Disney World Railroad Will Be Closed For 3 Years as Refurbishment Extends

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The Walt Disney World Railroad gives Guests the grand circle tour of Magic Kingdom. The unfortunate news is that it has been closed since December 2018, and therefore, has not given a grand circle tour in nearly three years. 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.

At this time, Disney World still has not announced a reopening date for the Walt Disney World Railroad, but thanks to the Walt Disney World refurbishment calendar, we can confirm the refurbishment is officially extended into 2022. 

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Credit: Screenshot via My Disney Experience
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Credit: Screenshot via My Disney Experience

On the My Disney Experience app, the calendar now extends to January 4, 2022, where the Walt Disney World Railroad is still listed as temporarily unavailable due to refurbishment. You can see this reflected in the screenshots above.

Again, at this time Disney has not announced a reopening date for the Walt Disney World Railroad, but as with all refurbishments scheduled, this could be subject to change. Inside the Magic will 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
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Do you miss the Walt Disney World Railroad? Do you hope it will reopen soon? Let us know in the comments below.

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