Construction has been going on at the Hub in the Magic Kingdom for quite a while now, after Disney World announced its plans for enhancements in February 2014.
(Not sure what the Hub is? It is the center circle in front of Cinderella Castle, where Walt and Mickey stand. Walkways to other parts of the Park leave this central location like spokes on a wagon wheel.)
This is the current design of the Hub:
The new design will include more room for watching fireworks, additional walkways, new gardens, and increased seating for the restaurants at the end of Main Street USA (Casey’s Corner and The Plaza). It also means a smaller moat for the castle and no more rose garden.
While I was at Disney World last month, I got some pictures of the construction process. Disney does a great job of hiding the mess of construction, but from the dining area at Tomorrowland Terrace, I was able to see behind the green walls and into the work zone.
This little glimpse is from the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover.
As I mentioned before, Disney does a good job of hiding the construction work. These areas are covered by latticed, green walls, which are decorated with cute signs, lots of inspirational quotes from Walt Disney himself, and even a few photo opportunities.