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.
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.
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.
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.