It seems like it’s been forever since we last saw the Walt Disney World Railroad at Magic Kingdom in service.
The Walt Disney World Railroad has been closed since late 2018 due to construction in Tomorrowland on the Tron coaster. Disney has not announced an end date for the closure, and we recently saw that it would remain closed into 2022.
During that time, though, the train has been getting a refurbishment. At a Destination D23 event today, we learned the Number 1 Engine on the train had been completely refurbished.
So when the railroad DOES reopen, it’s going to look spiffier than before! Although we still don’t have a reopening date for the railroad, we’ll continue to keep checking the refurbishment schedule on Disney World’s website to see when that might be. The Tron attraction does not have an opening timeline yet, but hopefully when that project is finished, the railroad can reopen!
We’ll be at Destination D23 all weekend, so stay tuned for more news and updates!
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What’s your favorite memory about the Walt Disney World Railroad? Let us know in the comments!
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