The Walt Disney World Resort is, as previously announced, in the process of enhancing the overall guest arrival experience at all its theme parks. From the parking lots to the park entrances, the entire guest experience is being overhauled this effort extends to walkways and tram loading and unloading zones. The Walt Disney World Resort is also adding more bag screening stations, metal detectors, and other measures to increase the security of their parks.
As part of this effort, some of the personalized hexagonal bricks near the Magic Kingdom Park and the Transportation and Ticket Center soon will be removed. All remaining “Walk Around the World” bricks will be removed in future phases.
As part of the “Disney’s Walt Around the World” program, Disney promised that the bricks would be displayed until 2011.
Unfortunately, the bricks were not designed to be removed individually, and therefore will not be available for guests to keep. Instead, anyone who sponsored a brick may purchase a commemorative version between now and Aug. 31, 2019.
Guests who sponsored a brick and would like to get a commemorative brick should take the following steps before the 31st of August:
If visiting in person:
- Starting March 18, Guests can stop by City Hall at Magic Kingdom Park or Guest Relations at Disney Springs to verify their previous brick by sharing the name and hometown of the Guest who sponsored it.
- After verification, they will be given a one-time use voucher to present by, or before Aug. 31, 2019, at Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. (at Magic Kingdom Park – separate theme park admission required) or the Marketplace Co-Op (at Disney Springs), enabling you to purchase one commemorative 6” brick at a special price of $10 (plus tax).
If a Guest can’t come to the park in person:
- Guests should email [email protected] or call 407-828-2701 with the name and hometown of the Guest who sponsored the brick.
- After verification, they will be provided a code to use by, or before Aug. 31, 2019, on shopDisney.com to purchase one commemorative 6” brick at a special price of $10 (plus tax and shipping) starting this spring. This code is for one-time use and will only be valid on shopDisney.com and may not be redeemed in person or at any other location. (Limit one voucher or code per verified Guest.)
In addition, these bricks will available to any Guests, not just those who originally sponsored a brick in “Disney’s Walk Around the World.” Guests will be able to choose between a 6” brick ($29.99 plus tax – available now), 8” brick ($49.99 plus tax – available now) and ornament ($24.99 plus tax – on sale soon), all with customization included. These bricks are available at Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. (at Magic Kingdom Park) or the Marketplace Co-Op (at Disney Springs), or on shopDisney.com beginning this spring.
Gray is a lifelong Disney fan! From Disney+ to the parks, he loves it all. His favorite Disney movie is Beauty and the Beast, and his favorite attraction is The Haunted Mansion.