.