In an effort to beef up security and decrease lines, Walt Disney World Resort will move its main Magic Kingdom security check from the park’s front gate to the Transportation and Ticket Center Monday.
The move makes the monorail circuit inside the Magic Kingdom secure.
The center, known as TTC, is the main entrance for visitors who drive to Disney and is also a transportation hub for the monorail and ferry to cross Seven Seas Lagoon to the Magic Kingdom.
Guests at the three monorail resorts — the Contemporary, Polynesian Village, and Grand Floridian — will go through separate bag checks before boarding the monorail at their resort. Another bag check will screen visitors arriving at the Magic Kingdom by bus.
All three of Disney’s Orlando theme park resorts installed metal detectors at their entrances in December 2015.
The current checkpoint is at the gates of the Magic Kingdom, where guests form lines to get their purses and backpacks checked. Spreading the metal detectors should help reduce wait times to clear security, especially for guests staying at one of the three pricey monorail resorts.
Disneyland Resort in California recently moved their security checkpoints and found that lines moved faster.
Also, in both resorts, moving the checkpoints closer to the parking allows guests who are found with selfie sticks, costumes or other things not allowed in Disney parks can return them to their vehicles without having to an extra tram, monorail or ferry ride in addition to going through the security line again.