Disney World Updates Iconic Train Station For 50th Anniversary!

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The Walt Disney World Railroad itself may have been under construction since 2018 — and still has no official reopening date in sight — but the famous Main Street, U.S.A. train station is getting spiffy for Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th anniversary celebration, which officially begins on October 1, 2021.

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Twitter user Bioreconstruct shared a photo of the train station updates, which include a 50th anniversary banner in Disney World’s new “EARidescent” color scheme and a new Mickey Mouse floral arrangement:

A tri-circle Mickey floral planted at the Main Street USA train station. Signage also added for the 50th anniversary.

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The minor refurbishment to the Main Street, U.S.A. train station is certainly festive, and will undoubtedly make for a stunning photo backdrop when Guests visit Magic Kingdom Park for “The World’s Most Magical Celebration”.

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If you won’t be able to visit Disney World for its 50th anniversary in 2021, don’t fret! The party in the Parks is set to last for 18 months, well into 2023. This gives Disney fans ample time to visit Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and all their pals at the Florida Resort.

More on the Walt Disney World Railroad

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Although the Walt Disney World Railroad doesn’t have a reopening date yet, the Disney World website still features this official description of the 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’s Lifelong Passion
A noted train enthusiast, Walt Disney built his very first railroad in his backyard. The Carolwood Pacific Railroad, a 1/8-scale train, debuted in 1950 and featured a custom-built, steam powered locomotive that encircled his property.

Delighted with his miniature backyard railroad, Walt decided to share his love of trains with the whole world. The result was the Santa Fe & Disneyland Railroad, a favorite of Guests since the park opened in 1955.

Are you visiting Disney World for the 50th anniversary?

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