When Will the Disney World Railroad Reopen? Signs Point to 2021

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The famous Walt Disney World Railroad, which gives you the grand circle tour of Magic Kingdom, has been closed to Guests since December 2018 so Disney could begin construction and make way for the upcoming TRON attraction, located in Tomorrowland.

Related: Will the Walt Disney World Railroad reopen amid TRON construction?

At this time, Disney has not yet announced a reopening date for the Walt Disney World Railroad, however, when recently looking at the Disney World refurbishment calendar, we noticed something that could possibly indicate a reopening date.

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Credit: Disney

Now, please keep in mind that Disney has not yet officially announced when this attraction would reopen to Guests and this is pure speculation.

As you can see in the screenshot below, on January 2, 2021, the Walt Disney World Railroad, along with a few other attractions, are listed as “Closed for Refurbishment.”

Related: The Disneyland Railroad: A Walt Disney Classic

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Credit: Kelly C. via Disney World Website

However, as seen in the screenshot below, you can see that come January 3, 2021, the Walt Disney World Railroad is no longer listed, but neither are the other attractions.

disney world refurb calendar
Credit: Kelly C. via Disney World website

Given this, is it possible that by January 3 of next year, the WDW Railroad will reopen at Magic Kingdom? We’re not sure, but we’ll remain hopeful until Disney makes an official announcement.

Related: WDW Railroad Update: Tracks Removed Near TRON Construction

More on the Walt Disney World Railroad

If you’ve never had the chance to ride the grand circle tour around Magic Kingdom, check out the official Disney description here:

Listen to the clamor of the engine, the chug of the wheels and the call of the whistle aboard the Walt Disney World Railroad.

Ride 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

You can take a ride on the Walt Disney World Railroad just before it closed in December 2018 thanks to our POV ride through here:

When do you think Disney World will reopen the Walt Disney World Railroad to Guests? Let us know your guesses in the comments below.

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