With so many improvements coming to the entrances to all four Walt Disney World theme parks, it comes with no surprise that the Disney’s Walk Around the World bricks creating a path leading into the Magic Kingdom will soon be retired.
While I admit, I never had a brick on this walkway, it has become part of the magic and tradition seeing those bricks as I walk into the park. This path represents so many memories for so many Guests, past and present. While I’m excited for all the changes, it will be sad to see these go.
These bricks were sold with the commitment that they would be displayed until 2011. It is now long past that timeframe. Since the bricks were not designed to be removed individually, they will not be available to take home. Instead, guests who sponsored a brick may purchase a commemorative version between now and Aug. 31, 2019, or while supplies last.
If you sponsored a brick and would like to get a souvenir version, here’s what to do:
If visiting in person:
- Stop by City Hall at Magic Kingdom Park or Guest Relations at Disney Springs to verify your previous brick by sharing the name and hometown of the Guest who sponsored it.
- After verification, you 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 needing to contact Walt Disney World virtually:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 407-828-2701 with the name and hometown of the guest who sponsored the brick.
- After verification, you 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.)
For Guests that did not have a brick can also purchase one! So if you missed out the first time, you have another chance. Souvenir bricks are available to customize and purchase starting at $29.99 (plus tax and optional shipping). These are on sale now at Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. at Magic Kingdom Park (separate theme park admission required to enter) or the Marketplace Co-Op (at Disney Springs), or later on shopDisney.com starting this spring.
Some of the changes coming to the entrance includes reconfiguring walkways, tram loading and unloading zones, enhancing security by adding more bag screening stations, metal detectors and other measures to aid in the screening of guests, and more. Stay tuned for updates!