Closed Since 2018, WDW Railroad Makes Reopening Progress

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Walt Disney World Railroad

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The iconic Walt Disney World Railroad, which gives Guests the grand circle tour of Magic Kingdom, has been closed ever since December 2018. This had to be done in order for Disney World to begin construction and make way for the upcoming TRON attraction, which will be located in Tomorrowland once complete.

Related: Will the Walt Disney World Railroad Be Closed For Nearly 3 Years?

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At this time, Disney World still has not announced a reopening date for the Walt Disney World Railroad; however, after a recent visit to Magic Kingdom, we are seeing some signs that indicate this attraction will be up-to-date whenever it does reopen to Guests.

We can see that Disney World workers have been continuously working on the railroad tracks all around Magic Kingdom as the attraction remains closed — even adding in brand-new tracks near Big Thunder Mountain!

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Credit: Inside the Magic Kelly C.
disney world train
Credit: Inside the Magic Kelly C.
disney world train
Credit: Inside the Magic Kelly C.
disney world train
Credit: Inside the Magic Kelly C.

Additionally, Disney had begun work on the Main Street U.S.A. train station, which is currently covered in scaffolding (as seen in the photo below).

disney world train
Credit: Inside the Magic Kelly C.

Again, please keep in mind that at this time Disney World still has not announced a reopening date for the Walt Disney World Railroad, but the current work being done seems to mean that they are moving in the right direction. Inside the Magic will continue to update you as we get information.

More on the Walt Disney World Railroad

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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:

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Do you miss the Walt Disney World Railroad? When do you think it will reopen? Let us know in the comments below.

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