The Magic Kingdom's bag check area has become increasingly congested in recent times as security checks are becoming more thorough and time consuming.
For guests arriving from resort hotels by bus, or from the TTC by ferry boat, security screening now takes place on the right-hand side of the entrance - an area previously used for exiting only.
This area has been used on occasion in the past, but this summer it has been in constant use, with guests no longer being redirected to walk down the ramp and towards the original main screening area.
For guests arriving via monorail or resort launch, security screening continues to take place at the original main entrance area.
Despite having two screening areas, you should still expect some significant waits getting into the park if arriving at peak time near to opening.
Source: WDW Magic
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