5 Reasons why we think the Disney World Railroad could be opening soon
The Walt Disney World Railroad in Magic Kingdom has been closed since 2018 while construction for the new TRON coaster is ongoing. While the coaster is not yet ready to open, we have seen multiple signs that the railroad could be opening soon! Here are the top 5 reasons we think the Walt Disney World Railroad could open soon.
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- The tracks are complete
The Walt Disney World Railroad tracks are finally complete! Once again, the tracks are connected and circle Magic Kingdom for the first time in years!
2. Railroad Testing
The railroad has undergone testing at Magic Kingdom multiple times throughout this year. Disney Parks even shared a video of it on its official Tik Tok account.
3. Cast Member Training
Cast members have not been needed to run the Disney World Railroad for years now. But, this summer cast members began training! The first group of Magic Kingdom Cast Members began TRAINing earlier this year – the next step in the ongoing process to restore the Walt Disney World Railroad.
4. A new sign has appeared outside Magic Kingdom
A Walt Disney World Railroad sign appeared overnight at Disney’s Magic Kingdom entrance. The sign does not have any other information on it, but why else would it randomly show up at Magic Kingdom?
5. The railroad has been closed since 2018
We are coming up on four years since the Walt Disney World Railroad closed. With the work on the TRON coaster getting closer and closer to being finished, the railroad must be just about ready to reopen.
Related – All Aboard the History of the Walt Disney Railroads
Listen to the clamor of the engine, the chug of the wheels and the call of the whistle as you travel aboard the Walt Disney World Railroad.
Take your seat on 1 of 4 meticulously restored, vintage narrow-gauge steam trains—originally built between 1916 and 1928—and enjoy a relaxing 20-minute, 1.5-mile scenic round-trip tour.
It’s a convenient—and nostalgic—way to get around Magic Kingdom park!
Find a Station
You can board or disembark at any of 3 stations:
- Near the entrance to the park on Main Street, U.S.A.
- The Frontierland station
- The Fantasyland station
Walt’s Lifelong Passion
A noted train enthusiast, Walt Disney built his very first railroad in his backyard. The Carolwood Pacific Railroad, a 1/8-scale train, debuted in 1950 and featured a custom-built, steam-powered locomotive that encircled his property.
Delighted with his miniature backyard railroad, Walt decided to share his love of trains with the whole world. The result was the Santa Fe & Disneyland Railroad, a favorite of Guests since the park opened in 1955.
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