Even if the specific name of “Disney’s Walk Around the World” doesn’t ring a bell with you, you may still be quite familiar with the sight of the hexagonal bricks displaying names and celebrating family milestones on the walkways surrounding Magic Kingdom and the Ticket and Transportation Center (the TTC).
As “improvements are being made to how you come and go at all four Walt Disney World Resort theme parks,” Disney has announced that the reconfiguring of walkways and tram loading and unloading zones (along with enhancements to security screening) will result in the retiring of the Walk Around the World bricks in the coming months. (The commitment to those who purchased the bricks was that they would be displayed until 2011).
The bricks were not designed to be removed individually, so Disney is offering the purchase of a commemorative version from now through August 31, 2019 (or while supplies last). Disney has provided the following guidelines for purchasing a commemorative version:
For Guests Who Sponsored a Brick
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).
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. Please note, 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 Who Did Not Sponsor a Brick
For all interested guests (those who did not participate in the original “Disney’s Walk Around the World” program but would like to purchase a personalized brick), 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.
Are you interested in purchasing a commemorative brick? Please let us know with a comment!