Walt Disney World to Start Construction on New Theater at the Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom Entrance Sign
Credit: Disney Dining

We learned at this year’s D23 Expo that a new theater would be built at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World.  Rumors and speculation have been swirling as to the location within the Magic Kingdom where the theater would be built.  Various sources have been confirming today that the new theater will be built at the cast member parking lot area that is located right behind Main Street, USA.  Guests have seen this area in the past when it has been used as a pass through to allow guests to more easily move through the area when the park is at high capacity levels.  The theater is currently set to begin construction sometime after October 28th, this year.

The theme and inspiration for the new theater is the Willis Wood Theater in Kansas City from the 1920’s.  We don’t have updated reports yet as to an opening date for the theater or what entertainment offerings that we can expect.  We know that with Disney it is sure to be something amazing, but no word yet on what exactly to expect.

As always, we will keep you posted as we learn more and provide updates when we have them!

What entertainment would you love to see in the new theater?

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I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at http://magicalvacationplanner.com/staff/christy-caby/ or look for me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/christy.caby. Have a magical day!