Behind the scenes video of Walt Disney World railroad testing at the Magic Kingdom

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Walt Disney World railroad

Behind the scenes video of Walt Disney World railroad testing at the Magic Kingdom. Disney Parks official Tik Tok posted a behind-the-scenes video of the Walt DIsney Railroad steam trains as preparation continues for a hopeful reopening. As mentioned in the video the team is looking forward to the reopening getting closer and closer.

On February 1st of this year, we spotted the train running on the tracks for the first time in over 2 years. You can read the post and see the images we took that morning. Lilly Belle #4 was running, and we got to see the conductor and maintenance team running the train back and forth from Adventureland to the Fantasyland station.

Obviously, construction continues on the Tron Lightcycle coaster and the railroad tracks are still dug up in that section, so we are still a ways away from the reopening. We will take what we can get while we wait though. You can see the whole Tik Tok video below.

Related: Crews working on the Railroad track placement under Tron Lightcycle Run

Walt Disney World railroad

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!

Walt Disney World railroad

Find a Station
You can board or disembark at any of 3 stations:

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.

Related: New 50th Anniversary Walt Disney World Train Set

Walt Disney World railroad

Walt Disney World railroad


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