“Absolutely Devastating”: Fans Crushed After Disney’s Iconic Railroad Suddenly Closes

Disneyland Railroad
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If you’ve ever visited Disneyland Park, chances are you’ve heard the cheerful whistle of the Disneyland Railroad. This iconic train, one of Walt Disney’s early visions for Disneyland, has been transporting Guests around the magical worlds of Disney for decades.

Walt Disney adored trains, and when creating Disneyland, he imagined a miniature steam-powered railroad that would encircle his dream park. The Disneyland Railroad became a reality on opening day, July 17, 1955, whisking visitors away on a grand circle tour of the theme park.

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Disneyland Railroad

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The Disneyland Railroad: An Iconic Attraction

The Disneyland Railroad is an integral part of the park, allowing visitors to experience the magic of Disney while also providing a convenient mode of transportation. For many fans, a trip to Disneyland Resort is not complete without experiencing this attraction.

Unfortunately, for Guests visiting the Park right now, that will not be a possibility. 

Fans were shocked and upset to learn that the Disneyland Railroad was temporarily being shut down. The reason for the closure is apparently due to construction being done within Critter Country. This area is busy transforming Splash Mountain into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, and the construction has stopped train traffic.

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The Summer of Closures Continues

This closure comes at an especially brutal time because the Haunted Mansion, the Disneyland Monorail, and Radiator Springs Racers are all also shut down at Disneyland Resort. Fans who planned their vacation out years in advance are heartbroken that they are not able to experience so many of these iconic attractions. 

Thankfully, the Disneyland Railroad is only closed down for two days. On Friday, August 25, 2023, the ride is set to resume service amongst Guests.

Disneyland Railroad is temporarily closed due to work in the Critter Country/Splash Mountain tunnel
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While closures can be devastating for fans, they are also an unfortunately necessary part of running a theme park like Disneyland Park. In order to keep the magic of Disney alive for generations to come, Disney will continue taking care of their rides and attractions.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.