A new parade isn’t all that’s coming to the Main Street. Disney has announced they are going to be enhancing the area from Main Street U.S.A. up to Cinderella Castle, also known as the Hub.
Disney’s Social Media Manager Thomas Smith wrote on the Disney Parks Blog about the work being done. Thomas said there are several new elements coming, including sculpted gardens, additional pathways, expanded restaurant seating and a new viewing area for fireworks and other performances. Along with the blog post, Disney posted a fly-through rendering of what the area will look like when finished.
In the video you can see two new fountains and extra sidewalk space all around. Two new pathways will be built and they are also doubling the seating area outside of Casey’s Corner and The Plaza.
Compare this screen shot of the rendering, above, to a recent aerial view, below.
Expect to see construction walls, Cinderella Castle moat drained at times, and construction equipment around the area until it’s completed sometime next year.
In addition to adding more seating outside of Casey’s Corner, Disney also remodeled the inside of the restaurant and added more seating. But to make room for the extra tables, the bleachers were removed and a counter was added where the cartoons used to play. There’s no word if the cartoons or bleachers will return once the outside expansion is finished.