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Your Attention Please! The Walt Disney World Railroad Is Now Open!

Attention, Walt Disney World visitors! After four long — very long — years, the Walt Disney World Resort Railroad is FINALLY open and ready to take you on a Grand Circle Tour of Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom. The iconic Magic Kingdom attraction has been closed since December 3, 2018, and after waiting on pins and needles, the steam train is once again up and operational. Even better? It has a brand-new loop track that an all-new conductor narrates! Choo-Choo!

Walt Disney World Railroad

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As many people may remember, Disney had to close the Railroad as construction moved along on the Magic Kingdom’s newest roller coaster — TRON Lightcycle/Run. The coaster was supposed to be done by the time Disney World’s 50th Anniversary rolled around, but the project suffered from severe construction delays, partly due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Well, TRON Lightcycle/Run still isn’t open — that will happen in Spring 2023 — but construction is nearly completed, so the Railroad is good to go!

TRON Lightcycle Run Art Rendering

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It’s been a long time since anyone has been able to ride the Walt Disney World Railroad, so, if the memories are a little fuzzy, here’s more info on the iconic attraction:

All Aboard!

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 Disney World Railroad at Magic Kingdom

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To celebrate the opening of the Walt Disney World Railroad, Disney also released a video of conductor Mickey taking Guests on a virtual trip through the Magic Kingdom. He even went through the new TRON tunnel!

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All aboard! 🚂✨ #Disney #DisneyParks #Train #SteamTrain #MagicKingdom #TrainTok

♬ original sound – Disney Parks

For the most up-to-date- hours of operation for the Railroad, be sure to check My Disney Experience. And have a grand time on a trip around the Magic Kingdom!

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!