The Magic Kingdom is a draw like no other but its design in many ways never accounted for the massive crowds that are featured at the park nearly every day of the year. Because of this Walt Disney Imagineers have had to come up with creative solutions to maximize the Magic Kingdom’s footprint whilst accommodating for ever-growing demand. We’ve seen expansions to the park that have added capacity such as New Fantasyland. Expansions that have made it easier to walk around the park such as the infamous Tangled themed restrooms and pathway that alleviated the traffic pain point at the entry/exit from Fantasyland into Liberty Square. Other initiatives such as Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom were designed to pull guests out of the main thoroughfares and into the side streets and other forgotten spaces of the Magic Kingdom. And yet none of these had much effect if any on the worst part of a day at the Magic Kingdom. The stampede to see and then worse get home after the nightly showing of Wishes! fireworks at the park. It is precisely this process that the Magic Kingdom’s “hub” redesign hoped to improve and now that the only thing left to complete are the renovated ramps to Cinderella Castle we can begin to draw conclusions about the project and what it means for your day and night at the center of the Magic Kingdom. We’ll do this through a splendid photo tour of the area that encapsulates the beauty of the new Magic Kingdom “hub” along with its shortcomings. With that we invite you to step onto the edge of Main Street USA and into a park you know and love but that has done some growing up in the past year.